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Fall/Winter 2001


Volume 4

Maine-ly Weather

On-line With Maine-ly Weather

We have updated our look and design with this issue of Maine-ly Weather.   We hope you enjoy the new format, and look forward to hearing from you.  Of course, if you prefer to continue to receive your issue via regular mail, we will be happy to send you one.  Just drop up a note, and your copy of Maine-ly Weather will be in the mail.
Inside this issue you will find Cooperative Observer and Spotter news, updates on the NOAA Weather Radio, including new transmitter sites, and the news on the long-awaited new voice. 
On page 2 of this issue, we have information on weather photography.  We are excited about sponsoring  this program, and would like to hear from you as to your ideas.  We hope

to make this an-ongoing  project for all our readers to participate in 
We will also be featuring winter weather information.  This will give you information on how to compute the updated wind chill index, safety rules, and the definitions used by the  NWS.
Congratulations and gratitude are in order for some of our Cooperative Observers.  Page 8 begins  the Co-op news.
The foundation for our new office is about complete as we go to press.  Check out the progress on our home page.
We will also introduce you to some other members of the NOAA family that you may not be familiar with  (page 14), and of some of our staff (page 17). 

Inside this issue:

Artist Rendition of the New NWS Office in Caribou

As our staff consists of 22 people, we will introduce to more with the next issue of Maine-ly Weather.  Hope you enjoy.

Editor: Bonnie Terrizzi

Special points of interest:

  • New voice for the National Weather Service Radio coming soon!
  • New NOAA Weather Radio Transmitter Sites
  • CPM & Spotter News
  • Updated Wind Chill & Normals
  • HAM Radio News
  • New Zone Forecast Configuration

The Voice of the National Weather Service:   
NOAA Weather Radio will be Changing

Weather Service has purchased new computers that will be able to accommodate the required processing to make a more "human sounding" voice possible. 
After months of evaluating

voice technologies and receiving public input, including over 19,000 Internet survey comments, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded Siemens Information and Communication Network of Boca

(Continued on page 2)

At long last, the final steps in upgrading to "voice" on the NOAA Weather Radio are being taken.  The National

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