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Service Change Notice 14-02

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

126 PM EST Mon Feb 10 2014


TO:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


          Other NWS partners and NWS employees


FROM:     Eli Jacks

          Chief, Fire and Public Weather Services Branch


SUBJECT:  Changes to the format of the Fire Weather Planning

          Forecast (FWF) for Weather Forecast Office Grand

          Junction (GJT), CO, Effective April 1, 2014


Effective Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 1200 Coordinated Universal

Time (UTC), the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Grand

Junction (GJT), CO, will include the forecasted mixing height,

transport winds, and smoke dispersal information within the

Colorado portion of the Fire Weather Forecast (FWFGJT), and the

forecasted mixing height, transport winds and clearing index

within the Utah portion of FWFGJT.


NWS will discontinue the WFO GJT Smoke Management Forecast

(FNUS75 KGJT/ SMFGJT) effective April 1, 2014.


These changes improve services for WFO GJT fire weather partners

and users by eliminating the SMF, a product rarely used, and

including smoke management information within the FWF, a product

accessed daily by most fire weather partner agencies and users.


For more information, please contact:


  James Pringle

  Warning Coordination Meteorologist

  National Weather Service

  Grand Junction, CO 81506-6844

  Phone: 970-243-7007



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