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County Warning Area Boundaries [w_ddmmyy]

World image of CWA boundaries

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CONUS Alaska Hawaii Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Guam

DescriptionValid Date# RecordsAvailable Version(s)Size (bytes)Md5SumDocumentation
County Warning Areas, CONUS/OCONUS 5 February 2014 123 Download Compressed Shapefile 18,904,600 ed6dd0fd01b9538323564ac8678b178d Change History Metadata (HTML)
1 April 2014 123 Download Compressed Shapefile 18,581,649 25 March 2014 ( 3d75c939c90b17e117c92836b19d1b18

File Specifications:

Naming Convention: _ ddmmyy .shp/.shx/.dbf/.prj - 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: NWS Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services (OCWWS) NWSI 10-507.
Last Modified: 20 July 2004


field name type width,dec description
WFO character 3 WFO Identifier (name of CWA)
CWA character 3 CWA Identifier (same as WFO)
LON numeric 10,5 Longitude of centroid [decimal degrees]
LAT numeric 9,5 Latitude of centroid [decimal degrees]

Comments: County Warning Areas (CWA's) are extracted from a master county/zone shapefile, and boundaries are therefore congruent with state/county/zone shapefiles where lines are shared. The CWA boundaries currently divide (split) 22 counties in seven states...AK(5), AZ(2), CA(11), FL(1), ID(1), ME(1), NY(1)... (see County shapefile's CWA field)

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