3 DEC 1994
Instruments, such as barometers, shall be ordered by individual vessels. Assistance on
installation and calibration may be obtained from the nearest PMO, or assistance may
be obtained from the nearest Navy weather unit. Barometers shall be calibrated before
the beginning of each deployment of over 20 days or every six months, or at any time
there is a suspected malfunction in the instrument.
Material listed on enclosure (2) which is provided by the Navy shall be returned to the
Navy upon decommissioning of the vessel or change in allowance.
Category Two cutters shall maintain the meteorological equipment specified in the
appropriate cutter class allowance list. These allowance lists generally authorize
Commanding Officers of Category One cutters shall maintain a Navy class "C"
meteorological allowance and make observations and reports as required by this Instruction.
Commanding Officers of Category Two cutters shall make and report weather observations in
accordance with this Instruction when so directed by area or district commanders.
Commanding Officers of units which receive special requests from the National
Weather Service are urged to comply to the extent that operations and resources
All such requests shall be reported to the concerned area and district commanders for
Any requests believed to be beyond the scope or intention of this instruction shall be
forwarded with recommendations to the Commandant (G-OIO) via the cognizant Area
and District Commander.
Area and District Commanders shall:
Coordinate with appropriate NWS regional offices in designating special weather
reporting requirements for cutters.
Provide assistance to cutters to maintain an effective program of marine weather