3 DEC 1994
AIG 7641 - for ships operating in the North Atlantic, South Atlantic,
Baltic Sea, Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea and areas north of 60 degrees North.
This AIG includes: FLENUMOCEANCEN Monterey CA
NAVEASTOCEANCEN Norfolk VA NAVOCEANCOMCEN Rota SP
All cutters under Naval operational control shall transmit weather reports in accordance
with Navy instructions and directives as specified in the appropriate operation order.
Cutters shall record all weather observations made while under Naval OPCON on the
designated NOAA form (see paragraph 5.c.) and mail completed forms to their
servicing Port Meteorological Officer (PMO) on return to port (enclosure 3).
Recording and Logging Procedures.
Category One and Category Two cutters shall record observed weather on NOAA
Form 72-1 series (presently 72-1A) SHIP'S WEATHER OBSERVATIONS. Detailed
instructions and coding information for this form are contained in the National
Weather Service Observing Handbook No. 1 Marine Surface Weather Observations
(NWSOH No.1) which may be obtained from the nearest Port Meteorological Office
listed in enclosure (3). NOAA Form 72-4A WEATHER REPORT FOR
IMMEDIATE RADIO TRANSMISSION is used to send the weather observations to
the radio operator. Examples of these forms are contained in enclosure (1).
Weather observation forms (NOAA form 72-1 (series)) which contain one or more
observations shall be mailed to the servicing Port Meteorological Officer (enclosure 3)
at the end of each month or upon return to port if the deployment exceeds 30 days.
Precision Instrument Allowance
Category One cutters with a radioman assigned routinely or with a radioman assigned
by the operational commander for an extended mission shall maintain a Navy class
"C" basic meteorological allowance. The class "C" allowance is outlined in the
NAVAIR ALLOWANCE LIST, METEOROLOGICAL EQUIPMENT FOR NAVY
METEOROLOGICAL UNITS, SECTION L, NAVAIR 00-35QL-22; available from:
Commanding Officer, Naval Publications and Forms Center 5801 Tabor Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19120 This publication also specifies the procedures for obtaining the
materials. Enclosure (2) lists the class "C" allowance and differentiates between the
materials which are provided by the Navy and those which are procured from Coast
Guard funds. The cutter's initial outfitting is chargeable to OG-46 allotments for
Marine Science Activities support. Replenishment of allowance is the responsibility
of the unit and should be charged to OG-30 accounts.