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Service Change Notice 12-47

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1250 PM EST Mon Dec 26 2012

 

To:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

          -NOAAPORT

          Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees

 

From:     Mark Tew

          Chief, Marine and Coastal Services Branch

 

Subject:  Place islands in their Correct Marine Zones off

          Southern California Coast Effective April 2, 2013

       

Effective Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 1100 AM Pacific Daylight

Time (PDT) or 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS

Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA, will

correct the wording of three of its marine zones. Anacapa and

Santa Barbara Islands were incorrectly placed in marine zones

PZZ650, PZZ655, and PZZ676. Only the names of these marine zones

will be adjusted. The Universal Geographic Codes (UGC) will not

change and the marine zone boundaries will not change.  All the

other islands in WFO Los Angeles waters are not affected.  

 

Table 1 lists the current marine zones that include Anacapa and

Santa Barbara Islands.

 

Table 2 lists the same marine zones with Anacapa and Santa

Barbara Islands placed in their correct zones. 

 

Table 3 lists the products issued by WFO Los Angeles  affected by

placing the islands in their correct marine zones effective April

2, 2013:

 

Table 1.  Current marine zones that mention Anacapa and Santa

Barbara Islands, and their corresponding UGCs, used by WFO Los

Angeles/Oxnard:

 

Current Marine Zone                           Current UGC

 

East Santa Barbara Channel from               PZZ650

Point Conception to Point Mugu CA

including Santa Cruz and Anacapa Islands

 

Inner waters from Point Mugu to               PZZ655

San Mateo Point CA including Santa Catalina   

and Santa Barbara Islands

 

Outer waters from Santa Cruz Island to        PZZ676

San Clemente Island to 60 NM offshore            

including San Nicolas Island

   

Table 2.  Same marine zones with Anacapa and Santa Barbara

Islands placed in their correct zones.  WFO Los  Angeles/Oxnard

will use these corrected marine zones and islands effective April

2, 2013.  Note the UGCs for these zones will not change.

 

Same Marine Zones with Anacapa                UGC

and Santa Barbara Islands placed

in their correct zones

 

East Santa Barbara Channel from               PZZ650

Point Conception to Point Mugu CA

including Santa Cruz Island

 

Inner waters from Point Mugu to               PZZ655

San Mateo Point CA including Santa Catalina   

and Anacapa Islands

 

Outer waters from Santa Cruz Island to        PZZ676

San Clemente Island to 60 NM offshore            

including San Nicolas and Santa Barbara

Islands

        

Table 3.  WFO Los Angeles/Oxnard products affected by placing the

islands in their correct marine zones effective April 2, 2013:

 

Product Name                   WMO Heading     AWIPS ID

 

Coastal Waters Forecast        FZUS56 KLOX         CWFLOX

Special Marine Warning         WHUS56 KLOX      SMWLOX 

Marine Weather Statement       FZUS76 KLOX      MWSLOX

Marine Weather Message         WHUS76 KLOX      MWWLOX

Hurricane Local Statement      WTUS86 KLOX      HLSLOX

Weather Watch Clearance        WWUS66 KLOX      WCNLOX

 Notification

 

Users should be aware of these marine zone name changes within

WFO Los Angeles/Oxnard marine area of responsibility  and make

any adjustments to their systems.

 

Images depicting the islands in their correct marine zones are

posted at:

 

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/lox/marine/marine_zone_correction_Apr2013.pdf

 

New shapefiles for WFO Los Angeles/Oxnard zones are available for

download from the following website:

 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/marinezones.htm

 

If you have any questions or comments about this change to the

marine synopsis name at WFO Los Angeles/Oxnard please contact:

 

Eric Boldt                      Jeffrey Lorens

National Weather Service        National Weather Service

Meteorologist                   Western Region Headquarters

520 N Elevar St.                125 S State St.

Oxnard, CA 93030                Salt Lake City, UT 84138

805-988-6615                    801-524-5137 x 265

Eric.Boldt@noaa.gov             Jeffrey.Lorens@noaa.gov

 

National Weather Service Change notices are posted at:

 

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

 

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