516  
NOUS43 KGID 201736  
PNSGID  
KSZ005>007-017>019-NEZ039>041-046>049-060>064-072>077-082>087-  
210000-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE  
1136 AM CST THU FEB 20 2020  
   
..YORK AIRPORT (KJYR) OBSERVATIONS REMAINS UNAVAILABLE
 
 
ACCORDING TO THE NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION  
(AERONAUTICS DEPARTMENT), ROUTINE AUTOMATED WEATHER OBSERVATIONS  
FROM THE YORK MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (KJYR) REMAINS UNAVAILABLE DUE TO  
ONGOING EQUIPMENT ISSUES. AN EXACT RETURN TO SERVICE DATE IS  
CURRENTLY NOT KNOWN.  
 
ALTHOUGH NWS HASTINGS EXTENSIVELY USES AND DISTRIBUTES YORK  
AIRPORT WEATHER OBSERVATIONS VIA ROUTINE PRODUCTS (INCLUDING NOAA  
WEATHER RADIO), WE DO NOT MAINTAIN THE YORK SYSTEM. THIS AIRPORT  
SYSTEM (KNOWN AS AN AWOS), ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHERS ACROSS THE  
STATE, ARE MAINTAINED BY OUR PARTNERS AT THE NEBRASKA  
DOT/AERONAUTICS.  
 
WE, ALONG WITH NEBRASKA DOT/AERONAUTICS, APOLOGIZE TO ALL WEATHER  
INFORMATION USERS (INCLUDING BROADCAST MEDIA) FOR THIS ONGOING  
OUTAGE AT YORK AIRPORT, AND LOOK FORWARD TO DISTRIBUTING WEATHER  
OBSERVATIONS FROM THERE AGAIN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  
 

 
 
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