Sunshine Sensor at NWS Hastings Will Be Deactivated Oct 1 2009

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE  
655 PM CDT SUN SEP 13 2009  
 
...THE SUNSHINE SENSORS AT THE HASTINGS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE   
OFFICE WILL BE DEACTIVATED ON OCTOBER 1 2009...  
 
BEGINNING OCTOBER 1 2009...DAILY MINUTES OF SUNSHINE AS REPORTED IN   
THE SUPPLEMENTARY CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA MESSAGE /SCD/ AND THE MORNING   
CLIMATE REPORT /CLI/ WILL BE DISCONTINUED.  
 
THE FOSTER-FOSKETT SUNSHINE SWITCH SENSOR WHICH MEASURES MINUTES OF   
OBSERVED SUNSHINE IS NEARLY 60 YEARS OLD AND HAS NOT GAINED ENOUGH   
PRIORITY TO BE FUNDED. SOLAR RADIATION DATA...CONSIDERED TO BE MORE   
ACCURATE AND RELIABLE...IS AVAILABLE FROM THE NOAA NATIONAL CLIMATIC  
DATA CENTER/NCDC/FOR THE NCDC CLIMATE REFERENCE NETWORK /CRN/ AND   
THE NOAA EARTH SYSTEM RESEARCH LABORATORY/ESRL/SURFACE RADIATION   
NETWORK /SURFRAD/. THESE DATA CAN BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING WEB   
SITES: /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/  
 
HTTP://WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOV/CRN/  
HTTP://WWW.SRRB.NOAA.GOV/SURFRAD  
 
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE DEACTIVATION OF THE SUNSHINE   
SWITCH OR THE AVAILABILITY OF SOLAR RADIATION DATA PLEASE CONTACT:  
MARLA K DOXEY  
NWS/WFO GID...DATA ACQUISITION PROGRAM MANAGER  
HASTINGS NEBRASKA  
PHONE:  402-462-2127  
EMAIL: MARLA.DOXEY@NOAA.GOV  



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