What is AWOS? AWOS is an automated weather observation system. There are different types of AWOS systems the AIM Ch 7-1-12, describes the different type of AWOS that are available and how the information is collected.
And for what it worth Wikepedia's info on AWOS/ASOS too .
In an email to the folks at SCAPA:
Note from Carl Honaker, Director County Airports:
This is just a quick note to let you know that the FAA gave us the green light to proceed with the project just before Thanksgiving, and our engineering team has put the contract out for bids. Bid opening will be on December 22nd and we hope to have a contract signed shortly after the first of the year. Depending on weather we anticipate the winning bidder will start construction sometime in February. Please pass the information along to the members of SCAPA and the tenants at Magnum Aviation.