Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Birmingham, AL

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
751 PM CDT SAT APR 12 2014

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

EFFECTIVE SATURDAY...APRIL 19TH 2014 (APRIL 20ST 00Z)...THE
BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE WILL RESUME
SEASONAL TAF (TERMINAL AERODROME FORECAST) SERVICE FOR THE
TALLADEGA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (KASN) IN TALLADEGA ALABAMA 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
SPRING EVENT...TAF SERVICE WILL RESUME ON THE EVENING OF APRIL
19TH 7 PM CDT (APRIL 20ST 00Z) AND CONCLUDE ON THE EVENING OF MAY
7TH 7 PM CDT (MAY 8TH 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.

DUE TO COMMUNICATIONS LIMITATIONS...KASN TAFS WILL BE ISSUED
USING "AMD NOT SKED" AT THE END OF THE TAF FORECAST AS AMENDMENTS
WILL NOT BE GUARANTEED.

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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