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NWS Regions [reddmmyy]

Figure shows how the NWS is broken up into regions.

Description Date Size (bytes) #Records Available Version(s) Documentation
NWS Regions by WFO 4 October 2012 2,721,433 6 Download Compressed Shapefile
NWS Regions by State 15 August 2011 3,097,062 6 Download Compressed Shapefile Metadata

File Specifications:

Naming Convention: re ddmmyy .shp/.shx/.dbf - where .shp, .shx, .dbf are the extensions of the 3 component files of the shapefile and .prj is the projection file.
Shapefile Type: polygon
Source: AWIPS Counties @ 1:2,000,000 for CONUS, Census TIGER95 polygons for Non CONUS.
Last Modified: 14 July 2003


field name type width,dec description
NAME character24 Region name
LON numeric 10,5Longitude of centroid [decimal degrees]
LAT numeric 9,5 Latitude of centroid [decimal degrees]
NWS_REG character2 Region name abbreviation


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