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Service Change Notice 13-48: Corrected

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

220 PM EST Mon Dec 23 2013

 

To:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

          -NOAAPORT

          Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

 

From:     Mark Tew

          Chief, Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch

 

Subject:  Corrected: Changes in Marine Forecast Zones in the

          Charlotte Harbor Area Across Portions of West and

          Southwest Florida Effective December 3, 2013

 

On December 23, 2013, the NWS corrected errors in the original

shapefile. NWS partners and users are encouraged to download the

corrected shapefile (mz03de13a.zip) as soon as possible.

 

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

 

Effective Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at 3:00 PM Eastern Standard

Time (EST), 2000 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), one new marine

zone will be created within the NWS Tampa Bay Area, Florida,

(TBW) Weather Forecast Office (WFO) area of responsibility. The

new zone will provide more accurate forecasts and greater watch,

warning, advisory flexibility for marine customers. Specifically,

the Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound area will be split

from its current marine zone, GMZ856, to become zone GMZ836. 

 

Table 1: Current marine zones and corresponding Universal

Geographic Codes (UGCs) for WFO Tampa Bay

 

Current Marine Zone Name                            UGC

------------------------                          --------

Waters from Tarpon Springs to                     GMZ870

Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 nm

Waters from Englewood to                          GMZ873

Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 nm

Waters from Bonita Beach                          GMZ876

to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 nm

Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to             GMZ850

Suwannee River FL out 20 nm

Coastal waters from Englewood to                  GMZ853

Tarpon Springs FL out 20 nm

Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to               GMZ856

Englewood FL out 20 nm

Tampa Bay Waters                                  GMZ830         

 

Table 2:  Marine zones and UGCs for which WFO Tampa Bay will

issue forecasts and warnings effective December 3, 2013

 

Waters from Tarpon Springs to                     GMZ870

Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 nm

Waters from Englewood to                          GMZ873

Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 nm

Waters from Bonita Beach                          GMZ876

to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 nm

Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to             GMZ850

Suwannee River FL out 20 nm

Coastal waters from Englewood to                  GMZ853

Tarpon Springs FL out 20 nm

Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to               GMZ856

Englewood FL out 20 nm

Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound            GMZ836

Tampa Bay Waters                                  GMZ830

 

Table 3:  WFO Tampa Bay products affected by the changes in

marine forecast zones in the Charlotte Harbor Area effective

December 3, 2013.   

 

Product Name                     WMO Heading      AWIPS ID

------------                     -----------      --------

Coastal Waters Forecast          FZUS52 KTBW      CWFTBW

Special Marine Warning           WHUS52 KTBW      SMWTBW

Marine Weather Statement         FZUS72 KTBW      MWSTBW

Marine Weather Message           WHUS72 KTBW      MWWTBW

Hazardous Weather Outlook        FLUS42 KTBW      HWOTBW

Hurricane Local Statement        WTUS82 KTBW      HLSTBW

Tsunami Message                  WEXX20 PAAQ      TSUAT1

Watch County Notification        WWUS62 KTBW      WCNTBW

 

Please ensure your systems recognize the new UGC and new zone alignments

and names. Updated marine zone maps are online at:

 

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

 

A graphical depiction of WFO TBWs new marine weather forecast zones are

online at:

 

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/rtimages/tbw/TopNews/TBWzonechanges.pdf

 

If you have any questions please contact:

 

Brian LaMarre                 Melinda Bailey

Meteorologist in Charge       Public/Marine Meteorologist

National Weather Service      NWS Southern Region Headquarters

Ruskin FL 33570               Fort Worth TX 76102

813-645-4111 X222             817-978-1100 X107                  

Brian.Lamarre@noaa.gov        Melinda.Bailey@noaa.gov

     

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

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

 

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