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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
726 AM CDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

EFFECTIVE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4TH, 2014 (OCTOBER 5TH 00Z), THE
BIRMINGHAM, AL, NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE WILL RESUME
SEASONAL TAF (TERMINAL AERODROME FORECAST) SERVICE FOR THE
TALLADEGA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (KASN) IN TALLADEGA, AL IN SUPPORT OF
THE BIANNUAL NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STOCK CAR AUTO RACING
(NASCAR) RACES AT THE TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY. ROUTINE AND UPDATED
TAF FORECASTS WILL BE ISSUED AT LEAST 4 TIMES DAILY FOR THIS
AIRPORT, 24 HOURS A DAY FOR 2 WEEKS LEADING UP TO AND 3 DAYS AFTER
THE RACES.

THE TWO MAJOR RACE EVENTS ARE HELD IN MAY AND OCTOBER. THESE
GENERAL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY NASCAR. FOR THIS YEAR`S
FALL EVENT, TAF SERVICE WILL RESUME ON THE EVENING OF OCTOBER 4TH
AND CONCLUDE ON OCTOBER 22ND (OCTOBER 23RD 00Z, BARRING RACE
DELAYS).

THESE EVENTS BRING OVER 200,000 PEOPLE TO THE SUPERSPEEDWAY FOR
EACH RACE FOR SEVERAL DAYS IN ADVANCE. MANY OF THE ATTENDEES FLY
BY PRIVATE OR CHARTER PLANES INTO THE TALLADEGA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.

THE SEASONAL TAF FORECASTS WILL BE AVAILABLE USING THE AWIPS IDENTIFIER
BHMTAFASN. FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS SEASONAL TAF, PLEASE CONTACT
THE BIRMINGHAM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE AT 205-664-3010.

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