NOUS41 KWBC 151552

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Service Change Notice 12-11

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1152 AM EDT Thu Mar 15 2012

 

TO:      Subscribers:

         - Family of Services

         - NOAA Weather Wire Service

         - Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

         - NOAAPORT

         Other NWS partners and employees

 

FROM:    Eli Jacks

         Chief, Fire and Public Weather Services Branch

 

SUBJECT: Addition of Three Locations to the Point Forecast

         Matrix and Five Locations to the Coded Cities Forecast

         Products by the Brownsville Weather Forecast Office

         Effective May 31, 2012

 

Effective Thursday, May 31, 2012, at 100 pm Central Daylight Time (CDT), 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the Point Forecast Matrix (PFM) product issued by the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Brownsville, TX (BRO) will include three additional locations.

 

TABLE 1.  New WFO BRO PFM locations in Texas:

 

STATION NAME     STATION ID     COUNTY        STATE

Edinburg         EBG            Hidalgo       TX

Hebbronville     HBV            Jim Hogg      TX

Falfurrias       BKS            Brooks        TX

 

Also effective Thursday, May 31, 2012, at 100 pm CDT, 1800 UTC, the Coded Cities Forecast (CCF) product issued by NWS WFO BRO will include five additional locations.

 

TABLE 2.  New WFO BRO CCF locations in Texas:

 

STATION NAME     STATION ID     COUNTY        STATE

Harlingen        HRL            Cameron       TX

Bayview          PIL            Cameron       TX

Edinburg         EBG            Hidalgo       TX

Hebbronville     HBV            Jim Hogg      TX

Falfurrias       BKS            Brooks        TX

 

These additional locations will be included in the following products at least twice a day.

 

PRODUCT NAME                WMO HEADING     AWIPS ID

Point Forecast Matrix       FOUS54 KBRO     PFMBRO
Coded Cities Forecast       FPUS54 KBRO     CCFBRO

 

Examples of the PFM and CCF, which include the new locations, are online at:

 

     http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bro/?n=pfmccf

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Steve Drillette                 Melinda Bailey

Meteorologist-in-Charge         Public/Marine Meteorologist

NWS Brownsville                 NWS Southern Region

Brownsville, TX 78521-5798      Fort Worth, TX 76102

956-504-1432                    817-978-1100 x107

Steve.Drillette@noaa.gov        Melinda.Bailey@noaa.gov

 

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

   http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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