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scn00-100rdfokx.txtNEW DIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCTS FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN UPTON NY...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 14 2000 ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14 2000...AT 400 PM EST...THE NATIONALWEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON NEW YORK WILL BEGIN ISSUING AN EXPANDEDVERSION OF THE CODED CITIES FORECAST AND A NEW PRODUCT CALLED THEDIGITAL ZONE FORECAST. THE DIGITAL FORMAT OF THESE PRODUCTS WILLFACILITATE AUTOMATED PROCESSING BY COMPUTERS.
scn00-101rdfbgm.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY....EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 15 2000 ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 15 2000...AT 400 A.M. EST...THE NATIONALWEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON NEW YORK WILL OFFICIALLY BEGINISSUING A NEW PRODUCT CALLED THE DIGITAL ZONE FORECAST. THEDIGITAL FORMAT OF THIS PRODUCT WILL FACILITATE AUTOMATEDPROCESSING BY COMPUTERS.
scn00-102sfpphi.txtNEW FORMAT FOR NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE STATE FORECAST PRODUCT...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 14 2000
scn00-103sfpbuf.txtNEW FORMAT FOR WESTERN NEW YORK STATE FORECAST PRODUCT...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 14 2000
scn00-104sfpokx.txtNEW FORMAT FOR THE STATE FORECAST PRODUCT FOR EXTREME SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 14 2000
scn00-105sfpbox.txtNEW FORMAT FOR THE STATE FORECAST PRODUCT FOR SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 14 2000
scn00-1062dayzfp.txtMORE EVENT DRIVEN ISSUANCE OF PUBLIC FORECASTS IN EASTERN UNITED STATES...EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 11 2000
scn00-107hpcwinwx.txtPROPOSED CHANGES TO HPC 12 AND 24-HOUR PROBABILISTIC WINTER WEATHER GUIDANCE PRODUCTS FOR CERTAIN WESTERN AND SOUTHERN STATES...EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 18 2000 AT 1200 UTC
scn00-108cancelakzn.txtCANCELLATION OF SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES 00-74 AND 00-98 ...ISSUED OCTOBER 10 AND 13 2000
scn00-109srcwf.txtFIVE-DAY COASTAL WATERS FORECAST TO BE IMPLEMENTED BY NWS SOUTHERN REGION COASTAL OFFICES...EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 13 2000
scn00-110vtecrlx.txtINTRODUCTION AND TESTING OF THE VALID TIME EVENT CODE AT THE CHARLESTON WV FORECAST OFFICE...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 3 2000
scn00-110vtecrlxcor.txtINTRODUCTION AND TESTING OF THE VALID TIME EVENT CODE AT THE CHARLESTON WV FORECAST OFFICE...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 3 2001
scn00-111rdfcar.txtEXPANDED CODED CITIES FORECAST AND NEW DIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCTS FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN CARIBOU ME...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1 AND DECEMBER 4 2000 ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1 2000...AT 400 PM EST...THE NATIONALWEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOU MAINE BEGAN ISSUING AN EXPANDEDVERSION OF THE CODED CITIES FORECAST FOR CARIBOU AND BANGOR. ONMONDAY DECEMBER 4 2000...AT 400 PM EST THE NUMBER OF LOCATIONSLISTED IN THE CODED CITIES FORECAST WILL EXPAND TO A TOTAL OFTEN. THESE LOCATIONS WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
scn00-112rdfgsp.txtNEW DIGITAL ZONE FORECAST FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE/SPARTANBURG SC...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1 2000 ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1 2000...AT 400 PM EST...THE GREENVILLE/SPARTANBURG OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BEGAN ISSUINGA NEW PRODUCT CALLED THE DIGITAL ZONE FORECAST. THE DIGITALFORMAT OF THIS PRODUCT FACILITATE AUTOMATED PROCESSING BYCOMPUTERS.
scn00-113rdfiln.txtEXPANDED CODED CITIES FORECAST AND NEW DIGITAL ZONE FORECAST FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH... EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1 2000 ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1 2000...AT 300 PM EST...THE NATIONALWEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON OHIO BEGAN ISSUING AN EXPANDEDVERSION OF THE CODED CITIES FORECAST AND A NEW PRODUCT CALLED THEDIGITAL ZONE FORECAST. THE DIGITAL FORMAT OF THESE PRODUCTSFACILITATE AUTOMATED PROCESSING BY COMPUTERS.
scn00-114spcprob.txtNEW STORM PREDICTION CENTER PROBABILISTIC SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOKS TO COMMENCE JANUARY 31 2001
scn00-115cpcotlk.txtYEAR 2001 ISSUANCE DATES FOR MONTHLY AND SEASONAL CLIMATE OUTLOOKS
scn00-52amd.txtRELEASE DATE FOR THE WEEKLY DROUGHT MONITOR WHEN THURSDAY IS A HOLIDAY...EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 22 2000
scn00-74corstffai.txtCHANGES IN SHORT-TERM AND LOCAL FORECAST PRODUCTS IN ALASKA...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 16 2000
scn00-77cor.txtSUBJECT TEST DAY 6 AND 7 SURFACE FORECAST PRODUCT... EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 29 2000
scn00-78cor.txtZONE FORECAST PRODUCT EXTENDED TO A 7-DAY FORECAST... EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1 2000
scn00-796and7cancel.txtCANCELLATION OF SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 00-78 ISSUED SEPTEMBER 11 2000
scn00-79boxmarine.txtMODIFICATION OF BASIC MARINE AREAS IN NEW ENGLAND... EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 31 2000
scn00-80corboxmarine.txtMODIFICATION OF BASIC MARINE AREAS IN NEW ENGLAND... EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 31 2000
scn00-81rdfilm.txtNEW DIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN WILMINGTON NC...EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 27 2000 ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 27 2000...AT 400 PM EDT... THE NATIONALWEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA WILL BEGIN ISSUING ANEW PRODUCT CALLED THE DIGITAL ZONE FORECAST. THE DIGITAL FORMATOF THIS PRODUCT WILL FACILITATE AUTOMATED PROCESSING BYCOMPUTERS.
scn00-82rdfbox.txtEXPANDED CODED CITIES FORECAST AND DIGITAL ZONE FORECAST PRODUCTS FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA....EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 11 2000
scn00-83rdfphi.txtEXPANDED CODED CITIES FORECAST AND NEW DIGITAL ZONE FORECAST PRODUCTS FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN MT. HOLLY NJ...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 16 2000 ON MONDAY OCTOBER 16 2000...AT 400 PM EDT...THE NATIONAL WEATHERSERVICE IN MT HOLLY NEW JERSEY WILL BEGIN ISSUING AN EXPANDEDVERSION OF THE CODED CITIES FORECAST AND A NEW PRODUCT CALLED THEDIGITAL ZONE FORECAST. THE DIGITAL FORMAT OF THESE PRODUCTS WILLFACILITATE AUTOMATED PROCESSING BY COMPUTERS.
scn00-84sfplwx.txtNEW FORMAT FOR THE MARYLAND AND EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA PANHANDLE STATE FORECAST PRODUCT...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 16 2000
scn00-85rdfakq.txtEXPANDED CODED CITIES FORECAST AND DIGITAL ZONE FORECAST PRODUCTS FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 2 2000 ON MONDAY OCTOBER 2 2000...AT 400 PM EDT...THE NATIONAL WEATHERSERVICE IN WAKEFIELD VIRGINIA WILL BEGIN ISSUING AN EXPANDEDVERSION OF THE CODED CITIES FORECAST AND A PRODUCT CALLED THEDIGITAL ZONE FORECAST. THE DIGITAL FORMAT OF THESE PRODUCTS WILLFACILITATE AUTOMATED PROCESSING BY COMPUTERS.
scn00-86ZFP7-DAY.cor.txtZONE FORECAST PRODUCT EXTENDED TO A 7-DAY FORECAST... EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 16 2000
scn00-86ZFP7-DAY.txtZONE FORECAST PRODUCT EXTENDED TO A 7-DAY FORECAST... EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 16 2000
scn00-86amdzfp7-day.txtZONE FORECAST PRODUCT EXTENDED TO A 7-DAY FORECAST... EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 16 2000
scn00-86zfp7-day.cor.txtZONE FORECAST PRODUCT EXTENDED TO A 7-DAY FORECAST... EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 16 2000
scn00-86zfp7-day.txtZONE FORECAST PRODUCT EXTENDED TO A 7-DAY FORECAST... EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 16 2000
scn00-87rdfgyx.txtEXPANDED CODED CITIES FORECAST AND NEW DIGITAL ZONE FORECAST FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND ME... EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 23 2000 ON MONDAY OCTOBER 23 2000...AT 300 PM EDT...THE NATIONAL WEATHERSERVICE IN GRAY MAINE WILL BEGIN ISSUING AN EXPANDED VERSION OFTHE CODED CITIES FORECAST AND A NEW PRODUCT CALLED THE DIGITALZONE FORECAST. THE DIGITAL FORMAT OF THESE PRODUCTS WILLFACILITATE AUTOMATED PROCESSING BY COMPUTERS.
scn00-88sfpakq.txtNEW FORMAT AND WMO HEADER FOR VIRGINIA STATE FORECAST PRODUCT...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 16 2000
scn00-89sfpctp.txtNEW FORMAT...WMO HEADER...AND NINE CHARACTER PIL IDENTIFIER FOR PENNSYLVANIA STATE FORECAST PRODUCT...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 16 2000
scn00-90alysfpterm.txtDISCONTINUATION OF NARRATIVE STATE FORECAST PRODUCT FOR EASTERN NEW YORK...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 31 2000
scn00-91caesfpterm2.txtSUBJECT DISCONTINUATION OF NARRATIVE STATE FORECAST PRODUCT FOR SOUTH CAROLINA...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 31 2000
scn00-92rdfbuf.txtEXPANDED CODED CITIES FORECAST AND NEW DIGITAL ZONE FORECAST PRODUCTS FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN BUFFALO NY...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 30 2000
scn00-93sfpgyx.txtNEW FORMAT AND NEW PIL IDENTIFIER FOR MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE FORECAST PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1 2000
scn00-94sfpoh.txtNEW FORMAT FOR OHIO STATE FORECAST PRODUCT... EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1 2000
scn00-95ice.txtCHANGE TO GREAT LAKES ICE PROGRAM...EFFECTIVE BEGINNING OF THE 2000-2001 ICE SEASON
scn00-96stfanc.txtCHANGES IN SHORT-TERM AND LOCAL FORECAST PRODUCTS IN ALASKA...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 16 2000
scn00-97zfpanc.txtCHANGES IN ZONE AND LOCAL FORECAST PRODUCTS IN ALASKA...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 16 2000
scn00-97zfpanccor.txtCHANGES IN ZONE AND LOCAL FORECAST PRODUCTS IN ALASKA...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 16 2000
scn00-98zfpfai.txtCHANGES IN ZONE AND LOCAL FORECAST PRODUCTS IN FAIRBANKS ALASKA...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 16 2000
scn00-98zfpfaicor.txtCHANGES IN ZONE AND LOCAL FORECAST PRODUCTS IN FAIRBANKS ALASKA...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 16 2000
scn00-99zfpjnu.txtCHANGE TO ZONE FORECAST PRODUCTS IN JUNEAU ALASKA... EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 16 2000 EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 16 2000...AT 300 A.M. ALASKA STANDARD TIME/1200 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME/...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICEFORECAST OFFICE IN JUNEAU WILL MAKE THE FOLLOWING CHANGE TO THEIRPUBLIC ZONE FORECAST PROGRAM /WMO HEADER FPAK57 PAJK...NINE-CHARACTER PIL IDENTIFIER JNUZFPJNU/.
scn00-99zfpjnucor.txtCHANGE TO ZONE FORECAST PRODUCTS IN JUNEAU ALASKA... EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 16 2000
scn0069cor.txtCHANGING SOME PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES IN MONTANA... EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 4 2000
scn01-01cwf.txtCOASTAL WATERS FORECAST /CWF/ OUTLOOK UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODES /UGC/ NO LONGER IN USE FOR FLORIDA...THE GULF COAST...AND PUERTO RICO
scn01-02vtecshv.txtINTRODUCTION AND TESTING OF THE VALID TIME EVENT CODE AT THE SHREVEPORT LA FORECAST OFFICE...EFFECTIVE MARCH 15 2001
scn01-03vtecmrx.txtINTRODUCTION AND TESTING OF THE VALID TIME EVENT CODE AT THE MORRISTOWN TN FORECAST OFFICE...EFFECTIVE MARCH 6 2001
scn01-04zonesmlb.txtIMPLEMENTATION OF IMPROVED ZONE COVERAGE FOR BREVARD... VOLUSIA AND LAKE COUNTIES IN CENTRAL FLORIDA... EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 22 2001
scn01-05cor.txtCHANGES IN SHORT-TERM AND LOCAL FORECAST PRODUCTS IN ALASKA...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 24 2001...CORRECTION
scn01-05zonefai.txtCHANGES IN SHORT-TERM AND LOCAL FORECAST PRODUCTS IN ALASKA...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 24 2001
scn01-06akpns.txtCHANGES IN ZONE AND LOCAL FORECAST PRODUCTS IN FAIRBANKS ALASKA...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 24 2001
scn01-06cor.txtCHANGES IN ZONE AND LOCAL FORECAST PRODUCTS IN FAIRBANKS ALASKA...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 24 2001... CORRECTION
scn01-07Tsufmt.txtNEW FORMAT FOR TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETINS FROM WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER ... EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1 2001
scn01-07Tsufmtcor.txtNEW FORMAT FOR TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETINS FROM WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER ... EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1 2001
scn01-07tsufmt.txtNEW FORMAT FOR TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETINS FROM WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER ... EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1 2001
scn01-07tsufmtcor.txtNEW FORMAT FOR TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETINS FROM WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER ... EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1 2001
scn01-08tcm.txtFORMAT CHANGE TO TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST/ADVISORY PRODUCT...EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2001
scn01-08tcmCOR.txtFORMAT CHANGE TO TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST/ADVISORY PRODUCT...EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2001
scn01-09bouzone.txtREALIGNMENT OF ZONE FORECAST BOUNDARIES IN NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST COLORADO...EFFECTIVE APRIL 17 2001
scn01-09bouzonecor.txtREALIGNMENT OF ZONE FORECAST BOUNDARIES IN NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST COLORADO...EFFECTIVE APRIL 17 2001
scn01-10stmsum.txtCHANGE OF ISSUANCE TIMES OF STORM SUMMARIES FOR LANDFALLING TROPICAL CYCLONES...EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2001
scn01-11erwmochg.txtEND-STATE WMO/AWIPS IDENTIFIERS GO INTO EFFECT FOR 302 HIGH PRIORITY EASTERN REGION PRODUCTS... EFFECTIVE MAY 8 2001 ON TUESDAY MAY 8 2001...AT NOON EDT OR 1600 UTC...23 NWS WEATHERFORECAST OFFICES /WFOS/ IN THE EASTERN U.S. WILL COMPLETE THEIRTRANSITION TO END-STATE WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION /WMO/COMMUNICATION HEADINGS FOR 302 HIGH PRIORITY PRODUCTS. THESECOND LINE OF THE COMMUNICATION HEADING...KNOWN AS THE AWIPSIDENTIFIER...WILL ALSO BE FINALIZED TO REFLECT MODERN SITELOCATION IDENTIFIERS.
scn01-12clirel.txtSEASONAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK ISSUANCES ON THE INTERNET FOR THE REST OF 2001
scn01-13mawoml.txtNEW MARINE ALERT MESSAGE FOR THE GREAT LAKES
scn01-14amd.txtBASE PERIOD MEANS /BPM/ FOR CLIMATE OUTLOOKS TO BE UPDATED FROM 1961-1990 MEANS TO 1971-2000 MEANS... EFFECTIVE THURSDAY MAY 17 2001...NEW EFFECTIVE DATE...
scn01-14cpc.txtBASE PERIOD MEANS FOR CLIMATE OUTLOOKS TO BE UPDATED FROM 1961-1990 MEANS TO 1971-2000 MEANS...EFFECTIVE THURSDAY APRIL 12 2001
scn01-15vtecabr.txtINTRODUCTION AND TESTING OF THE VALID TIME EVENT CODE AT THE ABERDEEN SD FORECAST OFFICE...EFFECTIVE MAY 22 2001
scn01-16d4defn.txtCHANGE IN DEFINITION OF D4 DROUGHT CATEGORY IN THE WEEKLY DROUGHT MONITOR...EFFECTIVE THURSDAY MAY 3 2001
scn01-17ancstpak.txtCHANGE IN FORMAT TO THE ALASKA TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION BULLETIN...EFFECTIVE MAY 21 2001
scn01-18wcntest.txtINTRODUCTION AND TESTING OF THE WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION MESSAGE FROM JUNE 26 TO AUGUST 24 2001 AT THE GLASGOW MT...BILLINGS MT...MISSOULA MT...GRAND RAPIDS MI...NASHVILLE TN...BUFFALO NY...AND CARIBOU ME FORECAST OFFICES
scn01-18wcntest2.txtINTRODUCTION AND TESTING OF THE WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION MESSAGE FROM JUNE 26 TO AUGUST 24 2001 AT THE GLASGOW MT...BILLINGS MT...MISSOULA MT...GRAND RAPIDS MI...NASHVILLE TN...BUFFALO NY...AND CARIBOU ME FORECAST OFFICES
scn01-18wcntestcor.txtINTRODUCTION AND TESTING OF THE WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION MESSAGE FROM JUNE 26 TO AUGUST 24 2001 AT THE GLASGOW MT...BILLINGS MT...MISSOULA MT...GRAND RAPIDS MI...NASHVILLE TN...BUFFALO NY...AND CARIBOU ME FORECAST OFFICES
scn01-19heat.txtRESUMPTION OF NATIONAL EXCESSIVE HEAT OUTLOOK PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE MAY 1 2001
scn01-20jnunow.txtCHANGES SHORT TERM FORECAST PRODUCTS IN JUNEAU ALASKA...EFFECTIVE JUNE 20 2001
scn01-21jnuzfp.txtCHANGES IN ZONE FORECAST PRODUCTS IN JUNEAU ALASKA... EFFECTIVE JUNE 20 2001
scn01-22rvdpt1.txtNEW PRODUCT...A DAILY RIVER AND LAKE SUMMARY FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE...EFFECTIVE MAY 30 2001
scn01-22rvdpt1cca.txtNEW PRODUCT...A DAILY RIVER AND LAKE SUMMARY FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE...EFFECTIVE MAY 30 2001... CORRECTED
scn01-22rvdpt2.txtNEW PRODUCT... A DAILY RIVER AND LAKE SUMMARY FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE... EFFECTIVE MAY 30 2001
scn01-22rvdpt2cca.txtCORRECTED: NEW PRODUCT... A DAILY RIVER AND LAKE SUMMARY FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE... EFFECTIVE MAY 30 2001
scn01-23fairec.txtCHANGE TO THE SEASONAL DENALI PARK FORECAST ISSUED BY FAIRBANKS ALASKA...EFFECTIVE MAY 7 2001
scn01-24catalina.txtIMPLEMENTATION OF NEW CATALINA ISLAND ZONE FORECAST /CAZ087/...EFFECTIVE JUNE 20 2001 EFFECTIVE JUNE 20 2001 AT 330 AM PDT /1130 UNIVERSAL COORDINATEDTIME/...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ WILL IMPLEMENT A NEWZONE FORECAST FOR CATALINA ISLAND IN CALIFORNIA. THE CATALINAISLAND ZONE FORECAST WILL COVER THE ENTIRE ISLAND...INCLUDING THEHEAVY TOURIST AREA OF AVALON CALIFORNIA. THE NEW UNIVERSALGEOGRAPHIC CODE FOR THE NEW ZONE IS CAZ087. CATALINA ISLAND ISCURRENTLY INCLUDED IN ZONE 041 /CAZ041/.
scn01-25wcntestmore.txtINTRODUCTION AND TESTING OF THE WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION MESSAGE FROM JUNE 26 TO AUGUST 24 2001 AT THE BINGHAMTON NY AND AMARILLO TX FORECAST OFFICES
scn01-26marinezone.txtRENUMBERING AND RECONFIGURATION OF SOME MARINE FORECAST ZONES...EFFECTIVE FRIDAY AUGUST 10 2001
scn01-27marengoxfer.txtSERVICE TRANSFER OF ONE ALABAMA COUNTY TO THE BIRMINGHAM WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE...EFFECTIVE JULY 31 2001
scn01-28wcncancel.txtTESTING OF THE WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION MESSAGE AT THE MISSOULA MT FORECAST OFFICE FROM JUNE 26 TO AUGUST 24 2001 CANCELLED
scn01-29climate.txtISSUANCE OF EXPERIMENTAL SITE SPECIFIC CITY TEMPERATURE AND DEGREE DAY LONG LEAD CLIMATE OUTLOOKS...EFFECTIVE JULY 12 2001
scn01-29climateamd.txtISSUANCE OF EXPERIMENTAL SITE SPECIFIC CITY TEMPERATURE AND DEGREE DAY LONG LEAD CLIMATE OUTLOOKS...EFFECTIVE JULY 12 2001
scn01-30c11.txtNEW ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT WEATHER SERVICE OPERATION MANUAL...CHAPTER C-11...EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 5 2001 ON WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 5 2001...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICEFORECAST OFFICES WILL IMPLEMENT A MODIFIED WEATHER SERVICEOPERATIONS MANUAL /WSOM/ CHAPTER C-11...ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT/ZFP/. THE NEW MANUAL SETS POLICY FOR AN IMPROVED ZFP IN AMODIFIED FORMAT.
scn01-31twd.txtTRANSMISSION TIME CHANGES FOR THE EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION /TWD/...EFFECTIVE MONDAY JULY 30 2001
scn01-32rdfsgf.txtNEW DIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 2 2001 ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 2 2001...AT 400 AM CDT...THE NATIONAL WEATHERSERVICE IN SPRINGFIELD MISSOURI WILL OFFICIALLY BEGIN ISSUING APRODUCT CALLED THE DIGITAL ZONE FORECAST. THE DIGITAL FORMAT OFTHIS PRODUCT WILL FACILITATE USE WITH COMPUTERS AND THE ISSUANCEOF TIMELY UPDATES. THE DIGITAL ZONE FORECAST IS A PRODUCT WHICH DISPLAYS FORECASTEDWEATHER PARAMETERS IN 3-HOUR INTERVALS. THIS PROVIDES A MOREDETAILED FORECAST AND ALSO MAKES IT EASIER FOR THE USER TO OBTAINTHE WEATHER PARAMETER/S/ OF CHOICE. IT IS ESSENTIALLY A DIGITALDISPLAY OF THE ZONE FORECAST IN MUCH GREATER DETAIL. THENARRATIVE VERSION OF THE ZONE FORECAST WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE. THE WMO HEADER FOR THIS PRODUCT WILL BE FOUS53 KSGF. THE PILIDENTIFIER WILL BE STLRDFSGF...AND THE AWIP IDENTIFIER RDFSGF. CUSTOMERS WILL NEED TO ADD THESE IDENTIFIERS TO THEIRCOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS IF THEY WISH TO RECEIVE THE DIGITALFORECAST. THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE DIGITAL ZONE FORECAST... FOUS53 KEAX 210910RDFMCI
scn01-33hfozfp.txtZONE FORECAST PRODUCT EXTENDED TO A 7-DAY FORECAST... EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1 2001
scn01-34Firewxjan.txtTRANSFER OF FIRE WEATHER SERVICE RESPONSIBILITY TO NWS JACKSON MISSISSIPPI...EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 27 2001
scn01-34firewxjancca.txtCORRECTED: TRANSFER OF FIRE WEATHER SERVICE RESPONSIBILITY TO NWS JACKSON MISSISSIPPI...EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 27 2001
scn01-35firewxmeg.txtTRANSFER OF FIRE WEATHER SERVICE RESPONSIBILITY TO NWS MEMPHIS TENNESSEE...EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 27 2001 EFFECTIVE THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 27 2001 AT 1000 UNIVERSALCOORDINATED TIME /500 AM CDT/...SERVICE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEPREPARATION AND ISSUANCE OF FIRE WEATHER PRODUCTS...INCLUDINGFIRE WEATHER WATCHES AND RED FLAG WARNINGS...FOR LAND MANAGEMENTAGENCIES IN NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL ARKANSAS...NORTHERNMISSISSIPPI AND THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL...WILL BE TRANSFERRED FROMTHE NWS OFFICES IN LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS AND JACKSON MISSISSIPPITO THE NWS OFFICE IN MEMPHIS TENNESSEE. ON THE EFFECTIVEDATE...WFO MEMPHIS WILL ISSUE FIRE WEATHER FORECASTS FOR THEFOLLOWING COUNTIES:
scn01-35firewxmegcca.txtCORRECTED: TRANSFER OF FIRE WEATHER SERVICE RESPONSIBILITY TO NWS MEMPHIS TENNESSEE... EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 27 2001
scn01-36firewxshv.txtTRANSFER OF FIRE WEATHER SERVICE RESPONSIBILITY TO NWS SHREVEPORT LOUISIANA...EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 27 2001
scn01-36firewxshvcca.txtCORRECTED: TRANSFER OF FIRE WEATHER SERVICE RESPONSIBILITY TO NWS SHREVEPORT LOUISIANA... EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 27 2001
scn01-37firewxtsa.txtTRANSFER OF FIRE WEATHER SERVICE RESPONSIBILITY TO NWS TULSA OKLAHOMA...EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 27 2001
scn01-37firewxtsacca.txtCORRECTED: TRANSFER OF FIRE WEATHER SERVICE RESPONSIBILITY TO NWS TULSA OKLAHOMA... EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 27 2001
scn01-38ncepurl.txtNEW INTERNET WEB SITE FOR NCEP MODEL GRAPHICS
scn01-39marine.txtFIVE-DAY COASTAL WATERS FORECAST TO BE IMPLEMENTED BY THE NWS OFFICE IN WAKEFIELD VIRGINIA...EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 14 2001
scn01-40flood.txtNEW FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK PRODUCT ...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1 2001 AT 1630 UTC
scn01-41wizfp.txtREALIGNMENT OF ZONE FORECAST BOUNDARIES IN NORTHEAST WISCONSIN...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 2 2001
scn01-42amd.txtCHANGE TO NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HYDROLOGY PRODUCTS... EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 15 2001
scn01-42e-22.txtCHANGES TO NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HYDROLOGY PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 3 2001 ON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 3 2001... ALL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICEFORECAST OFFICES WILL BEGIN ISSUING A NEW SUITE OF HYDROLOGICPRODUCTS. THE NEW PRODUCT SUITE REFLECTS SUGGESTED CHANGES BYLOCAL AND NATIONAL CUSTOMERS. ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED IN NWSHYDROLOGIC PRODUCTS IN THE PAST WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE NEWPRODUCT SUITE. SOME PRODUCT TITLES...FORMAT...CONTENT ANDGENERAL APPEARANCE MAY HAVE CHANGED. THE CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADEBASED ON CUSTOMER REQUESTS FOR A SMALLER NUMBER OF PRODUCTTYPES...INCLUSION OF NEW INFORMATION...AND SIMPLIFICATION ANDSTANDARDIZATION OF PRODUCT INFORMATION. THE PRODUCTS WILLCONTINUE TO BE BOTH TEXT AND TABLES OF DATA WHEN NEEDED. THEUNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE /UGC/ SHALL BE USED ALONG WITHSTANDARDIZED MASS NEWS DISSEMINATION /MND/ AND WORLDMETEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION /WMO/ HEADINGS AND NINE-CHARACTER PILIDENTIFIERS ON ALL PUBLIC INFORMATION PRODUCTS.
scn01-43amd.txtPOSTPONEMENT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RIVER FLOOD WATCH PRODUCT...RETRANSMITTED
scn01-43amd083101.txtPOSTPONEMENT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RIVER FLOOD WATCH PRODUCT
scn01-43floodgph.txtNEW RIVER FLOOD WATCH NARRATIVE PRODUCT AND ASSOCIATED WEB-BASED GRAPHICS...EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 5 2001
scn01-44spcwmo.txtWMO HEADING...AWIPS ID...AND SITE ID CHANGES FOR STORM PREDICTION CENTER PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 7 2001
scn01-44spcwmoccb.txtCORRECTED: WMO HEADING...AWIPS ID...AND SITE ID CHANGES FOR STORM PREDICTION CENTER PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 7 2001
scn01-44spcwmocor.txtCORRECTION: WMO HEADING...AWIPS ID...AND SITE ID CHANGES FOR STORM PREDICTION CENTER PRODUCTS... EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 7 2001
scn01-45.txtCORRECTION: TESTING OF THE WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION MESSAGE AT THE AMARILLO TX FORECAST OFFICE TO BE CONTINUED BEYOND AUGUST 24 2001
scn01-45wcnama.txtTESTING OF THE WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION MESSAGE AT THE AMARILLO TX FORECAST OFFICE TO BE CONTINUED BEYOND AUGUST 24 2001
scn01-45wcnamacor.txtCORRECTION: TESTING OF THE WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION MESSAGE AT THE AMARILLO TX FORECAST OFFICE TO BE CONTINUED BEYOND AUGUST 24 2001
scn01-46firewxhfo.txtNEW FIRE WEATHER FORECAST PRODUCT TO BE ISSUED BY WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE HONOLULU ...EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 4 2001
scn01-47firewxmob.txtTRANSFER OF FIRE WEATHER SERVICE RESPONSIBILITY TO NWS FORECAST OFFICE IN MOBILE ALABAMA ...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1 2001
scn01-48firewxlix.txtTRANSFER OF FIRE WEATHER SERVICE RESPONSIBILITY TO NWS FORECAST OFFICE IN NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1 2001
scn01-49.txtNEW WIND CHILL TEMPERATURE INDEX...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1 2001
scn01-49chill.txtNEW WIND CHILL TEMPERATURE INDEX...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1 2001
scn01-49chillamd.txtNEW WIND CHILL TEMPERATURE INDEX...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1 2001
scn01-49chillresend.txtNEW WIND CHILL TEMPERATURE INDEX...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1 2001
scn01-50disclfpvct.txtIMPLEMENTATION OF IMPROVED FORECASTS FOR VICTORIA CROSSROADS AREA IN SOUTH TEXAS...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1 2001
scn01-51.txtFORECAST ZONE CONFIGURATION IN EASTERN MAINE... CREATION OF TWO NEW FORECAST ZONES AND RECONFIGURATION OF TWO FORECAST ZONES...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 2001
scn01-51mainezfp.txtFORECAST ZONE CONFIGURATION IN EASTERN MAINE... CREATION OF TWO NEW FORECAST ZONES AND RECONFIGURATION OF TWO FORECAST ZONES...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 2001
scn01-52fldoutlook.txtREVISED: NEW RIVER FLOOD OUTLOOK NARRATIVE PRODUCT AND ASSOCIATED WEB-BASED GRAPHICS...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 15 2001
scn01-53hpcchg.txtPROPOSED CHANGES TO THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER'S ANALYSIS AND GUIDANCE PRODUCTS...COMMENTS ACCEPTED VIA HPC WEB SITE THROUGH DECEMBER 12 2001
scn01-54nebzone.txtREALIGNMENT OF ZONE FORECAST BOUNDARIES IN CHERRY COUNTY NEBRASKA...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 20 2001
scn01-55fldout2nd.txtRETRANSMITTED - NEW FLOOD OUTLOOK PRODUCT...SECOND STAGE OF TESTING BEGINS OCTOBER 1 2001
scn01-55fldoutlook.txtNEW FLOOD OUTLOOK PRODUCT...SECOND STAGE OF TESTING BEGINS OCTOBER 1 2001
scn01-56fipschg.txtIMPORTANT CHANGE IN SEVERE WEATHER WARNING CODING FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IN FLORIDA...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 9 2002
scn01-56fipschgcca.txtCORRECTION: IMPORTANT CHANGE IN SEVERE WEATHER WARNING CODING FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IN FLORIDA...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 9 2002
scn01-57floodoutlk.txtNEW SIGNIFICANT RIVER FLOOD OUTLOOK PRODUCT...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1 2001
scn01-58.txtREMINDER: NEW WIND CHILL TEMPERATURE INDEX...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1 2001
scn01-58chillfinal.txtREMINDER: NEW WIND CHILL TEMPERATURE INDEX...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1 2001
scn01-59climatenorms.txtCLIMATE STATION NORMALS FOR DAILY AND MONTHLY CLIMATE REPORTS TO BE UPDATED FROM 1961-1990 NORMALS TO 1971-2000 NORMALS...EFFECTIVE WITH JANUARY 1 2002 DAILY REPORTS AND JANUARY 2002 MONTHLY REPORTS
scn01-60cor.txtNEW EXPERIMENTAL NATIONAL 6- TO 10-DAY COLD TEMPERATURE AND WIND CHILL PROBABILITY OUTLOOKS FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...AVAILABLE AS OF NOV 1 2001
scn01-60cpcchill.txtNEW EXPERIMENTAL NATIONAL 6- TO 10-DAY COLD TEMPERATURE AND WIND CHILL PROBABILITY OUTLOOKS FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...AVAILABLE AS OF NOVEMBER 1 2001
scn01-61hydro.txtCORRECTED REMINDER: ENHANCEMENTS TO NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HYDROLOGIC PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 15 2001
scn01-61hydrocca.txtCORRECTED REMINDER: ENHANCEMENTS TO NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HYDROLOGIC PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 15 2001
scn01-62rdfdmx.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN DES MOINES IOWA...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 15 2002 ON TUESDAY JANUARY 15 2002...AT 400 PM CST...THE NATIONAL WEATHERSERVICE IN DES MOINES IOWA /DMX/ WILL BEGIN ISSUING ANEXPERIMENTAL PRODUCT CALLED THE DIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT. THE DIGITAL FORECAST IS A PRODUCT WHICH DISPLAYS FORECAST WEATHERPARAMETERS IN 3-HOUR AND 12-HOUR INTERVALS. THE DIGITAL FORMATOF THIS PRODUCT PROMOTES QUICK VISUAL SCANNING OF SELECTEDWEATHER ELEMENTS AND FACILITATES EASE OF USE WITH COMPUTERS. ITALLOWS THE USER TO OBTAIN THE WEATHER PARAMETER/S/ OF CHOICE. THE WMO HEADER FOR THIS PRODUCT WILL BE FOUS53 KDMX. THE AWIPSIDENTIFIER WILL BE RDFDMX. CUSTOMERS WILL NEED TO ADD THESEIDENTIFIERS TO THEIR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS IF THEY WISH TORECEIVE THE DIGITAL FORECAST. THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE DIGITAL FORECAST...ISSUED BYTHE NWS OFFICE IN KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MISSOURI: FOUS53 KEAX 210910RDFMCI
scn01-63rdfdtx.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC MICHIGAN...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 15 2002
scn01-64rdfdvn.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN QUAD CITIES IOWA/ILLINOIS...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 15 2002
scn01-65scschg.txtSELECTED CITIES WEATHER SUMMARY AND FORECASTS BULLETIN MODIFICATIONS...EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 11 2001
scn01-66rdfind.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN INDIANAPOLIS IN...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 15 2002 ON TUESDAY JANUARY 15 2002...AT 400 PM EST...THE NATIONAL WEATHERSERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA /IND/ WILL BEGIN ISSUING ANEXPERIMENTAL PRODUCT CALLED THE DIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT.
scn01-67rdflmk.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 15 2002 ON TUESDAY JANUARY 15 2002...AT 400 PM EST...THE NATIONAL WEATHERSERVICE IN LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY /LMK/ WILL BEGIN ISSUING ANEXPERIMENTAL PRODUCT CALLED THE DIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT. THE DIGITAL FORECAST IS A PRODUCT WHICH DISPLAYS FORECAST WEATHERPARAMETERS IN 3-HOUR AND 12-HOUR INTERVALS. THE DIGITAL FORMATOF THIS PRODUCT PROMOTES QUICK VISUAL SCANNING OF SELECTEDWEATHER ELEMENTS AND FACILITATES EASE OF USE WITH COMPUTERS. ITALLOWS THE USER TO OBTAIN THE WEATHER PARAMETER/S/ OF CHOICE. THE WMO HEADER FOR THIS PRODUCT WILL BE FOUS53 KLMK. THE AWIPSIDENTIFIER WILL BE RDFLMK. CUSTOMERS WILL NEED TO ADD THESEIDENTIFIERS TO THEIR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS IF THEY WISH TORECEIVE THE DIGITAL FORECAST. THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE DIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT...ISSUED BY THE NWS OFFICE IN KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MISSOURI: FOUS53 KEAX 210910RDFMCI
scn01-68rdftop.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN TOPEKA KS...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 15 2002 ON TUESDAY JANUARY 15 2002...AT 400 PM CST...THE NATIONAL WEATHERSERVICE IN TOPEKA KANSAS /TOP/ WILL BEGIN ISSUING AN EXPERIMENTALPRODUCT CALLED THE DIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT.
scn01-69rdfgld.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN GOODLAND KS...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 14 2002 ON MONDAY JANUARY 14 2002...AT 300 PM MST...THE NATIONAL WEATHERSERVICE IN GOODLAND KANSAS /GLD/ WILL BEGIN ISSUING ANEXPERIMENTAL PRODUCT CALLED THE DIGITAL FORECAST. THE DIGITAL FORECAST IS A PRODUCT WHICH DISPLAYS FORECAST WEATHERPARAMETERS IN 3-HOUR AND 12-HOUR INTERVALS. THE DIGITAL FORMATOF THIS PRODUCT PROMOTES QUICK VISUAL SCANNING OF SELECTEDWEATHER ELEMENTS AND FACILITATES EASE OF USE WITH COMPUTERS. ITALLOWS THE USER TO OBTAIN THE WEATHER PARAMETER/S/ OF CHOICE.
scn01-70spc3day.txtNEW STORM PREDICTION CENTER DAY THREE SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOKS
scn01-71digital.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN PADUCAH KENTUCKY...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 28 2002
scn01-71rdfpah.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN PADUCAH KENTUCKY...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 28 2002
scn01-72wmo.txtEND-STATE WMO/PIL PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS GO INTO EFFECT FOR WESTERN REGION WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES HYDROLOGIC PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 15 2002
scn01-72wrhydrowmo.txtEND-STATE WMO/PIL PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS GO INTO EFFECT FOR WESTERN REGION WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES HYDROLOGIC PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 15 2002 ON TUESDAY JANUARY 15 2002...AT 9 AM PST /10 AM MST/...24 NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES /WFOS/ IN THE WESTERN U.S. WILL COMPLETETRANSITION TO END-STATE WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION /WMO/COMMUNICATION HEADERS FOR THEIR HYDROLOGIC PRODUCTS...SEE TABLE 1. THE SECOND LINE OF THE PRODUCT HEADER...KNOWN AS THEAWIPS IDENTIFIER...WILL ALSO BE FINALIZED TO REFLECT MODERN SITELOCATION IDENTIFIERS /E.G... GTF WILL BECOME TFX... ETC./. THISWILL AFFECT HYDROLOGIC PRODUCTS ISSUED BY OFFICES IN THEFOLLOWING STATES: OREGON...WASHINGTON...CALIFORNIA...ARIZONA...NEVADA...UTAH...IDAHO...AND MONTANA.
scn01-73surf.txtSTANDARDIZATION OF SURF ZONE FORECAST AWIPS IDENTIFIERS...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2 2002
scn01-74outlooks.txtYEAR 2002 ISSUANCE DATES FOR MONTHLY AND SEASONAL CLIMATE OUTLOOKS
scn01-75broomfield.txtNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TO RECOGNIZE NEW COUNTY IN COLORADO IN NWS WARNINGS AND FORECASTS...IMPORTANT CHANGE IN SEVERE WEATHER CODING AND CHANGES TO THREE COLORADO FORECAST ZONES...EFFECTIVE MARCH 12 2002
scn0101.txtCOASTAL WATERS FORECAST /CWF/ OUTLOOK UNIVERSAL
scn0102.txtINTRODUCTION AND TESTING OF THE VALID TIME EVENT CODE
scn0103.txtINTRODUCTION AND TESTING OF THE VALID TIME EVENT CODE
scn0104.txtIMPLEMENTATION OF IMPROVED ZONE COVERAGE FOR BREVARD...
scn0105.txtCHANGES IN SHORT-TERM AND LOCAL FORECAST PRODUCTS IN
scn0105c.txtCHANGES IN SHORT-TERM AND LOCAL FORECAST PRODUCTS IN
scn0106.txtCHANGES IN ZONE AND LOCAL FORECAST PRODUCTS IN
scn0106c.txtCHANGES IN ZONE AND LOCAL FORECAST PRODUCTS IN
scn0107.txtNEW FORMAT FOR TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETINS FROM WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER ... EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1 2001
scn02-01rdfabr.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN ABERDEEN SOUTH DAKOTA...EFFECTIVE MARCH 6 2002
scn02-02rdfddc.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN DODGE CITY KANSAS...EFFECTIVE MARCH 6 2002
scn02-03rdfgrb.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN GREEN BAY WISCONSIN...EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 26 2002
scn02-04rdfiwx.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA...EFFECTIVE MARCH 6 2002
scn02-05rdflsx.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN ST. LOUIS MISSOURI...EFFECTIVE MARCH 6 2002
scn02-06rdfoax.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN OMAHA NEBRASKA...EFFECTIVE MARCH 6 2002
scn02-07olympic.txtHAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER POTENTIAL PRODUCT FOR THE TRANSPORTATION CORRIDORS TO OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC VENUES IN AND AROUND SALT LAKE CITY UTAH...EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 3 2002
scn02-08hawaiizone.txtRECONFIGURATION OF HAWAII MARINE ZONES...EFFECTIVE MARCH 28 2002
scn02-09rdfgrr.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN GRAND RAPIDS MICHIGAN...EFFECTIVE MARCH 21 2002
scn02-10tav.txtTRAVELERS FORECAST BULLETINS MODIFICATIONS... EFFECTIVE MARCH 12 2002
scn02-11wrfirewx.txtEND-STATE WMO/AWIPS PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS GO INTO EFFECT FOR WESTERN REGION WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES FIRE WEATHER PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE APRIL 2 2002
scn02-12drought.txtNEW RELEASE DATE FOR DROUGHT OUTLOOK...EFFECTIVE THURSDAY MARCH 14 2002
scn02-13azcounty.txtRENAMING OF ARIZONA ZONE IN PINAL COUNTY... EFFECTIVE APRIL 8 2002
scn02-14akcombo.txtPROPOSAL FOR A COMBINED PUBLIC/MARINE PRODUCT FOR SELECTED PUBLIC AND MARINE ZONES IN ALASKA...A 60-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD BEGINS MARCH 26 2002
scn02-15rdfapx.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN GAYLORD MICHIGAN... EFFECTIVE MAY 1 2002
scn02-16rdffgf.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS... EFFECTIVE APRIL 23 2002
scn02-17rdfgid.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN HASTINGS NEBRASKA... EFFECTIVE MAY 8 2002
scn02-18rdflbf.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN NORTH PLATTE NEBRASKA... EFFECTIVE MAY 8 2002
scn02-19rdflot.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN CHICAGO ILLINOIS... EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2002
scn02-20rdfmkx.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR SULLIVAN WISCONSIN... EFFECTIVE MAY 6 2002
scn02-21marinedir.txtUPDATED MARINE PROGRAM DIRECTIVES...EFFECTIVE MAY 21 2002
scn02-22offshoreHI.txtOFFSHORE FORECAST FOR HAWAII WILL BE SEPARATED FROM THE COASTAL FORECAST FOR HAWAII...EFFECTIVE JUNE 3 2002
scn02-23tpcproduct.txtSUBJECT NEW HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER TROPICAL CYCLONE PRODUCT...EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2002
scn02-24-hazardprod.txtRENAMING OF U.S. THREATS ASSESSMENT PRODUCT TO HAZARDS ASSESSMENT PRODUCT...EFFECTIVE APRIL 16 2002
scn02-24hazardprod.txtRENAMING OF U.S. THREATS ASSESSMENT PRODUCT TO HAZARDS ASSESSMENT PRODUCT...EFFECTIVE APRIL 16 2002
scn02-25heat.txtNEW NWS PROBABILISTIC HEAT INDEX PRODUCT SUITE... EFFECTIVE MAY 1 2002
scn02-25heatcca.txtCORRECTION - NEW NWS PROBABILISTIC HEAT INDEX PRODUCT SUITE...EFFECTIVE MAY 1 2002
scn02-26akmarine.txtMARINE PROGRAM IN ALASKA
scn02-27cca.txtCORRECTION: END-STATE WMO/AWIPS PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS FOR WESTERN REGION PUBLIC WARNING PRODUCTS... EFFECTIVE MAY 29 2002
scn02-27wrwmo.txtEND-STATE WMO/AWIPS PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS FOR WESTERN REGION PUBLIC WARNING PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE MAY 29 2002
scn02-28digitlfrcst-mqt.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN MARQUETTE MICHIGAN...EFFECTIVE JUNE 4 2002
scn02-28rdfmqt.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN MARQUETTE MICHIGAN...EFFECTIVE JUNE 4 2002
scn02-29phizone.txtFORECAST ZONE CONFIGURATION IN SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY... RECONFIGURATION OF BURLINGTON COUNTY INTO TWO SEPARATE FORECAST ZONES...EFFECTIVE JUNE 5 2002
scn02-29zonenj.txtFORECAST ZONE CONFIGURATION IN SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY... RECONFIGURATION OF BURLINGTON COUNTY INTO TWO SEPARATE FORECAST ZONES...EFFECTIVE JUNE 5 2002
scn02-30cpcheat.txtRESUMPTION OF NATIONAL EXCESSIVE HEAT OUTLOOK PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE MAY 1 2002
scn02-31wrmarine.txtWESTERN REGION MARINE WEATHER RELATED PRODUCTS CHANGE TO END-STATE WMO/AWIPS IDENTIFIERS...EFFECTIVE MAY 29 2002
scn02-31wrwmomarine.txtWESTERN REGION MARINE WEATHER RELATED PRODUCTS CHANGE TO END-STATE WMO/AWIPS IDENTIFIERS...EFFECTIVE MAY 29 2002
scn02-32unrzone.txtREALIGNMENT OF SELECTED ZONE FORECAST BOUNDARIES IN SOUTH DAKOTA AND WYOMING...EFFECTIVE JUNE 4 2002
scn02-32unrzoneupd.txtCORRECTED AND UPDATED - REALIGNMENT OF SELECTED ZONE FORECAST BOUNDARIES IN SOUTH DAKOTA AND WYOMING...EFFECTIVE JUNE 4 2002
scn02-33spcwou.txtNEW WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE MESSAGES FROM THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER...EFFECTIVE JULY 15 2002
scn02-33spcwoucca.txtCORRECTION: NEW WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE MESSAGES FROM THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER...EFFECTIVE JULY 15 2002
scn02-34wcn.txtNEW WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION MESSAGE FOR SELECTED WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES...EFFECTIVE JULY 15 2002
scn02-35_ugcformchg.txtUNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE FORM CHANGE IN THE CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE PRODUCT...EFFECTIVE JULY 17 2002
scn02-36tsu.txtCHANGE TO PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS OF TSUNAMI AND EARTHQUAKE PRODUCTS...AND NEW TSUNAMI PRODUCTS TO BE ISSUED... EFFECTIVE JULY 31
scn02-37lfpbro.txtIMPLEMENTATION OF PUBLIC FORECAST SERVICE CHANGES FOR DEEP SOUTH TEXAS...EFFECTIVE AUGUST 6 2002
scn02-38climate.txtSUBJECTS: REVISED 1971-2000 CLIMATE STATION NORMALS FOR ALL ELEMENTS...EFFECTIVE JULY 1 2002
scn02-39wouwcndelay.txtDELAYED START DATE FOR WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION AND WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE MESSAGE OPERATIONAL EVALUATION
scn02-40svr-ffw.txtCOMBINED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM FLASH FLOOD WARNING TEST AUGUST 12 TO OCTOBER 1 2002
scn02-41pubzone.txtREALIGNMENT OF ZONE FORECAST BOUNDARIES IN SOUTHEAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO...EFFECTIVE AUGUST 13 2002
scn02-41pubzonecca.txtCORRECTED: REALIGNMENT OF ZONE FORECAST BOUNDARIES IN SOUTHEAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO...EFFECTIVE AUGUST 13 2002
scn02-42wwcb.txtTRANSFER OF SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES FOR WEEKLY WEATHER AND CROP REPORT...EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1 2002 HARD COPY PRINTING AND CUSTOMER MAILING RESPONSIBILITIES OF THEWEEKLY WEATHER AND CROP BULLETIN /WWCB/ WILL BE TRANSFERRED FROMNOAA/NWS/S AND USDA/S JOINT AGRICULTURAL WEATHER FACILITY TO THENOAA/NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER/S /NCDC/ SUBSCRIPTION SERVICESCENTER AS A RENEWABLE 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION. THE ELECTRONIC WWCBVERSION REMAINS FREE AND IS PRINT-AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT/USE LOWER CASE/
scn02-43hwo.txtNEW DAILY HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK PRODUCT FOR ALL WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1 2002 ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 1 2002 AT 0400 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME/UTC/...ALL WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES LISTED BELOW WILL BEGINISSUING AN OPERATIONAL DAILY TEXT PRODUCT CALLED THEHAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK /HWO/.
scn02-43hwocca.txtDAILY HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK PRODUCT FOR ALL WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1 2002
scn02-44srrdf.txtDIGITAL FORECAST PRODUCT FROM SOUTHERN REGION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES
scn02-45michiganzone.txtCREATION OF NEW ZONE FORECAST BOUNDARIES IN UPPER MICHIGAN FOR HOUGHTON AND SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTIES... EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 15 2002
scn02-46wyomingzone.txtCREATION OF NEW ZONE FORECAST BOUNDARIES IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 15 2002
scn02-47climate_outlook.txtREVISION TO REMAINING YEAR 2002 ISSUANCE DATES FOR ONE-MONTH AND THREE-MONTH CLIMATE OUTLOOKS THE FOLLOWING IS THE REVISED SCHEDULE OF ISSUANCE DATES FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2002 FOR THE ONE-MONTH AND THREE-MONTH CLIMATE OUTLOOKS.
scn02-47climate_outlookcca.txtREVISION TO REMAINING YEAR 2002 ISSUANCE DATES FOR ONE- MONTH AND THREE-MONTH CLIMATE OUTLOOKS
scn02-48s_america.txtLATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN HOURLY WEATHER ROUNDUP PRODUCT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TEXAS...EFFECTIVE OCT 31 2002
scn02-48s_america3.txtLATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN HOURLY WEATHER ROUNDUP PRODUCT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TEXAS...EFFECTIVE OCT 31 2002
scn02-49greatlakes.txtCHANGES TO GREAT LAKES LAKESHORE FLOOD PRODUCTS... EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1 2002
scn02-50sst.txtISSUANCE OF TROPICAL PACIFIC MEAN SEA-SURFACE TEMPERATURE /SST/ OUTLOOK ON NOAAPORT...FOS...NWWS...AND EMWIN... EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 11 2002 EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 11 2002...THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER /CPC/WILL ISSUE A MONTHLY TROPICAL PACIFIC SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE /SST/OUTLOOK ON NOAAPORT...FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/...NOAA WEATHERWIRE SERVICE /NWWS/...AND EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATIONNETWORK /EMWIN/. CPC WILL ISSUE THE SST OUTLOOK AT 300 PM EASTERNLOCAL TIME ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE ISSUANCE OF THEIR ONE-MONTH ANDTHREE-MONTH TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION OUTLOOKS SINCE CLIMATEOUTLOOK TECHNIQUES RELY SIGNIFICANTLY UPON SST FIELDS. THE REST OFTHE 2002 DATES FOR SST OUTLOOKS ARE NOVEMBER 15 AND DECEMBER 13.CPC WILL TRANSMIT THE OUTLOOK...IN TABULAR TEXT FORMAT...WITH THEFOLLOWING IDENTIFIERS.
scn02-51enso.txtISSUANCE OF EL NINO/SOUTHERN OSCILLATION /ENSO/ DIAGNOSTIC DISCUSSION ON NOAAPORT...FOS...NWWS...AND EMWIN...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 10 2002
scn02-52dro.txtISSUANCE OF U.S. DROUGHT OUTLOOK ON NOAAPORT AND FAMILY OF SERVICES... EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 17 2002
scn02-53poe.txtNEW PROBABILITY OF EXCEEDENCE CLIMATE OUTLOOKS... EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 17 2002
scn02-54svs_ugc_chg.txtSEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT CHANGE FROM ZONE UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE TO COUNTY UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE...EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 18 2002 ON WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 18 2002 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSALTIME /UTC/...ALL WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES /WFO/ IN THECONTINENTAL UNITED STATES WILL CHANGE THEIR SEVERE WEATHERSTATEMENTS /SVS/ FROM THE ZONE /Z/ FORM OF THE UNIVERSALGEOGRAPHIC CODE /UGC/ TO THE COUNTY /C/ FORM OF THE UGC. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES IN ALASKA...HAWAII...ANDGUAM WILL CONTINUE TO USE THE ZONE /Z/ FORM OF THE UGC INSEVERE WEATHER STATEMENTS.
scn02-55akcwf.txtCHANGES TO ALASKA REGION COASTAL WATERS FORECAST PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 7 2003
scn02-56wfohun.txtNEW WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA BEGINS ISSUING PRODUCTS PREVIOUSLY ISSUED BY WFO BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 14 2003
scn02-56wfohun_cca.txtCORRECTED: NEW WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA BEGINS ISSUING PRODUCTS PREVIOUSLY ISSUED BY WFO BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 14 2003
scn02-57lfphun.txtIMPLEMENTATION OF IMPROVED FORECASTS FOR HUNTSVILLE AREA IN ALABAMA...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 14 2003
scn02-58hpcwinter.txtCHANGE OF ISSUANCE TIME FOR THE 0615 UTC DAY 1 FINAL PROBABILISTIC WINTER WEATHER GUIDANCE GRAPHICS FROM NCEP HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER /HPC/... EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 12 2002
scn02-59_text_formats.txtSTANDARDIZED NWS FORMATS AND CODES FOR PLAIN LANGUAGE PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 12 2002
scn02-59_text_formats_cca.txtCORRECTION: STANDARDIZED NWS FORMATS AND CODES FOR PLAIN LANGUAGE PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 12 2003
scn02-59textformat_aaa.txtSUBJECT UPDATE...IMPLEMENTATION OF STANDARDIZED NWS FORMATS AND CODES FOR PLAIN LANGUAGE PRODUCTS
scn03-01ncepformatchg.txtMODIFICATIONS TO SELECTED NCEP TEXT PRODUCTS... EFFECTIVE NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 12 2003
scn03-02ilxendstate.txtEND-STATE WMO/AWIPS PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS FOR WFO CENTRAL ILLINOIS PUBLIC PRODUCTS... EFFECTIVE MARCH 4 2003
scn03-03crhydro.txtCONSISTENT UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE /UGC/ TYPES FOR HYDROLOGY PRODUCT SUITE IN CENTRAL REGION...EFFECTIVE MARCH 25 2003
scn03-04dmcats.txtCHANGE TO U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR IMPACT CATEGORIES... EFFECTIVE THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20 2003.
scn03-04scndmcats.txtCHANGE TO U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR IMPACT CATEGORIES... EFFECTIVE THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20 2003.
scn03-05cr-endstate.txtEND-STATE WMO/AWIPS PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS FOR EIGHT CENTRAL REGION WARNING PRODUCTS... EFFECTIVE MARCH 25 2003
scn03-05cr-endstate_webcca.txtEND-STATE WMO/AWIPS PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS FOR EIGHT CENTRAL REGION WARNING PRODUCTS... EFFECTIVE MARCH 25 2003
scn03-06slsakq.txtVIRGINIA AREAL OUTLINE PRODUCT /SLS/ FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND TORNADO WATCHES WILL ORIGINATE FROM NWS WFO WAKEFIELD VA...EFFECTIVE MARCH 31 2003.
scn03-07chszones.txtFORECAST ZONE CHANGES IN SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA...EFFECTIVE MARCH 31 2003
scn03-07chszones_aaa.txtSUBJECT UPDATED - FORECAST ZONE CHANGES IN SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA...EFFECTIVE APRIL 30 2003
scn03-07chszones_cca.txtSUBJECT CORRECTED - FORECAST ZONE CHANGES IN SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA...EFFECTIVE APRIL 30 2003
scn03-07chszonescca.txtFORECAST ZONE CHANGES IN SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA...EFFECTIVE MARCH 31 2003
scn03-08bufzones.txtFORECAST ZONE CHANGES IN WESTERN NEW YORK... EFFECTIVE MARCH 31 2003
scn03-08bufzones_aaa.txtSUBJECT UPDATED - FORECAST ZONE CHANGES IN WESTERN NEW YORK... EFFECTIVE APRIL 30 2003
scn03-09btvzones.txtFORECAST ZONE CHANGES IN WESTERN VERMONT AND NORTHERN NEW YORK...EFFECTIVE MARCH 31 2003
scn03-09btvzones_aaa.txtSUBJECT UPDATED - FORECAST ZONE CHANGES IN WESTERN VERMONT AND NORTHERN NEW YORK...EFFECTIVE APRIL 30 2003
scn03-10boxzones.txtFORECAST ZONE CHANGES IN SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND... EFFECTIVE MARCH 31 2003
scn03-10boxzones_aaa.txtSUBJECT UPDATED - FORECAST ZONE CHANGES IN SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...EFFECTIVE APRIL 30 2003
scn03-11bgmzones.txtFORECAST ZONE CHANGES IN NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA... EFFECTIVE MARCH 31 2003
scn03-11bgmzones_aaa.txtSUBJECT UPDATED - FORECAST ZONE CHANGES IN NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA...EFFECTIVE APRIL 30 2003
scn03-12alyzones.txtFORECAST ZONE CHANGES IN EASTERN NEW YORK AND WESTERN NEW ENGLAND...EFFECTIVE MARCH 31 2003
scn03-12alyzones_aaa.txtSUBJECT UPDATED - FORECAST ZONE CHANGES IN EASTERN NEW YORK AND WESTERN NEW ENGLAND...EFFECTIVE APRIL 30 2003
scn03-13wou.txtSUBJECT WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE MESSAGES FROM THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER...EFFECTIVE APRIL 15 2003 ON TUESDAY...APRIL 15 2003 AT 1200 UTC /COORDINATED UNIVERSALTIME/ THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER /SPC/ WILL BEGIN ISSUING ANEXPERIMENTAL TEXT PRODUCT CALLED THE WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE MESSAGE/WOU/ FOR THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES. THE WOU MESSAGE DEPICTSALL COUNTIES AND INDEPENDENT CITIES WITHIN A SEVERE THUNDERSTORMOR TORNADO WATCH AT THE TIME OF INITIAL ISSUANCE. UPDATED WOU/SISSUED AT THE TOP OF EACH HOUR...DEPICT THE COUNTIES ANDINDEPENDENT CITIES REMAINING IN THE WATCH AREA.
scn03-14wcn.txtSUBJECT WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION MESSAGE FOR SELECTED WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES...EFFECTIVE APRIL 15 2003
scn03-15ctpzones.txtSUBJECT FORECAST ZONE BOUNDARY CHANGES IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...EFFECTIVE APRIL 30 2003
scn03-16tropical_5day.txtSUBJECT CHANGES TO TROPICAL CYCLONE PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2003
scn03-17HPC_Analysis.txtSUBJECT PROPOSED CHANGES TO HPC/S NORTH AMERICAN SURFACE ANALYSIS PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE JUNE 3 2003. RESPONSES REQUESTED BY MAY 9 2003
scn03-18loxccf.txtSUBJECT CHANGE OF CODED CITIES FORECAST /CCF/ SITE IDENTIFIER ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CALIFORNIA...EFFECTIVE MAY 1 2003 EFFECTIVE THURSDAY...MAY 1 2003 AT 0000 COORDINATED UNIVERSALTIME /UTC/...500 PM PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME...NOAA/S NATIONALWEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA /LOX/ WILL CHANGETHE CODED CITIES FORECAST /CCF/ SITE IDENTIFIER FROM THE CURRENTLOS ANGELES AIRPORT SITE /LAX/ TO THE DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES SITE/CQT/. THE CQT IDENTIFIER REPRESENTS THE DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELESAUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SITE /ASOS/...LOCATED AT THEUNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA /USC/.
scn03-19_10-1701_tpt.txtSUBJECT CORRECTED: MODIFICATIONS TO SELECTED NWS TEXT PRODUCTS... EFFECTIVE APRIL 15 2003 AT 10 AM EDT
scn03-19_10-1701_tpt_cca.txtSUBJECT CORRECTED: MODIFICATIONS TO SELECTED NWS TEXT PRODUCTS... EFFECTIVE APRIL 15 2003 AT 10 AM EDT
scn03-20marinezone.txtSUBJECT MARINE ZONE RECONFIGURATION IN LAKE ONTARIO... EFFECTIVE TUESDAY JUNE 3 2003
scn03-21heatindex.txtSUBJECT ADDITION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PROBABILISTIC HEAT INDEX PRODUCT SUITE...EFFECTIVE MAY 1 2003
scn03-22ak_wmo.txtSUBJECT END-STATE WMO/AWIPS PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS FOR ALASKA REGION SEVERE WEATHER WARNING PRODUCTS AND ONE RED FLAG WARNING PRODUCT...EFFECTIVE MAY 5 2003
scn03-23ak_zones.txtSUBJECT CHANGES TO ALASKA REGION PUBLIC ZONE NAMES... EFFECTIVE JUNE 16 2003
scn03-23ak_zones_aaa.txtSUBJECT UPDATED - CHANGES TO ALASKA REGION PUBLIC ZONE NAMES... EFFECTIVE JUNE 16 2003
scn03-24surf.txtSUBJECT CHANGES TO SURF ZONE FORECAST AND RIP CURRENT PROGRAM...EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2003
scn03-25sft.txtSUBJECT EXPERIMENTAL TABULAR STATE FORECAST PRODUCTS... EFFECTIVE JUNE 13 2003
scn03-25sft_cca.txtSUBJECT CORRECTED...TABULAR STATE FORECAST PRODUCTS TO BE ISSUED BY NWS OFFICES IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S... EFFECTIVE JUNE 13 2003
scn03-26neversent.txtSUBJECT CHANGES TO TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST/ADVISORY PRODUCT EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2003
scn03-26tcm_chg.txtSUBJECT CHANGES TO TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST/ADVISORY PRODUCT...EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2003
scn03-26tropicaladvsry.txtSUBJECT CHANGES TO TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST/ADVISORY PRODUCT EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2003
scn03-27atl_hurcn.txtSUBJECT ATLANTIC HURRICANE OUTLOOK TO BE ISSUED MAY 19 2003
scn03-28ep_hurcn.txtSUBJECT EXPERIMENTAL EASTERN PACIFIC HURRICANE OUTLOOK TO BE ISSUED JUNE 11 2003
scn03-29cp_hurcn.txtSUBJECT CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE OUTLOOK TO BE ISSUED MAY 19 2003
scn03-30sr_hydro_gph.txtSUBJECT EXPERIMENTAL HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION GRAPHICS...FEEDBACK ACCEPTED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30 2003
scn03-31vtec-test_paya.txtSUBJECT INTRODUCTION AND TESTING OF THE VALID TIME EVENT CODE AT THE YAKUTAT ALASKA WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE... EFFECTIVE AUGUST 19 2003
scn03-32mlb_climate.txtSUBJECT IDENTIFIER CHANGE FOR DAYTONA BEACH...VERO BEACH...AND ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR CLIMATE INFORMATION AND RECORD REPORTS...EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1 2003
scn03-33srhsaxfer.txtSUBJECT SERVICE TRANSFER OF NINE RIVER FORECAST POINTS TO THE HOUSTON WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE ON SEPTEMBER 2 2003
scn03-34_aaa.txtSUBJECT UPDATED...RESTRUCTURING OF COASTAL WATERS FORECAST PRODUCT COLLECTIVES AND MODERNIZATION OF COMMUNICATIONS HEADINGS IN ALASKA...EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 9 2003 AT 4 PM ADT
scn03-34akmarine.txtSUBJECT RESTRUCTURING OF COASTAL WATERS FORECAST PRODUCT COLLECTIVES AND MODERNIZATION OF COMMUNICATIONS HEADINGS...EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 3 2003 AT 4 PM ADT
scn03-35guam_marine.txtSUBJECT ADDITION OF NEW MARINE AND PUBLIC UGC CODES FOR GUAM GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY...EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 3 2003.
scn03-35guam_marine_aaa.txtSUBJECT UPDATED...POSTPONEMENT OF NEW MARINE UGC CODES FOR GUAM GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY...EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
scn03-35guam_marine_resent.txtSUBJECT ADDITION OF NEW MARINE AND PUBLIC UGC CODES FOR GUAM GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY...EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 3 2003.
scn03-36mem_aqi.txtSUBJECT IDENTIFIER CHANGE FOR MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY TENNESSEE OZONE ADVISORY AND FORECAST...EFFECTIVE TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 2 2003
scn03-36mem_aqi_cca.txtSUBJECT IDENTIFIER CHANGE FOR MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY TENNESSEE OZONE ADVISORY AND FORECAST...EFFECTIVE TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 2 2003
scn03-37_aaa.txtSUBJECT UPDATED...RESTRUCTURING OF PUBLIC AND FIRE WEATHER FORECAST AND WARNING PRODUCT COLLECTIVES AND MODERNIZING OF COMMUNICATIONS HEADINGS IN ALASKA... EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 9 2003
scn03-37ar_pub_fire.txtSUBJECT RESTRUCTURING OF PUBLIC AND FIRE WEATHER FORECAST AND WARNING PRODUCT COLLECTIVES AND MODERNIZING OF COMMUNICATIONS HEADINGS...EFFECTIVE SEP 3 2003
scn03-37ar_pub_fire_rev.txtSUBJECT RESTRUCTURING OF PUBLIC AND FIRE WEATHER FORECAST AND WARNING PRODUCT COLLECTIVES AND MODERNIZING OF COMMUNICATIONS HEADINGS...EFFECTIVE SEPtEMBER 3 2003
scn03-38afm_pfm.txtSUBJECT NEW AREA AND POINT FORECAST MATRICES PRODUCTS FROM WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1 2003 BEGINNING ON WEDNESDAY...OCTOBER 1 2003...AT 1800 UTC/COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME/...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES /WFO/ WILL BEGIN A PHASED IMPLEMENTATIONOF TWO NEW PRODUCTS...POINT AND AREA FORECAST MATRICES. THEPERIOD OF IMPLEMENTATION WILL CONTINUE THROUGH DECEMBER 312003...AT WHICH TIME ALL WFOS IN THE CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES/CONUS/ WILL BE ISSUING THE POINT FORECAST MATRICES /PFM/. THEAREA FORECAST MATRICES /AFM/ WILL BE AN OPTIONAL PRODUCT. ASSOFTWARE BECOMES AVAILABLE...OFF CONUS /OCONUS/ WFOS WILL ALSOBEGIN ISSUING THESE NEW PRODUCTS IN THE SAME MANNER AS CONUSWFOS.
scn03-39zfp_format.txtSUBJECT ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT MODIFIED FORMAT AND PHASED IMPLEMENTATION...EFFECTIVE BEGINNING OCTOBER 1 2003 ON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 1 2003...AT 1800 UTC /COORDINATED UNIVERSALTIME/...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES /WFO/ WILLIMPLEMENT A NEW DIRECTIVE...NWS INSTRUCTION 10-503...WFO PUBLICWEATHER FORECAST PRODUCTS SPECIFICATION. THIS NEW DIRECTIVE SETSPOLICY FOR AN IMPROVED ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT /ZFP/ IN A MODIFIEDFORMAT. THE NEW ZFP FORMAT WILL BE IMPLEMENTED AT MOST CONTIGUOUS UNITEDSTATES /CONUS/ WFOS ON OCTOBER 1 2003. THE MODIFIED ZFP FORMATWILL BE PHASED IN AT THE REMAINDER OF CONUS WFOS THROUGH DECEMBER 31 2003...AS NEW SOFTWARE BECOMES AVAILABLE AT THOSELOCATIONS. OFF CONUS /OCONUS/ WFOS WILL ALSO BEGIN ISSUING THEZFP IN THIS MODIFIED FORMAT AS SOFTWARE BECOMES AVAILABLE DURING2004. THE IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE OF THE NEW ZFP FORMAT ATOCONUS WFOS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN A FUTURE SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE.
scn03-40hydro_ak.txtSUBJECT CHANGE IN SCHEDULED ISSUANCE TIME OF SELECTED ALASKA REGION HYDROLOGIC PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE AUGUST 20 2003
scn03-41sfpmqt.txtSUBJECT NEW STATE FORECAST PRODUCT FOR THE UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1 2003
scn03-42winter_gph.txtSUBJECT CHANGE OF ISSUANCE TIME FOR THE DAY 1 AND DAY 2 FINAL PROBABILISTIC WINTER WEATHER GUIDANCE GRAPHICS ISSUED BY NCEP HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER /HPC/... EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 30 2003
scn03-43nv_zone_xfer.txtSUBJECT PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE TRANSFER IN CENTRAL NEVADA... EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 20 2003
scn03-43nv_zone_xfer_cca.txtSUBJECT CORRECTED...PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE TRANSFER IN CENTRAL NEVADA...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 20 2003
scn03-44cpc_outlook.txtSUBJECT PROBABILITY FORMAT CHANGES TO ONE-MONTH AND THREE-MONTH OUTLOOKS...EFFECTIVE THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18 2003
scn03-45cli_rer_mem.txtSUBJECT IDENTIFIER CHANGE FOR CLIMATE INFORMATION AND RECORD REPORTS FOR JACKSON TENNESSEE...JONESBORO ARKANSAS AND TUPELO MISSISSIPPI...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 2003
scn03-46cli_rer_tx1.txtSUBJECT NEW CLIMATE INFORMATION AND RECORD REPORTS FOR CLARKSVILLE AND CROSSVILLE TENNESSEE...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 2003
scn03-47cli_rer_tx2.txtSUBJECT IDENTIFIER CHANGE FOR CLIMATE INFORMATION AND RECORD REPORTS FOR COLLEGE STATION AND GALVESTON TEXAS... EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 2003
scn03-48cli_rer_tx3.txtSUBJECT NEW CLIMATE INFORMATION AND RECORD REPORTS FOR CHILDRESS TEXAS...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 2003
scn03-49cli_ar_tx.txtSUBJECT NEW CLIMATE INFORMATION FOR DE QUEEN ARKANSAS...EL DORADO ARKANSAS...LONGVIEW TEXAS...LUFKIN TEXAS... MONROE LOUISIANA...TEXARKANA TEXAS...AND TYLER TEXAS...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 2003
scn03-50cli_rer_hrl_mfe.txtSUBJECT NEW CLIMATE INFORMATION PRODUCT FOR HARLINGEN AND MCALLEN TEXAS...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 2003
scn03-51cli_rer_nm.txtSUBJECT NEW CLIMATE INFORMATION AND RECORD REPORTS FOR CLAYTON AND ROSWELL NEW MEXICO...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 2003
scn03-52cli_rer_att.txtSUBJECT IDENTIFIER CHANGE FOR CLIMATE NFORMATION AND RECORD REPORTS FOR AUSTIN CAMP MABRY TEXAS...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 2003
scn03-53cli_rer_vct.txtSUBJECT IDENTIFIER CHANGE FOR CLIMATE INFORMATION AND RECORD REPORTS FOR VICTORIA TEXAS...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 2003
scn03-54xfer_to_hun.txtSUBJECT WARNING AND FORECAST RESPONSIBILITY FOR LINCOLN...MOORE AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES IN TENNESSEE TO BE TRANSFERRED TO WFO HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 2003
scn03-55cli_rer_ga.txtSUBJECT NEW CLIMATE INFORMATION AND RECORD REPORTS FOR ALMA AND SAINT SIMONS ISLAND GEORGIA...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 2003
scn03-56rer_ar_ok.txtSUBJECT IDENTIFIER CHANGE FOR RECORD REPORTS FOR BARTLESVILLE OKLAHOMA...FAYETTEVILLE ARKANSAS...MCALESTER OKLAHOMA AND MUSKOGEE OKLAHOMA...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 2003
scn03-57rer_pns.txtSUBJECT IDENTIFIER CHANGE FOR RECORD REPORTS FOR PENSACOLA FLORIDA...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 2003
scn03-58hwo.txtSUBJECT HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK CHANGE FROM NON- SEGMENTED TO SEGMENTED FORMAT...EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 2 2003 ON TUESDAY DECEMBER 2 2003 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSALTIME /UTC/...ALL WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES WILL CHANGE THEIRHAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK /HWO/ FROM A NON-SEGMENTED TOSEGMENTED FORMAT.
scn03-59lsr_format.txtSUBJECT NEW PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT FORMAT... EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 16 2003 ON TUESDAY DECEMBER 16 2003 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSALTIME /UTC/...ALL WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES WILL CHANGE THEIRPRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT /LSR/ TO A NEW FORMAT. THISNEW FORMAT PROVIDES EVENT SPECIFIC LATITUDE AND LONGITUDEINFORMATION AND PRESENTS EVENT INFORMATION IN A USERFRIENDLY MANNER.
scn03-60sps_format.txtSUBJECT SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT CHANGE FROM NON- SEGMENTED TO SEGMENTED FORMAT...EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 2 2003 ON TUESDAY DECEMBER 2 2003 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSALTIME /UTC/...ALL WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES WILL CHANGE THEIRSPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENTS /SPS/ FROM A NON-SEGMENTED TOSEGMENTED FORMAT.
scn03-60sps_format_cca.txtSUBJECT CORRECTED...SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT CHANGE FROM NON-SEGMENTED TO SEGMENTED FORMAT...EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 2 2003
scn03-61ak_marine.txtSUBJECT MODIFICATIONS TO MARINE ZONE BOUNDARIES IN ALASKA AND FORMAT AND COMMUNICATIONS HEADING CHANGES TO THE COASTAL WATERS FORECAST PRODUCTS IN ALASKA...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 19 2003 AND DECEMBER 16 2003 AT 4 PM ALASKA STANDARD TIME /AST/
scn03-61ak_marine_aaa.txtSUBJECT UPDATED...MODIFICATIONS TO MARINE ZONE BOUNDARIES IN ALASKA AND FORMAT AND COMMUNICATIONS HEADING CHANGES TO THE COASTAL WATERS FORECAST PRODUCTS IN ALASKA... EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 19 2003 AND JANUARY 13 2004 AT 4 PM ALASKA STANDARD TIME /AST/
scn03-62ak_restructure.txtSUBJECT RESTRUCTURING OF PUBLIC...HYDRO...AND MARINE WEATHER FORECAST AND WARNING PRODUCT COLLECTIVES AT WFO ANCHORAGE AND MODERNIZING OF COMMUNICATIONS HEADINGS AT ALASKA WFOS...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 19 2003 AND DECEMBER 16 2003
scn03-62ak_restructure_aaa.txtSUBJECT UPDATED...RESTRUCTURING OF PUBLIC...HYDRO...AND MARINE WEATHER FORECAST AND WARNING PRODUCT COLLECTIVES AT WFO ANCHORAGE AND MODERNIZING OF COMMUNICATION IDENTIFIERS AT ALASKA WFOS...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 19 2003 AND JANUARY 13 2004
scn03-63ak_zfp.txtSUBJECT ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT MODIFIED FORMAT...CHANGES TO PUBLIC ZONE BOUNDARIES...AND PHASED IMPLEMENTATION... EFFECTIVE BEGINNING NOVEMBER 19 2003 ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 19 2003 AT 400 PM ALASKA STANDARD TIME /AST/...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN JUNEAU ALASKA WILL IMPLEMENT CHANGES CALLED FOR IN A NEW DIRECTIVE...NWS INSTRUCTION 10-503...WFO PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST PRODUCTS SPECIFICATION. THIS NEW DIRECTIVE SETS POLICY FOR AN IMPROVED ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT /ZFP/ IN A MODIFIED FORMAT. THE REMAINING ALASKAN WFOS...WFO ANCHORAGE AND WFO FAIRBANKS...WILL IMPLEMENT THESE CHANGES ON TUESDAY...DECEMBER 16 2003.
scn03-64cli_aaf.txtSUBJECT COMMUNICATION IDENTIFIER CHANGE FOR CLIMATE INFORMATION FOR APALACHICOLA /AAF/ FLORIDA...EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 15 2003
scn03-65cli_dfw.txtSUBJECT IDENTIFIER CHANGE...NEW CLIMATE INFORMATION AND RECORD REPORT FOR DALLAS/FORT WORTH TEXAS AND NEW PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT PRODUCTS FOR DALLAS/FORT WORTH AND WACO TEXAS...EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1 2003
scn03-66wou.txtSUBJECT WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE MESSAGES FROM THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 6 2004 ON TUESDAY...JANUARY 6 2004 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME/UTC/ THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER /SPC/ WILL BEGIN ISSUING ANOPERATIONAL TEXT PRODUCT CALLED THE WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE MESSAGE/WOU/ FOR THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES. THE WOU MESSAGE DEPICTSALL COUNTIES AND INDEPENDENT CITIES WITHIN A SEVERE THUNDERSTORMOR TORNADO WATCH AT THE TIME OF INITIAL ISSUANCE.
scn03-67hydro.txtSUBJECT CHANGES TO NWS HYDROLOGY PRODUCTS EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 9 2004
scn03-68sft_texas.txtSUBJECT WEST TEXAS STATE FORECAST PRODUCT CHANGE... EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 15 2003
scn03-69eqr.txtSUBJECT STANDARDIZATION OF WMO HEADINGS AND AWIPS IDENTIFIERS FOR EARTHQUAKE REPORTS /EQR/...EFFECTIVE NO LATER THAN JANUARY 7 2004 BETWEEN NOW AND WEDNESDAY JANUARY 7 2004 AT 1200 COORDINATEDUNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...ALL NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES WILL BESTANDARDIZING THE AWIPS IDS FOR EARTHQUAKE REPORTS TOEQRXXX...WHERE XXX REPRESENTS THE 3-LETTER ISSUING OFFICE ID. CURRENTLY EARTHQUAKE REPORTS ARE SENT AS EITHER EQREQI OR EQRXXX. IN ADDITION TO STANDARDIZING THE PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED AWIPS IDSTHERE ARE SOME CHANGES TO WMO HEADINGS /SEE TABLE 1 FOR DETAILS/.
scn03-70bs_windchill.txtSUBJECT PRODUCT CATEGORY CHANGE FOR BLOWING SNOW AND WIND CHILL PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 23 2003
scn03-71sft_tn.txtSUBJECT TENNESSEE STATE FORECAST PRODUCT FORMAT CHANGE... EFFECTIVE JANUARY 14 2004
scn03-72notification.txtSUBJECT NEW NWS PROCEDURES FOR NATIONAL SERVICE AND TECHNICAL CHANGE MESSAGES...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 7 2004
scn03-73agonew.txtSUBJECT IDENTIFIER CHANGE FOR SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTH MISSISSIPPI AGRICULTURAL OBSERVATIONS PRODUCT... EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 4 2003
scn03-74ARoffshoretimechg.txtSUBJECT CHANGE IN SCHEDULED ISSUANCE TIME OF ALASKA REGION OFFSHORE MARINE FORECASTS...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 13 2004
scn03-75cligfk.txtSUBJECT IDENTIFIER CHANGE FOR GRAND FORKS AIRPORT NORTH DAKOTA CLIMATE INFORMATION...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1 2004
scn03-76fire_zones.txtSUBJECT FIRE WEATHER ZONE NUMBERS TO REPLACE PUBLIC ZONE NUMBERS IN FIRE WEATHER FORECAST PRODUCTS... EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 26 2004 ON FEBRUARY 26 2004 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...ALL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES WILL BEGIN ISSUINGTHE FIRE WEATHER PRE-SUPPRESSION FORECAST /FWF/ AND RED FLAGWARNING /RFW/ WITH FIRE WEATHER ZONE NUMBERS INSTEAD OF PUBLICWEATHER ZONE NUMBERS IN THE UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE /UGC/.
scn04-01sft_la.txtLOUISIANA STATE FORECAST PRODUCT CHANGE... EFFECTIVE APRIL 1 2004
scn04-02sft_nm.txtNEW MEXICO STATE FORECAST PRODUCT CHANGE... EFFECTIVE APRIL 1 2004
scn04-02sft_nm_cca.txtCORRECTED...NEW MEXICO STATE FORECAST PRODUCT CHANGE... EFFECTIVE APRIL 1 2004
scn04-03cpc_timechg.txtCHANGE IN RELEASE TIME /TO 830 AM EASTERN TIME/ FOR THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER/S ONE- AND THREE-MONTH OUTLOOKS AND U.S.DROUGHT OUTLOOK...EFFECTIVE THURSDAY FEBRUARY 19 2004 ON THURSDAY FEBRUARY 19 2004...THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER/CPC/ WILL CHANGE THE RELEASE TIME FOR THE OFFICIAL ONE- ANDTHREE-MONTH OUTLOOKS AND U.S. DROUGHT OUTLOOK TO 830 AM EASTERNTIME INSTEAD OF 300 PM EASTERN TIME. THESE PRODUCTS WILLCONTINUE TO BE ISSUED ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH.
scn04-04sls.txtWMO HEADING CHANGES FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND TORNADO WATCH AREA OUTLINE STATEMENT PRODUCTS FOR MAINE AND VERMONT TO REFLECT ORIGINATING OFFICE...EFFECTIVE APRIL 6 2004
scn04-05watch_status.txtENHANCEMENTS TO THE WATCH STATUS MESSAGES FROM THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER...EFFECTIVE APRIL 20 2004 ON TUESDAY...APRIL 20 2004 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/ THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER /SPC/ WILL BEGIN ADDING ENHANCED INFORMATION TO THE SPC WATCH STATUS MESSAGE /WWA/. THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE AT THE END OF THE CURRENT PRODUCT...FOLLOWING A DOUBLE AMPERSAND //. THE ADDED INFORMATION CONSISTS OF UGC AND COUNTY...PARISH...AND INDEPENDENT-CITY NAMES FOR AREAS WHERE THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES. THE FORMAT OF THIS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS SIMILAR TO THE FORMAT OF THE SPC WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE /WOU/ MESSAGE. THE ENHANCED INFORMATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WATCH STATUS MESSAGE IS A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS TO THE RIGHT OF THE STATUS LINE LOCATED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PRODUCT. FOR REFERENCE...THE WMO HEADER OF THE STATUS PRODUCT IS WOUS20 KWNS. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE CHANGES TO THIS PRODUCT PLEASE CONTACT: RICHARD OKULSKI NWS/FIRE AND PUBLIC WEATHER SERVICES BRANCH 301-713-1867x114 DR. RUSSELL SCHNEIDER NWS/STORM PREDICTION CENTER 405-579-0704 TWO EXAMPLES OF AN OPERATIONAL WATCH STATUS WITH THE ADDITIONAL UGC AND COUNTY INFORMATION MAY BE ACCESSED AT THE FOLLOWING SITE (USE LOWER CASE LETTERS). THE FIRST IS A WATCH STATUS MESSAGE AND THE SECOND IS A FINAL/CLOSEOUT WATCH STATUS MESSAGE FOR A PARTICULAR WATCH. HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/OS/WATCH/WATCHSTATUSSCN04EXAMPLES.PDF THIS NOTICE AND OTHER SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn04-06wind_adv.txtWIND ADVISORY PRODUCT IMPLEMENTATION AT WFO PENDLETON OREGON ON MARCH 15 2004
scn04-07TX_hydro_xfer.txtSERVICE TRANSFER OF ONE RIVER FORECAST POINT TO THE HOUSTON WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE...EFFECTIVE MAY 11 2004
scn04-07TX_hydro_xfer_cca.txtCORRECTED...SERVICE TRANSFER OF ONE RIVER FORECAST POINT TO THE HOUSTON WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE...EFFECTIVE MAY 11 2004
scn04-08uvi_chg.txtULTRAVIOLET INDEX PRODUCT CHANGES...EFFECTIVE MAY 18 2004
scn04-09firewx_xfer.txtFIRE WEATHER FORECAST AND RED FLAG WARNING RESPONSIBILITY FOR OREGON FIRE WEATHER ZONES 609...610...AND 611 TRANSFERRING TO WFO PENDLETON FROM WFO PORTLAND...EFFECTIVE APRIL 1 2004
scn04-09firewx_xfer_cca.txtCORRECTED: FIRE WEATHER FORECAST AND RED FLAG WARNING RESPONSIBILITY FOR OREGON FIRE WEATHER ZONES 609...610...AND 611 TRANSFERRING TO WFO PENDLETON FROM WFO PORTLAND...EFFECTIVE APRIL 1 2004
scn04-10eas_event_nwr.txtNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM /EAS/ EVENT CODES AND SPECIFIC AREA MESSAGE ENCODING /SAME/ CODES ON NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM...EFFECTIVE JUNE 30 2004
scn04-11firewx_xfer_calif.txtFIRE WEATHER FORECAST AND RED FLAG WARNING RESPONSIBILITY FOR CALIFORNIA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 211 TRANSFERRED TO WFO SACRAMENTO FROM WFO SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA CALIFORNIA...EFFECTIVE MAY 17 2004
scn04-12wr_climate.txtNEW CLIMATE REPORTS FOR WESTERN UNITED STATES SITES... EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2004 EFFECTIVE TUESDAY JUNE 1 2004 AT 200 A.M. MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME /MST/...0900 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...NEW DAILYAND MONTHLY CLIMATE REPORTS FROM VARIOUS WESTERN UNITED STATESSITES WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE.
scn04-13hfo_awips_pub.txtWFO HONOLULU HAWAII MODERNIZATION OF PRODUCTS - CHANGING OF AWIPS IDENTIFICATION CODES... EFFECTIVE JULY 15 2004
scn04-13hfo_awips_pub_cca.txtCORRECTED...WFO HONOLULU HAWAII MODERNIZATION OF PRODUCTS - CHANGING OF AWIPS IDENTIFICATION CODES... EFFECTIVE JULY 15 2004
scn04-14hfo_pub_zones.txtWFO HONOLULU HAWAII MODERNIZATION OF PRODUCTS - RESTRUCTURING OF PUBLIC ZONES...EFFECTIVE JULY 15 2004
scn04-15hfo_ugc.txtWFO HONOLULU HAWAII MODERNIZATION OF PRODUCTS - TRANSITIONING OF WARNING PRODUCTS TO COUNTY-BASED CODES...EFFECTIVE JULY 15 2004
scn04-16hfo_marine_awips.txtCOMMUNICATION IDENTIFIER CHANGES FOR WFO HONOLULU MARINE PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE JULY 15 2004
scn04-17hfo_marine_zones.txtCHANGES TO HAWAII COASTAL MARINE ZONE BOUNDARIES... INCREASE HAWAII COASTAL MARINE ZONES FROM TWO TO TO FIFTEEN...EFFECTIVE JULY 15 2004
scn04-18firewx_ddc.txtNEW FIRE WEATHER FORECAST PRODUCTS IN THE DODGE CITY KANSAS COUNTY WARNING AREA...EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2004
scn04-19opc_analysis.txtMODIFICATION OF NORTHERN ATLANTIC HEMISPHERIC ANALYSIS AND THE NORTHERN PACIFIC HEMISPHERIC ANALYSIS... EFFECTIVE JUNE 15 2004
scn04-19opc_analysis_cca.txtCORRECTED: MODIFICATION OF NORTHERN ATLANTIC HEMISPHERIC ANALYSIS AND THE NORTHERN PACIFIC HEMISPHERIC ANALYSIS...EFFECTIVE JUNE 15 2004
scn04-20firewx_lbf.txtNEW FIRE WEATHER FORECAST PRODUCT FOR USERS IN THE NORTH PLATTE COUNTY WARNING AREA...EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2004
scn04-21complan2.txtCOMMUNICATIONS IDENTIFIER TRANSITION PHASE ONE IMPLEMENTATION...EFFECTIVE JUNE 8 2004
scn04-21updateaaa.txtSUBJECT:COMMUNICATIONS IDENTIFIER /CID/ TRANSITION PHASE ONE IMPLEMENTATION...EFFECTIVE JUNE 15 2004
scn04-22coms12.txtCOMMUNICATIONS IDENTIFIER TRANSITION PLAN THE NWS HAS BEEN REVIEWING ALL COMMUNICATION IDENTIFIERS/CID/ FOR COMPLIANCE WITH NWS AND WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION /WMO/ CID POLICIES. NWS CIDS CONSIST OF THE WMO HEADING ON ONE LINE FOLLOWED BY THE AWIPS IDENTIFIER ON A SECOND LINE. NOTE: NOT ALL NWS PRODUCTS REQUIRE AN AWIPS IDENTIFIER. PRESENTLY MANY NWS OFFICES ISSUE PRODUCTS WITH A MIX OF CIDS.SOME ARE COMPLIANT WITH CURRENT NWS AND WMO POLICIES WHILE OTHERSARE NOT. EXAMPLE: MANY NWS OFFICES ISSUE SOME PRODUCTS USINGTHEIR OLD SITE IDS AND OTHER PRODUCTS WITH THEIR NEWER SITE ID.HOWEVER...OVER THE NEXT YEAR...NWS WILL BE WORKING TO CONVERT ALLCIDS SO THEY ARE COMPLIANT WITH NWS AND WMO POLICIES. CID CHANGES ARE PLANNED FOR SIX PHASES BASED PRIMARILY ON RELATEDPRODUCT CATEGORIES. THE FIRST PHASE IS PLANNED FOR JUNE 2004WITH SUBSEQUENT PHASES FOLLOWING APPROXIMATELY 60 DAYS APART.CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO THE NUMBER OF CHANGES IN EACHPHASE AND PRODUCT CATEGORIES MAY BE MOVED TO BETTER BALANCE THEPHASES OR FOR OPERATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS. FUTURE DATA MANAGEMENT NOTICES WILL BE ISSUED 75 DAYS BEFORE THEEFFECTIVE DATE OF EACH OF THE SIX PHASES OF CID CHANGES. EACHNOTICE WILL REFERENCE AN EXPLICIT LIST OF ALL AFFECTED CIDS IN THAT PHASE AND THE SPECIFIC CID CHANGES TO BE MADE. SIMILARNOTICES SUCH AS NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE AND LOCAL OR REGIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS WILL ALSO BEDISSEMINATED IN THE SAME TIME FRAME. INFORMATION CONCERNING THE IMPENDING CHANGES WILL BE POSTED ON THE DATA MANAGEMENT /DM/ WEB PAGE AND ON A CID TRANSITION WEB PAGE. THE URL FOR THE DM WEB PAGE AND THE CID TRANSITION WEB PAGE IS POSTED BELOW /USE LOWER CASE/ HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/DATAMGMT/INDEX.HTML THE URL FOR THE CID TRANSITION WEB PAGE IS /USE LOWER CASE/ HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/DATAMGMT/CID.HTML DATA MANAGEMENT IS THE PRIMARY LEAD FOR CID TRANSITION IMPLEMENTATION. EACH NWS REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS OFFICE THE NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION /NCEP/ AND MANY LOCAL NWS OFFICES ALSO HAVE A CID TRANSITION POINT OF CONTACT /POC/. BEFORE EACH PHASE NWS OFFICES MAY ELECT TO TEST PRODUCTS AS PART OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CID CHANGES. ALL TEST PRODUCTS WILLFOLLOW THE PRESCRIBED FORMAT FOR TEST MESSAGES DOCUMENTED IN NWSINSTRUCTION 10-1701. ALL TESTS WILL BE COORDINATED WITH DATA MANAGEMENT.
scn04-23vtec.txtSUBJECT ADD MARINE ZONES AND VALID TIME EVENT CODE TO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE MESSAGES...EFFECTIVE JULY 7 2004 ON WEDNESDAY...JULY 7 2004 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/ THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER /SPC/ WILL ADD ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS MARINE ZONES AND VALID TIME EVENTCODE TO AN OPERATIONAL TEXT PRODUCT CALLED THE WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE MESSAGE /WOU/. ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS MARINEZONES REFER TO A WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE/S NEAR SHORE RESPONSIBILITY. THIS RESPONSIBILITY IS OUT TO 20 NAUTICAL MILES FOR THE PACIFIC AND ATLANTIC OCEANS AND THE GULF OF MEXICO. ALL GREAT LAKES MARINE ZONES WILL BE INCLUDED IN WOU/S.
scn04-24vtecmr.txtWATCH STATUS MESSAGES WITH ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS MARINE ZONES...EFFECTIVE JULY 7 2004 ON WEDNESDAY...JULY 7 2004 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/ THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER /SPC/ WILL BEGIN ADDING ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS MARINE ZONES TO THE SPC WATCH STATUS MESSAGE /AWIPS ID WWASPC/. THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE AT THE END OF THE CURRENT PRODUCT... FOLLOWING A DOUBLE AMPERSAND /. ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS MARINE ZONES REFER TO A WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE/S NEAR SHORE RESPONSIBILITY. THIS RESPONSIBILITY IS OUT TO 20 NAUTICAL MILES FOR THE PACIFIC AND ATLANTIC OCEANS AND THE GULF OF MEXICO. ALL GREAT LAKES MARINE ZONES WILL BE INCLUDED IN WATCH STATUS MESSAGES. FOR REFERENCE...THE WMO HEADER OF THE STATUS PRODUCT IS WOUS20 KWNS. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE CHANGES TO THIS PRODUCT PLEASE CONTACT: RICHARD OKULSKI NWS/FIRE AND PUBLIC WEATHER SERVICES BRANCH PHONE: 301.713.1867x114 DR. RUSSELL SCHNEIDER NWS/STORM PREDICTION CENTER PHONE: 405.579.0704 AN EXAMPLE OF AN OPERATIONAL WATCH STATUS MESSAGE WITH THE ADDITIONAL MARINE ZONES UGC INFORMATION MAY BE ACCESSED AT THE FOLLOWING SITE /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/: http://weather.gov/os/watch/wsm_add.pdf THIS NOTICE AND OTHER SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn04-25rtp.txtCHANGE IN AWIPS IDS AND WMO IDS FOR TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION...WEATHER SUMMARY...AND WEATHER ROUNDUP PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE JULY 01 2004
scn04-25rtpcca.txtCHANGE IN AWIPS IDS AND WMO IDS FOR TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION...WEATHER SUMMARY...AND WEATHER ROUNDUP PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE JULY 01 2004
scn04-26atl.txtATLANTIC AND EAST PACIFIC TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION FORMAT CHANGES
scn04-27cmbn-wrn.txtCOMBINED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS TO BE ISSUED IN SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES THIS MONSOON SEASON: EFFECTIVE JULY 1 2004
scn04-28firewx_zone_slc.txtEXISTING WFO SALT LAKE CITY FIRE WEATHER ZONE BOUNDARY CHANGES FOR ZONES 427...428...429...431...432... 436...437 AND 438...EFFECTIVE MAY 1 2004
scn04-29nhc_splash.txtSPLASH TIME ADDED TO THE REMARKS SECTION OF TEMP DROP MESSAGE FOR TROPICAL CYCLONES...EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2004
scn04-30sfp_texas.txtSOUTH TEXAS STATE FORECAST PRODUCT CHANGE... EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1 2004
scn04-31marinezone_jax.txtMARINE ZONE COVERAGE CHANGE FOR NORTHEAST FLORIDA COASTAL AND INLAND WATERS...EFFECTIVE JULY 27 2004.
scn04-32usvirginislands.txtNEW WEATHER SUMMARY PRODUCTS FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS OF THE UNITED STATES...EFFECTIVE JULY 27 2004
scn04-33cancelfirezone.txtCANCELLATION OF SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 04-11: SCHEDULED TRANSFER OF FIRE WEATHER FORECAST AND RED FLAG WARNING RESPONSIBILITY FOR CALIFORNIA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 211
scn04-34cancel04-27.txtCANCELLATION OF SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 04-27... COMBINED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS IN THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES
scn04-34cancel04-27combined_warnings.txtCANCELLATION OF SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 04-27... COMBINED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS IN THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES
scn04-35exces_precip.txtSUBJECT: CHANGE TO FORMAT OF EXCESSIVE PRECIPITATION GRAPHIC...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 5 2004
scn04-36_7-day-river.txtENHANCEMENT TO HYDROLOGIC PRODUCTS ISSUED BY NWS OFFICES IN ITS CENTRAL REGION...EFFECTIVE AUGUST 24 2004
scn04-37_7-day-rvd.txtENHANCEMENT TO HYDROLOGIC PRODUCTS ISSUED BY NWS OFFICES IN ITS CENTRAL REGION...EFFECTIVE JULY 14 2004
scn04-38one-month_outlook.txtSUBJECT: UPDATE TO ONE-MONTH OUTLOOK FOR CONTIGUOUS U.S. AND ALASKA ON THE LAST DAY OF THE MONTH AT 300 PM EASTERN TIME...EFFECTIVE JULY 31 2004
scn04-39EAScodes.txtSUBJECT: NEW COMMUNICATION IDENTIFIERS FOR NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY TEXT PRODUCTS TRANSMITTED ON NOAAPORT... NWWS... EMWIN... AND FAMILY OF SERVICES... EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 8 2004.
scn04-40segment-format.txtCHANGE TO SEGMENTED FORMAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT...FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT...MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT...AND COASTAL FLOOD PRODUCT EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 3 2004
scn04-40segment-formataaa.txtAMENDED...CHANGE TO SEGMENTED FORMAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT...FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT...MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT...AND COASTAL FLOOD PRODUCT... EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 3 2004
scn04-41cid_plan.txtSUBJECT: COMMUNICATIONS IDENTIFIER TRANSITION /CID/ PLAN UPDATE
scn04-42hpc-winter.txtREPLACEMENT OF WINTER WEATHER PRODUCTS BY THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER...EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 22 2004
scn04-43_modify_clm.txtMODIFIED CONTENT OF CLIMATOLOGICAL REPORT /LONGER TERM/...PRODUCT CATEGORY CLM
scn04-44_so_ca_boundchg.txtSUBJECT: PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE BOUNDARY MODIFICATION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 16 2004
scn04-45_vtec.txtOPERATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ IN MOST NWS EVENT-DRIVEN PRODUCTS EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 8 2005
scn04-45_vtecaaa.txtAMENDED...OPERATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ IN MOST NWS EVENT-DRIVEN PRODUCTS EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 8 2005
scn04-45aab_vtec.txtAMENDED...OPERATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ IN MOST NWS EVENT-DRIVEN PRODUCTS EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 8 2005...EXCEPT EFFECTIVE MARCH 16 2005 FOR WFO ANCHORAGE
scn04-46navtex_ak.txtSUBJECT:CHANGE IN COMMUNICATIONS HEADINGS FOR ALASKA REGION NAVTEX PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 15 2004
scn04-47_LegacyDisc.txtDISCONTINUATION OF LEGACY CONVECTIVE WATCH PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 22 2005
scn04-47_LegacyDisc_aaa.txtAMENDED: DISCONTINUATION OF LEGACY CONVECTIVE WATCH PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 22 2005
scn04-47_LegacyDisc_aaacca.txtCORRECTED: AMENDED: DISCONTINUATION OF LEGACY CONVECTIVE WATCH PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 22 2005
scn04-47_LegacyDiscontinue.txtDISCONTINUATION OF LEGACY CONVECTIVE WATCH PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 22 2005
scn04-47_LegacyDiscontinue_aaa.txtAMENDED: DISCONTINUATION OF LEGACY CONVECTIVE WATCH PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 22 2005
scn04-47_LegacyDiscontinue_aaacca.txtCORRECTED: AMENDED: DISCONTINUATION OF LEGACY CONVECTIVE WATCH PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 22 2005
scn04-48_wbc_ops.txtOPERATIONAL WATCH BY COUNTY PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 8 2005
scn04-48_wbc_opsaaa.txtAMENDED...CHANGE TO OPERATIONAL WATCH BY COUNTY PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 8 2005
scn04-48_wbc_opsaaacca.txtCORRECTED...AMENDED...CHANGE TO OPERATIONAL WATCH BY COUNTY PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 8 2005
scn04-49_montana_zone_changecca.txtCORRECTED...PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE BOUNDARY MODIFICATION IN SOUTHERN MONTANA...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 30 2004
scn04-49_mt_zone_change.txtPUBLIC FORECAST ZONE BOUNDARY MODIFICATION IN SOUTHERN MONTANA...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 30 2004
scn04-50_ak_zone_change.txtSUBJECT MARINE AND PUBLIC ZONE BOUNDARY CHANGES IN ANCHORAGE ALASKA AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY... EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 30 2004 AT 4 PM AKST
scn04-51_vtec format_hydro.txtCHANGE TO STANDARDIZED...VTEC-ENCODED FORMAT FOR HYDROLOGIC PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 8 2004
scn04-51vtec format_hydrocca.txtCORRECTED: CHANGE TO STANDARDIZED...VTEC-ENCODED FORMAT FOR HYDROLOGIC PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 8 2005
scn04-52_cid_impl.txtCOMMUNICATIONS IDENTIFIER TRANSITION OF COMBINED PHASE IMPLEMENTATION...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 9 2004
scn04-53CliftonForgeFIPS.txtSUBJECT: CHANGE OF CLIFTON FORGE... VA FROM INDEPENDENT CITY TO TOWN STATUS IN PUBLIC PRODUCTS... EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1 2005
scn04-53CliftonForgeFIPScca.txtCORRECTED...CHANGE OF CLIFTON FORGE...VA FROM INDEPENDENT CITY TO TOWN STATUS IN PUBLIC PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1 2005
scn04-54_CIDFinalReminder.txtREMINDER OF COMMUNICATIONS IDENTIFIER TRANSITION COMBINED PHASE IMPLEMENTATION... EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 9 2004
scn04-55_wr_ffs.txtCHANGE IN WESTERN REGION FOLLOW UP STATEMENT TO FLASH FLOOD WARNING /FFW/ FROM FLOOD STATEMENT /FLS/ TO FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT /FFS/...EFFECTIVE MARCH 17 2005
scn04-56vtec_hydro_delay.txtFOLLOW UP TO SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 04-51... DELAY IN VTEC FOR HYDROLOGIC PRODUCTS
scn04-57bear_lake_zn_chg.txtCOUNTY WARNING FORECAST AREA CHANGE FOR WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES SALT LAKE CITY... UT AND POCATELLO... ID...EFFECTIVE MAY 2 2005
scn04-58ak_restructure.txtRESTRUCTURING OF SELECT ANCHORAGE ALASKA PUBLIC... HYDROLOGICAL...AND MARINE PRODUCTS... EFFECTIVE MARCH 16 2005 AT 4 PM AST
scn05-01rva_kansas_city.txtHYDROLOGIC PRODUCT FOR RESERVOIR INFORMATION ISSUED BY NOAA NWS FORECAST OFFICE KANSAS CITY /PLEASANT HILL/ IN CENTRAL REGION...EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1 2005
scn05-02marine_zone_chg_ak.txtSUBJECT MODIFICATIONS TO THE MARINE ZONE BOUNDARIES IN THE ARCTIC COASTAL WATERS IN ALASKA...EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2005 AT 00 UTC
scn05-03cca_mi_marine_trnsfr.txtCORRECTED: CHANGE OF RESPONSIBILITY OF MARINE SERVICE IN SOUTHEAST LAKE MICHIGAN...AND NEW MARINE PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS ON TUESDAY MAY 24 2005.
scn05-03marine_resp_iwx.txtCHANGE OF RESPONSIBILITY OF MARINE SERVICE IN EXTREME SOUTHEAST LAKE MICHIGAN...AND NEW MARINE PRODUCT IDS: EFFECTIVE AT 1200 UTC ON TUESDAY APRIL 5 2005
scn05-04marine_zonechg_seattle.txtSUBJECT:MARINE ZONE NAME CHANGES FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL WASHINGTON COASTAL AND INLAND WATERS...EFFECTIVE THURSDAY JUNE 23 2005.
scn05-05inland_rename.txtRENAMING OF TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH/WARNING PRODUCT FOR INLAND AREAS: EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2005 AT 5 AM EDT
scn05-06_id_chng_tce_tcu.txtCHANGES IN PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE POSITION ESTIMATE AND TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2005 AT 5 AM EDT
scn05-07fire_zone_change.txtSUBJECT:FIRE WEATHER ZONE BOUNDARY MODIFICATION IN NORTH CENTRAL OREGON AND SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON: EFFECTIVE APRIL 1 2005
scn05-08GrandRapidsFireZoneChg.txtSUBJECT:ASSUMPTION OF FIRE WEATHER PROGRAM AT WFO GRAND RAPIDS MICHIGAN AND ASSOCIATED IMPLEMENTATION OF A SUITE OF FIRE WEATHER PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE MARCH 15 2005
scn05-09GaylordFireZoneChg.txtSUBJECT:CHANGE OF FIRE WEATHER RESPONSIBILITY AND FIRE WEATHER ZONES AT WFO GAYLORD MICHIGAN...EFFECTIVE MARCH 15 2005
scn05-10_NM_firewx_zone_chg.txtSUBJECT:CHANGES TO THE BOUNDARIES OF THE FIRE WEATHER ZONES IN NEW MEXICO: EFFECTIVE APRIL 28 2005
scn05-11_firewx_guam.txtSUBJECT:IMPLEMENTATION OF FIRE WEATHER PROGRAM AT WFO GUAM AND ASSOCIATED SUITE OF FIRE WEATHER PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2005
scn05-12FireWxDetroit.txtSUBJECT:ASSUMPTION OF FIRE WEATHER PROGRAM AT WFO DETROIT MICHIGAN AND ASSOCIATED IMPLEMENTATION OF A SUITE OF FIRE WEATHER PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE APRIL 19 2005
scn05-13albemarle_marine_zonechg.txtSUBJECT MODIFICATIONS TO THE MARINE ZONE BOUNDARY IN THE ALBEMARLE SOUND: EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY... JULY 13 2005 AT 00 UTC
scn05-14_CFWproducts.txt
scn05-15hazardous_seas.txtSMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS...A NEW HEADLINE...EFFECTIVE TUESDAY...AUGUST 2 2005... AT 00 UTC
scn05-16_tsunami_change.txtSUBJECT:NEW TSUNAMI PROGRAM AND WATCH AND WARNING PRODUCTS AVAILABLE FOR GULF AND EASTERN COAST UNITED STATES ...EFFECTIVE APRIL 20 2005
scn05-17gaylord_fire_zones.txtCHANGE OF FIRE WEATHER ZONES ISSUED BY WFO GAYLORD MICHIGAN...EFFECTIVE JULY 5 2005
scn05-18detroit_fire_zones.txtCHANGE OF FIRE WEATHER ZONES ISSUED BY WFO DETROIT MICHIGAN...EFFECTIVE JULY 5 2005 EFFECTIVE TUESDAY...JULY 5 AT 0001 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...1901 CENTRAL DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME /CDT/...THE NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN DETROIT... MICHIGAN /DTX/ WILL RECONFIGURE ITS FIRE WEATHER ZONES TO USE THE ONE COUNTY...ONE ZONE CONCEPT.
scn05-18detroit_fire_zones_cca.txtCORRECTED: CHANGE OF FIRE WEATHER ZONES ISSUED BY WFO DETROIT MICHIGAN: EFFECTIVE JULY 5 2005
scn05-19grandrapids_fire_zones.txtCHANGE OF FIRE WEATHER ZONES ISSUED BY WFO GRAND RAPIDS MICHIGAN: EFFECTIVE JULY 5 2005
scn05-20_Montana.txtSUBJECT:PUBLIC ZONE BOUNDARY CHANGES IN MISSOULA MONTANA AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY...EFFECTIVE AUGUST 31 2005
scn05-21_hurr_local_stmnt.txtISSUANCE OF HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENTS /HLS/ BY INLAND WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES /WFOS/
scn05-21_hurr_local_stmntcca.txtISSUANCE OF HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENTS /HLS/ BY INLAND WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES /WFOS/
scn05-21_hurr_local_stmntcca_cca.txtISSUANCE OF HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENTS /HLS/ BY INLAND WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES /WFOS/
scn05-22zone_change_ca.txtRECONFIGURATION OF PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES FOR THE GREATER SAN FRANCISCO AND MONTEREY BAY AREAS OF CALIFORNIA: EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 20 2005
scn05-23_small-craft_adv.txtNWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES WITH MARINE AND COASTAL RESPONSIBILITIES MAY ISSUE UP TO FOUR TYPES OF SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY HEADLINES IN THE COASTAL WATERS FORECAST /CWF/ AND NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST /NSH/ BEGINNING ON TUESDAY...NOVEMBER 1 2005 ...AT 00 UTC
scn05-24aaa-vtec-update.txtOPERATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ IN SEVEN NWS EVENT-DRIVEN PRODUCTS AND TWO ROUTINE MARINE PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1 2005: REMINDER AND UPDATE
scn05-24ghg_vtec.txtOPERATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ IN SEVEN NWS EVENT-DRIVEN PRODUCTS AND TWO ROUTINE MARINE PRODUCTS EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1 2005
scn05-25oper_wbc.txtOPERATIONAL WATCH BY COUNTY PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1 2005
scn05-26discontinue.txtDISCONTINUATION OF CONVECTIVE WATCH PRODUCT... EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1 2005
scn05-27air_stagntn.txtPRODUCT CATEGORY CHANGE FOR AIR STAGNATION ADVISORIES ...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1 2005
scn05-28hydro_vtec.txtFOLLOW UP TO SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 04-56... IMPLEMENTATION OF VTEC IN HYDROLOGIC PRODUCTS
scn05-29pndletn_ zone_chg.txtRECONFIGURATION OF SOME PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES ISSUED BY WFO PENDLETON OREGON: EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 15 2005
scn05-30_hrcn_rpt.txtISSUANCE OF POST STORM HURRICANE REPORTS /PSH/ BY INLAND WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES /WFOS/: EFFECTIVE AUGUST 10 2005
scn05-31_lch_marine_zns.txtSUBJECT IMPLEMENTING IMPROVED MARINE ZONE COVERAGE ACROSS COASTAL WATERS FROM THE LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER... LA TO CAMERON... LA OUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES: EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1 2005
scn05-32sid_tstm_chg.txtSUBJECT CHANGE IN SITE LOCATION IDENTIFIERS IN SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND TORNADO WATCH BULLETINS... EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 25 2005
scn05-33medford_zone_chg.txtCHANGES IN COASTAL WATERS MARINE ZONES BETWEEN FLORENCE AND CAPE BLANCO... OREGON: EFFECTIVE JANUARY 10 2006
scn05-34qpf_day2_3.txtCHANGE TO DAY 2 AND DAY 3 QUANTITATIVE PRECIPITATION FORECAST /QPF/ AND DISCUSSION TIMES: EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 11 2005
scn05-35aaa_keywest.txtSUBJECT: AMENDED: COMMUNICATIONS IDENTIFIER CHANGES FOR WFO KEY WEST...EFFECTIVE DATE RESCHEDULED TO TUESDAY MAY 2 2006
scn05-35aab_keywest_id_chg.txtAMENDED: COMMUNICATIONS IDENTIFIER CHANGES FOR WFO KEY WEST: EFFECTIVE DATE CHANGED TO WEDNESDAY MAY 17 2006
scn05-35aac_keywest_id_chg.txtAMENDED: COMMUNICATIONS IDENTIFIER CHANGES FOR WFO KEY WEST: EFFECTIVE DATE CHANGED TO THURSDAY MAY 18 2006
scn05-35keywest_id_chg.txtCOMMUNICATIONS IDENTIFIER CHANGES FOR WFO KEY WEST: EFFECTIVE JANUARY 18 2006
scn05-36brownsville_zn_chg.txtSUBJECT: IMPLEMENTING IMPROVED MARINE ZONE COVERAGE ACROSS COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY...TX TO THE MOUTH OF THE RIO GRANDE...TX: EFFECTIVE JANUARY 11 2006
scn05-37modified_lsr_format.txtMODIFIED PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT FORMAT: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 8 2006
scn05-38watch_saw_chg.txtREMOVAL OF OBSOLETE LATITUDE/LONGITUDE INFORMATION FROM THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER PUBLIC WATCH PRODUCT /SEL/ AND ADDITION OF ENHANCED LATITUDE/LONGITUDE INFORMATION IN THE AVIATION WATCH PRODUCT /SAW/: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 14 2006
scn05-39outlook_points_chg.txtREMOVAL OF THE AREAL DESCRIPTION RELATIVE TO ANCHOR POINTS IN STORM PREDICTION CENTER SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK PRODUCTS FOR DAYS 1 AND 2: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 14 2006
scn05-40hydro_xfer_meg.txtTRANSFER OF HYDROLOGIC SERVICES FROM MEMPHIS WFO TO JACKSON WFO...EFFECTIVE NOV 30 2005
scn05-41seattle_zn_chg.txtRECONFIGURATION OF PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES AND ZONE NUMBERS FOR WESTERN WASHINGTON: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 28 2006
scn05-42aaa_ridge_radar_display.txtAMENDED: OPERATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF RIDGE RADAR DISPLAYS AND DISCONTINUANCE OF CURRENT NWS RADAR IMAGERY: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 21, 2006
scn05-42ridge_radar.txtOPERATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF RIDGE RADAR DISPLAYS AND DISCONTINUANCE OF CURRENT NWS RADAR IMAGERY... EFFECTIVE JANUARY 31 2006
scn05-43hfo_ghg_vtec.txtHONOLULU WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ OPERATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ IN SIX NWS EVENT-DRIVEN PRODUCTS AND ONE ROUTINE MARINE PRODUCTS... EFFECTIVE JANUARY 17 2006
scn06-01ZoneChg_gsp.txtZONE FORECAST BOUNDARY CHANGES FOR PARTS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA FOOTHILLS: EFFECTIVE MAY 9 2006.
scn06-01cca_ZoneChg_gsp.txtZONE FORECAST BOUNDARY CHANGES FOR PARTS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA FOOTHILLS...EFFECTIVE MAY 9 2006.
scn06-02cca_hydro_chg_vtec.txtCORRECTED: UPDATE ON UPCOMING CHANGES IN HYDROLOGIC PRODUCT FORMATS...DELAY IN IMPLEMENTATION OF VTEC FOR CERTAIN HYDROLOGIC PRODUCTS
scn06-02ccb_hydro_chg_vtec.txtUPDATE ON UPCOMING CHANGES IN HYDROLOGIC PRODUCT FORMATS...DELAY IN IMPLEMENTATION OF VTEC FOR CERTAIN HYDROLOGIC PRODUCTS
scn06-02hydro_chg_vtec.txtUPDATE ON UPCOMING CHANGES IN HYDROLOGIC PRODUCT FORMATS...DELAY IN IMPLEMENTATION OF VTEC FOR CERTAIN HYDROLOGIC PRODUCTS
scn06-03aaa_usaf_hdob.txtAMENDED...NEW PRODUCTS FOR UNITED STATES AIR FORCE HIGH DENSITY OBSERVATION DATA FROM TROPICAL CYCLONE WC-130J RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT: EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2007
scn06-03usaf_hdob.txtNEW PRODUCTS FOR UNITED STATES AIR FORCE HIGH DENSITY OBSERVATION DATA FROM TROPICAL CYCLONE WC-130J RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT: EFFECTIVE ON OR AFTER JUNE 1 2006
scn06-04public_tsunami.txtNEW PUBLIC TSUNAMI PRODUCTS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 27 2006 EFFECTIVE FRIDAY JANUARY 27 2006 AT 1800 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER /WC/ATWC/... WILL IMPLEMENT A NEW SUITE OF EVENT-DRIVEN TSUNAMI TEXT PRODUCTS FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS: ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...AND THE UNITED STATES /US/ WEST COAST THE US GULF OF MEXICO COAST...THE US EAST COAST...AND THE EASTERN CANADIAN PROVINCES
scn06-05tpc_hpc.txtCHANGES TO TROPICAL CYCLONE PUBLIC ADVISORY PRODUCTS ISSUED BY THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER /HPC/: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2006
scn06-06trop_ExpToOper.txtCHANGES IN TROPICAL CYCLONE PROBABILISTIC PRODUCTS EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2006
scn06-07cwd_operational.txtNEW TROPICAL CYCLONE PRODUCT EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2006
scn06-08cca_mass_news_blk_chg.txtCORRECTED: CHANGE TO MASS NEWS MEDIA DISSEMINATOR HEADER BLOCK FOR 6 TROPICAL CYCLONE PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2006
scn06-08mass_news_blk_chg.txtCHANGE TO MASS NEWS MEDIA DISSEMINATOR HEADER BLOCK FOR 6 TROPICAL CYCLONE PRODUCTS... EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2006
scn06-09cca_sd_fire_zones.txtCORRECTED: ADDITION OF THREE NEW FIRE WEATHER ZONES ISSUED BY WFO SIOUX FALLS SOUTH DAKOTA: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 28 2006 CORRECTED TO RESTRUCTURE NEBRASKA FIRE WEATHER COUNTIES INTO A SEPARATE ZONE. AS A RESULT THE SUBJECT LINE AND PARAGRAPHS ONE THROUGH THREE OF THE ORIGINAL SCN06-09 HAVE BEEN MODIFIED... INCLUDING DELETION OF THE FIRST TABLE.
scn06-09fire_zone_chg.txtCHANGE OF ONE FIRE WEATHER ZONE AND ADDITION OF TWO NEW FIRE WEATHER ZONES ISSUED BY WFO SIOUX FALLS SOUTH DAKOTA: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 28 2006
scn06-10hydro_vtec_update.txtRISK REDUCTION ACTIVITY FOR INCLUSION OF VTEC IN FLOOD WARNINGS...WATCHES...AND ADVISORIES FOR FORECAST POINTS: BEGINNING APRIL 4 2006
scn06-11aaa_backup_usaf_hdob.txtAMENDED...NEW BACKUP PRODUCTS FOR DISSEMINATION OF UNITED STATES AIR FORCE HIGH DENSITY OBSERVATION DATA FROM TROPICAL CYCLONE WC-130J RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT: EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2007
scn06-11backup_usaf_hdob.txtNEW BACKUP PRODUCTS FOR DISSEMINATION OF UNITED STATES AIR FORCE HIGH DENSITY OBSERVATION DATA FROM TROPICAL CYCLONE WC-130J RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT: EFFECTIVE ON OR AFTER JUNE 1 2006
scn06-12aberdeen_fire_zone.txtIMPLEMENTATION OF FIRE WEATHER ZONES ISSUED BY WFO ABERDEEN... SD: EFFECTIVE MARCH 30 2006
scn06-13calif_fire_zone_chg.txtCHANGES TO THE BOUNDARIES OF THE FIRE WEATHER ZONES IN CALIFORNIA: EFFECTIVE MAY 12 2006 EFFECTIVE FRIDAY MAY 12 2006 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES /WFOS/ IN EUREKA CALIFORNIA /EKA/...MEDFORD OREGON /MFR/ AND SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA /STO/ WILL IMPLEMENT CHANGES TO NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA FIRE WEATHER ZONE BOUNDARIES AND ZONE DESCRIPTOR NAMES.
scn06-13cca_calif_fire_zone_chg.txtCORRECTED: CHANGES TO THE BOUNDARIES OF THE FIRE WEATHER ZONES IN CALIFORNIA: EFFECTIVE MAY 12 2006
scn06-14nev_fire_zone_chg.txtCHANGES TO THE BOUNDARIES OF THE FIRE WEATHER ZONES IN NEVADA: EFFECTIVE MAY 1 2006 EFFECTIVE MONDAY MAY 1 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/... THE NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN LAS VEGAS NEVADA /VEF/ WILL IMPLEMENT CHANGES TO SOUTHERN NEVADA FIRE WEATHER ZONE BOUNDARIES AND ZONE DESCRIPTOR NAMES.
scn06-15_ca_public_zone_change.txtPUBLIC FORECAST ZONE BOUNDARY MODIFICATIONS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: EFFECTIVE JUNE 30 2006
scn06-16cca_vortex_messages.txtCORRECTED: CHANGE TO VORTEX DATA MESSAGE PRODUCT FORMAT: EFFECTIVE ON OR AFTER JUNE 1 2006 CORRECTED TO CHANGE DOD WMO HEADING IN TABLE 2 FROM UPPN12 KNHC TO URPN12 KNHC.
scn06-16vortex_messages.txtCHANGE TO VORTEX DATA MESSAGE PRODUCT FORMAT... EFFECTIVE ON OR AFTER JUNE 1 2006
scn06-17san_diego_firezone_name_chg.txtCHANGES TO THE NAMES OF SOME FIRE WEATHER ZONES IN CALIFORNIA: EFFECTIVE MAY 1 2006 EFFECTIVE MAY 1 2006 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA /SGX/ WILL IMPLEMENT CHANGES TO EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA FIRE WEATHER ZONE NAMES. PLEASE NOTE...ONLY THE FIRE WEATHER ZONE NAMES ARE CHANGING. THE ACTUAL ZONE BOUNDARIES AND GEOGRAPHIC ATTRIBUTES OF THE FIRE WEATHER ZONES REMAIN THE SAME.
scn06-18cca_spc_watch_prob.txtCORRECTED: NEW CONVECTIVE WATCH HAZARD PROBABILITIES PRODUCT FROM THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER TO BE ADDED TO THE SUITE OF NWS WATCH PRODUCTS FOR CONUS USE ONLY: EFFECTIVE APRIL 25 2006
scn06-18spc_watch_prob.txtNEW CONVECTIVE WATCH HAZARD PROBABILITIES PRODUCT FROM THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER /SPC/ TO BE ADDED TO THE SUITE OF NWS WATCH PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE APRIL 25 2006
scn06-19cca_spc_firewx_areal_outline.txtCORRECTED: NEW FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK AREAL OUTLINE PRODUCTS FROM THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER FOR CONUS USE ONLY: EFFECTIVE MAY 2 2006
scn06-19spc_firewx_areal_outline.txtNEW FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK AREAL OUTLINE PRODUCTS FROM STORM PREDICTION CENTER /SPC/: EFFECTIVE MAY 2 2006
scn06-20no_cal_fire_zonechg.txtCHANGES TO THE BOUNDARIES OF SOME NORTHERN INTERIOR CALIFORNIA FIRE WEATHER ZONES: EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2006 EFFECTIVE THURSDAY JUNE 1 2006 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...NWS SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA /STO/ WILL CHANGE SOME NORTHERN INTERIOR CALIFORNIA FIRE WEATHER ZONE BOUNDARIES AND ZONE DESCRIPTOR NAMES.
scn06-21tpc_time_format_chg.txtCHANGE IN TIME FORMAT USED IN THE TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST/ADVISORY /TCM/ AND THE AVIATION TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY /TCA/ PRODUCTS EFFECTIVE JUNE 29 2006
scn06-22ccf_cities.txtADDITION OF SAINT PETERSBURG FLORIDA /SPG/ TO THE CODED CITIES FORECAST /CCF/ AND TO THE SELECTED CITIES WEATHER SUMMARY AND FORECAST BULLETIN /SCS/: EFFECTIVE AUGUST 8 2006
scn06-23hydro_vtec_operational.txtOPERATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF VTEC IN WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ FLOOD PRODUCTS FOR FORECAST POINTS: EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 18 2006
scn06-24cca_exp_3month_temp.txtEXPERIMENTAL NWS LOCAL THREE-MONTH TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS TO BE ISSUED ON THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH...EFFECTIVE JULY 20 2006
scn06-24exp_3month_temp.txtEXPERIMENTAL NWS LOCAL THREE-MONTH TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS TO BE ISSUED ON THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH: EFFECTIVE JULY 20 2006
scn06-25non-tech_winter_lowtrack_graphic.txtCHANGES IN HPC NON-TECHNICAL WINTER LOW TRACK WEB GRAPHIC: EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 15 2006
scn06-26keywest_upperair_id_chg.txtCOMMUNICATIONS IDENTIFIER CHANGES FOR WFO KEY WEST /KEY/ UPPER-AIR PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 26 2006
scn06-27full_firewx_ks_ne_ia.txtIMPLEMENTATION OF FULL FIRE WEATHER FORECAST SERVICE PROGRAM FOR MOST OF KANSAS...EASTERN NEBRASKA...AND WESTERN IOWA: EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 3 2006
scn06-28firewx_stlouis_mo.txtIMPLEMENTATION OF FIRE WEATHER FORECAST SERVICE PROGRAM AT WFO SAINT LOUIS MISSOURI: EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 2 2006
scn06-29hurr_local_stmt_shrvprt.txtISSUANCE OF HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENTS /HLS/ BY THE SHREVEPORT LOUISIANA WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ EFFECTIVE ON OR AFTER AUGUST 22 2006
scn06-30_3aaa_mon_temp_outlook.txtAMENDED: THE EFFECTIVE DATE FOR THE LOCAL THREE- MONTH TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS BECOMING OFFICIAL HAS BEEN DELAYED UNTIL THURSDAY JANUARY 18 2007.
scn06-30_3mon_temp_outlook.txtNWS LOCAL 3-MONTH TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS TO BECOME OFFICIAL ON THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH...EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 21 2006
scn06-31aaa_guam_timezone_chg.txtAMENDED: TIME ZONE DESIGNATOR CHANGE FOR WFO GUAM: EFFECTIVE AUGUST 7 2007
scn06-31ccaguam_timezone_chg.txtTIME ZONE DESIGNATOR CHANGE FOR WFO GUAM: EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 28 2006
scn06-31guam_timezone_chg.txtTIME ZONE DESIGNATOR CHANGE FOR WFO GUAM: EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 28 2006
scn06-32tsunami_mnd_hdr.txtMASS NEWS DISSEMINATOR /MND/ HEADER BLOCK TO BE IMPLEMENTED FOR SEVERAL TSUNAMI PRODUCTS EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 31 2006
scn06-33aval_slc_comms_id.txtCOMMUNICATIONS IDENTIFIER CHANGES FOR WFO SALT LAKE CITY UT /SLC/ AVALANCHE PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1 2006
scn06-34_zone_chg_wvandva.txtZONE BOUNDARY CHANGES FOR PARTS OF WESTERN MARYLAND AND EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 15 2006
scn06-35selected_cities_nyc.txtCHANGE OF SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR FORECASTS AND OBSERVATIONS IN THE SELECTED CITIES SUMMARY FOR NEW YORK CITY NY: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1 2007
scn06-36aaa_slc_zone_chg_amd.txtRECONFIGURATION OF WFO SALT LAKE CITY UT /SLC/ PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES AND ZONE NUMBERS FOR NORTHERN...CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN UTAH: EFFECTIVE MAY 31 2007
scn06-36slc_zone_chg.txtRECONFIGURATION OF WFO SALT LAKE CITY UT /SLC/ PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES AND ZONE NUMBERS FOR NORTHERN...CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN UTAH: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 27 2007
scn06-37aaa_wx_safety_planner.txtAMENDED: EXPERIMENTAL WEB-BASED WEATHER ACTIVITY PLANNER: EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 7 2006
scn06-37wx_safety_planner.txtEXPERIMENTAL WEB-BASED WEATHER SAFETY PLANNER: EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 7 2006
scn06-38long_island_marine_zonechg.txtCHANGES IN COASTAL WATERS MARINE ZONES FOR PORTIONS OF LONG ISLAND NEW YORK...EFFECTIVE APRIL 3 2007
scn06-39climate_info_ms.txtNEW CLIMATE INFORMATION AND RECORD REPORTS FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS IN MISSISSIPPI EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 5 2007: GREENVILLE...GREENWOOD... VICKSBURG... AND HATTIESBURG. EFFECTIVE MONDAY FEBRUARY 5 2007 AT 300 AM CENTRAL STANDARD TIME /CST/...0900 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...NWS WILL TRANSMIT NEW CLIMATE INFORMATION AND RECORD REPORTS FOR GREENVILLE /GLH/...GREENWOOD /GWO/...VICKSBURG /TVR/...AND HATTIESBURG /HBG/ IN MISSISSIPPI UNDER NEW COMMUNICATION IDENTIFIERS.
scn06-40guam_coastal_hazard.txtCHANGES TO COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE PRODUCTS FOR GUAM AND THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 14 2007 EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14 2007...AT 0000 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/ OR 1000 AM GUAM LOCAL STANDARD TIME /LST/...THE FOLLOWING CHANGES WILL BE MADE TO THE COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE /CFW/ PRODUCTS. THESE CHANGES ARE IN RESPONSE TO CUSTOMER FEEDBACK GAINED FROM THE MARINE SURVEY CONDUCTED BY WFO GUAM.
scn06-41guam_smallcraft_adv.txtCHANGES TO SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CRITERIA FOR GUAM AND THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 14 2007
scn06-42_guam_surf_zone_forecast.txtSUBJECT: CHANGES TO THE SURF ZONE FORECAST AND TIDE DATA PRODUCTS FOR GUAM AND THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 14 2007
scn06-42cca_guam_surf_zone_forecast.txtCORRECTED: CHANGES TO THE SURF ZONE FORECAST AND TIDE DATA PRODUCTS FOR GUAM AND THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 14 2007
scn06-43_id_chg_lasvegas_avalanche.txtCOMMUNICATIONS IDENTIFIER CHANGES OF WFO LAS VEGAS NV /VEF/ AVALANCHE PRODUCT: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 21 2007
scn06-44marine_zonechange_fla.txtSUBJECT:IMPLEMENTING IMPROVED MARINE ZONE COVERAGE ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN FLORIDA: EFFECTIVE APRIL 3 2007
scn06-45_hydro_summ_terminate.txtTERMINATION OF NATIONAL HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY: EFFECTIVE JANUARY 31 2007
scn06-46ugc_chg_avalanche.txtUNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE /UGC/ CHANGE FOR AVALANCHE WATCHES/WARNINGS IN CERTAIN MOUNTAINOUS AREAS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
scn07-01extr_wind_warning.txtNEW PRODUCT TYPE LINE AND PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS FOR EXTREME WIND WARNING (EWW) PRODUCT EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2007
scn07-02cca_miami_zone_chg.txtCORRECTED: IMPLEMENTATION OF IMPROVED ZONE COVERAGE FOR PALM BEACH... BROWARD... MIAMI-DADE AND COLLIER COUNTIES IN SOUTH FLORIDA: EFFECTIVE MAY 31 2007
scn07-02miami_zone_chng.txtIMPLEMENTATION OF IMPROVED ZONE COVERAGE FOR PALM BEACH... BROWARD... MIAMI-DADE AND COLLIER COUNTIES IN SOUTH FLORIDA: EFFECTIVE MAY 31 2007
scn07-03trop_cycl_guidance_msg.txtCHANGES TO THE TROPICAL CYCLONE GUIDANCE MESSAGE /WHXX01/: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2007
scn07-04nha_sched_mod.txtMODIFICATION TO ISSUANCE SCHEDULE FOR THE NATIONAL HYDROLOGIC ASSESSMENT: EFFECTIVE MARCH 9 2007
scn07-05day4-8_severe_outlook.txtNEW DAY 4-8 SEVERE OUTLOOK FOR CONUS FROM THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER /SPC/: EFFECTIVE MARCH 22 2007
scn07-06awips_build_changes.txtCHANGES IN AREA FORECAST MATRICES...POINT FORECAST MATRICES...STATE FORECAST PRODUCTS AND ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT... EFFECTIVE WITH AWIPS BUILD 7.2
scn07-07aviation_trop_cycl_adv.txtENHANCEMENT TO AVIATION TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY PRODUCT: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2007
scn07-08cca_vortex_data_msg.txtCORRECTED: ENHANCEMENT TO THE VORTEX DATA MESSAGE PRODUCT: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2007
scn07-08vortex_data_msg.txtENHANCEMENT TO THE VORTEX DATA MESSAGE PRODUCT: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2007
scn07-09high_density_obsv_data.txtNEW PRODUCTS AND NEW FORMAT FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE HIGH DENSITY OBSERVATION DATA FROM NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION /NOAA/ P-3 AIRCRAFT: EFFECTIVE ON JUNE 1 2007
scn07-10_DoD_hdob.txtDATA AND PRODUCT CHANGES FROM DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE /DOD/ WC-130J RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT: EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2007
scn07-11fire_public_realign_gsp_and_lox.txtREALIGNMENT OF FIRE WEATHER ZONES TO CORRESPOND TO EXISTING PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES FOR WFO GREENVILLE- SPARTANBURG /GSP/ NC AND WFO LOS ANGELES/OXNARD /LOX/ CA EFFECTIVE APRIL 17 2007
scn07-12hydro_vtec_risk-reductn.txtINCLUSION OF EXPERIMENTAL VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ IN AREAL FLOOD PRODUCTS ISSUED BY SELECTED WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES: EFFECTIVE APRIL 2 2007
scn07-13exprmentl.hydro_vtec.txtNATIONWIDE IMPLEMENTATION OF EXPERIMENTAL VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ IN FLOOD PRODUCTS FOR FORECAST POINTS EFFECTIVE JUNE 5 2007
scn07-14fire_wx_far_west_texas.txtADDITION OF FIRE WEATHER FORECAST AND FIRE WEATHER WARNING PRODUCTS FOR THE FAR WEST TEXAS COUNTIES OF EL PASO AND HUDSPETH: EFFECTIVE APRIL 17 2007
scn07-15zone_chg_OR_WA.txtBOUNDARY CHANGES OF PUBLIC WEATHER ZONES IN WASHINGTON AND OREGON...EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1 2007
scn07-16post_trop_cycl_report.txtENHANCEMENT TO THE POST STORM TROPICAL CYCLONE REPORT /PSH/ EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2007
scn07-17trop_cycl_watch-warning.txtTROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH/WARNING PRODUCT /TCV/ TO BECOME OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2007 BEGINNING JUNE 1 2007 THE TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH/WARNING PRODUCT /TCV/ WILL BECOME OPERATIONAL. THE TCV IS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AND SUMMARIZES ALL NEW...CONTINUED AND CANCELLED TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCHES AND WARNINGS FOR THE UNITED STATES /US/ ATLANTIC AND GULF COASTS...PUERTO RICO AND US VIRGIN ISLANDS. THE TCV IS ISSUED AT APPROXIMATELY 03...09...15 AND 21 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME...FOR SPECIAL ADVISORIES IF WATCHES OR WARNINGS ARE POSTED...CHANGED OR CANCELLED AND FOR IMMEDIATE ADVISORIES IF WATCHES OR WARNINGS ARE CANCELLED. A DESCRIPTION OF THE PRODUCT AND AN EXAMPLE OF THE FORMAT IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:
scn07-18_AHPS_enhance.txtENHANCEMENTS TO ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE WEB PAGES EFFECTIVE ON OR ABOUT MAY 9 2007
scn07-18aaa_AHPS_enhance.txtAMENDED: ENHANCEMENTS TO ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE WEB PAGES: EFFECTIVE DATE OF MAY 9 2007 POSTPONED: NEW DATE JULY 18 2007
scn07-18aab_AHPS_enhance.txtAMENDED: ENHANCEMENTS TO ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE WEB PAGES: EFFECTIVE DATE OF JULY 18 2007 POSTPONED: NEW DATE JULY 25 2007
scn07-19_vtec_hard_freeze_awips7-2.txtADDITION OF VALID TIME EVENT CODES FOR HARD FREEZE WATCHES AND WARNING EFFECTIVE WITH AWIPS BUILD 7.2
scn07-19cca_vtec_hard_freeze_awips7-2.txtCORRECTION: ADDITION OF VALID TIME EVENT CODES FOR HARD FREEZE WATCHES AND WARNING EFFECTIVE WITH AWIPS BUILD 7.2
scn07-20upper_air_comms_id_tucson.txtCOMMUNICATIONS IDENTIFIER CHANGES FOR UPPER-AIR PRODUCTS FROM WFO TUCSON /TWC/ EFFECTIVE MAY 29 2007
scn07-21haz_assmnt_sched.txtCHANGE IN SCHEDULED RELEASE DATE FOR THE U.S. HAZARDS ASSESSMENT: EFFECTIVE MONDAY MAY 21 2007
scn07-22cca_drought_outlook_sched.txtCORRECTED: INCREASED FREQUENCY OF SCHEDULED ISSUANCES OF U.S. DROUGHT OUTLOOKS: EFFECTIVE JUNE 7 2007
scn07-22drought_outlook_sched.txtINCREASED FREQUENCY OF SCHEDULED ISSUANCES OF U.S. DROUGHT OUTLOOKS: EFFECTIVE JUNE 7 2007
scn07-23trckg_wrng.txtNATIONWIDE IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW TRACKING LINE ON SHORT DURATION WARNINGS AND STATEMENTS BEGINNING JULY 16 2007
scn07-24_fire_wx_indianapolis.txtIMPLEMENTATION OF FIRE WEATHER FORECAST SERVICE PROGRAM AT THE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ AT INDIANAPOLIS IN: EFFECTIVE MONDAY JUNE 4 2007 EFFECTIVE MONDAY JUNE 4 AT 1800 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/ ...THE WFO AT INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA WILL BEGIN ISSUING A FULL SUITE OF FIRE WEATHER FORECASTS FOR ITS AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY. ON THAT DATE THE FOLLOWING FORECAST PRODUCTS WILL BE ISSUED BY WFO INDIANAPOLIS...SOME ON A DAILY BASIS AND OTHERS ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS.
scn07-24cca_fire_wx_indianapolis.txtCORRECTED: IMPLEMENTATION OF FIRE WEATHER FORECAST SERVICE PROGRAM AT THE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ AT INDIANAPOLIS IN: EFFECTIVE MONDAY JUNE 4 2007 CORRECTED TO CHANGE AWIPS ID FOR FIRE WEATHER OBSERVATIONS PRODUCT FROM INDFWOIND TO INDFWOIN
scn07-25firewx_sheridan_wy.txtTRANSFER OF FIRE WEATHER RESPONSIBILITY FOR SHERIDAN COUNTY WY FROM THE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ AT RIVERTON WY TO WFO BILLINGS MT...EFFECTIVE JULY 17 2007
scn07-26_day3-8_fire_wx_outlook.txtNEW DAY 3-8 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR CONUS FROM THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER /SPC/: EFFECTIVE JUN 12 2007
scn07-27pr_vi_tsunami_prod.txtPUERTO RICO AND THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS TO BE ADDED TO EXISTING SUITE OF TSUNAMI PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE JUNE 14 2007
scn07-28fire_zone_split_wa_and_or.txtCHANGES TO FIRE WEATHER ZONE BOUNDARIES IN WASHINGTON AND OREGON: EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2007
scn07-29air_quality_alert.txtNEW PRODUCT TYPE LINE AND PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS FOR AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE /AQA/ PRODUCT: EFFECTIVE MAY 30 2007
scn07-30alaska_marine_zone_chg.txtMODIFICATIONS TO THE OFFSHORE MARINE ZONE BOUNDARIES IN THE BERING SEA AND GULF OF ALASKA WEST OF 144W: EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 2 2007
scn07-31me_and_nh_marine_zone_chg.txtCHANGES IN COASTAL WATERS MARINE ZONES FOR PORTIONS OF MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE: EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 2 2007
scn07-32calif_marine_zone_chg.txtMARINE ZONE RECONFIGURATION: CALIFORNIA COASTAL WATERS FROM POINT ARENA TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS OUT TO 20 NAUTICAL MILES /NM/: EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 2 2007
scn07-33florida_marine_zone_change.txtRECONFIGURATION OF WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ MELBOURNE MARINE ZONE BOUNDARIES FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA BETWEEN FLAGLER BEACH AND JUPITER INLET: EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 4 2007
scn07-34cca_downeast_me_marine_zone_chg.txtCORRECTED: CHANGES IN COASTAL WATERS MARINE ZONES FOR PORTIONS OF DOWNEAST MAINE: EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 2 2007
scn07-34downeast_me_marine_zone_chg.txtCHANGES IN COASTAL WATERS MARINE ZONES FOR PORTIONS OF DOWNEAST MAINE: EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 2 2007
scn07-35tsunami_south_china_sea.txtTSUNAMI PRODUCTS FOR THE PACIFIC TO INCLUDE THE SOUTH CHINA SEA: EFFECTIVE JUNE 27 2007
scn07-36tsunami_indian_ocean.txtSUBJECT: NEW TSUNAMI PRODUCTS AVAILABLE FOR THE INDIAN OCEAN: EFFECTIVE JUNE 27 2007
scn07-37tsunami_caribbean.txtSUBJECT: NEW TSUNAMI PRODUCTS AVAILABLE FOR THE CARIBBEAN: ...EFFECTIVE JUNE 27 2007
scn07-38aaagreat_lakes_marine_zonechg.txtAMENDED: CHANGES IN GREAT LAKES MARINE ZONES AND UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODES: EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 2 2007
scn07-38great_lakes_marine_zonechg.txtCHANGES IN GREAT LAKES MARINE ZONES AND UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODES: EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 2 2007
scn07-39segmented_great_lakes.txtTHE GREAT LAKES OPEN LAKE FORECAST /GLF/ CHANGES FROM A NON-SEGMENTED TO SEGMENTED FORMAT: EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 2 2007
scn07-40tab_state_forecast_atlanta.txtCHANGES TO WFO ATLANTA TABULAR STATE FORECAST PRODUCT EFFECTIVE JULY 17 2007
scn07-41aviation_area_forecast_chg.txtCHANGES TO DOMESTIC AND GULF OF MEXICO AVIATION AREA FORECASTS...EFFECTIVE JULY 17 2007
scn07-41cca_aviation_area_forecast_chg.txtCORRECTED: CHANGES TO DOMESTIC AND GULF OF MEXICO AVIATION AREA FORECASTS: EFFECTIVE JULY 17 2007: CORRECTED TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
scn07-42winter_wx_juneau.txtCHANGES TO WINTER WEATHER AND NON-PRECIPITATION WEATHER PRODUCTS ISSUED BY WFO JUNEAU AK...WSO YAKUTAT AK AND WSO ANNETTE AK EFFECTIVE.. SEPTEMBER 5 2007
scn07-43cca_missoula_addtn_select_cities.txtCORRECTED - ADDITION OF MISSOULA MONTANA /MSO/ TO THE SELECTED CITIES WEATHER SUMMARY AND FORECAST BULLETIN... EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 5 2007
scn07-43missoula_addtn_select_cities.txtADDITION OF MISSOULA MONTANA /MSO/ TO THE SELECTED CITIES WEATHER SUMMARY AND FORECAST BULLETIN... EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 5 2007
scn07-44tweb_termination.txtTERMINATION OF CONUS TRANSCRIBED WEATHER BROADCAST /TWEB/ FORECASTS: EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 30 2007.
scn07-45exp_graph_airmet.txtAVIATION WEATHER CENTER /AWC/ EXPERIMENTAL GRAPHICAL AIRMET WEB INTERFACE: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THROUGH AUGUST 31 2007 NOTE: THE FOLLOWING CHANGES HAVE NO IMPACT ON NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE SUBSCRIBERS
scn07-46north_tx_forecast_prod.txtNORTH TEXAS STATE FORECAST PRODUCT CHANGE EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 3 2007
scn07-47aviation_area_forecast_gulfmex.txtCHANGES TO DOMESTIC AND GULF OF MEXICO AVIATION AREA FORECASTS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 17 2008
scn07-48sigmet_format_chg.txtFORMAT CHANGE FOR OCEANIC SIGMETS ISSUED BY THE AVIATION WEATHER CENTER /AWC/: EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 7 2007 NOTE: THE FOLLOWING CHANGES HAVE NO IMPACT ON NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE SUBSCRIBERS
scn07-49wind_chill_outlook.txtNEW 6- TO 10-DAY AND 8- TO 14-DAY MINIMUM WIND CHILL INDEX OUTLOOKS: BEGINNING DECEMBER 28 2007
scn07-50_floodmap-nc.txtNEW ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ FLOOD INUNDATION MAPS: EFFECTIVE MONDAY OCTOBER 22 2007
scn07-50aaa_floodmap-nc.txtAMENDED: NEW ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ FLOOD INUNDATION MAPS: EFFECTIVE MONDAY OCTOBER 22 2007
scn07-51ccatsunami.txtCORRECTED: CHANGE TO TSUNAMI WARNING...WATCH...ADVISORY AND INFORMATION STATEMENT DEFINITIONS FOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 12 2008
scn07-51tsunami.txtCHANGE TO TSUNAMI WARNING...WATCH...ADVISORY AND INFORMATION STATEMENT DEFINITIONS FOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 12 2008
scn07-52wap.txtIMPLEMENTATION OF OPERATIONAL WEB-BASED WEATHER ACTIVITY PLANNER: EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 15 2007
scn07-53aaa_marine_zones_change.txtAMENDED: CHANGES TO THE OFFSHORE MARINE ZONE BOUNDARY IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN...HUDSON CANYON TO BALTIMORE CANYON: EFFECTIVE JUNE 2 2008 IS POSTPONED JUNE 2 2008
scn07-53cca_marine_zones_change.txtCORRECTED TO AMENDED: CHANGES TO THE OFFSHORE MARINE ZONE BOUNDARY IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN...HUDSON CANYON TO BALTIMORE CANYON: EFFECTIVE APRIL 1 2008 IS POSTPONED TO JUNE 2 2008
scn07-53marine_zones_change.txtCHANGES TO THE OFFSHORE MARINE ZONE BOUNDARY IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN...HUDSON CANYON TO BALTIMORE CANYON: EFFECTIVE APRIL 1 2008
scn07-54colorado_hydro.txtADJUSTMENTS TO SERVICES PROVIDED TO THE DENVER/BOULDER HYDROLOGIC SERVICE AREA
scn07-55adds_medford.txtMEDFORD OREGON WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE ADDS TWO NEW MARINE ZONES: EFFECTIVE APRIL 1 2008 EFFECTIVE TUESDAY APRIL 1 2008 AT 0000 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...OR 1700 PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME /PDT/...THE MEDFORD OREGON WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ WILL ADD TWO ADDITIONAL MARINE ZONES: THE COOS BAY BAR AND THE CHETCO RIVER BAR.
scn07-56hnx_rec_frct.txtIMPLEMENTATION OF A RECREATIONAL FORECAST AT THE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE AT HANFORD CALIFORNIA: EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY JANUARY 2 2008
scn07-57_calif_zone_change.txtSUBJECT RECONFIGURATION OF PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES AND ZONE NUMBERS FOR THE GREATER MONTEREY BAY AREA OF CALIFORNIA: EFFECTIVE APRIL 1 2008
scn07-58trop_haz.txtEXPERIMENTAL GLOBAL TROPICS BENEFITS/HAZARDS ASSESSMENT TO BE ISSUED ON MONDAYS: EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 17 2007
scn07-59littlerock_climate.txtIMPLEMENTATION OF CLIMATE INFORMATION AND RECORD REPORTS FOR HARRISON ARKANSAS: EFFECTIVE MARCH 3 2008
scn08-01aviation_tropical.txtCHANGES TO THE AVIATION TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY PRODUCT: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2008
scn08-01cca_aviation_tropical.txtCORRECTED: CHANGES TO THE AVIATION TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY PRODUCT: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2008
scn08-02highseas_headers.txtHEADERS FOR THREE HIGH SEAS FORECASTS TO BE MODIFIED EFFECTIVE JULY 01 2008 EFFECTIVE TUESDAY JULY 01 2008 AT 1800 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME...THE HEADERS FOR THE HIGH SEAS FORECAST PRODUCTS LISTEDIN TABLE 1 WILL BE MODIFIED TO CONFORM WITH THE MASS NEWS DISSEMINATOR /MND/ HEADER BLOCK FORMAT.
scn08-03cca_trop_cyc_sum.txtCORRECTED: CHANGES TO THE TROPICAL CYCLONE SUMMARY- FIXES /TCS/ PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2008
scn08-03trop_cyc_sum.txtCHANGES TO THE TROPICAL CYCLONE SUMMARY TO FIX /TCS/ PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2008
scn08-04hls.txtSUBJECT: CHANGES TO THE HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT /HLS/: EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2008
scn08-05npw.txtSUBJECT: DISCONTINUATION OF TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN THE NON-PRECIPITATION WATCH/WARNING /NPW/ PRODUCT: EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2008
scn08-06firewx_dmx.txtIMPLEMENTATION OF FIRE WEATHER FORECAST SERVICE PROGRAM AT THE NWS DES MOINES IA FORECAST OFFICE: EFFECTIVE MARCH 11 2008
scn08-07firewx_gid.txtCHANGE OF RESPONSIBILITY OF THE RANGELAND FIRE DANGER PRODUCT /RFD/ FOR WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES /WFOS/ AT OMAHA AND HASTINGS NEBRASKA AND TOPEKA KANSAS: EFFECTIVE MARCH 11 2008
scn08-08spc4-8.txtDISSEMINATION OF AREAL OUTLINE PRODUCT FOR STORM PREDICTION CENTER DAY 4-8 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK: EFFECTIVE MARCH 25 2008
scn08-09_opc_offshore.txtCHANGES TO THE OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE WEST CENTRAL NORTH ATLANTIC CONTINENTAL SHELF AND SLOPE WATERS BEYOND 20 NAUTICAL MILES /NM/ TO 250 NM OFFSHORE: EFFECTIVE APRIL 1 2008
scn08-10fire-ilx.txtIMPLEMENTATION OF FIRE WEATHER FORECAST SERVICE PROGRAM AT THE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE AT CENTRAL ILLINOIS: EFFECTIVE TUESDAY APRIL 1 2008
scn08-11fire-iwx.txtIMPLEMENTATION OF FIRE WEATHER FORECAST SERVICE PROGRAM AT THE NORTHERN INDIANA WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE AT NORTH WEBSTER: EFFECTIVE APRIL 1 2008
scn08-12fire-fgf.txtADDITION OF TWO NATIONAL FIRE DANGER RATING SYSTEM /NFDRS/ SITES BY THE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE AT FARGO: EFFECTIVE APRIL 1 2008
scn08-13trop_cyc-epac.txtCHANGE TO THE TROPICAL CYCLONE PUBLIC ADVISORY PRODUCT FOR THE EASTERN PACIFIC: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2008
scn08-14hydro_vtec_oper.txtOPERATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ IN AREAL FLOOD PRODUCTS ISSUED BY WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES EFFECTIVE APRIL 17 2008
scn08-15_30hr_taf.txtFORMAT CHANGE FOR TERMINAL AERODROME FORECASTS /TAFS/ FROM 24-HOUR FORMAT TO 30-HOUR FORMAT: EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 2008
scn08-16ak_time_zone.txtTIME ZONE DESIGNATOR CHANGE FOR ALASKA OFFICES: EFFECTIVE JUNE 18 2008
scn08-17firewx_calif.txtRECONFIGURATION OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS...NUMBERS AND NAMES FOR THE GREATER SAN FRANCISCO AND MONTEREY BAY AREAS OF CALIFORNIA: EFFECTIVE APRIL 15 2008
scn08-18_tempdrop.txtENHANCEMENT TO THE TEMPDROP MESSAGE: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2008
scn08-19windprob08.txtCHANGES TO THE MAXIMUM 1-MINUTE WIND SPEED PROBABILITY PRODUCT: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2008
scn08-20textprob08.txtCHANGES TO TROPICAL CYCLONE PROBABILISTIC WIND SPEED TEXT PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2008
scn08-21text_two.txtSUBJECT: CHANGE TO THE ISSUANCE TIMES FOR THE EASTERN PACIFIC AND ATLANTIC TEXT TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK /TWO/ PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2008 AND JUNE 1 2008... RESPECTIVELY
scn08-22cca_tcv.txtCORRECTED: NEW TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH/WARNING SERVICES FOR THE CENTRAL PACIFIC EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2008: NEW TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH/WARNING PRODUCT /TCV/ ...AND ENHANCED GEOGRAPHIC REFERENCE POINTS FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCHES AND WARNINGS
scn08-22tcv.txtSUBJECT: NEW TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH/WARNING SERVICES FOR THE CENTRAL PACIFIC EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2008: NEW TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH/WARNING PRODUCT /TCV/ ...AND ENHANCED GEOGRAPHIC REFERENCE POINTS FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCHES AND WARNINGS 1. NEW TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH/WARNING PRODUCT /TCV/ EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2008. THE TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH/WARNING PRODUCT /TCV/ WILL BECOME OPERATIONAL FOR THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE BASIN. THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER /CPHC/ WILL ISSUE THE /TCV/ IN CONJUNCTION WITH ALL TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCHES AND WARNINGS ISSUED FOR THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCHES AND WARNINGS FOR THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS ARE COUNTY-BASED AS FOLLOWS:
scn08-23_firewx_nfdrs_bis.txtIMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL FIRE DANGER RATING SYSTEM /NFDRS/ SERVICE BY THE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE AT BISMARCK NORTH DAKOTA EFFECTIVE APRIL 1 2008
scn08-24hydro_vtec.txtADJUSTMENTS TO PLAN FOR OPERATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ IN AREAL FLOOD PRODUCTS ISSUED BY WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES
scn08-25drought_statements.txtNEW DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENTS TO BE ISSUED BY NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES: BEGINNING JUNE 10 2008.
scn08-26vtec_cwf.txtDISCONTINUATION OF THE VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ IN THE COASTAL WATERS FORECAST /CWF/ AND NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST /NSH/: EFFECTIVE AUGUST 5 2008
scn08-27mww.txtOPERATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE /MWW/: EFFECTIVE AUGUST 5 2008
scn08-28tcv_calif.txtTROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH/WARNING PRODUCT /TCV/ TO BE ISSUED FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2008
scn08-29spc3-8fire.txtDISSEMINATION OF AREAL OUTLINE PRODUCT FOR STORM PREDICTION CENTER DAY 3-8 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK EFFECTIVE MAY 20 2008
scn08-30tml_removal.txtREMOVAL OF TRACKING INFORMATION LINE /TIME...MOT...LOC/ FROM FLASH FLOOD AND AREAL FLOOD PRODUCTS EFFECTIVE JULY 1 2008
scn08-31firewx_idaho.txtCHANGES TO THE BOUNDARIES OF THE FIRE WEATHER ZONES IN SOUTHEAST IDAHO EFFECTIVE MAY 8 2008
scn08-32vtec_cwf.txtDISCONTINUATION OF THE VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN THE COASTAL WATERS FORECAST /CWF/: EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2008
scn08-33stormsurge.txtSTORM SURGE PROBABILITY GREATER THAN FIVE FEET TO BECOME AN OFFICIAL PRODUCT EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2008 BEGINNING JUNE 1 2008 A PORTION OF THE EXPERIMENTAL PROBABILISTIC HURRICANE STORM SURGE PRODUCTS WILL BECOME AN OFFICIAL PRODUCT. A PRODUCT PROVIDING STORM SURGE PROBABILITY OF GREATER THAN FIVE FEET WILL BE OFFICIAL AND POSTED TO THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER/NHC/ WEB SITE AT: /USER LOWER CASE/:
scn08-34matagorda_zone.txtIMPLEMENTING IMPROVED MARINE ZONE COVERAGE ACROSS MATAGORDA BAY TEXAS: EFFECTIVE JUNE 3 2008
scn08-35aaa_ffw_svr.txtAMENDED: TO POSTPONE INDEFINITELY THE ISSUANCE OF COMBINED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES
scn08-35ffw_svr.txtCOMBINED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS TO BE ISSUED IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES EFFECTIVE JULY 1 2008
scn08-36mww_cta_marker.txtNEW CALL TO ACTION /CTA/ MARKERS IN THE OPERATIONAL MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE /MWW/: EFFECTIVE AUGUST 5 2008 REFER TO: SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE /SCN/ 08-27: TRANSMITTED APR 7 2008
scn08-37hls_vtec.txtADDITION OF THE VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ /S/ SIGNIFICANCE CODE TO THE HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT /HLS/: EFFECTIVE JUNE 15 2008
scn08-38wr_marine_zones.txtMARINE ZONE RECONFIGURATION FOR WASHINGTON COASTAL WATERS AND FAR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COASTAL WATERS TO EVALUATE USE OF SMALLER NEARSHORE ZONES: EFFECTIVE JULY 8 2008
scn08-39_aaa_lox_zones.txtAMENDED: CHANGES TO THE BOUNDARIES OF SOME OF THE FIRE AND PUBLIC WEATHER ZONES IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY CA: EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 16 2008
scn08-39_lox_zones.txtCHANGES TO THE BOUNDARIES OF SOME OF THE FIRE AND PUBLIC WEATHER ZONES IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY CA: EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 9 2008
scn08-40winterwx_simplification.txtRESTRUCTURING OF SOME NWS WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY AND WARNING PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 9 2008
scn08-41flagstaff_zones.txtREALIGNMENT OF FIRE WEATHER ZONES TO CORRESPOND TO EXISTING PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES FOR WFO FLAGSTAFF AZ /FGZ/: EFFECTIVE JUNE 25 2008
scn08-42_flood_maps_tx.txtNEW FLOOD INUNDATION MAPS FOR FIVE LOCATIONS IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS: EFFECTIVE FRIDAY JUNE 30 2008
scn08-42aaa_flood_maps_tx.txtAMENDED: NEW FLOOD INUNDATION MAPS FOR LOCATIONS IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS REDUCED FROM FIVE TO FOUR: EFFECTIVE FRIDAY JUNE 30 2008
scn08-43sju_marine_zone.txtIMPLEMENTING IMPROVED MARINE ZONE COVERAGE ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS OF PUERTO RICO AND THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS: EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1 2008
scn08-44lch_marine_zones.txtSUBJECT IMPLEMENTATION OF MARINE ZONE COVERAGE FOR INLAND SABINE LAKE...CALCASIEU LAKE...AND VERMILION BAY: EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1 2008.
scn08-45_for_wsomcd.txtFORMAT CHANGE TO THE LATITUDE/LONGITUDE INFORMATION IN STORM PREDICTION CENTER MESOSCALE DISCUSSIONS EFFECTIVE OCT 21 2008
scn08-46_30hr_taf.txtREMINDER: FORMAT CHANGE FOR TERMINAL AERODROME FORECASTS /TAFS/ FROM 24-HOUR FORMAT TO 30-HOUR FORMAT: EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 2008
scn08-47maf_rec.txtIMPLEMENTATION OF A RECREATIONAL FORECAST AT WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE IN MIDLAND/ODESSA TEXAS EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 1 2008
scn08-48duluth_surf.txtNWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE IN DULUTH MINNESOTA WILL BEGIN ISSUING SURF ZONE FORECASTS WITH RIP CURRENT INFORMATION EFFECTIVE FRIDAY AUGUST 1 2008
scn08-49mww.txtDELAY IN SIMULTANEOUS DISCONTINUATION OF VALID TIME EVENT CODE IN COASTAL WATERS AND NEARSHORE MARINE FORECASTS AND IMPLEMENTATION OF MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE PRODUCT
scn08-50ctamarkers.txtOPERATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF CALL-TO-ACTION MARKERS IN WATCH/WARNING/ADVISORY/ AND FOLLOW-UP STATEMENTS: BEGINNING FEBRUARY 11 2009
scn08-51vtec_phenomena_codes.txtCHANGES TO THREE VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ PHENOMENA CODES. PHASE-IN BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 29 AND ENDS ON NOVEMBER 4 2008
scn08-52greatlakes.txtTHE EXPERIMENTAL GREAT LAKES PORT FORECAST PRODUCT WILL NO LONGER BE ISSUED EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1 2008
scn08-53fire_xtr_florida.txtTRANSFER OF FIRE WEATHER FORECAST RESPONSIBILITY FOR FLORIDA FIRE ZONE 008 /COASTAL WALTON/ TO WFO TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA: EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 19 2008
scn08-54_floodmaps3.txtNEW FLOOD INUNDATION MAPS IN TEXAS AND LOUISIANA: EFFECTIVE TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 30 2008
scn08-55_30hr_taf_test_sep.txtREMINDER: FORMAT CHANGE FOR TERMINAL AERODROME FORECASTS /TAFS/ FROM 24-HOUR FORMAT TO 30-HOUR FORMAT: EFFECTIVE 0000 UTC NOVEMBER 5 2008
scn08-56enso_alerts.txtNEW EL NIÑO SOUTHERN OSCILLATION /ENSO/ ALERTS TO BE INCLUDED AS NEEDED IN THE ENSO DIAGNOSTIC DISCUSSION: EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 11 2008.
scn08-57_oper_tpex.txtTRANSITION FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL STATUS OF THE TABULAR PRODUCT EVOLUTION IN EXTENSIBLE MARKUP LANGUAGE /TPEX/ PRODUCTS EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 9 2008
scn08-58_firewx_gfdi.txtIMPLEMENTATION OF NEW GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX PRODUCT/SERVICE ISSUED BY THE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ AT WICHITA KANSAS...EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 9 2008
scn08-59_oprl_tpex.txtCHANGES TO THE SELECTED CITIES FORECAST PRODUCTS /SCS/ EFFECTIVE JANUARY 13 2009
scn08-60_ewx_rtp.txtIMPLEMENTATION OF A MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE PRODUCT AT THE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE AT AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TEXAS: EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY JANUARY 28 2009
scn08-61w_coast_marine_zones.txtMARINE ZONE RECONFIGURATION FOR COASTAL WATERS FROM WASHINGTON TO CENTRAL CALIFORNIA TO EVALUATE USE OF SMALLER NEARSHORE ZONES: EFFECTIVE APRIL 1 2009
scn08-62global_tropics_forecast.txtGLOBAL TROPICS HAZARDS/BENEFITS ASSESSMENT TO BECOME OFFICIAL ON MONDAY DECEMBER 22 2008
scn08-63ccamob_pfm_art.txtCORRECTED: REVISED POINT FORECAST MATRICES PRODUCT FOR MOBILE ALABAMA EFFECTIVE MARCH 4 2009
scn08-63mob_pfm_art.txtREVISED POINT FORECAST MATRICES PRODUCT FOR MOBILE ALABAMA EFFECTIVE MARCH 4 2009
scn08-64rfw_change_ob9.txtCHANGE IN THE MASS NEWS DISSEMINATOR PRODUCT TYPE FOR FIRE WEATHER WATCH/RED FLAG WARNING PRODUCTS EFFECTIVE WITH AWIPS SOFTWARE OPERATIONAL BUILD 9
scn08-65arx_fire.txtEXPANSION OF FIRE WEATHER SERVICE BY WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE LA CROSSE WISCONSIN TO INCLUDE EIGHT COUNTIES IN NORTHEAST IOWA: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 3 2009
scn09-01surf-zone_barrow_ak.txtNWS WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN BARROW ALASKA WILL BEGIN ISSUING SURF ZONE FORECASTS EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY JULY 1 2009
scn09-02afg_arctic1.txtCREATION OF THREE NEW OFFSHORE MARINE ZONES...AN EXPERIMENTAL SEASONAL MARINE SYNOPSIS AND AN EXPERIMENTAL SEASONAL OFFSHORE FORECAST PRODUCT FOR U.S. ARCTIC OCEAN WATERS NORTH OF ALASKA: EFFECTIVE JUNE 2 2009
scn09-03aaa_ridge_radar.txtAMENDED TO CHANGE DATE - ANNOUNCEMENT OF COMMENT PERIOD FOR RIDGE RADAR VERSION 2 BETA DISPLAYS EFFECTIVE MARCH 04 2009
scn09-03aab_ridge_radar.txtAMENDED TO EXTEND RIDGE RADAR VERSION 2 EXPERIMENTAL PERIOD TO OCTOBER 1 2009 NWS IS EXTENDING THE RIDGE RADAR VERSION 2 EXPERIMENTAL PERIOD TO OCTOBER 1 2009. HIGH DEMAND DURING THE EXPERIMENTAL PERIOD OF THE RIDGE 2 RADAR DISPLAYS HAS ALLOWED NWS TO TEST DIFFERENT SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS FOR PROVIDING THESE DISPLAYS DURING PERIODS OF HIGH SYSTEM LOADS. NWS HAS ELECTED TO TEST ADDITIONAL CONFIGURATIONS DURING THE REMAINER OF THE CONVECTIVE WEATHER SEASON AND INTO THE HURRICANE SEASON BY EXTENDING THE EXPERIMENTAL PERIOD TO OCTOBER 1 2009. THE RIDGE VERSION 2 BETA DIFFERS FROM THE CURRENT RIDGE DISPLAYS BY USING A NATIONAL MOSAIC AS THE PRIMARY PAGE WITH USER SELECTABLE VIEWS/WARNINGS AND OVERLAYS. A THIRD PARTY PROVIDES UNLYING MAPS. LOW BANDWIDTH PAGES WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE. THE COMMENT PERIOD WILL RUN UNTIL OCTOBER 1 2009. NWS PROPOSES REPLACING THE CURRENT PAGES IN OCTOBER. THE BETA PAGES WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE: HTTP://RADAR.SRH.NOAA.GOV IN NOVEMBER 2009 THESE PAGES WILL REPLACE THE FOLLOWING OPERATIONAL WEBSITE /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://RADAR.WEATHER.GOV AT THAT TIME THE BETA URL WILL BE DISCONTINUED. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON ARCHIVED DATA WILL BE PROVIDED VIA THE HELP LINK ON THE RIDGE PAGES. THE BETA PAGES WILL DISPLAY STORM BASED WARNINGS /IF THEY ARE IN EFFECT/ AND PROVIDE ACCESS TO ALL NWS WATCH/WARNING PRODUCTS. COMMENTS WILL BE ANALYZED THROUGHOUT THE PERIOD TO ENSURE A SMOOTH TRANSITION BETWEEN THE CURRENT RADAR PAGES AND THE PROPOSED NEW PAGES. CHANGES MAY BE MADE TO THE BETA PAGES DURING THIS PERIOD BASED ON USER COMMENTS. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...PLEASE CONTACT: PAUL KIRKWOOD SOUTHERN REGION TECHNOLOGY INFUSION BRANCH CHEIF FORT WORTH TEXAS 817-978-1100 EXT 145 PAUL.KIRKWOOD@NOAA.GOV OR ROBERT BUNGE INTERNET DISSEMINATION OFFICER SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 301-713-1381 EXT 140 ROBERT.BUNGE@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-03aac_ridge_radar.txtAMENDED: RIDGE RADAR VERSION II COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED TO MARCH 1 2010 DUE TO THE NUMBER OF COMMENTS RECEIVED... NWS HAS EXTENDED THE COMMENT PERIOD FOR RIDGE VERSION II TO MARCH 1 2010. THIS EXTENSTION WILL ALLOW NWS TO MODIFTY FUNCTIONALITY BASED ON COMMENTS AND ACCEPT ADDITIONAL INPUT. THE RIDGE VERSION II BETA WILL BE DIFFERENT FROM THE CURRENT RADAR DISPLAY. VERSION II WILL USE A NATIONAL MOSAIC AS THE PRIMARY PAGE WITH USER SELECTABLE VIEWS/WARNINGS AND OVERLAYS. A THIRD PARTY WILL PROVIDE UNDERLYING MAPS. IN ADDITION NWS WILL MAKE AVAILABLE LOW BANDWIDTH PAGES BETA PAGES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE: HTTP://RADAR.SRH.NOAA.GOV IN MARCH 2010 THESE PAGES WILL REPLACE THE FOLLOWING OPERATIONAL WEBSITE /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://RADAR.WEATHER.GOV AT THAT TIME NWS WILL DISCONTINUE THE BETA URL. A HELP LINK ON THE RIDGE WEBPAGES WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON ARCHIVED DATA. THE BETA PAGES WILL DISPLAY STORM BASED WARNINGS /IF THEY ARE IN EFFECT/ AND PROVIDE ACCESS TO ALL NWS WATCH/WARNING PRODUCTS. COMMENTS WILL BE ANALYZED THROUGHOUT THE REVIEW PERIOD TO ENSURE A SMOOTH TRANSITION BETWEEN THE CURRENT RADAR PAGES AND THE PROPOSED NEW PAGES. CHANGES MAY BE MADE TO THE BETA PAGES DURING THIS PERIOD BASED ON USER COMMENTS. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...PLEASE CONTACT: PAUL KIRKWOOD SOUTHERN REGION TECHNOLOGY INFUSION BRANCH CHEIF FORT WORTH TEXAS 817-978-1100 EXT 145 PAUL.KIRKWOOD@NOAA.GOV OR ROBERT BUNGE INTERNET DISSEMINATION OFFICER SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 301-713-1381 EXT 140 ROBERT.BUNGE@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-03ridge_radar.txtANNOUNCEMENT OF COMMENT PERIOD FOR RIDGE RADAR VERSION 2 BETA DISPLAYS EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 18 2009
scn09-04firewx_e_nd.txtADDITION OF TWO NATIONAL FIRE DANGER RATING SYSTEM /NFDRS/ SITES BY THE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE AT GRAND FORKS ND EFFECTIVE TUESDAY MARCH 10 2009
scn09-05gis.txtTRANSITION FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL STATUS OF NWS WARNINGS USING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS EFFECTIVE APRIL 1 2009
scn09-06kuskokwim_zones.txtFIRE AND PUBLIC ZONE CHANGES FOR KUSKOKWIM VALLEY ALASKA ZONE /AKZ151/ EFFECTIVE MAY 7 2009
scn09-07cca_kuskokwim_hsa.txtCORRECTED: HYDROLOGIC SERVICE AREA /HSA/ BOUNDARY CHANGES FOR THE KUSKOKWIM VALLEY IN ALASKA: EFFECTIVE MAY 7 2009
scn09-07kuskokwim_hsa.txtHYDROLOGIC SERVICE AREA /HSA/ BOUNDARY CHANGES FOR THE KUSKOKWIM VALLEY IN ALASKA: EFFECTIVE MAY 7 2009
scn09-08trop_field_graphics.txtATLANTIC AND EASTERN PACIFIC TROPICAL CYCLONE WIND FIELD GRAPHICS BECOME OPERATIONAL: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2009
scn09-08trop_sum.txtSUBJECT: FORMAT CHANGE TO THE MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY PRODUCT: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2009
scn09-09tcd.txtCHANGE TO FORMAT OF THE TROPICAL CYCLONE DISCUSSION FOR THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE BASIN: EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2009
scn09-10monthly_tropical_sum.txtSUBJECT: FORMAT CHANGE TO THE MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY PRODUCT: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2009
scn09-10tropical_disturbance.txtDISCONTINUATION OF SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENTS AND BEGINNING OF SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOKS: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2009
scn09-11psurge.txtSERIES OF PROBABILISTIC HURRICANE STORM SURGE PRODUCTS BECOME OPERATIONAL AND EXPAND IN THRESHOLDS: EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2009
scn09-12gtwoo.txtATLANTIC AND EASTERN PACIFIC GRAPHICAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOKS BECOME OPERATIONAL FOR THE 2009 HURRICANE SEASON
scn09-13tcwfg.txtATLANTIC AND EASTERN PACIFIC TROPICAL CYCLONE WIND FIELD GRAPHICS BECOME OPERATIONAL: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2009
scn09-14ccatcp_format_changes.txtCORRECTED: FORMAT CHANGES TO THE TROPICAL CYCLONE PUBLIC ADVISORY PRODUCTS FOR THE ATLANTIC...EASTERN PACIFIC AND CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE BASINS: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2009
scn09-14tcp_format_changes.txtFORMAT CHANGES TO THE TROPICAL CYCLONE PUBLIC ADVISORY PRODUCTS FOR THE ATLANTIC...EASTERN PACIFIC...AND CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE BASINS: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2009 EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2009...THE FOLLOWING FORMAT CHANGES WILL BE MADE IN THE TROPICAL CYCLONE PUBLIC ADVISORY /TCP/ PRODUCT FOR EASIER DECODING BY AUTOMATED PROGRAMS:
scn09-15tcp_storm_surge.txtCHANGES TO STORM SURGE INFORMATION IN TROPICAL CYCLONE PUBLIC ADVISORIES FROM THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2009
scn09-16vtec_tsunami.txtOPERATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ IN NWS TSUNAMI /TSU/ PRODUCTS EFFECTIVE TUESDAY JUNE 30 2009
scn09-17aaasurf_great_lakes-1.txtAMENDED: TO CHANGE EFFECTIVE DATE FOR WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ DULUTH MINNESOTA TO START ISSUING SURF ZONE FORECASTS /SRF/ WITH RIP CURRENT INFORMATION UNTIL JUNE 15 2009...TO CHANGE ISSUANCE TIME AND TO ADD SEASONAL TERMINIATION DATES
scn09-17surf_great_lakes-1.txtNWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES /WFO/ IN DULUTH MINNESOTA...CHICAGO ILLINOIS...GRAND RAPIDS MICHIGAN AND NORTHERN INDIANA WILL BEGIN ISSUING SURF ZONE FORECASTS /SRF/ WITH RIP CURRENT INFORMATION EFFECTIVE MONDAY MAY 18 2009
scn09-18vtec_ashfall.txtOPERATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF ASHFALL WARNING WITH VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ IN NON-PRECIPITATION WEATHER PRODUCT EFFECTIVE JULY 6 2009
scn09-19hail_change.txtEXPERIMENTAL CRITERION CHANGE FOR HAIL SIZE IN SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING DETERMINATION AT ALL CENTRAL REGION WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES FROM THREE-QUARTER /0.75/ INCH TO ONE /1/ INCH IN DIAMETER OR LARGER EFFECTIVE BY OR BEFORE JULY 1 2009
scn09-20aswu_grap_conv.txtTRANSITION FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL STATUS OF THE ALASKA AVIATION WEATHER UNIT GRAPHICAL CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK PRODUCT: EFFECTIVE APRIL 30 2009
scn09-21tav_discontinued.txtDISCONTINUATION OF THE TRAVELERS FORECAST PRODUCT EFFECTIVE APRIL 15 2009
scn09-22box_marine_zones.txtNEW MARINE ZONES FOR SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND COASTAL WATERS EFFECTIVE JULY 15 2009
scn09-23aaa_lwx_marine_zones.txtCORRECTED: CHANGES IN COASTAL WATERS MARINE ZONES FOR PORTIONS OF THE MARYLAND CHESAPEAKE BAY AND TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER EFFECTIVE JULY 15 2009
scn09-23lwx_marine_zones.txtCHANGES IN COASTAL WATERS MARINE ZONES FOR PORTIONS OF THE MARYLAND CHESAPEAKE BAY AND TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER EFFECTIVE JULY 15 2009
scn09-24cca_new_mexico_zones.txtSUBJECT CORRECTED: NEW SHAPEFILE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AFTER JULY 20 2009. IMPLEMENTATION OF IMPROVED PUBLIC ZONE COVERAGE FOR THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PORTIONS OF NEW MEXICO EFFECTIVE JULY 22 2009 ORIGINAL SHAPEFILE HAD INCORRECT ZONE NAME FOR NMZ519. CORRECT ZONE NAME FOR NMZ519 IS ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA INSTEAD OF MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY. PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE CORRECT SHAPEFILE POSTED ON JULY 20 2009. THE ORIGINAL NOTICE IS BELOW FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. THERE WERE NO OTHER CHANGES. EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY JULY 22 2009 AT 0300 PM MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT TIME /MDT/...2100 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN ALBUQUERQUE NEW MEXICO /ABQ/ WILL ISSUE PUBLIC FORECAST AND WARNING PRODUCTS USING NEW PUBLIC ZONE BOUNDARIES. WFO ABQ PUBLIC ZONE BOUNDARIES ARE BEING CHANGED TO BETTER INCORPORATE LOCAL TOPOGRAPHY AND CLIMATOLOGY ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. SEVERAL EXISTING ZONES HAVE BEEN REDUCED IN SIZE TO MITIGATE THE SIGNIFICANT VARIANCES IN CLIMATE AND ELEVATION IN THE ZONES CURRENTLY IN USE. THE MAJORITY OF THE CHANGES ARE REFLECTED WITHIN THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO WHILE MINIMAL ADJUSTMENTS WERE MADE TO THE EASTERN PLAINS. SOME OF THE MAJOR CHANGES TO THE CURRENT ZONE CONFIGURATION INCLUDE -DIFFERENTIATION BETWEEN THE EASTERN AND WESTERN SLOPES OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS -SEPARATION OF THE SAN JUAN AND JEMEZ MOUNTAINS -REDUCTION IN SIZE OF THE ZONES THAT INCLUDE THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND THE ESTANCIA VALLEY. -IMPROVED SEPARATION OF MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS ACROSS WEST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO ALONG WITH THE PLACEMENT OF THE SANTA FE METRO AREA IN ITS OWN ZONE. THE LINK BELOW OFFERS THE FOLLOWING: -GREATER DETAIL REGARDING WHY THESE PUBLIC ZONE CHANGES ARE BEING MADE -GRAPHICAL DEPICTIONS OF THE CURRENT AND NEW PUBLIC ZONES -TEXT LISTINGS OF OLD AND NEW PUBLIC ZONE NAMES AND UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODES /UGC/S/ -A TABLE OF WFO ABQ PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THESE PUBLIC ZONE CHANGES ARE AVAILABLE ON LINE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/: WWW.SRH.WEATHER.GOV/ABQ/ZONES/2009PUBLICZONES.PHP PARTNERS AND OTHER USERS MUST TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO CONTINUE CORRECTLY PROCESSING ALL WFO ABQ PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE. UPDATED PUBLIC ZONE MAP SHAPEFILES ARE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FROM THE FOLLOWING WEB SITE /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/: WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/PUBZONE.HTM IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: JESUS HARO MELINDA BAILEY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NWS SOUTHERN REGION HQ 2341 CLARK CARR LOOP SE 819 TAYLOR ST. RM 10A11 ALBUQUERQUE NM 87106 FORT WORTH TX 76102 505-243-0702 X223 817-978-1100 X107 NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-24new_mexico_zones.txtSUBJECT IMPLEMENTATION OF IMPROVED PUBLIC ZONE COVERAGE FOR THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PORTIONS OF NEW MEXICO EFFECTIVE JULY 22 2009
scn09-25nfdrs_north_dakota.txtADDITION OF ONE NATIONAL FIRE DANGER RATING SYSTEM SITE BY THE WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE IN BISMARCK ND EFFECTIVE TUESDAY APRIL 28 2009
scn09-26elko_nv_fire_zones.txtCHANGES TO THE BOUNDARIES OF TWO FIRE WEATHER ZONES IN NORTHERN NEVADA EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2009
scn09-27pinebluff_climate.txtSUBJECT IMPLEMENTATION OF CLIMATE INFORMATION AND RECORD REPORTS FOR PINE BLUFF ARKANSAS: EFFECTIVE JULY 1 2009
scn09-28lwx-akq_zones.txtREMINDER: CHANGES IN PUBLIC ZONES...COUNTY WARNING AREAS AND COUNTIES /AS USED IN AWIPS/ FOR NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES AT BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC... WAKEFIELD VA AND MOUNT HOLLY NJ: EFFECTIVE JULY 15 2009
scn09-29cphc_watch_warning.txtSUBJECT: CHANGE TO ISSUANCE CRITERIA FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCHES AND WARNINGS ISSUED BY THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER /CPHC/: EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2009
scn09-30cphc_fix.txtNEW TROPICAL CYCLONE FIX BULLETIN PRODUCTS AND NEW PRODUCT FORMAT FOR THE NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN AND SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2009
scn09-31gjt_lightning_indx.txtTRANSITION FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL STATUS OF THE WFO GRAND JUNCTION LIGHTNING POTENTIAL INDEX GRAPHIC: EFFECTIVE MAY 19 2009 EFFECTIVE TUESDAY MAY 19 2009...THE NWS FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN GRAND JUNCTION COLORADO /GJT/ WILL TRANSITION ITS GRAPHICAL LIGHTNING POTENTIAL INDEX FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL. THIS PRODUCT IS PRODUCED AND UPDATED VIA THE WFO GJT WEBSITE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/GJT/?N=LIGHTNINGPOTENTIALINDEX A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE WFO GJT GRAPHICAL LIGHTNING POTENTIAL INDEX CAN BE FOUND IN THE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT /PDD/ AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://PRODUCTS.WEATHER.GOV FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...PLEASE CONTACT: DOUG CROWLEY METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE WFO GRAND JUNCTION 792 EAGLE DRIVE GRAND JUNCTION COLORADO 81506-8646 DOUG.CROWLEY@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-32cr_weekend_graphic.txtTRANSITION FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL STATUS OF THE WEEKEND WEATHER GRAPHIC FOR NWS CENTRAL REGION WFO/S: EFFECTIVE MAY 19 2009 EFFECTIVE TUESDAY MAY 19 2009...NWS CENTRAL REGION /CR/ WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE/S /WFO/S WILL TRANSITION THE WEEKEND WEATHER GRAPHIC PRODUCT FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL STATUS. THE WEEKEND WEATHER GRAPHIC CONTAINS MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURES AND PROBABILITY OF PRECIPITATION /POP/. THE GRAPHIC IS UPDATED UPON ANY REVISION TO THE SPECIFIC PARAMETERS MENTIONED ABOVE. IT WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR EACH CR WFO AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/WEEKEND_WEATHER.PHP?WFO=XXX WHERE XXX IS THE NWS THREE-LETTER WFO IDENTIFIER. A MAP SHOWING ALL CR WFO/S IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/RESOURCES/CR_WFOS.PDF AN EXAMPLE OF THE WEEKEND WEATHER GRAPHIC WFO INDIANAPOLIS IN /IND/ IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/WEEKEND_WEATHER.PHP?WFO=IND A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE WFO IND WEEKEND WEATHER GRAPHIC PRODUCT CAN BE FOUND IN THE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT /PDD/ AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://PRODUCTS.WEATHER.GOV FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...PLEASE CONTACT: KIM RUNK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CENTRAL REGION HEADQUARTERS 7220 NW 101ST TERRACE KANSAS CITY MO PHONE: 816-268-3140 EMAIL: KIM.RUNK@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-33hls_changes.txtCHANGES TO THE HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT /HLS/ FORMAT: EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2009 BEGINNING JUNE 1 2009 NWS FORECAST OFFICES /WFOS/ WILL ISSUE THE HLS USING AN OVERVIEW BLOCK IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING TROPICAL CYCLONE SEGMENTED VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ BLOCKS. THE OVERVIEW BLOCK WILL PROVIDE STORM INFORMATION APPLICABLE TO...AND OF INTEREST TO...THE ENTIRE COUNTY WARNING AREA/MARINE AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR EACH WFO. THE CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE IN RESPONSE TO USER COMMENTS ABOUT THE LENGTH OF THE PRODUCT. THE CHANGES WILL RESULT IN A SHORTER OVERALL PRODUCT...WITH STANDARDIZED SECTION HEADERS PROVIDED IN AN OPTIONAL OVERVIEW BLOCK AND IN THE VTEC SEGMENTS. ADDITIONALLY THE NEW PRODUCT WILL BE MORE COMPATIBLE WITH NOAA WEATHER RADIO /NWR/ BROADCASTS AND TONE ALERT PROCEDURES. A SUMMARY OF THE PRODUCT FOR 2009 IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/HURRICANE/PDFS/HLS.PDF THERE ARE NO CHANGES TO THE AWIPS IDENTIFIERS...WMO PRODUCT HEADINGS OR PRODUCT ISSUANCE TIMES. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: TIMOTHY SCHOTT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARINE AND COASTAL SERVICES BRANCH 1325 EAST WEST HWY ROOM 13124 SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 301-713-1677 EXTENSION 122 NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-34ewx_bro.txtDISCONTINUATION OF THE SOUTH TEXAS WEATHER SUMMARY PRODUCT /RWSTX/ FOR WFOS AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO AND BROWNSVILLE TX EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2009 EFFECTIVE MONDAY JUNE 1 2009 THE SOUTH TEXAS WEATHER SUMMARY PRODUCT WILL NO LONGER BE ISSUED BY NWS OFFICES /WFOS/ IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TEXAS /EWX/ AND BROWNSVILLE TEXAS /BRO/. THIS PRODUCT IS BEING DISCONTINUED IN RESPONSE TO USER FEEDBACK AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRODUCT CONSOLIDATION. TABLE 1. PRODUCT TO BE DISCONTINUED ON JUNE 1 2009 PRODUCT NAME AWIPS ID WMO HEADING SOUTH TEXAS WEATHER SUMMARY RWSTX AWUS84 KEWX ENHANCED GRAPHICAL PRODUCTS PROVIDING SIMILAR INFORMATION ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.SRH.WEATHER.GOV/BRO/GRAPHICAST.HTM AND HTTP://WWW.SRH.WEATHER.GOV/EWX/HTML/GRAPHICAST.HTM A PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT /PNS/ REQUESTING COMMENTS REGARDING DISCONTINUATION OF THE EWX AND BRO RWSTX PRODUCT WAS ISSUED IN JANUARY 2009 AND IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/OLD/PNS09-EWX-BRO_RWS.TXT IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS... PLEASE CONTACT: JOE ARELLANO METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE 2090 AIRPORT ROAD NEW BRAUNFELS TEXAS 78130 830-629-0130 EXTENSION 222 E-MAIL: JOE.ARELLANO@NOAA.GOV NEZETTE RYDELL METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE 20 SOUTH VERMILLION ROAD BROWNSVILLE TEXAS 78521 956-504-1432 EXTENSION 222 E-MAIL: NEZETTE.RYDELL@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-35serfc_wro.txtTRANSITION FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL STATUS OF THE SOUTHEAST RIVER FORECAST CENTER /SERFC/ WATER RESOURCE OUTLOOK /WRO/ MULTI-MEDIA BRIEFING: EFFECTIVE JUNE 3 2009 EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY JUNE 3 2009...THE SOUTHEAST RIVER FORECAST CENTER WILL TRANSITION ITS WATER RESOURCE OUTLOOK MULTIMEDIA BRIEFING FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL STATUS. THE SERFC WATER RESOURCE OUTLOOK MULTIMEDIA BRIEFING IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE LONG-TERM HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION RELEVANT TO RIVER SYSTEMS ACROSS SOUTHERN VIRGINIA...NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA...GEORGIA...ALABAMA...FLORIDA AND A PART OF MISSISSIPPI. THE WRO IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN POWERPOINT FORMAT AND USES BOTH AUDIO AND GRAPHICS. IT IS ISSUED EVERY TWO TO FOUR WEEKS...DEPENDING ON THE WEATHER SITUATION. THE WRO WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/: HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/ALR/WRO/DEFAULT.HTML FROM THE WEBSITE ABOVE...STATE SPECIFIC OUTLOOKS CAN BE ACCESSED BY CLICKING ON THE INTERACTIVE MAP. A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE WRO CAN BE FOUND IN THE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/: HTTP://PRODUCTS.WEATHER.GOV FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...PLEASE CONTACT: JOHN FELDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SOUTHEAST RIVER FORECAST CENTER 4 FALCON DRIVE PEACHTREE CITY GA 30269 770-486-0020 JOHN.FELDT@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-36wr_hail_exp.txtEXPERIMENTAL CRITERION CHANGE FOR HAIL SIZE IN SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING DETERMINATION AT ALL WESTERN REGION WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES FROM THREE-QUARTER /0.75/ INCH TO ONE /1/ INCH IN DIAMETER OR LARGER EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2009 ON JUNE 1 2009...ALL WESTERN REGION /WR/ WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES /WFOS/ WILL BEGIN USING A NEW EXPERIMENTAL HAIL CRITERION FOR DETERMINING WHEN TO ISSUE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS /SVR/. IN AN EFFORT TO BETTER REPRESENT HAIL WHICH PRODUCES DAMAGE AND TO REDUCE USER COMPLACENCY TO NUMEROUS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS FOR THREE-QUARTER /0.75/ INCH DIAMETER HAIL...THE WFOS IN WR WILL USE HAIL CRITERION OF ONE /1/ INCH IN DIAMETER OR LARGER AS OPPOSED TO THE REFERENCED /0.75/ INCH CRITERION. THERE IS NO CHANGE IN HAIL CRITERION FOR AVIATION THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS /I.E. CONVECTIVE SIGMETS/ OR FOR SPECIAL MARINE WARNINGS /SMW/. A SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE /SCN/ ANNOUNCING THE NWS CENTRAL REGION/S /CR/ SIMILAR EXPERIMENT IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/SCN09-19HAIL_CHANGE.TXT A PRODUCT DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT /PDD/ FOR THIS WR EXPERIMENT IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/: HTTP://PRODUCTS.WEATHER.GOV/ THIS EXPERIMENT WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FOR ALL AREAS IN EIGHT WESTERN STATES: ARIZONA...CALIFORNIA...IDAHO...MONTANA... NEVADA...OREGON...UTAH AND WASHINGTON. NO CHANGE WILL OCCUR WITH RESPECT TO WIND SPEED IN SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS. WINDS EQUAL TO OR IN EXCESS OF 50 KNOTS /58 MPH/ WILL REMAIN THE CRITERION. FOR THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE AROUND 3/4 INCH TO 7/8 INCH DIAMETER HAIL BUT REMAIN BELOW SEVERE WIND LIMITS...WR WFOS ARE EXPECTED TO USE THE SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT /SPS/... HEADLINED AS A SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY. WFOS WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO COLLECT AND DISTRIBUTE HAIL REPORTS THAT ARE THREE- QUARTERS /0.75/ INCH IN DIAMETER OR GREATER BY WAY OF THE LOCAL STORM REPORT /LSR/ AS USUAL. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: CRAIG SCHMIDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WESTERN REGION HEADQUARTERS 125 SOUTH STATE STREET ROOM 1311 SALT LAKE CITY UT 84138 801-524-4000 CRAIG.SCHMIDT@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-37wireless_op.txtNWS SERVICES VIA WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES TO BE OFFICIAL EFFECTIVE JULY 1 2009 NWS SERVICES VIA WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES FOR MOBILE DEVICES AND CELL PHONES WILL BECOME OFFICAL EFFECTIVE JULY 1 2009 AFTER AN EXTENDED EXPERIMENTAL PERIOD. THESE SERVICES ALLOW WIRELESS ENABLED DEVICES TO BROWSE PAGES CONTAINING NWS INFORMATION INCLUDING HOURLY OBSERVATIONS... FORECASTS... WATCHES... WARNINGS AND RADAR IMAGERY. ACCESS FOR DEVICES WITH WEB BROWSERS AND SMALL SCREENS CAN BE FOUND AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://MOBILE.WEATHER.GOV ACCESS FOR DEVICES WITH WAP BROWSERS CAN BE FOUND AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://CELL.WEATHER.GOV IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...PLEASE CONTACT: ROBERT BUNGE INTERNET DISSEMINATION OFFICER SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 301-713-1381 EXT 140 ROBERT.BUNGE@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-38ndfd_grib_op.txtNATIONAL DIGITAL FORECAST DATABASE /NDFD/ USER DEFINED GRIB2 FILES TO BE OFFICIAL EFFECTIVE JULY 1 2009 NDFD USER DEFINED GRIB2 ENCODED DATA FILES WILL BE OFFICIAL EFFECTIVE JULY 1 2009. THIS SERVICE ALLOWS USERS OF NDFD GRIB2 DATA SETS TO DEFINE A CUSTOM AREA FOR WHICH TO RECEIVE NDFD DATA AS A GRIB2 MESSAGE. THE REQUEST IS MADE IN THE FORM OF A HTTP REQUEST OVER THE INTERNET THAT CONTAINS THE INFORMATION USED TO CONSTRUCT THE GRIB2 MESSAGE. A SAMPLE REQUEST CAN BE FOUND AT /USE LOWERCASE EXCEPT NDFD_GRIB2D/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/MDL/NDFD_GRIB2DECODER/CUSTMGRD.PHP#INTRO INFORMATION ON HOW TO DECODE AND SAMPLE COMPUTER CODE FOR ACCESSING GRIB2 DATA IS AVIALABLE INCLUDING GRIB2 DECODER PACKAGES /USE LOWERCASE EXCEPT NDFD_GRIB2D/ HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/MDL/NDFD_GRIB2DECODER/ IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...PLEASE CONTACT: ROBERT BUNGE INTERNET DISSEMINATION OFFICER SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 301-713-1381 EXT 140 ROBERT.BUNGE@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-39ak_mdm_rge_fcst.txtTRANSITION FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL STATUS OF THE ALASKA MEDIUM RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION AND THE ALASKA MEDIUM RANGE MEAN SEA LEVEL PRESSURE GRAPHIC FORECASTS EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1 2009 EFFECTIVE TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1 2009...THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER /HPC/ OF THE NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION /NCEP/ WILL BEGIN OPERATIONAL PRODUCTION AND DISSEMINATION OF THE ALASKA MEDIUM RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION AND THE ALASKA MEDIUM RANGE MEAN SEA LEVEL PRESSURE /MSLP/ GRAPHIC FORECASTS. THESE PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN PRODUCED AND DISSEMINATED EXPERIMENTALLY SINCE JANUARY 2008. THE ONLY CHANGE BEING MADE ON SEPTEMBER 1 2009 IS THE ADMINISTRATIVE TRANSITION OF THESE PRODUCTS FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL STATUS. MORE DETAIL REGARDING THESE NCEP/HPC ALASKA MEDIUM RANGE FORECAST PRODUCTS IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.HPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/ALASKA/ABOUT_AKMEDR.SHTML IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: ROBERT KELLY NOAA/NWS/NCEP HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER 5200 AUTH RD CAMP SPRINGS MARYLAND 20746 ROBERT.KELLY@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-40aaa_boisezones.txtAMENDED: IMPLEMENTATION TIME CHANGED TO 2 PM MDT. CREATION OF NEW PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE AND MINOR RECONFIGURATIONS OF OTHER PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE BOUNDARIES IN SOUTHWEST IDAHO AND SOUTHEAST OREGON EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1 2009 AMENDED EFFECTIVE TIME OF THIS CHANGE TO BE 200 PM MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT TIME OR 2000 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME. THE ORIGINAL NOTICE IS BELOW FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. THERE WERE NO OTHER CHANGES. EFFECTIVE THURSDAY OCTOBER 1 2009 AT 12 NOON MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT TIME /MDT/ OR 1800 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN BOISE ID /BOI/ WILL RECONFIGURE SOME OF ITS PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES FOR AREAS IN SOUTHWEST IDAHO AND SOUTHEAST OREGON. THIS CHANGE WILL ADD A NEW IDAHO ZONE...IDZ033 /UPPER WEISER VALLEY/ FOR WFO BOI. THIS NEW ZONE WAS CREATED BY COMBINING CLIMATOLOGICALLY SIMILAR PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHWEST PORTION OF IDZ011 /WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS/ AND THE NORTH PORTION OF IDZ012 /LOWER TREASURE VALLEY/. THESE ZONE PORTIONS ARE NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CLIMATOLOGY OF THEIR PARENT ZONES AND THEY DO NOT CONTAIN ANY CLIMATE VERIFICATION POINTS. THE CLIMATOLOGY OF THEIR PARENT ZONES /IDZ011 AND IDZ012/ WILL NOT CHANGE SIGNIFICANTLY AS A RESULT OF THIS CHANGE. NEW WFO BOISE ID PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE: IDZ033 UPPER WEISER RIVER DESCRIPTION: MID ELEVATIONS OF THE WEISER RIVER VALLEY ABOVE THE TOWN OF WEISER NORTH TO INCLUDE THE AREA AROUND COUNCIL. IN THE SOUTHEAST THIS ZONE IS ALONG THE WEISER/PAYETTE COUNTY BORDER. IN THE SOUTHWEST THE ZONE BEGINS NEAR THE MANN CREEK RESERVOIR. THE ZONE EXTENDS NORTH SURROUNDING THE UPPER WEISER RIVER VALLEY AT ROUGHLY THE 4800 FOOT ELEVATION LEVEL. REPRESENTATIVE CITES: MIDVALE...CAMBRIDGE...COUNCIL...FRUITVALE ...INDIAN VALLEY. IN ADDITION THIS CHANGE WILL MODIFY THE BOUNDARIES OF THE FOLLOWING WFO BOI PUBLIC ZONES IN SOUTHWEST IDAHO AND SOUTHEAST OREGON. THESE CHANGES ARE MINOR IN NATURE...DO NOT AFFECT ANY CLIMATE VERIFICATION POINTS AND DO NOT SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT THE CLIMATOLOGY OF THE ZONES. IDZ011 WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS DESCRIPTION: MOUNTAINS AND HIGHER VALLEYS OF WEST CENTRAL IDAHO. THIS ZONE SITS BETWEEN THE SNAKE RIVER ON THE WEST AND THE MIDDLE FORK OF THE SALMON RIVER ON THE EAST. THE NORTH END OF THE ZONE IS THE NORTHERN BORDER OF VALLEY AND ADAMS COUNTIES WITH THE SOUTH BORDER BOUNDED BY THE VALLEY/BOISE COUNTY BORDER ON THE EAST AND ROUGHLY BY THE 4800 FOOT CONTOUR SURROUNDING THE WEISER RIVER VALLEY IN THE SOUTHWEST. REPRESENTATIVE CITIES: MCCALL...NEW MEADOWS...BEAR...CASCADE... SMITHS FERRY...YELLOW PINE. IDZ012 LOWER TREASURE VALLEY DESCRIPTION: LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN IN WESTERN IDAHO INCLUDING THE BOISE...PAYETTE...AND WEISER RIVER VALLEYS. THIS ZONE STRETCHES FROM THE OREGON BORDER ON THE WEST TO THE CANYON/ADA COUNTY LINE ON THE EAST. THE NORTHERN AREA INCLUDES THE TOWN OF WEISER WITH THE SOUTH END OF THE ZONE EXTENDING ABOUT 10 MILES SOUTH OF THE SNAKE RIVER IN OWYHEE COUNTY. REPRESENTATIVE CITIES: WEISER...PAYETTE...CALDWELL...NAMPA...HOMEDALE...MARSING...MURPHY. IDZ013 BOISE MOUNTAINS DESCRIPTION: MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS EAST AND NORTHEAST OF BOISE. THIS INCLUDES ALL OF BOISE COUNTY AND THE NORTHERN PORTION OF CAMAS COUNTY ABOVE 6000 FOOT ELEVATION. REPRESENTATIVE CITIES: LOWMAN...IDAHO CITY...HORSESHOE BEND... PINE...ATLANTA. IDZ014 UPPER TREASURE VALLEY DESCRIPTION: THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN IN WESTERN IDAHO. THIS AREA STRETCHES FROM THE CANYON/ADA COUNTY BORDER IN THE WEST TO THE ELMORE/GOODING COUNTY BORDER IN THE EAST. THE NORTH END RUNS ROUGHLY ALONG THE 3000 FOOT ELEVATION WITH THE SOUTH END ROUGHLY 10 MILES SOUTH OF THE SNAKE RIVER. REPRESENTATIVE CITIES: BOISE...EAGLE...MERIDIAN...MOUNTAIN HOME ...GLENNS FERRY...GRAND VIEW...BRUNEAU...HOT SPRINGS. IDZ028 CAMAS PRAIRIE DESCRIPTION: THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CAMAS COUNTY. THIS INCLUDES THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF CAMAS COUNTY FROM THE CAMAS/GOODING COUNTY BORDER NORTH TO ROUGHLY THE 6000 FOOT ELEVATION CONTOUR. THIS ZONE ALSO INCLUDES THE PORTION OF BOISE COUNTY FROM HILL CITY EAST THAT SITS IN THE CAMAS PRAIRIE. REPRESENTATIVE CITIES: FAIRVIEW...HILL CITY. ORZ063 MALHEUR COUNTY DESCRIPTION: ALL OF MALHEUR COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OREGON OUTSIDE OF THE LOWER ELEVATIONS NEAR ONTARIO...VALE...AND JAMIESON. REPRESENTATIVE CITIES: JORDAN VALLEY...ROME...HARPER...JUNTURA. ORZ064 OREGON LOWER TREASURE VALLEY DESCRIPTION: THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF NORTHEAST MALHEUR COUNTY ALONG THE IDAHO BORDER. THIS INCLUDES THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE OWYHEE AND MALHEUR RIVER VALLEYS AND THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF WILLOW CREEK. REPRESENTATIVE CITIES: ONTARIO...VALE...NYSSA...ADRIAN...JAMIESON...BROGAN. A MAP DEPICTING THE RECONFIGURED PUBLIC ZONES IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/RESOURCES/BOISEZONES.PNG WFO BOISE PUBLIC WEATHER PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THIS RECONFIGURATION OF PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES: PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADING AWIPS ID SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT WWUS85 KBOI SPSBOI ZONE FORECAST FPUS55 KBOI ZFPBOI SHORT TERM FORECAST FPUS75 KBOI NOWBOI HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FLUS45 KBOI HWOBOI WINTER WEATHER PRODUCTS WWUS45 KBOI WSWBOI NON PRECIPITATION PRODUCTS WWUS75 KBOI NPWBOI PARTNERS AND USERS MUST REPROGRAM AFFECTED HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE TO CONTINUE CORRECTLY PROCESSING PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THIS RECONFIGURATION. UPDATED PUBLIC ZONE SHAPEFILES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/PUBZONE.HTM THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS CHANGE IS SOONER THAN SPECIFIED BY NWS POLICY /NWS INSTRUCTION 10-1805/. THE REDUCTION OF THE NORMAL ADVANCE LEAD TIME WAS NECESSARY IN ORDER FOR THE CHANGE TO BE EFFECTIVE AT THE ONSET OF WINTER WEATHER. PARTNERS AND USERS WILL NOT HAVE TO MAKE SIGNIFICANT ADJUSTMENTS TO ACCOMMODATE THE CHANGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: PAUL FLATT WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WFO BOISE IDAHO 3833 S DEVELOPMENT AVE BOISE ID 83705 PAUL.FLATT@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-40boisezones.txtCREATION OF NEW PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE AND MINOR RECONFIGURATIONS OF OTHER PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE BOUNDARIES IN SOUTHWEST IDAHO AND SOUTHEAST OREGON EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1 2009 EFFECTIVE THURSDAY OCTOBER 1 2009 AT 12 NOON MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT TIME /MDT/ OR 1800 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN BOISE ID /BOI/ WILL RECONFIGURE SOME OF ITS PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES FOR AREAS IN SOUTHWEST IDAHO AND SOUTHEAST OREGON. THIS CHANGE WILL ADD A NEW IDAHO ZONE...IDZ033 /UPPER WEISER VALLEY/ FOR WFO BOI. THIS NEW ZONE WAS CREATED BY COMBINING CLIMATOLOGICALLY SIMILAR PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHWEST PORTION OF IDZ011 /WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS/ AND THE NORTH PORTION OF IDZ012 /LOWER TREASURE VALLEY/. THESE ZONE PORTIONS ARE NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CLIMATOLOGY OF THEIR PARENT ZONES AND THEY DO NOT CONTAIN ANY CLIMATE VERIFICATION POINTS. THE CLIMATOLOGY OF THEIR PARENT ZONES /IDZ011 AND IDZ012/ WILL NOT CHANGE SIGNIFICANTLY AS A RESULT OF THIS CHANGE. NEW WFO BOISE ID PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE: IDZ033 UPPER WEISER RIVER DESCRIPTION: MID ELEVATIONS OF THE WEISER RIVER VALLEY ABOVE THE TOWN OF WEISER NORTH TO INCLUDE THE AREA AROUND COUNCIL. IN THE SOUTHEAST THIS ZONE IS ALONG THE WEISER/PAYETTE COUNTY BORDER. IN THE SOUTHWEST THE ZONE BEGINS NEAR THE MANN CREEK RESERVOIR. THE ZONE EXTENDS NORTH SURROUNDING THE UPPER WEISER RIVER VALLEY AT ROUGHLY THE 4800 FOOT ELEVATION LEVEL. REPRESENTATIVE CITES: MIDVALE...CAMBRIDGE...COUNCIL... FRUITVALE...INDIAN VALLEY. IN ADDITION THIS CHANGE WILL MODIFY THE BOUNDARIES OF THE FOLLOWING WFO BOI PUBLIC ZONES IN SOUTHWEST IDAHO AND SOUTHEAST OREGON. THESE CHANGES ARE MINOR IN NATURE...DO NOT AFFECT ANY CLIMATE VERIFICATION POINTS AND DO NOT SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT THE CLIMATOLOGY OF THE ZONES. IDZ011 WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS DESCRIPTION: MOUNTAINS AND HIGHER VALLEYS OF WEST CENTRAL IDAHO. THIS ZONE SITS BETWEEN THE SNAKE RIVER ON THE WEST AND THE MIDDLE FORK OF THE SALMON RIVER ON THE EAST. THE NORTH END OF THE ZONE IS THE NORTHERN BORDER OF VALLEY AND ADAMS COUNTIES WITH THE SOUTH BORDER BOUNDED BY THE VALLEY/BOISE COUNTY BORDER ON THE EAST AND ROUGHLY BY THE 4800 FOOT CONTOUR SURROUNDING THE WEISER RIVER VALLEY IN THE SOUTHWEST. REPRESENTATIVE CITIES: MCCALL...NEW MEADOWS...BEAR...CASCADE... SMITHS FERRY...YELLOW PINE. IDZ012 LOWER TREASURE VALLEY DESCRIPTION: LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN IN WESTERN IDAHO INCLUDING THE BOISE...PAYETTE...AND WEISER RIVER VALLEYS. THIS ZONE STRETCHES FROM THE OREGON BORDER ON THE WEST TO THE CANYON/ADA COUNTY LINE ON THE EAST. THE NORTHERN AREA INCLUDES THE TOWN OF WEISER WITH THE SOUTH END OF THE ZONE EXTENDING ABOUT 10 MILES SOUTH OF THE SNAKE RIVER IN OWYHEE COUNTY. REPRESENTATIVE CITIES: WEISER...PAYETTE...CALDWELL...NAMPA...HOMEDALE...MARSING... MURPHY. IDZ013 BOISE MOUNTAINS DESCRIPTION: MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS EAST AND NORTHEAST OF BOISE. THIS INCLUDES ALL OF BOISE COUNTY AND THE NORTHERN PORTION OF CAMAS COUNTY ABOVE 6000 FOOT ELEVATION. REPRESENTATIVE CITIES: LOWMAN...IDAHO CITY...HORSESHOE BEND... PINE...ATLANTA. IDZ014 UPPER TREASURE VALLEY DESCRIPTION: THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN IN WESTERN IDAHO. THIS AREA STRETCHES FROM THE CANYON/ADA COUNTY BORDER IN THE WEST TO THE ELMORE/GOODING COUNTY BORDER IN THE EAST. THE NORTH END RUNS ROUGHLY ALONG THE 3000 FOOT ELEVATION WITH THE SOUTH END ROUGHLY 10 MILES SOUTH OF THE SNAKE RIVER. REPRESENTATIVE CITIES: BOISE...EAGLE...MERIDIAN...MOUNTAIN HOME ...GLENNS FERRY...GRAND VIEW...BRUNEAU...HOT SPRINGS. IDZ028 CAMAS PRAIRIE DESCRIPTION: THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CAMAS COUNTY. THIS INCLUDES THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF CAMAS COUNTY FROM THE CAMAS/GOODING COUNTY BORDER NORTH TO ROUGHLY THE 6000 FOOT ELEVATION CONTOUR. THIS ZONE ALSO INCLUDES THE PORTION OF BOISE COUNTY FROM HILL CITY EAST THAT SITS IN THE CAMAS PRAIRIE. REPRESENTATIVE CITIES: FAIRVIEW...HILL CITY. ORZ063 MALHEUR COUNTY DESCRIPTION: ALL OF MALHEUR COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OREGON OUTSIDE OF THE LOWER ELEVATIONS NEAR ONTARIO...VALE...AND JAMIESON. REPRESENTATIVE CITIES: JORDAN VALLEY...ROME...HARPER... JUNTURA. ORZ064 OREGON LOWER TREASURE VALLEY DESCRIPTION: THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF NORTHEAST MALHEUR COUNTY ALONG THE IDAHO BORDER. THIS INCLUDES THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE OWYHEE AND MALHEUR RIVER VALLEYS AND THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF WILLOW CREEK. REPRESENTATIVE CITIES: ONTARIO...VALE...NYSSA...ADRIAN... JAMIESON...BROGAN. A MAP DEPICTING THE RECONFIGURED PUBLIC ZONES IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/RESOURCES/BOISEZONES.PNG WFO BOISE PUBLIC WEATHER PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THIS RECONFIGURATION OF PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES: PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADING AWIPS ID SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT WWUS85 KBOI SPSBOI ZONE FORECAST FPUS55 KBOI ZFPBOI SHORT TERM FORECAST FPUS75 KBOI NOWBOI HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FLUS45 KBOI HWOBOI WINTER WEATHER PRODUCTS WWUS45 KBOI WSWBOI NON PRECIPITATION PRODUCTS WWUS75 KBOI NPWBOI PARTNERS AND USERS MUST REPROGRAM AFFECTED HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE TO CONTINUE CORRECTLY PROCESSING PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THIS RECONFIGURATION. UPDATED PUBLIC ZONE SHAPEFILES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/PUBZONE.HTM THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS CHANGE IS SOONER THAN SPECIFIED BY NWS POLICY /NWS INSTRUCTION 10-1805/. THE REDUCTION OF THE NORMAL ADVANCE LEAD TIME WAS NECESSARY IN ORDER FOR THE CHANGE TO BE EFFECTIVE AT THE ONSET OF WINTER WEATHER. PARTNERS AND USERS WILL NOT HAVE TO MAKE SIGNIFICANT ADJUSTMENTS TO ACCOMMODATE THE CHANGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: PAUL FLATT WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WFO BOISE IDAHO 3833 S DEVELOPMENT AVE BOISE ID 83705 PAUL.FLATT@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-41rofor.txtDISCONTINUATION OF INTERNATIONAL ROUTE FORECASTS: EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 2 2009 EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 2 2009 AT 0001 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE NWS WILL DISCONTINUE THE ROUTE FORECASTS /ROFOR/ FOR KWAJALEIN TO MAJURO /RFRKWA/ AND FOR MAJURO TO TARAWA /RFRFFN/. AWIPS IDENTIFER WMO HEADING GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTOR RFRKWA FROC32 PHFO KWAJALEIN TO MAJURO RFRFFN FROC33 PHFO MAJURO TO TARAWA THE FINAL RFRKWA WILL BE ISSUED AT 1900 UTC ON SEPTEMBER 1 2009. THE FINAL RFRFFN WILL BE ISSUED AT 1730 UTC ON AUGUST 28 2009. THE ROFOR FOR SAN FRANCISCO/SANTA BARBARA TO HONOLULU /RFRKSF/ IS UNAFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE AND WILL CONTINUE. WFO HONOLULU...IN ITS CAPACITY AS A METEOROLOGICAL WATCH OFFICE DESIGNATED BY THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION /ICAO/...ISSUES ROFORS DAILY FOR A ROUTE FROM KWAJALEIN TO MAJURO AND WEEKLY FOR A ROUTE FROM MAJURO TO TARAWA. THESE ROFORS PROVIDE FLIGHT LEVEL WIND AND TEMPERATURE INFORMATION. WITH THE EXPANSION OF THE WINDS AND TEMPERATURES ALOFT PRODUCTS /FB BULLETINS/...IMPLEMENTED IN AWIPS CHANGE NOTICE #AB943 IN SEPTEMBER 2004...THESE TWO ROFORS PROVIDE DUPLICATE INFORMATION AND ARE NO LONGER NEEDED. IN ADDITION THE ICAO...IN AMENDMENT 74 TO ANNEX III...REMOVED THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE PROVISION OF ROFORS. FB BULLETINS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://AVIATIONWEATHER.GOV/PRODUCTS/NWS/WINDS/ WFO HONOLULU SOLICITED COMMENTS OVER A TWO-MONTH PERIOD IN 2008...SEEKING FEEDBACK FROM ANYONE WHO MAY STILL USE THESE ROFORS. ONLY ONE COMMENT WAS RECEIVED FROM AN AIRLINE STATING THAT IT NO LONGER USES THE KWAJALEIN TO MAJURO ROFOR. NO COMMENTS WERE RECEIVED REGARDING THE MAJURO TO TARAWA ROFOR. COMMENTS WERE ALSO SOLICITED REGARDING THE SAN FRANCISCO/SANTA BARBARA TO HONOLULU ROFOR. THERE WAS OVERWHELMING FEEDBACK THAT THIS ROFOR WAS VITAL AND SHOULD CONTINUE. THEREFORE NO CHANGES ARE BEING MADE TO RFRKSF. NWS INSTRUCTION 10-811 /ENROUTE FORECASTS AND ADVISORIES/ WILL BE UPDATED TO REMOVE RFRKWA AND RFRFFN DURING THE NEXT ROUTINE DIRECTIVE REVIEW CYCLE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: JOHN H. BRAVENDER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 2525 CORREA ROAD SUITE 250 HONOLULU HI 96822 808-973-5282 W-HFO.AVIATION@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-42aaa_riw_zones.txtAMENDED EFFECTIVE DATE TO OCTOBER 5 2009. ADJUSTMENT OF CURRENT PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE BOUNDARIES IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING FOR WFO RIVERTON WYOMING EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 5 2009 THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS CHANGE IS DELAYED UNTIL MONDAY OCTOBER 5 2009 AT 200 PM MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT TIME /MDT/...2000 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...DUE TO ONGOING WEATHER IN WFO RIVERTON WY AREA OF FORECAST RESPONSIBILITY. THE ORIGINAL NOTICE IS BELOW FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. THERE ARE NO OTHER CHANGES. EFFECTIVE THURSDAY OCTOBER 1 2009 AT 200 PM MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT TIME /MDT/...2000 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/... THE NWS FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN RIVERTON WYOMING /RIW/ WILL RECONFIGURE SIX PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE BOUNDARIES IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING. THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THESE CHANGES IS TO PROPERLY ALIGN WFO RIW PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES WITH THOSE OF WFO CHEYENNE WYOMING /CYS/. A SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE ANNOUNCING THE WFO CYS CHANGES IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/SCN09-43CYS_PUB_ZONES.TXT IN ADDITION TWO MINOR CHANGES WERE MADE TO BETTER ACCOUNT FOR TOPOGRAPHIC DIFFERENCES NEAR TOGWOTEE PASS AND SOUTH PASS. THESE CHANGES ARE MINOR...DO NOT AFFECT ANY CLIMATE VERIFICATION POINTS AND DO NOT SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT THE CLIMATOLOGY OF THE RECONFIGURED PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES. THERE ARE NO CHANGES TO WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION HEADINGS OR ADVANCED WEATHER INTERACTIVE PROCESSING SYSTEM IDENTIFIERS WITH THESE CHANGES. NO ACTION IS REQUIRED FOR CONTINUED RECEIPT OF PRODUCTS FROM RIW. AN UPDATED ZONE MAP SHAPEFILE CONTAINING THE RECONFIGURED ZONES IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/PUBZONE.HTM RECONFIGURED PUBLIC ZONE BOUNDARIES FOR WFO RIW PARTNERS AND USERS AFFECT THE FOLLOWING ZONES IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING: ZONE NAME UGC/Z/ZONE CODE TETON AND GROS VENTRE RANGES WYZ012 WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST WYZ014 WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST WYZ015 GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE WYZ019 NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS WYZ020 CASPER MOUNTAIN WYZ022 A GRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF THE RECONFIGURED WFO RIW PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/RESOURCES/RIW_ZONES.JPG THE FOLLOWING KEY PRODUCTS ARE AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE FOR WFO RIW PARTNERS AND USERS: PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADING AWIPS ID PUBLIC ZONE FORECAST FPUS55 KRIW ZFPRIW NON-PRECIPITATION ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING WWUS75 KRIW NPWRIW WINTER STORM ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING WWUS45 KRIW WSWRIW SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT WWUS85 KRIW SPSRIW SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT WWUS55 KRIW SVSRIW SHORT-TERM FORECAST FPUS75 KRIW NOWRIW FLOOD WARNING WGUS45 KRIW FLWRIW FLOOD WATCH WGUS65 KRIW FFARIW FLOOD STATEMENT WGUS85 KRIW FLSRIW WFO RIW PRODUCTS USED FOR TORNADO...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM...FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS AND NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY MESSAGES ARE UNCHANGED SINCE THOSE PRODUCTS USE THE COUNTY /C/ FORM OF THE UGC CODE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: CHRIS JONES WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST NWS FORECAST OFFICE 12744 WEST US HIGHWAY 26 RIVERTON WYOMING 82501 307-857-3898 X726 NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-42riw_zones.txtADJUSTMENT OF CURRENT PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE BOUNDARIES IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING FOR WFO RIVERTON WYOMING: EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1 2009 EFFECTIVE THURSDAY OCTOBER 1 2009 AT 200 PM MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT TIME /MDT/...2000 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/... THE NWS FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN RIVERTON WYOMING /RIW/ WILL RECONFIGURE SIX PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE BOUNDARIES IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING. THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THESE CHANGES IS TO PROPERLY ALIGN WFO RIW PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES WITH THOSE OF WFO CHEYENNE WYOMING /CYS/. A SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE ANNOUNCING THE WFO CYS CHANGES IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/SCN09-43CYS_PUB_ZONES.TXT IN ADDITION TWO MINOR CHANGES WERE MADE TO BETTER ACCOUNT FOR TOPOGRAPHIC DIFFERENCES NEAR TOGWOTEE PASS AND SOUTH PASS. THESE CHANGES ARE MINOR...DO NOT AFFECT ANY CLIMATE VERIFICATION POINTS AND DO NOT SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT THE CLIMATOLOGY OF THE RECONFIGURED PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES. THERE ARE NO CHANGES TO WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION HEADINGS OR ADVANCED WEATHER INTERACTIVE PROCESSING SYSTEM IDENTIFIERS WITH THESE CHANGES. NO ACTION IS REQUIRED FOR CONTINUED RECEIPT OF PRODUCTS FROM RIW. AN UPDATED ZONE MAP SHAPEFILE CONTAINING THE RECONFIGURED ZONES IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/PUBZONE.HTM RECONFIGURED PUBLIC ZONE BOUNDARIES FOR WFO RIW PARTNERS AND USERS AFFECT THE FOLLOWING ZONES IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING: ZONE NAME UGC/Z/ZONE CODE TETON AND GROS VENTRE RANGES WYZ012 WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST WYZ014 WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST WYZ015 GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE WYZ019 NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS WYZ020 CASPER MOUNTAIN WYZ022 A GRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF THE RECONFIGURED WFO RIW PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/RESOURCES/RIW_ZONES.JPG THE FOLLOWING KEY PRODUCTS ARE AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE FOR WFO RIW PARTNERS AND USERS: PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADING AWIPS ID PUBLIC ZONE FORECAST FPUS55 KRIW ZFPRIW NON-PRECIPITATION ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING WWUS75 KRIW NPWRIW WINTER STORM ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING WWUS45 KRIW WSWRIW SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT WWUS85 KRIW SPSRIW SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT WWUS55 KRIW SVSRIW SHORT-TERM FORECAST FPUS75 KRIW NOWRIW FLOOD WARNING WGUS45 KRIW FLWRIW FLOOD WATCH WGUS65 KRIW FFARIW FLOOD STATEMENT WGUS85 KRIW FLSRIW WFO RIW PRODUCTS USED FOR TORNADO...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM...FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS AND NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY MESSAGES ARE UNCHANGED SINCE THOSE PRODUCTS USE THE COUNTY /C/ FORM OF THE UGC CODE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: CHRIS JONES WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST NWS FORECAST OFFICE 12744 WEST US HIGHWAY 26 RIVERTON WYOMING 82501 307-857-3898 X726 NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-43aaa_cys_zones.txtAMENDED EFFECTIVE DATE TO OCTOBER 5 2009. ADJUSTMENT OF CURRENT AND CREATION OF NEW PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE BOUNDARIES IN MUCH OF WYOMING AND WESTERN NEBRASKA FOR WFO CHEYENNE WYOMING EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 5 2009 THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS CHANGE IS DELAYED UNTIL MONDAY OCTOBER 5 2009 AT 200 PM MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT TIME /MDT/...2000 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...DUE TO ONGOING WEATHER IN WFO CHEYENNE WY AREA OF FORECAST RESPONSIBILITY. THE ORIGINAL NOTICE IS BELOW FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. THERE ARE NO OTHER CHANGES. EFFECTIVE THURSDAY OCTOBER 1 2009 AT 200 PM MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT TIME /MDT/...2000 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/... THE NWS FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN CHEYENNE WYOMING /CYS/ WILL RECONFIGURE SEVERAL OF ITS PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE BOUNDARIES FOR NUMEROUS PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES IN SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST WYOMING AS WELL AS A PORTION OF THE WESTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE. THE PURPOSE OF THESE CHANGES IS TO IMPROVE PUBLIC FORECAST AND WARNING PRODUCTS AND SERVICES BY BETTER ACCOUNTING FOR CLIMATOLOGICAL AND TOPOGRAPHIC DIFFERENCES. WFO RIVERTON WYOMING /RIW/ WILL ALSO MAKE MINOR CHANGES TO SIX CURRENT PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE BOUNDARIES IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING... PRIMARILY TO ALIGN THOSE ZONES WITH THE NEW WFO CYS ZONES. A SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE ANNOUNCING THE WFO RIW CHANGES IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/SCN09-42RIW_PUB_ZONES.TXT THERE ARE NO CHANGES TO WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION HEADINGS OR ADVANCED WEATHER INTERACTIVE PROCESSING SYSTEM IDENTIFIERS WITH THESE PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE CHANGES. NO ACTION IS REQUIRED FOR CONTINUED RECEIPT OF PRODUCTS FROM WFO CYS. AN UPDATED ZONE MAP SHAPEFILE CONTAINING THE REALIGNED ZONES IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/PUBZONE.HTM NEW ZONE /Z/ FORM OF THE UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE /UGC/ AND PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE NAMES/NUMBERS FOR WFO CYS USERS: NEW OLD NEW ZONE NAME UGC /Z/ OLD ZONE NAME UGC /Z/ ------------- ------- ------------- ------- CONVERSE COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS WYZ101 CONVERSE WYZ059 NIOBRARA COUNTY WYZ102 NIOBRARA WYZ060 NORTH LARAMIE RANGE WYZ103 NORTH LARAMIE RANGE WYZ064 FERRIS/SEMINOE/SHIRLEY MOUNTAINS WYZ104 NORTH CARBON WYZ062 SHIRLEY BASIN WYZ105 N/A N/A CENTRAL LARAMIE RANGE AND SOUTHWEST PLATTE COUNTY WYZ106 N/A N/A EAST PLATTE COUNTY WYZ107 PLATTE WYZ067 GOSHEN COUNTY WYZ108 GOSHEN WYZ068 CENTRAL CARBON COUNTY WYZ109 SOUTHWEST CARBON WYZ061 NORTH SNOWY RANGE FOOTHILLS WYZ110 N/A N/A SOUTHWEST CARBON COUNTY WYZ111 SOUTHWEST CARBON WYZ061 SIERRA MADRE RANGE WYZ112 SNOWY RANGE WYZ063 UPPER NORTH PLATTE RIVER BASIN WYZ113 N/A N/A SNOWY RANGE WYZ114 SNOWY RANGE WYZ063 LARAMIE VALLEY WYZ115 LARAMIE VALLEY WYZ065 SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE WYZ116 LARAMIE RANGE WYZ066 SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE FOOTHILLS WYZ117 N/A N/A CENTRAL LARAMIE COUNTY WYZ118 CHEYENNE FOOTHILLS WYZ069 EAST LARAMIE COUNTY WYZ119 PINE BLUFFS WYZ070 NORTH SIOUX NEZ095 SIOUX NEZ001 SOUTH SIOUX NEZ096 SIOUX NEZ001 A DETAILED DESCRIPTION AND GRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF THE NEW WFO CYS PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/RESOURCES/ZONE_DES.PDF AND HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/RESOURCES/CYS_ZONES.JPG THE FOLLOWING KEY PRODUCTS ARE AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE FOR WFO CYS PARTNERS AND USERS: PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADING AWIPS ID PUBLIC ZONE FORECAST FPUS55 KCYS ZFPCYS NON-PRECIPITATION ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING WWUS75 KCYS NPWCYS WINTER STORM ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING WWUS45 KCYS WSWCYS SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT WWUS85 KCYS SPSCYS SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT WWUS55 KCYS SVSCYS SHORT-TERM FORECAST FPUS75 KCYS NOWCYS FLOOD WARNING WGUS45 KCYS FLWCYS FLOOD WATCH WGUS65 KCYS FFACYS FLOOD STATEMENT WGUS85 KCYS FLSCYS WFO CYS PRODUCTS USED FOR TORNADO...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM...FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS AND NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY MESSAGES REMAIN UNCHANGED SINCE THOSE PRODUCTS USE THE COUNTY /C/ FORM OF THE UGC CODE. THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS CHANGE IS SOONER THAN SPECIFIED BY NWS POLICY /NWS INSTRUCTION 10-1805/. THE REDUCTION OF THE NORMAL ADVANCE LEAD TIME WAS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THE CHANGE WOULD BE EFFECTIVE AT THE ONSET OF WINTER WEATHER. PARTNERS AND USERS SHOULD NOT HAVE TO MAKE SIGNIFICANT ADJUSTMENTS TO ACCOMMODATE THE CHANGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: JOHN GRIFFITH WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST NWS FORECAST OFFICE 1301 AIRPORT PARKWAY CHEYENNE WYOMING 82009 307-772-2468 X726 NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEAHTER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-43cys_zones.txtADJUSTMENT OF CURRENT AND CREATION OF NEW PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE BOUNDARIES IN MUCH OF WYOMING AND WESTERN NEBRASKA FOR WFO CHEYENNE WYOMING: EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1 2009 EFFECTIVE THURSDAY OCTOBER 1 2009 AT 200 PM MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT TIME /MDT/...2000 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/... THE NWS FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN CHEYENNE WYOMING /CYS/ WILL RECONFIGURE SEVERAL OF ITS PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE BOUNDARIES FOR NUMEROUS PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES IN SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST WYOMING AS WELL AS A PORTION OF THE WESTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE. THE PURPOSE OF THESE CHANGES IS TO IMPROVE PUBLIC FORECAST AND WARNING PRODUCTS AND SERVICES BY BETTER ACCOUNTING FOR CLIMATOLOGICAL AND TOPOGRAPHIC DIFFERENCES. WFO RIVERTON WYOMING /RIW/ WILL ALSO MAKE MINOR CHANGES TO SIX CURRENT PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE BOUNDARIES IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING... PRIMARILY TO ALIGN THOSE ZONES WITH THE NEW WFO CYS ZONES. A SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE ANNOUNCING THE WFO RIW CHANGES IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/SCN09-42RIW_PUB_ZONES.TXT THERE ARE NO CHANGES TO WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION HEADINGS OR ADVANCED WEATHER INTERACTIVE PROCESSING SYSTEM IDENTIFIERS WITH THESE PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE CHANGES. NO ACTION IS REQUIRED FOR CONTINUED RECEIPT OF PRODUCTS FROM WFO CYS. AN UPDATED ZONE MAP SHAPEFILE CONTAINING THE REALIGNED ZONES IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/PUBZONE.HTM NEW ZONE /Z/ FORM OF THE UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE /UGC/ AND PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE NAMES/NUMBERS FOR WFO CYS USERS: NEW OLD NEW ZONE NAME UGC /Z/ OLD ZONE NAME UGC /Z/ ------------- ------- ------------- ------- CONVERSE COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS WYZ101 CONVERSE WYZ059 NIOBRARA COUNTY WYZ102 NIOBRARA WYZ060 NORTH LARAMIE RANGE WYZ103 NORTH LARAMIE RANGE WYZ064 FERRIS/SEMINOE/SHIRLEY MOUNTAINS WYZ104 NORTH CARBON WYZ062 SHIRLEY BASIN WYZ105 N/A N/A CENTRAL LARAMIE RANGE AND SOUTHWEST PLATTE COUNTY WYZ106 N/A N/A EAST PLATTE COUNTY WYZ107 PLATTE WYZ067 GOSHEN COUNTY WYZ108 GOSHEN WYZ068 CENTRAL CARBON COUNTY WYZ109 SOUTHWEST CARBON WYZ061 NORTH SNOWY RANGE FOOTHILLS WYZ110 N/A N/A SOUTHWEST CARBON COUNTY WYZ111 SOUTHWEST CARBON WYZ061 SIERRA MADRE RANGE WYZ112 SNOWY RANGE WYZ063 UPPER NORTH PLATTE RIVER BASIN WYZ113 N/A N/A SNOWY RANGE WYZ114 SNOWY RANGE WYZ063 LARAMIE VALLEY WYZ115 LARAMIE VALLEY WYZ065 SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE WYZ116 LARAMIE RANGE WYZ066 SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE FOOTHILLS WYZ117 N/A N/A CENTRAL LARAMIE COUNTY WYZ118 CHEYENNE FOOTHILLS WYZ069 EAST LARAMIE COUNTY WYZ119 PINE BLUFFS WYZ070 NORTH SIOUX NEZ095 SIOUX NEZ001 SOUTH SIOUX NEZ096 SIOUX NEZ001 A DETAILED DESCRIPTION AND GRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF THE NEW WFO CYS PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/RESOURCES/ZONE_DES.PDF AND HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/RESOURCES/CYS_ZONES.JPG THE FOLLOWING KEY PRODUCTS ARE AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE FOR WFO CYS PARTNERS AND USERS: PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADING AWIPS ID PUBLIC ZONE FORECAST FPUS55 KCYS ZFPCYS NON-PRECIPITATION ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING WWUS75 KCYS NPWCYS WINTER STORM ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING WWUS45 KCYS WSWCYS SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT WWUS85 KCYS SPSCYS SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT WWUS55 KCYS SVSCYS SHORT-TERM FORECAST FPUS75 KCYS NOWCYS FLOOD WARNING WGUS45 KCYS FLWCYS FLOOD WATCH WGUS65 KCYS FFACYS FLOOD STATEMENT WGUS85 KCYS FLSCYS WFO CYS PRODUCTS USED FOR TORNADO...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM...FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS AND NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY MESSAGES REMAIN UNCHANGED SINCE THOSE PRODUCTS USE THE COUNTY /C/ FORM OF THE UGC CODE. THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS CHANGE IS SOONER THAN SPECIFIED BY NWS POLICY /NWS INSTRUCTION 10-1805/. THE REDUCTION OF THE NORMAL ADVANCE LEAD TIME WAS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THE CHANGE WOULD BE EFFECTIVE AT THE ONSET OF WINTER WEATHER. PARTNERS AND USERS SHOULD NOT HAVE TO MAKE SIGNIFICANT ADJUSTMENTS TO ACCOMMODATE THE CHANGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: JOHN GRIFFITH WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST NWS FORECAST OFFICE 1301 AIRPORT PARKWAY CHEYENNE WYOMING 82009 307-772-2468 X726 NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEAHTER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-44updated_fire_zones.txtUPDATED NATIONAL FIRE WEATHER FORECAST ZONE SHAPEFILE AS OF AUGUST 5 2009 THE NATIONAL FIRE WEATHER FORECAST ZONE SHAPEFILE HAS BEEN UPDATED AS OF AUGUST 5 2009. PARTNERS AND USERS OF THE NATIONAL FIRE WEATHER FORECAST SHAPEFILE SHOULD DOWNLOAD THE LATEST VERSION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/FIREZONE.HTM THE UPDATED NATIONAL SHAPEFILE ALIGNS NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ MIAMI FL /MFL/ FIRE WEATHER FORECAST ZONES WITH THEIR IDENTICAL PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST ZONES AS INTENDED BY SCN07-02 / ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/OLD/SCN07- 02MIAMI_ZONE_CHNG.TXT PARTNERS AND USERS OF WFO MFL FIRE WEATHER FORECAST PRODUCTS DO NOT NEED TO TAKE ANY ACTION. WFO MFL HAS BEEN ISSUING CORRECT FIRE WEATHER PRODUCTS SINCE MAY 31 2007. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: RUSTY PFOST METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE NWS FORECAST OFFICE 11691 SW 17 STREET MIAMI FLORIDA 33165 RUSTY.PFOST@NOAA.GOV OR HEATH HOCKENBERRY NATIONAL FIRE WEATHER PROGRAM 3833 S. DEVELOPMENT AVE. BUILDING 3807 BOISE ID 83705 HEATH.HOCKENBERRY@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-45serfc_govdelivery.txtTRANSITION FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL STATUS OF THE SOUTHEAST RIVER FORECAST CENTER /SERFC/ GOV DELIVERY SYSTEM: EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 16 2009 EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16 2009...THE SOUTHEAST RIVER FORECAST CENTER WILL TRANSITION THEIR GOV DELIVERY PRODUCT DELIVERY SYSTEM FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL STATUS. THE GOV DELIVERY SYSTEM IS DESIGNED TO EFFICIENTLY DISTRIBUTE SOUTHEAST RIVER FORECAST CENTER PRODUCTS TO THE PUBLIC. THIS SYSTEM ALLOWS USERS TO SIGN UP TO RECEIVE VARIOUS PRODUCTS FROM THE SERFC. USERS HAVE THE OPTION OF CHOOSING FROM A VARIETY OF PRODUCTS TO RECEIVE AND CAN EASILY SUBSCRIBE OR UNSUBSCRIBE. STATISTICS INVOLVING EACH OF THE DISTRIBUTION LISTS ARE EASILY ACCESSED FOR USE IN EVALUATING THE NUMBER AND VARIETY OF USERS. TO WEBSITE IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/ALR/AUTOSUBSCRIBER.HTM FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...PLEASE CONTACT: JOHN FELDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SOUTHEAST RIVER FORECAST CENTER 4 FALCON DRIVE PEACHTREE CITY GA 30269 770-486-0020 JOHN.FELDT@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-46jackson_rec.txtIMPLEMENTATION OF A RECREATIONAL FORECAST AT THE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE AT JACKSON MISSISSIPPI EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 3 2009 EFFECTIVE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 3 AT 2000 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/ THE JACKSON /JAN/ MISSISSIPPI WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ WILL BEGIN ISSUING A RECREATIONAL FORECAST /REC/ FOR THE ROSS BARNETT RESERVOIR. THE FOLLOWING FORECAST PRODUCT WILL BE ISSUED TWICE DAILY /MORE FREQUENTLY AS NEEDED/ BY WFO JACKSON. PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADING AWIPS ID RECREATIONAL FORECAST SXUS44 KJAN RECJAN PERTINENT PERSONNEL/OFFICES/AGENCIES WILL NEED TO ADD THIS COMMUNICATION IDENTIFIER TO THEIR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS TO RECEIVE THIS NWS PRODUCT. THE RECREATIONAL FORECAST WILL PROVIDE WIND AND PRECIPITATION FORECASTS FOR FOUR PERIODS. WAVE CONDITIONS WILL BE INCLUDED WHEN HAZARDOUS WINDS AND WAVES ARE EXPECTED. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: STEPHEN WILKINSON WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE 234 WEATHER SERVICE DRIVE JACKSON MS 39232 601-965-4639 X 223 STEPHEN.WILKINSON@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-47cr_multimedia-oper.txtTRANSITION FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL STATUS FOR THE MULTIMEDIA WEATHER BRIEFING AT NWS CENTRAL REGION WFOS EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1 2009 EFFECTIVE THURSDAY OCTOBER 1 2009 NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES /WFOS/ IN THE NWS CENTRAL REGION /CR/ WILL TRANSITION THE MULTIMEDIA WEATHER BRIEFING FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL STATUS. THE MULTIMEDIA WEATHER BRIEFING IS AN EVENT DRIVEN INTERNET ACCESSIBLE MULTIMEDIA SITE THAT PROVIDES CORE PARTNERS WITH DECISION SUPPORT INFORMATION CONCERNING HAZARDOUS WEATHER EVENTS WITHIN THE SERVICE AREA OF A CR WFO. THE PRODUCT WILL BE UPDATED AS NEEDED PROVIDED AVAILABLE PERSONNEL ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR HIGHER PRIORITY DUTIES. WHEN AVAILABLE THE PRODUCT WILL BE ACCESSIBLE VIA a HYPERLINK IN THE WEB PAGE HEADLINE OR DIRECTLY VIEWABLE BY TYPING IN THE FOLLOWING URL IN YOUR BROWSER /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/XXX/?N=WEBBRIEFING WHERE XXX IS THE NWS THREE-LETTER WFO IDENTIFIER. A MAP SHOWING ALL CR WFOS IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/RESOURCES/CR_WFOS.PDF AN EXAMPLE OF THE MULTIMEDIA WEATHER BRIEFING IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/MKX/?N=WEBBRIEFING-EXAMPLE A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE MULTIMEDIA WEATHER BRIEFING CAN BE FOUND IN THE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://PRODUCTS.WEATHER.GOV FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...PLEASE CONTACT: KIM RUNK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CENTRAL REGION HEADQUARTERS 7220 NW 101ST TERRACE KANSAS CITY MO 816-268-3140 KIM.RUNK@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-48new_orleans_ccf.txtADDITION OF TWO LOCATIONS TO THE POINT FORECAST MATRIX ...CODED CITIES FORECAST AND TABULAR STATE FORECAST PRODUCTS BY THE NEW ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE EFFECTIVE TUESDAY DECEMBER 15 2009 EFFECTIVE TUESDAY DECEMBER 15 2009 AT 0000 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE POINT FORECAST MATRIX /PFM/...CODED CITIES FORECAST /CCF/ AND TABULAR STATE FORECAST /SFT/ PRODUCTS ISSUED BY THE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN NEW ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE LA /LIX/ WILL INCLUDE TWO ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS. TABLE 1. NEW WFO LIX PFM...CCF AND SFT LOCATIONS IN LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI: STATION NAME STATION ID COUNTY/PARISH STATE SLIDELL ASD ST TAMMANY LA PASCAGOULA PQL JACKSON MS THESE TWO ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS AT LEAST TWICE A DAY. PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADING AWIPS ID POINT FORECAST MATRIX FOUS54 KLIX PFMLIX CODED CITIES FORECAST FPUS44 KLIX CCFLIX TABULAR STATE FORECAST FPUS64 KLIX SFTLIX IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: KEN GRAHAM METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE NWS SLIDELL 62300 AIRPORT RD SLIDELL LA 70460-5243 504-522-7330/985-649-0357 KENNETH.GRAHAM@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-49wr_fire_wx_web_oper.txtTRANSITION FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL STATUS FOR WESTERN REGION FIRE WEATHER WEB PAGES EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 2 2009 EFFECTIVE MONDAY NOVEMBER 2 2009 THE FIRE WEATHER WEB PAGES FOR NWS WESTERN REGION /WR/ HEADQUARTERS AND ALL WR WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES /WFO/ WILL TRANSITION FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL STATUS. THE REGIONAL LEVEL PAGE IS AVAILABLE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/FIREWX/MAIN.PHP AND WFO LEVEL PAGES ARE AVAILABLE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/FIREWX/?WFO=XXX WHERE XXX IS THE NWS THREE-LETTER WFO IDENTIFIER. A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE WR FIRE WEATHER WEB PAGES CAN BE FOUND IN THE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://PRODUCTS.WEATHER.GOV FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...PLEASE CONTACT: ROGER LAMONI FIRE WEATHER PROGRAM MANAGER WESTERN REGION 125 SOUTH STATE STREET ROOM 1235 SALT LAKE CITY UT 84138 801-524-4000 ROGER.LAMONI@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-50lwx_zone_change.txtA SPLIT OF FAUQUIER COUNTY VIRGINIA INTO NORTHERN FAUQUIER AND SOUTHERN FAUQUIER FIRE AND PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 11 2010 EFFECTIVE MONDAY JANUARY 11 2010 AT 100 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME /EST/...1800 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE NWS BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO LWX/ WILL SPLIT THE FIRE AND PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE FOR FAUQUIER COUNTY VIRGINIA...CURRENTLY ZONE VAZ041...INTO TWO ZONES: NORTHERN FAUQUIER /VAZ501/ AND SOUTHERN FAUQUIER /VAZ502/. THIS SPLIT IS APPLIES TO BOTH THE FIRE AND PUBLIC ZONES FOR THE COUNTY. TABLE 1. ZONE /Z/ FORM OF THE UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE /UGC/ AND FIRE/PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE NAMES/NUMBERS FOR WFO LWX USERS: NEW ZONE NAME NEW UGC /Z/ OLD ZONE NAME OLD UGC /Z/ ------------- ----------- ------------- ----------- NORTHERN FAUQUIER VAZ501 FAUQUIER VAZ041 SOUTHERN FAUQUIER VAZ502 FAUQUIER VAZ041 CURRENTLY THE FORECAST ZONE FOR FAUQUIER COUNTY ENCOMPASSES THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS AND HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE NORTH AS WELL AS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE SOUTH ALONG THE SHORES OF THE POTOMAC RIVER. TWO MAJOR INTERSTATE ROADS ALSO PASS THROUGH THE COUNTY: INTERSTATE 66 IN THE NORTH AND INTERSTATE 95 IN THE SOUTH. BY SPLITTING THE COUNTY BASED ON TWO DISTINCT CLIMATE REGIMES INTO A NORTHERN AND A SOUTHERN FORECAST ZONE...FORECAST AND WARNING SERVICES WILL BE IMPROVED IN THIS POPULOUS AND HEAVILY TRAVELED COUNTY. THE DIVIDE WILL FOLLOW A LINE THAT RUNS WEST TO EAST THROUGH FAUQUIER COUNTY ALONG ROUTE 15/29 AND ROUTE 211. THE TOWN OF WARRENTON...WHICH LIES ALONG THE BOUNDARY...WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE NORTHERN FAUQUIER ZONE. GRAPHICAL IMAGES OF THE TWO NEW FORECAST ZONES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.ERH.NOAA.GOV/LWX/FAUQUIER_CHANGE.PHP TABLE 2. WFO BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THE CHANGE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 11 2010: PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADING AWIPS ID SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT WWUS81 KLWX SPSLWX HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT WTUS81 KLWX HLSLWX ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT FPUS51 KLWX ZFPLWX ENHANCED LOCAL FORECAST FEUS71 KLWX EOLLWX SHORT TERM FORECAST FPUS71 KLWX NOWLWX HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FLUS41 KLWX HWOLWX NON-PRECIPITATION MESSAGE WWUS71 KLWX NPWLWX WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE WWUS41 KLWX WSWLWX AREA FORECAST MATRICES FOUS51 KLWX AFMLWX FIRE WEATHER FORECAST FNUS51 KLWX FWFLWX REGIONAL WEATHER STORY AWUS81 KLWX RWSLWX FLOOD WATCH WGUS61 KLWX FFALWX HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK FGUS71 KLWX ESFLWX FIRE WEATHER WATCH WWUS81 KLWX RFWLWX RED FLAG WARNING WWUS81 KLWX RFWLWX PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NOUS41 KLWX PNSLWX IF YOU ARE AFFECTED BY THESE CHANGES...TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTION SO YOUR SYSTEM/S/ RECOGNIZE THE NEW ZONE /Z/ UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODES /UGC/ AND THE NEW ZONE ALIGNMENTS FOR NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN FAUQUIER VIRGINIA. AN UPDATED PUBLIC ZONE MAP SHAPEFILE IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/PUBZONE.HTM AN UPDATED FIRE ZONE MAP SHAPEFILE IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/FIREZONE.HTM THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS CHANGE IS SOONER THAN SPECIFIED BY NWS POLICY /NWS INSTRUCTION 10-1805/. THE REDUCTION OF THE NORMAL ADVANCE LEAD TIME WAS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THE CHANGE WOULD BE EFFECTIVE FOR THE HEART OF THE WINTER WEATHER SEASON AT THE REQUEST OF LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGERS. PARTNERS AND USERS SHOULD NOT HAVE TO MAKE SIGNIFICANT ADJUSTMENTS TO ACCOMMODATE THE CHANGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: CHRISTOPHER STRONG JOHN KOCH WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST PUBLIC PROGRAM LEADER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON EASTERN REGION HEADQUARTERS 43858 WEATHER SERVICE ROAD 630 JOHNSON AVENUE STERLING VA 20166 BOHEMIA NY 11716 703-996-2223 631-244-0104 CHRISTOPHER.STRONG@NOAA.GOV JOHN.KOCH@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-51wsr-88d_level2.txtINITIATION OF NEW WSR-88D LEVEL II DATA STREAMS EFFECTIVE JANUARY AND JUNE 2010 NWS PLANS TO INITIATE ELECTRONIC COLLECTION... DISTRIBUTION AND ARCHIVE OF WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADAR-1988 DOPPLER /WSR-88D/ LEVEL II DATA AT THE FOLLOWING SITES IN JANUARY 2010. ICAO SITE NAME STATE ---- --------- ----- PHKM KAMUELA HAWAII PHMO MOLOKAI HAWAII PHWA SOUTH SHORE HAWAII PHKI SOUTH KAUAI HAWAII NWS PLANS TO INITIATE ELECTRONIC COLLECTION... DISTRIBUTION AND ARCHIVE OF WSR-88D LEVEL II DATA AT THE FOLLOWING SITES WITH THE INSTALLATION OF WSR-88D RADAR PRODUCT GENERATOR BUILD 12 BEGINNING IN JUNE 2010. ICAO SITE NAME STATE ---- --------- ----- KMXX MAXWELL AFB ALABAMA KEOX FORT RUCKER ALABAMA KEYX EDWARDS AFB CALIFORNIA KVBX VANDENBERG AFB CALIFORNIA KVAX MOODY AFB GEORGIA KHPX FORT CAMPBELL KENTUCKY KPOE FORT POLK LOUISIANA KMBX MINOT AFB NORTH DAKOTA THE ACTIVATION OF EACH SITE WILL DEPEND ON INSTALLATION OF REQUIRED SOFTWARE AND COMMUNICATIONS. THUS...NO DEFINITIVE DATES CAN BE PROVIDED AT THIS TIME. THE LEVEL II DATA TRANSMITTED FROM THESE SITES WILL BE LEGACY RESOLUTION. AT THIS TIME NWS DOES NOT PLAN TO COLLECT SUPER RESOLUTION OR DUAL POLARIZATION LEVEL II DATA FROM THESE SITES. THAT COULD CHANGE BASED ON FUNDING AVAILABILITY. FOR COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS REGARDING THESE CHANGES... CONTACT TIM CRUM WSR-88D RADAR OPERATIONS CENTER 1200 WESTHEIMER DRIVE NORMAN OK 73069 TIM.D.CRUM@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL TECHNICAL IMPLEMENATION NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-52_1inch_hail_oper.txtNATIONAL CHANGE IN MINIMUM HAIL SIZE CRITERION FOR ISSUING SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING /SVR/ AND SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT SVS/ PRODUCTS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 5 2010 EFFECTIVE TUESDAY JANUARY 5 2010 AT 0001 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...ALL NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES /WFOS/ WILL OPERATIONALLY CHANGE THE MINIMUM HAIL SIZE CRITERION USED TO ISSUE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING /SVR/ AND SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT /SVS/ PRODUCTS FROM 3/4 INCH /PENNY/ DIAMETER OR LARGER HAIL TO 1 INCH /QUARTER/ DIAMETER OR LARGER HAIL. NO CHANGE IS BEING MADE TO THE SVR AND SVS PRODUCT WIND CRITERION OF WIND GUSTS EQUAL TO OR IN EXCESS OF 50 KNOTS /58 MPH/. A PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT /PNS/ SOLICITING COMMENTS REGARDING THIS CHANGE WAS ISSUED SEPTEMBER 23 2009 /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/PNS09_1_INCH_HAIL.TXT NWS RECEIVED 63 COMMENTS IN RESPONSE TO THE PNS...54 OF WHICH /86 PERCENT/ SUPPORTED THIS CHANGE. A WEB PAGE WILL BE CREATED TO ADDRESS ALL COMMENTS SINCE SOME COMMENTS INDICATED A NEED FOR ADDITIONAL OUTREACH. THIS WEB PAGE WILL BE AVAILABLE BY DECEMBER 15 2009 AND WILL BE PUBLICIZED VIA ANOTHER PNS. NWS REVIEWED ALL COMMENTS BEFORE DECIDING TO CHANGE MINIMUM HAIL SIZE CRITERION FOR SVR AND SVS PRODUCTS. CENTRAL AND WESTERN REGION WFOS CURRENTLY ISSUE SVR AND SVS PRODUCTS EXPERIMENTALLY USING THE 1 INCH /QUARTER/ DIAMETER OR LARGER HAIL SIZE CRITERION /USE LOWER CASE/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIFICATION/SCN09-19HAIL_CHANGE.TXT AND HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIFICATION/SCN09-36WR_HAIL_EXP.TXT THESE WFOS WILL CONTINUE TO ISSUE 1 INCH /QUARTER/ HAIL SIZE CRITERION PRODUCTS EXPERIMENTALLY THROUGH JANUARY 4 2010. ALL NWS WFOS WILL ADOPT THE NEW CRITERION OPERATIONALLY ON JANUARY 5 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THIS CHANGE PLEASE CONTACT: JOHN T FERREE FIRE AND PUBLIC WEATHER SERVICES BRANCH 120 DAVID L. BOREN BLVD SUITE 2312 NORMAN OK 73072 405-325-2209 JOHN.T.FERREE@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-53tae_zones.txtIMPLEMENTATION OF IMPROVED FIRE AND PUBLIC WEATHER ZONE COVERAGE FOR THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND COUNTIES OF THE TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE EFFECTIVE APRIL 1 2010 EFFECTIVE THURSDAY APRIL 1 2010 AT 0400 EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME /EDT/...0800 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...SEVERAL FIRE AND PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST ZONES WITHIN THE NWS TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA /TAE/ WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY WILL BE CHANGED TO BETTER ACCOUNT FOR CLIMATOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY. INLAND WALTON /FLZ007/ BECOMES NORTH WALTON /FLZ007/. THIS IS A NAME CHANGE ONLY. NO CHANGE IS BEING MADE TO THE GEOGRAPHIC EXTENTS OF THE ZONE. THE REMAINING CHANGES SPLIT COASTAL PORTIONS OF COUNTIES OUT INTO SEPARATE ZONES BASED UPON CLIMATOLOGY. THESE NEW COASTAL ZONES ARE ASSIGNED NEW ZONE NAMES AND NUMBERS. THE REMAINING NON-COASTAL PORTIONS OF COUNTIES RETAIN THEIR CLIMATOLOGY AND THEIR ZONE NUMBERS BUT ARE RENAMED TO BETTER IDENTIFY THEIR GEOGRAPHIC EXTENTS. COASTAL WALTON /FLZ008/ BECOMES CENTRAL WALTON /FLZ008/ AND SOUTH WALTON /FLZ108/. BAY /FLZ012/ BECOMES INLAND BAY /FLZ012/ AND COASTAL BAY /FLZ112/. GULF /FLZ014/ BECOMES INLAND GULF /FLZ014/ AND COASTAL GULF FLZ114/. FRANKLIN /FLZ015/ BECOMES INLAND FRANKLIN /FLZ015/ AND COASTAL FRANKLIN /FLZ115/. WAKULLA /FLZ027/ BECOMES INLAND WAKULLA /FLZ027/ AND COASTAL WAKULLA /FLZ127/. JEFFERSON /FLZ018/ BECOMES INLAND JEFFERSON /FLZ018/ AND COASTAL JEFFERSON /FLZ118/. TAYLOR /FLZ028/ BECOMES INLAND TAYLOR /FLZ028/ AND COASTAL TAYLOR /FLZ128/. DIXIE /FLZ034/ BECOMES INLAND DIXIE /FLZ034/ AND COASTAL DIXIE /FLZ134/. TABLE 1. NEW FIRE AND PUBLIC WEATHER ZONE /Z/ FORM OF THE UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE /UGC/ AND NAMES FOR WFO TAE USERS: NEW FIRE/PUBLIC NEW OLD FIRE/PUBLIC OLD ZONE NAME UGC /Z/ ZONE NAME UGC /Z/ ------------- ------- ------------- ------- NORTH WALTON FLZ007 INLAND WALTON FLZ007 CENTRAL WALTON FLZ008 COASTAL WALTON FLZ008 SOUTH WALTON FLZ108 N/A N/A INLAND BAY FLZ012 BAY FLZ012 COASTAL BAY FLZ112 N/A N/A INLAND GULF FLZ014 GULF FLZ014 COASTAL GULF FLZ114 N/A N/A INLAND FRANKLIN FLZ015 FRANKLIN FLZ015 COASTAL FRANKLIN FLZ115 N/A N/A INLAND WAKULLA FLZ027 WAKULLA FLZ027 COASTAL WAKULLA FLZ127 N/A N/A INLAND JEFFERSON FLZ018 JEFFERSON FLZ018 COASTAL JEFFERSON FLZ118 N/A N/A INLAND TAYLOR FLZ028 TAYLOR FLZ028 COASTAL TAYLOR FLZ128 N/A N/A INLAND DIXIE FLZ034 DIXIE FLZ034 COASTAL DIXIE FLZ134 N/A N/A UPDATED FIRE AND PUBLIC ZONE MAPS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/PUBZONE.HTM AND HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/FIREZONE.HTM A GRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF WFO TAE/S NEW FIRE AND PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST ZONES IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/RESOURCES/FLZONES.JPG ALL FIRE AND PUBLIC WEATHER PRODUCTS FROM WFO TAE THAT USE THE ZONE /Z/ UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE /UGC/ ARE AFFECTED BY THESE CHANGES. PARTNERS AND USERS SHOULD TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO ENSURE SYSTEM/S/ RECOGNIZE THE NEW UGC AND NEW ZONE ALIGNMENTS. THESE CHANGES DO NOT AFFECT PRODUCTS USING COUNTY /C/ UGC. THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS CHANGE IS SOONER THAN SPECIFIED BY NWS POLICY /NWS INSTRUCTION 10-1805/. THE SHORTER ADVANCE LEAD TIME WAS NECESSITATED BY SOFTWARE ISSUES PREPARING THE SHAPEFILES AND WAS APPROVED BECAUSE CURRENT USERS SHOULD NOT HAVE TO MAKE SIGNIFICANT ADJUSTMENTS TO ACCOMMODATE THE CHANGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: PAUL DUVAL MELINDA BAILEY METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE PUBLIC/MARINE METEOROLOGIST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOVE BUILDING/FSU SOUTHERN REGION HEADQUARTERS TALLAHASSEE FL 32306-4509 819 TAYLOR ST. RM 10A11 850-942-8833 FORT WORTH TX 76102 817-978-1100 X107 NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-54wr_wx_story.txtTRANSITION FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL STATUS FOR WESTERN REGION GRAPHICAL WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY WEB PAGES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 12 2010. EFFECTIVE TUESDAY JANUARY 12 2009 GRAPHICAL WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY FOR WESTERN REGION WEATHER FOREAST OFFICES /WFO/ WILL TRANSITION FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL STATUS. A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE WESTERN REGION GRAPHICAL WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY CAN BE FOUND IN THE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT AT /USE LOWERCASE EXCEPT PDD/: HTTP://PRODUCTS.WEATHER.GOV/PDD/GRAPHICALWXSTORYPDD_OP.PDF FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...PLEASE CONTACT: CARL GORSKI WESTERN REGION 125 SOUTH STATE STREET ROOM 1235 SALT LAKE CITY UT 84138 801-524-4000 W-NWS.WEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn09-55lsx_fire_zones.txtCHANGE IN RESPONSIBILITY FOR SOME FIRE WEATHER ZONES/AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY IN SOUTHEASTERN MISSOURI EFFECTIVE JANUARY 11 2010 THIS NOTICE IS BEING SENT WITH LESS THAT REQUIRED TIME TO A SYSTEM FAILURE AND BECAUSE THIS CHANGES RESULTS IN MINIMAL IMPACT TO USERS. EFFECTIVE MONDAY JANUARY 11 2010 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN SAINT LOUIS MISSOURI /LSX/ WILL ASSUME FIRE WEATHER RESPONSIBILITY FOR SEVERAL ADDITIONAL FIRE WEATHER ZONES IN SOUTHEASTERN MISSOURI. FIRE WEATHER FORECAST RESPONSIBILITY FOR MISSOURI FIRE WEATHER ZONES MOZ072...MOZ073...MOZ083...MOZ084 AND MOZ099 WILL BE TRANSFERRED FROM WFO SPRINGFIELD MO /SGF/ TO WFO LSX. ALSO FIRE WEATHER FORECAST RESPONSIBILITY FOR MISSOURI FIRE WEATHER ZONES MO074...MOZ75 AND MOZ085 WILL BE TRANSFERRED FROM WFO PADUCAH KY /PAH/ TO WFO LSX. THIS CHANGE WILL IMPROVE FIRE WEATHER SERVICES /INCLUDING IMPROVED WATCH...WARNING AND FORECAST PRODUCTS/ BY MORE CLOSELY ALIGNING NWS WFO FORECAST RESPONSIBILITY WITH U.S. FOREST SERVICE DISTRICT BOUNDARIES WITHIN THE MARK TWAIN NATIONAL FOREST. AREA FIRE WEATHER PARTNERS HAVE EXPRESSED INTEREST IN THIS REALIGNMENT OF THE FIRE WEATHER AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY /AORS/ AMONG WFO LSX...WFO /PAH/ AND WFO SGF. THIS REALIGNMENT WILL ALSO PROVIDE MORE CONSISTENT POINTS OF ORIGIN FOR ALL NWS PRODUCTS PRODUCED BY WFOS LSX...PAH...AND SGF. TABLES 1 AND 2 BELOW LIST NWS FIRE WEATHER WATCH...WARNING AND FORECAST PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THESE CHANGES. TABLE 1: FIRE WEATHER ZONES MOZ072...MOZ073...MOZ083...MOZ084 AND MOZ099 IN MISSOURI TO BE TRANSFERRED FROM WFO SGF TO WFO LSX PRODUCT OLD WMO HEADING NEW/WMO HEADING /AWIPS ID /AWIPS ID ----------------------------------------------------- FIRE WEATHER WATCH/WARNING WWUS83 KSGF/RFWSGF WWUS83 KLSX/RFWLSX FIRE WEATHER FNUS53 KSGF/FWFSGF FNUS53 KLSX/FWFLSX PLANNING FORECAST NATIONAL FIRE FNUS83 KSGF/FWMSGF FNUS83 KLSX/FWMLSX DANGER RATING SYSTEM FORECAST SPOT FORECAST FNUS73 KSGF/FWSSGF FNUS73 KLSX/FWSLSX SPOT FORECAST BMBB91 KSGF/STQSGF BMBB91 KLSX/STQLSX REQUEST TABLE 2: FIRE WEATHER ZONES MO074...MOZ75 AND MOZ085 IN MISSOURI TO BE TRANSFERRED FROM WFO PAH TO WFO LSX PRODUCT OLD WMO HEADING NEW/WMO HEADING /AWIPS ID /AWIPS ID ----------------------------------------------------- FIRE WEATHER WATCH/WARNING WWUS83 KPAH/RFWPAH WWUS83 KLSX/RFWLSX FIRE WEATHER FNUS53 KPAH/FWFPAH FNUS53 KLSX/FWFLSX PLANNING FORECAST NATIONAL FIRE FNUS83 KPAH/FWMPAH FNUS83 KLSX/FWMLSX DANGER RATING SYSTEM FORECAST SPOT FORECAST FNUS73 KPAH/FWSPAH FNUS73 KLSX/FWSLSX SPOT FORECAST BMBB91 KPAH/STQPAH BMBB91 KLSX/STQLSX REQUEST NWS PARTNERS AND USERS WILL NEED TO MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES TO THEIR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS TO ACCOMMODATE THESE CHANGES. A SHAPEFILE OF THE NEW FIRE WEATHER AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/FIREZONE.HTM IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: PLEASE CONTACT: WES BROWNING METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 12 MISSOURI RESEARCH PARK DRIVE ST. CHARLES MO 63304 WES.BROWNING@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-01trop_warnings.txtCHANGE TO ISSUANCE CRITERIA FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCHES AND WARNINGS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER: EFFECTIVE FOR 2010 HURRICANE SEASON EFFECTIVE WITH THE 2010 HURRICANE SEASON... THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER /NHC/ WILL IMPLEMENT NEW ISSUANCE CRITERIA TO INCREASE THE LEAD TIME ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCHES AND WARNINGS BY 12 HOURS. THIS INCREASE IN LEAD TIME HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE BY IMPROVEMENTS IN TROPICAL CYCLONE TRACK FORECASTING OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES. THE CHANGE IS EFFECTIVE ON MAY 15 2010 FOR THE EASTERN PACIFIC HURRICANE BASIN AND ON JUNE 1 2010 FOR THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE BASIN. TROPICAL STORM WATCHES WILL GENERALLY BE ISSUED WHEN TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE COAST WITHIN 48 HOURS. TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS WILL BE ISSUED WHEN THESE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN 36 HOURS. SIMILAR INCREASES IN LEAD TIME WILL APPLY TO HURRICANE WATCHES AND WARNINGS. THE HURRICANE WATCHES AND WARNINGS WILL GENERALLY BE TIMED TO PROVIDE 48 AND 36 HOURS OF NOTICE...RESPECTIVELY... BEFORE THE ONSET OF TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS. THIS THRESHOLD FORCES A SUSPENSION OF MANY HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS ACTIVITIES. DETAILED DEFINITIONS FOR TROPICAL STORM AND HURRICANE WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE POSTED ON LINE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS: HTTP://WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV/WATCHWARN_CHANGES.SHTML TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCHES AND WARNINGS FROM NHC ARE CONVEYED THROUGH THE ISSUANCE OF EACH OF THE FOLLOWING FORECAST PRODUCTS: ATLANTIC HURRICANE BASIN: PRODUCT TYPE LINE AWIPS ID/S WMO HEADINGS TROPICAL CYCLONE PUBLIC ADVISORY TCPAT1-5 WTNT31-35 KNHC TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST/ADVISORY TCMAT1-5 WTNT21-25 KNHC TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH/WARNING TCVAT1-5 WTNT81-85 KNHC EASTERN PACIFIC HURRICANE BASIN: PRODUCT TYPE LINE AWIPS ID/S WMO HEADINGS TROPICAL CYCLONE PUBLIC ADVISORY TCPEP1-5 WTPZ31-35 KNHC TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST/ADVISORY TCMEP1-5 WTPZ21-25 KNHC TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH/WARNING TCVEP1-5 WTPZ81-85 KNHC THERE ARE NO CHANGES TO THE AWIPS IDENTIFIERS...WMO PRODUCT HEADINGS OR PRODUCT ISSUANCE TIMES FOR THE ABOVE PRODUCTS. THE NHC IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL METEOROLOGICAL DECISIONS CONCERNING FORECASTING OF TROPICAL AND SUBTROPICAL SYSTEMS FOR THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AND THE EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN...NORTH OF THE EQUATOR AND EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: JAMES FRANKLIN NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER 11691 SW 17TH STREET MIAMI FLORIDA 33165 305-229-4475 NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF/HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-02cca_chs_zone.txtCORRECTED: NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE CHARLESTON SC WILL SPLIT ITS PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE FOR BERKELEY COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA INTO TWO PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES...INLAND BERKELEY AND TIDAL BERKELEY...EFFECTIVE MAY 11 2010 CORRECTED NAME OF SCZ052 FROM TIDAL WALTON TO TIDAL BERKELEY IN TABLE 1. EFFECTIVE TUESDAY MAY 11 2010 AT 2 PM EDT...1800 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE NWS FORECAST OFFICE IN CHARLESTON SC /WFO CHS/ WILL SPLIT ITS PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE FOR BERKELEY COUNTY SC /SCZ045/ INTO TWO PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES: INLAND BERKELEY /SCZ045/ AND TIDAL BERKELEY /SCZ052/. SPLITTING BERKELEY COUNTY INTO TWO PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES WILL ALLOW WFO CHS TO PROVIDE MORE SPECIFIC FORECAST AND WARNING SERVICES FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL AS WELL AS THE CITIZENS OF BERKELEY COUNTY. BERKELEY PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE /SCZ045/ WILL RETAIN ITS ZONE NUMBER BECAUSE THE CLIMATOLOGY OF THE ZONE WILL NOT CHANGE SIGNIFICANTLY AS A RESULT OF THE SPLIT. IT WILL HOWEVER BE GIVEN A NEW ZONE NAME /INLAND BERKELEY/ TO BETTER IDENTIFY ITS GEOGRAPHIC EXTENT. TIDAL BERKELEY PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE /SCZ052/ IS ASSIGNED A NEW ZONE NAME AND NUMBER TO ACCOUNT FOR ITS DIFFERING CLIMATOLOGY. ALSO EFFECTIVE MAY 11 2010...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING SERVICES WILL BE INITIATED FOR THE NEW TIDAL BERKELEY FORECAST ZONE /SCZ052/. DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THE REASON FOR THIS CHANGE...AS WELL AS NARRATIVE AND GRAPHICAL DEPICTIONS OF THE CHANGE...ARE AVAILABLE ON LINE AT /USE LOWER CASE/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIFICATION/RESOURCES/CHS.PDF TABLE 1. NEW PUBLIC WEATHER ZONE /Z/ FORM OF THE UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE /UGC/ AND NAMES FOR WFO CHS USERS: NEW PUBLIC NEW OLD PUBLIC OLD ZONE NAME UGC /Z/ ZONE NAME UGC /Z/ ------------- ------- ------------- ------- INLAND BERKELEY SCZ045 BERKELEY SCZ045 TIDAL BERKELEY SCZ052 N/A N/A TABLE 2 - PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADER AWIPS ID -------------- ----------- -------- SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT WWUS82 KCHS SPSCHS HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT WTUS82 KCHS HLSCHS ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT FPUS52 KCHS ZFPCHS SHORT TERM FORECAST FPSU72 KCHS NOWCHS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FLUS42 KCHS HWOCHS NON-PRECIPITATION PRODUCTS WWUS72 KCHS NPWCHS AREA FORECAST MATRICES FOUS52 KCHS AFMCHS WINTER WEATHER PRODUCTS WWUS42 KCHS WSWCHS FLASH FLOOD WATCH WGUS62 KCHS FFACHS HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK FGUS72 KCHS ESFCHS PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NOUS42 KCHS PNSCHS COASTAL FLOOD PRODUCTS WHUS42 KCHS CFWCHS AREA WATER TEMPERATURES AXUS42 KCHS MISCHS TABULAR STATE FORECAST FPUS62 KCHS SFTCHS DAILY RIVER AND LAKE SUMMARY FGUS52 KCHS RVDCHS CHARLESTON AREA TEMP/PRECIP TABLE SXUS52 KCHS HYDCHS CHARLESTON TIDE REPORT SOUS42 KCHS TIDCHS EARTHQUAKE REPORT SEUS62 KCHS EQRCHS THIS CHANGE DOES NOT IMPACT FIRE WEATHER PRODUCTS THAT ARE ISSUED BY THIS OFFICE. THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO PLANS TO SPLIT BERKELEY COUNTY INTO TWO FIRE WEATHER FORECAST ZONES. THIS CHANGE ALSO DOES NOT AFFECT PRODUCTS THAT USE THE COUNTY /C/ UGC. PARTNERS AND USERS SHOULD TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO ENSURE SYSTEM/S/ RECOGNIZE THE NEW UGC AND NEW ZONE ALIGNMENTS. AN UPDATED PUBLIC ZONE SHAPEFILE IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/PUBZONE.HTM IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: RON MORALES WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC 5777 S. AVIATION AVE NORTH CHARLESTON SC 29406 843-744-1436 RON.MORALES@NOAA.GOV JOHN KOCH PUBLIC PROGRAM LEADER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN REGION HEADQUARTERS 630 JOHNSON AVE BOHEMIA NY 11716 631-244-0104 JOHN.KOCH@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-02ccb_chs_zone.txtCORRECTED: NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE CHARLESTON SC WILL SPLIT ITS PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE FOR BERKELEY COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA INTO TWO PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES...INLAND BERKELEY AND TIDAL BERKELEY...EFFECTIVE MAY 11 2010 CORRECTED TO ADD AIR QUALITY PRODUCT /AEUS72 KCHS – AQACHS/ TO LIST OF AFFECTED PRODUCTS IN TABLE 2. CORRECTED NAME OF SCZ052 FROM TIDAL WALTON TO TIDAL BERKELEY IN TABLE 1. EFFECTIVE TUESDAY MAY 11 2010 AT 2 PM EDT...1800 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE NWS FORECAST OFFICE IN CHARLESTON SC /WFO CHS/ WILL SPLIT ITS PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE FOR BERKELEY COUNTY SC /SCZ045/ INTO TWO PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES: INLAND BERKELEY /SCZ045/ AND TIDAL BERKELEY /SCZ052/. SPLITTING BERKELEY COUNTY INTO TWO PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES WILL ALLOW WFO CHS TO PROVIDE MORE SPECIFIC FORECAST AND WARNING SERVICES FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL AS WELL AS THE CITIZENS OF BERKELEY COUNTY. BERKELEY PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE /SCZ045/ WILL RETAIN ITS ZONE NUMBER BECAUSE THE CLIMATOLOGY OF THE ZONE WILL NOT CHANGE SIGNIFICANTLY AS A RESULT OF THE SPLIT. IT WILL HOWEVER BE GIVEN A NEW ZONE NAME /INLAND BERKELEY/ TO BETTER IDENTIFY ITS GEOGRAPHIC EXTENT. TIDAL BERKELEY PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE /SCZ052/ IS ASSIGNED A NEW ZONE NAME AND NUMBER TO ACCOUNT FOR ITS DIFFERING CLIMATOLOGY. ALSO EFFECTIVE MAY 11 2010...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING SERVICES WILL BE INITIATED FOR THE NEW TIDAL BERKELEY FORECAST ZONE /SCZ052/. DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THE REASON FOR THIS CHANGE...AS WELL AS NARRATIVE AND GRAPHICAL DEPICTIONS OF THE CHANGE...ARE AVAILABLE ON LINE AT /USE LOWER CASE/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIFICATION/RESOURCES/CHS.PDF TABLE 1. NEW PUBLIC WEATHER ZONE /Z/ FORM OF THE UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE /UGC/ AND NAMES FOR WFO CHS USERS: NEW PUBLIC NEW OLD PUBLIC OLD ZONE NAME UGC /Z/ ZONE NAME UGC /Z/ ------------- ------- ------------- ------- INLAND BERKELEY SCZ045 BERKELEY SCZ045 TIDAL BERKELEY SCZ052 N/A N/A TABLE 2 - PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADER AWIPS ID -------------- ----------- -------- SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT WWUS82 KCHS SPSCHS HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT WTUS82 KCHS HLSCHS ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT FPUS52 KCHS ZFPCHS SHORT TERM FORECAST FPSU72 KCHS NOWCHS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FLUS42 KCHS HWOCHS NON-PRECIPITATION PRODUCTS WWUS72 KCHS NPWCHS AREA FORECAST MATRICES FOUS52 KCHS AFMCHS WINTER WEATHER PRODUCTS WWUS42 KCHS WSWCHS FLASH FLOOD WATCH WGUS62 KCHS FFACHS HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK FGUS72 KCHS ESFCHS PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NOUS42 KCHS PNSCHS COASTAL FLOOD PRODUCTS WHUS42 KCHS CFWCHS AREA WATER TEMPERATURES AXUS42 KCHS MISCHS TABULAR STATE FORECAST FPUS62 KCHS SFTCHS DAILY RIVER AND LAKE SUMMARY FGUS52 KCHS RVDCHS CHARLESTON AREA TEMP/PRECIP TABLE SXUS52 KCHS HYDCHS CHARLESTON TIDE REPORT SOUS42 KCHS TIDCHS EARTHQUAKE REPORT SEUS62 KCHS EQRCHS AIR QUALITY PRODUCT AEUS72 KCHS AQACHS THIS CHANGE DOES NOT IMPACT FIRE WEATHER PRODUCTS THAT ARE ISSUED BY THIS OFFICE. THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO PLANS TO SPLIT BERKELEY COUNTY INTO TWO FIRE WEATHER FORECAST ZONES. THIS CHANGE ALSO DOES NOT AFFECT PRODUCTS THAT USE THE COUNTY /C/ UGC. PARTNERS AND USERS SHOULD TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO ENSURE SYSTEM/S/ RECOGNIZE THE NEW UGC AND NEW ZONE ALIGNMENTS. AN UPDATED PUBLIC ZONE SHAPEFILE IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/PUBZONE.HTM IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: RON MORALES WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC 5777 S. AVIATION AVE NORTH CHARLESTON SC 29406 843-744-1436 RON.MORALES@NOAA.GOV JOHN KOCH PUBLIC PROGRAM LEADER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN REGION HEADQUARTERS 630 JOHNSON AVE BOHEMIA NY 11716 631-244-0104 JOHN.KOCH@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-02chs_zone.txtNWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE CHARLESTON SC WILL SPLIT ITS PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE FOR BERKELEY COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA INTO TWO PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES...INLAND BERKELEY AND TIDAL BERKELEY...EFFECTIVE MAY 11 2010 EFFECTIVE TUESDAY MAY 11 2010 AT 2 PM EDT...1800 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE NWS FORECAST OFFICE IN CHARLESTON SC /WFO CHS/ WILL SPLIT ITS PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE FOR BERKELEY COUNTY SC /SCZ045/ INTO TWO PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES: INLAND BERKELEY /SCZ045/ AND TIDAL BERKELEY /SCZ052/. SPLITTING BERKELEY COUNTY INTO TWO PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES WILL ALLOW WFO CHS TO PROVIDE MORE SPECIFIC FORECAST AND WARNING SERVICES FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL AS WELL AS THE CITIZENS OF BERKELEY COUNTY. BERKELEY PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE /SCZ045/ WILL RETAIN ITS ZONE NUMBER BECAUSE THE CLIMATOLOGY OF THE ZONE WILL NOT CHANGE SIGNIFICANTLY AS A RESULT OF THE SPLIT. IT WILL HOWEVER BE GIVEN A NEW ZONE NAME /INLAND BERKELEY/ TO BETTER IDENTIFY ITS GEOGRAPHIC EXTENT. TIDAL BERKELEY PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE /SCZ052/ IS ASSIGNED A NEW ZONE NAME AND NUMBER TO ACCOUNT FOR ITS DIFFERING CLIMATOLOGY. ALSO EFFECTIVE MAY 11 2010...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING SERVICES WILL BE INITIATED FOR THE NEW TIDAL BERKELEY FORECAST ZONE /SCZ052/. DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THE REASON FOR THIS CHANGE...AS WELL AS NARRATIVE AND GRAPHICAL DEPICTIONS OF THE CHANGE...ARE AVAILABLE ON LINE AT /USE LOWER CASE/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIFICATION/RESOURCES/CHS.PDF TABLE 1. NEW PUBLIC WEATHER ZONE /Z/ FORM OF THE UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE /UGC/ AND NAMES FOR WFO CHS USERS: NEW PUBLIC NEW OLD PUBLIC OLD ZONE NAME UGC /Z/ ZONE NAME UGC /Z/ ------------- ------- ------------- ------- INLAND BERKELEY SCZ045 BERKELEY SCZ045 TIDAL WALTON SCZ052 N/A N/A TABLE 2 - PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADER AWIPS ID -------------- ----------- -------- SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT WWUS82 KCHS SPSCHS HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT WTUS82 KCHS HLSCHS ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT FPUS52 KCHS ZFPCHS SHORT TERM FORECAST FPSU72 KCHS NOWCHS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FLUS42 KCHS HWOCHS NON-PRECIPITATION PRODUCTS WWUS72 KCHS NPWCHS AREA FORECAST MATRICES FOUS52 KCHS AFMCHS WINTER WEATHER PRODUCTS WWUS42 KCHS WSWCHS FLASH FLOOD WATCH WGUS62 KCHS FFACHS HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK FGUS72 KCHS ESFCHS PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NOUS42 KCHS PNSCHS COASTAL FLOOD PRODUCTS WHUS42 KCHS CFWCHS AREA WATER TEMPERATURES AXUS42 KCHS MISCHS TABULAR STATE FORECAST FPUS62 KCHS SFTCHS DAILY RIVER AND LAKE SUMMARY FGUS52 KCHS RVDCHS CHARLESTON AREA TEMP/PRECIP TABLE SXUS52 KCHS HYDCHS CHARLESTON TIDE REPORT SOUS42 KCHS TIDCHS EARTHQUAKE REPORT SEUS62 KCHS EQRCHS THIS CHANGE DOES NOT IMPACT FIRE WEATHER PRODUCTS THAT ARE ISSUED BY THIS OFFICE. THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO PLANS TO SPLIT BERKELEY COUNTY INTO TWO FIRE WEATHER FORECAST ZONES. THIS CHANGE ALSO DOES NOT AFFECT PRODUCTS THAT USE THE COUNTY /C/ UGC. PARTNERS AND USERS SHOULD TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO ENSURE SYSTEM/S/ RECOGNIZE THE NEW UGC AND NEW ZONE ALIGNMENTS. AN UPDATED PUBLIC ZONE SHAPEFILE IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/PUBZONE.HTM IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: RON MORALES WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC 5777 S. AVIATION AVE NORTH CHARLESTON SC 29406 843-744-1436 RON.MORALES@NOAA.GOV JOHN KOCH PUBLIC PROGRAM LEADER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN REGION HEADQUARTERS 630 JOHNSON AVE BOHEMIA NY 11716 631-244-0104 JOHN.KOCH@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-03aaa_vef_fire_zones.txtAMENDED: CHANGES TO THE BOUNDARIES OF TWO FIRE WEATHER ZONES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EFFECTIVE MARCH 16 2010 AMENDED TO CHANGE IMPLEMENTATION DATE FROM TUESDAY FEBRUARY 16 2010 TO TUESDAY MARCH 16 2010. EFFECTIVE TUESDAY MARCH 16 2010 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA /SGX/ AND THE NWS WFO IN LAS VEGAS NEVADA /VEF/ WILL CHANGE TWO FIRE WEATHER ZONE BOUNDARIES AND ZONE DESCRIPTOR NAMES IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY CALIFORNIA /CAZ228 AND CAZ260/. THIS CHANGE WILL MAKE THESE FIRE WEATHER ZONES IDENTICAL IN GEOGRAPHIC EXTENT WITH THEIR PUBLIC ZONE COUNTERPARTS TO IMPROVE FIRE WEATHER SERVICES FOR SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY CALIFORNIA AND ELIMINATE CONFUSION BETWEEN THE TWO WFOS. THE CORRESPONDING PUBLIC ZONE CHANGES...WHICH WERE EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 16 2004...ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE /USE LOWER CASE/: WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/SCN04-4_SO_CA_BOUNDCHG.TXT ONCE THIS CHANGE HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED...THE FOLLOWING GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTORS WILL BE USED FOR ALL FIRE WEATHER FORECAST PRODUCTS ISSUED FOR SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY CALIFORNIA: WFO FIRE WEATHER ZONE DESCRIPTOR ZONE NUMBER --- ------------- --------------- VEF CAZ228 MOJAVE DESERT INCLUDING MORONGO VALLEY...YUCCA VALLEY CAZ228 PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: THIS INCLUDES THE MAJORITY OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY/S DESERT AREAS...EXCLUDING THE AREA ASSIGNED TO WFO SAN DIEGO...EXCLUDING THE JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ASSIGNED TO WFO PHOENIX...AND EXCLUDING THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY /CAZ229/. SGX CAZ260 VICTOR VALLEY-APPLE VALLEY-LUCERNE VALLEY-JOHNSON VALLEY CAZ260 PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: THIS INCLUDES THE PORTION OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SOUTH OF A LINE EXTENDING FROM THE INTERSECTION OF KERN...LOS ANGELES...AND SAN BERNARDINO COUNTIES TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA...WEST OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA...NORTHWEST OF A LINE EXTENDING FROM THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA THEN FOLLOWING ALONG MIKISKA BOULEVARD TO THE 4000 FOOT ELEVATION CONTOUR...AND THE AREA NORTH OF THE 4000 FOOT CONTOUR FROM THIS POINT WESTWARD TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY LINE BUT NOT INCLUDING ANY PORTION OF THE SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST. A MAP OF THESE NEW ZONES IS AVAILABLE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/RESOURCES/CA_ZONES.GIF NWS FIRE WEATHER WATCH...WARNING AND FORECAST PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE ARE AS FOLLOWS: WFO VEF /FIRE WEATHER ZONE CAZ228/ PRODUCT WMO HEADING AWIPS ID ------- ----------- -------- FIRE WEATHER WATCH WWUS86 KVEF RFWVEF RED FLAG WARNING WWUS86 KVEF RFWVEF FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FNUS56 KVEF FWFVEF FORECAST WFO SGX /FIRE WEATHER ZONE CAZ260/ PRODUCT WMO HEADING AWIPS ID ------- ----------- -------- FIRE WEATHER WATCH WWUS85 KSGX RFWSGX RED FLAG WARNING WWUS85 KSGX RFWSGX FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FNUS55 KSGX FWFSGX FORECAST USERS OF THESE PRODUCTS SHOULD MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES TO THEIR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS TO ACCOMMODATE THESE ZONE CHANGES. A SHAPEFILE CONTAINING THESE NEW FIRE WEATHER ZONES IS AVAILABLE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/FIREZONE.HTM IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: JIM PURPURA METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 11440 WEST BERNARDO COURT SUITE 230 SAN DIEGO CA 92127-1643 858-675-8700 EXT. 222 JIM.PURPURA@NOAA.GOV MICHAEL STAUDENMAIER JR. METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 7851 DEAN MARTIN DRIVE LAS VEGAS NV 89139 702-263-9744 EXT. 222 MICHAEL.STAUDENMAIER@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-03caa_vef_fire_zones.txtCORRECTED: CHANGES TO THE BOUNDARIES OF TWO FIRE WEATHER ZONES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EFFECTIVE MARCH 16 2010. NEW SHAPEFILE AVAILABLE AS OF 11:15 AM EDT ON MARCH 16 2010 CORRECTED THE FIRE WEATHER ZONE NAME OF CAZ228 TO MOJAVE DESERT INCLUDING MORONGO VALLEY/YUCCA VALLEY INSTEAD OF MOJAVE DESERT INCLUDING MORONGO VALLEY...YUCCA VALLEY. THE NATIONAL FIRE WEATHER FORECAST ZONE SHAPEFILE WAS UPDATED AT 1115 AM EDT ON MARCH 16 2010. PARTNERS AND USERS OF THE NATIONAL FIRE WEATHER FORECAST SHAPEFILE SHOULD DOWNLOAD THE LATEST VERSION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/FIREZONE.HTM EFFECTIVE TUESDAY MARCH 16 2010 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA /SGX/ AND THE NWS WFO IN LAS VEGAS NEVADA /VEF/ WILL CHANGE TWO FIRE WEATHER ZONE BOUNDARIES AND ZONE DESCRIPTOR NAMES IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY CALIFORNIA /CAZ228 AND CAZ260/. THIS CHANGE WILL MAKE THESE FIRE WEATHER ZONES IDENTICAL IN GEOGRAPHIC EXTENT WITH THEIR PUBLIC ZONE COUNTERPARTS TO IMPROVE FIRE WEATHER SERVICES FOR SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY CALIFORNIA AND ELIMINATE CONFUSION BETWEEN THE TWO WFOS. THE CORRESPONDING PUBLIC ZONE CHANGES...WHICH WERE EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 16 2004...ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE /USE LOWERCASE/: WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/SCN04-4_SO_CA_BOUNDCHG.TXT ONCE THIS CHANGE HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED...THE FOLLOWING GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTORS WILL BE USED FOR ALL FIRE WEATHER FORECAST PRODUCTS ISSUED FOR SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY CALIFORNIA: WFO FIRE WEATHER ZONE DESCRIPTOR ZONE NUMBER --- ------------- --------------- VEF CAZ228 MOJAVE DESERT INCLUDING MORONGO VALLEY/YUCCA VALLEY CAZ228 PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: THIS INCLUDES THE MAJORITY OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY/S DESERT AREAS...EXCLUDING THE AREA ASSIGNED TO WFO SAN DIEGO...EXCLUDING THE JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ASSIGNED TO WFO PHOENIX AND EXCLUDING THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY /CAZ229/ SGX CAZ260 VICTOR VALLEY-APPLE VALLEY-LUCERNE VALLEY-JOHNSON VALLEY CAZ260 PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: THIS INCLUDES THE PORTION OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SOUTH OF A LINE EXTENDING FROM THE INTERSECTION OF KERN...LOS ANGELES...AND SAN BERNARDINO COUNTIES TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA...WEST OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA...NORTHWEST OF A LINE EXTENDING FROM THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA THEN FOLLOWING ALONG MIKISKA BOULEVARD TO THE 4000 FOOT ELEVATION CONTOUR...AND THE AREA NORTH OF THE 4000 FOOT CONTOUR FROM THIS POINT WESTWARD TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY LINE BUT NOT INCLUDING ANY PORTION OF THE SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST. A MAP OF THESE NEW ZONES IS AVAILABLE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/RESOURCES/CA_ZONES.GIF NWS FIRE WEATHER WATCH...WARNING AND FORECAST PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE ARE AS FOLLOWS: WFO VEF /FIRE WEATHER ZONE CAZ228/ PRODUCT WMO HEADING AWIPS ID ------- ----------- -------- FIRE WEATHER WATCH WWUS86 KVEF RFWVEF RED FLAG WARNING WWUS86 KVEF RFWVEF FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FNUS56 KVEF FWFVEF FORECAST WFO SGX /FIRE WEATHER ZONE CAZ260/ PRODUCT WMO HEADING AWIPS ID ------- ----------- -------- FIRE WEATHER WATCH WWUS85 KSGX RFWSGX RED FLAG WARNING WWUS85 KSGX RFWSGX FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FNUS55 KSGX FWFSGX FORECAST USERS OF THESE PRODUCTS SHOULD MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES TO THEIR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS TO ACCOMMODATE THESE ZONE CHANGES. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: JIM PURPURA METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 11440 WEST BERNARDO COURT SUITE 230 SAN DIEGO CA 92127-1643 858-675-8700 EXT. 222 JIM.PURPURA@NOAA.GOV MICHAEL STAUDENMAIER JR. METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 7851 DEAN MARTIN DRIVE LAS VEGAS NV 89139 702-263-9744 EXT. 222 MICHAEL.STAUDENMAIER@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-03vef_fire_zones.txtCHANGES TO THE BOUNDARIES OF TWO FIRE WEATHER ZONES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 16 2010 EFFECTIVE TUESDAY FEBRUARY 16 2010 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA /SGX/ AND THE NWS WFO IN LAS VEGAS NEVADA /VEF/ WILL CHANGE TWO FIRE WEATHER ZONE BOUNDARIES AND ZONE DESCRIPTOR NAMES IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY CALIFORNIA /CAZ228 AND CAZ260/. THIS CHANGE WILL MAKE THESE FIRE WEATHER ZONES IDENTICAL IN GEOGRAPHIC EXTENT WITH THEIR PUBLIC ZONE COUNTERPARTS TO IMPROVE FIRE WEATHER SERVICES FOR SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY CALIFORNIA AND ELIMINATE CONFUSION BETWEEN THE TWO WFOS. THE CORRESPONDING PUBLIC ZONE CHANGES...WHICH WERE EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 16 2004...ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE /USE LOWER CASE/: WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/SCN04-4_SO_CA_BOUNDCHG.TXT ONCE THIS CHANGE HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED...THE FOLLOWING GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTORS WILL BE USED FOR ALL FIRE WEATHER FORECAST PRODUCTS ISSUED FOR SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY CALIFORNIA: WFO FIRE WEATHER ZONE DESCRIPTOR ZONE NUMBER --- ------------- --------------- VEF CAZ228 MOJAVE DESERT INCLUDING MORONGO VALLEY...YUCCA VALLEY CAZ228 PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: THIS INCLUDES THE MAJORITY OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY/S DESERT AREAS...EXCLUDING THE AREA ASSIGNED TO WFO SAN DIEGO...EXCLUDING THE JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ASSIGNED TO WFO PHOENIX...AND EXCLUDING THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY /CAZ229/. SGX CAZ260 VICTOR VALLEY-APPLE VALLEY-LUCERNE VALLEY-JOHNSON VALLEY CAZ260 PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: THIS INCLUDES THE PORTION OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SOUTH OF A LINE EXTENDING FROM THE INTERSECTION OF KERN...LOS ANGELES...AND SAN BERNARDINO COUNTIES TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA...WEST OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA...NORTHWEST OF A LINE EXTENDING FROM THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA THEN FOLLOWING ALONG MIKISKA BOULEVARD TO THE 4000 FOOT ELEVATION CONTOUR...AND THE AREA NORTH OF THE 4000 FOOT CONTOUR FROM THIS POINT WESTWARD TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY LINE BUT NOT INCLUDING ANY PORTION OF THE SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST. A MAP OF THESE NEW ZONES IS AVAILABLE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/RESOURCES/CA_ZONES.GIF NWS FIRE WEATHER WATCH...WARNING AND FORECAST PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE ARE AS FOLLOWS: WFO VEF /FIRE WEATHER ZONE CAZ228/ PRODUCT WMO HEADING AWIPS ID ------- ----------- -------- FIRE WEATHER WATCH WWUS86 KVEF RFWVEF RED FLAG WARNING WWUS86 KVEF RFWVEF FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FNUS56 KVEF FWFVEF FORECAST WFO SGX /FIRE WEATHER ZONE CAZ260/ PRODUCT WMO HEADING AWIPS ID ------- ----------- -------- FIRE WEATHER WATCH WWUS85 KSGX RFWSGX RED FLAG WARNING WWUS85 KSGX RFWSGX FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FNUS55 KSGX FWFSGX FORECAST USERS OF THESE PRODUCTS SHOULD MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES TO THEIR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS TO ACCOMMODATE THESE ZONE CHANGES. A SHAPEFILE CONTAINING THESE NEW FIRE WEATHER ZONES IS AVAILABLE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/FIREZONE.HTM IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: JIM PURPURA METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 11440 WEST BERNARDO COURT SUITE 230 SAN DIEGO CA 92127-1643 858-675-8700 EXT. 222 JIM.PURPURA@NOAA.GOV MICHAEL STAUDENMAIER JR. METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 7851 DEAN MARTIN DRIVE LAS VEGAS NV 89139 702-263-9744 EXT. 222 MICHAEL.STAUDENMAIER@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-04graphical_airmet.txtAVIATION WEATHER CENTER /AWC/ GRAPHICAL AIRMET /G-AIRMET/ BECOMES AN OPERATIONAL PRODUCT: EFFECTIVE MARCH 16 2010 NOTE: THE FOLLOWING CHANGES HAVE NO IMPACT ON NOAA WEATHER WIRE SUBSCRIBERS EFFECTIVE TUESDAY MARCH 16 2010 AT 1500 UTC THE NWS WILL BEGIN ISSUING A GRAPHICAL AIRMANS METEOROLOGICAL ADVISORY /G-AIRMET/ AS AN OPERATIONAL PRODUCT. THE G-AIRMET IS PRODUCED IN BUFR-FORMAT. IT IS A TIME SERIES DEPICTION OF AVIATION WEATHER HAZARDS AND ELEMENTS OCCURRING WITH OCCASIONAL OR GREATER FREQUENCY THROUGHOUT THE CONTERMINOUS U.S. AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS. THE AVIATION WEATHER HAZARDS AND ELEMENTS DEPICTED ARE: 1. SURFACE VISIBILITY /IFR VIS/ BELOW THREE /3/ STATUTE MILES...INCLUDING THE WEATHER RESTRICTING THE VISIBILITY. 2. CLOUD CEILINGS /IFR CIG/ WITH BASES LESS THAN 1000 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL /AGL/. 3. WIDESPREAD MOUNTAIN OBSCURATION /MTN OBSCN/ WHERE VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS /VMC/ CANNOT BE MAINTAINED... INCLUDING THE WEATHER CAUSING THE OBSCURATION. 4. MODERATE TURBULENCE /MOD TURB/...INCLUDING THE TOP AND BOTTOM ALTITUDES OF THE TURBULENCE LAYER. 5. SUSTAINED SURFACE WIND GREATER THAN 30 KNOTS /STG SFC WND/. 6. NON-CONVECTIVE LOW LEVEL WIND SHEAR POTENTIAL BELOW 2000 FEET AGL /LLWS/. 7. MODERATE ICING /MOD ICE/...INCLUDING THE TOP AND BOTTOM ALTITUDES OF THE ICING LAYER. WHEN THE BOTTOM ALTITUDE IS GIVEN AS FREEZING LEVEL /FRZLVL/...THE RANGE OF FREEZING LEVEL ALTITUDES IS ALSO PROVIDED. 8. FREEZING LEVEL /FRZLVL/ CONTOURS AT THE SURFACE AND AT 4000...8000...12000...AND 16000 FEET ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL. 9. MULTIPLE FREEZING LEVELS /M_FZLVL/...INCLUDING THE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST AND LOWEST FREEZING LEVELS. THE G-AIRMET WILL BE ISSUED ROUTINELY AT 0255...0855...1455... AND 2055 UTC AND AMENDED AS NECESSARY BETWEEN ROUTINE ISSUANCES. EACH ROUTINE ISSUANCE IS VALID THROUGH 12 HOURS WITH A STANDARD TIME RESOLUTION OF THREE /3/ HOURS. G-AIRMET CONTAINS THREE /3/ BUFR MESSAGES FOR THE HAZARDS LISTED ABOVE: - /SIERRA/ FOR ITEMS 1 THROUGH 3 - /TANGO/ FOR ITEMS 4 THROUGH 6 - /ZULU/ FOR ITEMS 7 THROUGH 9. HEADER AND FTP INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT BEFORE THE IMPLEMENTATION DATE AT /USE LOWER CASE/: HTTP://PRODUCTS.WEATHER.GOV/VIEWLIST.PHP A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE GRAPHICAL AIRMET AND THE BUFR ENCODE/DECODE SCHEME IS AVAILABLE AT /USE LOWER CASE/: HTTP://AVIATIONWEATHER.GOV/NOTICE/G-AIRMET REAL-TIME EXAMPLES OF THE GRAPHICAL AIRMET ARE AVAILABLE AT /USE LOWER CASE/: HTTP://AVIATIONWEATHER.GOV/PRODUCTS/GAIRMET/ FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: MICHAEL PAT MURPHY WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST AVIATION WEATHER CENTER KANSAS CITY MISSOURI 816-584-7239 MICHAEL.PAT.MURPHY@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-05fire_zone_tn.txtCHANGES TO THE FIRE WEATHER ZONE FOR THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK IN TENNESSEE AND NORTH CAROLINA EFFECTIVE MARCH 16 2010 EFFECTIVE TUESDAY MARCH 16 2010 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ KNOXVILLE/TRI- CITIES TN /MRX - MORRISTOWN TN/...WILL SPLIT ITS FIRE WEATHER FORECAST ZONE FOR THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK /TNZ303/ INTO TWO FIRE WEATHER FORECAST ZONES...TENNESSEE PORTION OF THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK /TNZ303/ AND NORTH CAROLINA PORTION OF THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK /NCZ303/. THIS SPLIT WILL OCCUR ALONG THE TENNESSEE - NORTH CAROLINA STATE LINE AND IMPROVE FIRE WEATHER SERVICES... INCLUDING WATCH... WARNING AND FORECAST PRODUCTS FOR THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK IN EASTERN TENNESSEE AND WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA. MRX/S GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK FIRE WEATHER ZONE TNZ303 WILL RETAIN ITS ZONE NUMBER BECAUSE THE CLIMATOLOGY OF THE ZONE WILL NOT CHANGE SIGNIFICANTLY. IT WILL HOWEVER BE GIVEN A NEW ZONE NAME /TENNESSEE PORTION OF THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK/ TO BETTER IDENTIFY ITS GEOGRAPHIC EXTENT. THE NORTH CAROLINA PORTION OF THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK /NCZ303/ IS BEING ASSIGNED A NEW ZONE NAME AND NUMBER TO ACCOUNT FOR ITS DIFFERING CLIMATOLOGY. THE NEW FIRE WEATHER ZONE NCZ303 WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF WFO GREENVILLE/SPARTANBURG /GSP/. ONCE THIS CHANGE HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED...THE FOLLOWING GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTORS WILL BE USED FOR ALL FIRE WEATHER FORECAST PRODUCTS ISSUED FOR THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK. TABLE 1 - NEW FIRE WEATHER ZONE /Z/ FORM OF THE UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE /UGC/ AND NAMES: NEW FIRE NEW OLD FIRE OLD ZONE NAME UGC /Z/ ZONE NAME UGC /Z/ ---------- ------- ---------- ------- TENNESSEE PORTION TNZ303 GREAT SMOKY TNZ303 OF THE GREAT MOUNTAINS NATIONAL SMOKY MOUNTAINS PARK NATIONAL PARK NORTH CAROLINA NCZ303 N/A N/A PORTION OF THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION OF TNZ303: THIS INCLUDES THE WESTERN PORTION OF THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK COMPLETELY IN TENNESSEE AND COVERS PORTIONS OF BLOUNT...SEVIER AND COCKE COUNTIES. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION OF NCZ303: THIS INCLUDES THE EASTERN PORTION OF THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK COMPLETELY IN NORTH CAROLINA AND COVERS PORTIONS OF SWAIN AND HAYWOOD COUNTIES. TABLE 2 - NWS WATCH...WARNING AND FORECAST PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THESE CHANGES: FOR WFO MRX/S FIRE WEATHER ZONE TNZ303 PRODUCT WMO HEADING AWIPS ID ------- ----------- -------- FIRE WEATHER WATCH WWUS84 KMRX RFWMRX RED FLAG WARNING WWUS84 KMRX RFWMRX FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FNUS54 KMRX FWFMRX FIRE WEATHER NFDRS FORECAST FNUS84 KMRX FWMMRX FIRE WEATHER SPOT FORECAST FNUS74 KMRX FWSMRX FOR WFO GSP/S FIRE WEATHER ZONE NCZ303 FIRE WEATHER WATCH WWUS82 KGSP RFWGSP RED FLAG WARNING WWUS82 KGSP RFWGSP FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FNUS52 KGSP FWFGSP FIRE WEATHER NFDRS FORECAST FNUS82 KGSP FWMGSP FIRE WEATHER SPOT FORECAST FNUS72 KGSP FWSGSP POINT FIRE WEATHER FOUS54 KGSP PFWGSP FORECAST MATRIX PARTNERS AND USERS SHOULD TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO ENSURE SYSTEM/S/ RECOGNIZE THE NEW UGC AND NEW ZONE ALIGNMENTS. IN ADDITION RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FIRE WEATHER NATIONAL FIRE DANGER RATING SYSTEM /NFDRS/ POINT FORECAST FOR THE CHEROKEE RAWS SITE /ID 313902/ WILL TRANSFER FROM WFO MRX TO WFO GSP. AN UPDATED FIRE WEATHER ZONE SHAPEFILE IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/FIREZONE.HTM IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: LARRY GABRIC METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 1549 GSP DRIVE GREER SC 29651 864-848-9970 EXT. 222 LARRY.GABRIC@NOAA.GOV GEORGE MATHEWS METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 5974 COMMERCE BLVD MORRISTOWN TN 37814 423-586-6429 EXT. 222 GEORGE.MATHEWS@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-06trop_cyclone_terms.txtADOPTION AND USE OF /POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE/ TERMINOLOGY BY NWS NATIONAL CENTERS AND FORECAST OFFICES: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2010 ON MAY 15 2010...THE NWS WILL BEGIN USING THE TERM /POST- TROPICAL/ TO DESCRIBE WEATHER SYSTEMS THAT ARE NO LONGER TROPICAL CYCLONES. THIS CHANGE WILL MAKE NWS TERMINOLOGY CONSISTENT WITH THE TERMINOLOGY USED BY OTHER WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION MEMBER STATES. IT WILL ALSO ALLOW THE NWS TO MORE ACCURATELY DESCRIBE THE METEOROLOGICAL STRUCTURE OF FORMER TROPICAL CYCLONES. THE FOLLOWING DEFINITION FOR POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE WILL BE INCLUDED IN THIS SEASON/S UPDATE OF NWS INSTRUCTION 10-604: TROPICAL CYCLONE DEFINITIONS. POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE...A FORMER TROPICAL CYCLONE. THIS GENERIC TERM DESCRIBES A CYCLONE THAT NO LONGER POSSESSES SUFFICIENT TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS TO BE CONSIDERED A TROPICAL CYCLONE. POST-TROPICAL CYCLONES CAN CONTINUE CARRYING HEAVY RAINS AND HIGH WINDS. FORMER TROPICAL CYCLONES THAT HAVE BECOME FULLY EXTRATROPICAL...AS WELL AS REMNANT LOWS...ARE TWO SPECIFIC CLASSES OF POST-TROPICAL CYCLONES. AS SUGGESTED BY THE ABOVE DEFINITION...THE NWS WILL CONTINUE TO USE THE MORE SPECIFIC TERMS OF /REMNANT LOW/ AND /EXTRATROPICAL/ ... WHEN APPLICABLE... TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE TYPE OF SYSTEM THE TROPICAL CYCLONE HAS OR IS EXPECTED TO BECOME. UPDATED DEFINITIONS OF REMNANT LOW AND EXTRATROPICAL CYCLONE FOLLOW. REMNANT LOW...A POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE THAT NO LONGER POSSESSES THE CONVECTIVE ORGANIZATION REQUIRED OF A TROPICAL CYCLONE...AND HAS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS OF LESS THAN 34 KNOTS. THE TERM IS MOST COMMONLY APPLIED TO THE NEARLY DEEP-CONVECTION-FREE SWIRLS OF STRATOCUMULUS IN THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC. EXTRATROPICAL CYCLONE...A CYCLONE OF ANY INTENSITY FOR WHICH THE PRIMARY ENERGY SOURCE IS BAROCLINIC /THAT IS...RESULTS FROM THE TEMPERATURE CONTRAST BETWEEN WARM AND COLD AIR MASSES/. THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLE SHOWS HOW THE NEW TERMINOLOGY WOULD BE USED IN THE TABLE SECTION OF A TROPICAL CYCLONE DISCUSSION PRODUCT FOR THE LAST ADVISORY ON A DECAYING TROPICAL STORM. IN THIS EXAMPLE...THE SYSTEM HAS LOST THE DEEP CONVECTION REQUIRED OF A TROPICAL CYCLONE BUT IT DOES NOT YET HAVE ANY FRONTAL CHARACTERISTICS. IN ADDITION THE SYSTEM CANNOT BE DESIGNATED A REMNANT LOW BECAUSE ITS MAXIMUM WINDS EXCEED 34 KNOTS. THEREFORE THE SYSTEM IS MERELY DESCRIBED AS POST-TROPICAL AT THE INITIAL TIME. IN 24 HOURS...HOWEVER...THE SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO CHANGE STRUCTURE AND BECOME A FRONTAL LOW. THE /EXTRATROPICAL/ DESIGNATION IS THEREFORE APPENDED IN THE TABLE TO INDICATE THIS FORECAST CHANGE IN STRUCTURE. FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS INITIAL 01/1500Z 46.5N 46.5W 40 KT...POST-TROPICAL 12HR VT 02/0000Z 48.9N 45.6W 40 KT...POST-TROPICAL 24HR VT 02/1200Z 52.2N 43.5W 40 KT...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP 36HR VT 03/0000Z 55.0N 39.8W 40 KT...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP 48HR VT 03/1200Z 56.0N 33.0W 40 KT...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP 72HR VT 04/1200Z 56.5N 20.0W 40 KT...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP 96HR VT 05/1200Z...ABSORBED THE NHC IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL METEOROLOGICAL DECISIONS CONCERNING FORECASTING OF TROPICAL AND SUBTROPICAL SYSTEMS FOR THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AND THE EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN...NORTH OF THE EQUATOR AND EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE. THE CPHC IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL METEOROLOGICAL DECISIONS CONCERNING FORECASTING OF TROPICAL AND SUBTROPICAL SYSTEMS FOR THE PACIFIC OCEAN NORTH OF THE EQUATOR FROM 140 DEGREES WEST TO 180 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: TIMOTHY SCHOTT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARINE AND COASTAL SERVICES BRANCH 1325 EAST WEST HWY ROOM 13126 SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 301-713-1677 EXT 122 NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF/HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-07tropcyc_pub.txtFORMAT CHANGES TO THE TROPICAL CYCLONE PUBLIC ADVISORY PRODUCTS FOR THE ATLANTIC...EASTERN PACIFIC...AND CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE BASINS: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2010 EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2010...BASED ON USER INPUTS...FORMAT CHANGES WILL BE MADE IN THE TROPICAL CYCLONE PUBLIC ADVISORY /TCP/ PRODUCT. THE CHANGES WILL ALLOW USERS TO MORE EASILY FIND INFORMATION WITHIN STANDARDIZED SECTIONS AND PROVIDE EASIER DECODING WITH AUTOMATED PROGRAMS. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT CHANGES ARE AS FOLLOWS: 1. THE TCP WILL BE ORGANIZED INTO FIVE SECTIONS. EACH SECTION WILL BE INTRODUCED USING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION HEADERS: -SUMMARY -WATCHES AND WARNINGS -DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK -HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND -NEXT ADVISORY. 2. THE SUMMARY /OR REPEAT/ SECTION OF THE ADVISORY MOVES TO THE TOP OF THE PRODUCT...IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE HEADLINE...AS THE FIRST SECTION HEADER. THE SUMMARY SECTION EXPANDS TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL GEOGRAPHICAL REFERENCE LINES. 3. WATCH AND WARNING INFORMATION WILL BE ORGANIZED DIFFERENTLY AND ACTIVE WATCHES AND WARNINGS WILL APPEAR AS A BULLETED LIST. MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE CHANGES TO THE TCP FORMAT...ALONG WITH EXAMPLES...IS PROVIDED AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV/HELP/TCP.SHTML THERE ARE NO CHANGES TO THE AWIPS IDENTIFIERS...WMO PRODUCT HEADINGS OR PRODUCT ISSUANCE TIMES FOR THE TCP PRODUCTS. THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL METEOROLOGICAL DECISIONS CONCERNING FORECASTING OF TROPICAL AND SUBTROPICAL SYSTEMS FOR THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AND THE EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN...NORTH OF THE EQUATOR AND EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE. THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL METEOROLOGICAL DECISIONS CONCERNING FORECASTING OF TROPICAL AND SUBTROPICAL SYSTEMS FOR THE PACIFIC OCEAN NORTH OF THE EQUATOR FROM 140 DEGREES WEST TO 180 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: TIMOTHY SCHOTT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARINE AND COASTAL SERVICES BRANCH 1325 EAST WEST HWY ROOM 13126 SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 PHONE: 301-713-1677 EXTENSION 122 NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF/HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-08marine_click.txtEXPERIMENTAL MARINE POINT FORECAST WEB PAGES WILL BECOME OPERATIONAL ON MARCH 8 2010 FOR THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES AND HAWAII EFFECTIVE MONDAY MARCH 8 2010...NWS MARINE POINT FORECAST CAPABILITY FOR WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ WEB PAGES WILL TRANSITION FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL STATUS FOR MOST COASTAL FORECAST OFFICES. MARINE POINT FORECASTS FOR THE GREAT LAKES ARE ALREADY OPERATIONAL. MARINE POINT FORECASTS FOR ALASKA...GUAM...AMERICAN SAMOA AND MICRONESIA WILL BE DEVELOPED IN THE FUTURE. LINKS TO MARINE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES MAY BE FOUND AT THE LINK BELOW /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/MARINE/MARINE_MAP.HTM AT PRESENT THERE IS A MIX OF APPROACHES TO REACH THE EXPERIMENTAL MARINE POINT FORECASTS. EFFECTIVE MARCH 8 2010... CLICKING ON THE MAP FOR ALL COASTAL WFO/S/ WILL LINK TO THE ZONE FORECAST FIRST THEN ALLOW FURTHER ZOOMING TO THE POINT OF INTEREST. FOR WFO/S/ SERVING THE GREAT LAKES...MAPS FOR WEB PAGES WILL CONTINUE TO LINK TO THE POINT FORECAST FIRST. FORECAST INFORMATION FOR THESE MARINE POINT FORECAST PAGES IS BASED ON DIGITAL DATA. MARINERS ARE CAUTIONED THESE FORECASTS ARE VALID ONLY FOR THE SELECTED GRID POINT...NOT FOR THE LARGER SURROUNDING AREAS. MARINERS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO ALSO CHECK ZONE MARINE FORECASTS FOR SURROUNDING AREAS. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IMPORTANT TO MARINERS... INCLUDING CURRENT MARINE WATCHES...WARNINGS...ADVISORIES... NEARBY SURFACE OBSERVATIONS AND OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION IS PROVIDED ON MARINE POINT FORECAST PAGES. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: DAVID SOROKA NATIONAL MARINE PROGRAM LEADER NOAA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 301-713-1677 X 111 DAVID.SOROKA@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-09lix_marine_zone.txtIMPLEMENTING IMPROVED MARINE ZONE COVERAGE FOR MISSISSIPPI AND SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA COASTAL WATERS: EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2010 EFFECTIVE TUESDAY JUNE 1 2010 AT 100 PM CENTRAL DAYLIGHT TIME /CDT/ OR 1800 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN NEW ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE LOUISIANA WILL RECONFIGURE ITS CURRENT COASTAL WATERS ZONES FOR MISSISSIPPI AND SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA. THIS RECONFIGURATION WILL PROVIDE BETTER FORECAST SERVICES BY REALIGNING THE COASTAL ZONES FOR CLIMATOLOGICAL...GEOGRAPHICAL...AND BATHYMETRIC EFFECTS. FOUR NEW INNER COASTAL MARINE ZONES WILL BE CREATED TO BETTER ACCOUNT FOR DIURNAL AND NOCTURNAL WIND FLUCTUATIONS FOUND IN THE LARGE INNER COASTAL WATERS AS WELL AS SHALLOW WATER WAVE PROCESSES THAT CONTRIBUTE TO DIFFERING SEA STATES. NEW ZONES WILL COVER THE FOLLOWING: -GMZ532 WILL COVER THE MISSISSIPPI SOUND AREA -GMZ534 WILL COVER LAKE BORGNE -GMZ536 WILL COVER THE CHANDELEUR SOUND AREA. -GMZ538 WILL COVER THE BRETON SOUND AREA. GMZ530 COVERING LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN AND LAKE MAUREPAS WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED. THE REMAINING ORIGINAL ZONES HAVE BEEN DIVIDED AND REALIGNED TO PROVIDE HIGHER RESOLUTION AND BETTER ACCURACY OF FORECASTED METEOROLOGICAL VARIABLES WATCHES AND WARNINGS. TABLE 1 LISTS ALL OF THE PRODUCTS ISSUED BY WFO NEW ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE THAT WILL BE AFFECTED BY THE MARINE ZONE CHANGES. TABLE 2 LISTS ALL THE CURRENT MARINE ZONES AND UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODES /UGC/S/ FOR WFO NEW ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE. TABLE 3 LISTS ALL THE MARINE ZONES AND UGC/S/ FOR WHICH WFO NEW ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE WILL ISSUE FORECASTS AND WARNINGS EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2010. TABLE 1. WFO NEW ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THE MARINE ZONE CHANGES EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2010. PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADING AWIPS ID COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FZUS54 KLIX CWFLIX MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE WHUS74 KLIX MWWLIX SPECIAL MARINE WARNING WHUS54 KLIX SMWLIX MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT FZUS74 KLIX MWSLIX HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT WTUS84 KLIX HLSLIX HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FLUS44 KLIX HWOLIX WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION WWUS64 KLIX WCNLIX SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUS44 KLIX TIDLIX MISSISSIPPI TIDE FORECAST TABLE 2. CURRENT MARINE ZONES AND CORRESPONDING UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODES /UGC/S FOR WFO NEW ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE. CURRENT MARINE ZONE NAME CURRENT UGC LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN/LAKE MAUREPAS GMZ530 COASTAL WATERS FROM THE SOUTWEST PASS OF GMZ550 THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LOUISIANA OUT 20 NM COASTAL WATERS FROM PASCAGOULA MISSISSIPPI GMZ555 TO THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER OUT 20 NM COASTAL WATERS FROM THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF GMZ570 THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LOUISIANA FROM 20 TO 60 NM COASTAL WATERS FROM PASCAGOULA MISSISSIPPI GMZ575 TO THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER FROM 20 TO 60 NM TABLE 3. MARINE ZONES AND CORRESPONDING UGC/S/ FOR WHICH WFO NEW ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE WILL ISSUE FORECASTS AND WARNINGS EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2010. NEW MARINE ZONE NAME NEW UGC LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN/LAKE MAUREPAS GMZ530 MISSISSIPPI SOUND GMZ532 LAKE BORGNE GMZ534 CHANDELEUR SOUND GMZ536 BRETON SOUND GMZ538 COASTAL WATERS FROM PASCAGOULA GMZ557 MISSISSIPPI TO STAKE ISLAND LOUISIANA OUT 20 NM COASTAL WATERS FROM STAKE ISLAND GMZ555 LOUISIANA TO SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER OUT 20 NM COASTAL WATERS FROM SOUTHWEST PASS OF GMZ552 THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO PORT FOURCHON LOUISIANA OUT 20 NM COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT FOURCHON GMZ550 LOUISIANA TO LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LOUISIANA OUT 20 NM COASTAL WATERS FROM PASCAGOULA GMZ577 MISSISSIPPI TO STAKE ISLAND LOUISIANA FROM 20 TO 60 NM COASTAL WATERS FROM STAKE ISLAND GMZ575 LOUISIANA TO SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER FROM 20 TO 60 NM COASTAL WATERS FROM SOUTHWEST PASS OF GMZ572 THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO PORT FOURCHON LOUISIANA FROM 20 TO 60 NM COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT FOURCHON GMZ570 LOUISIANA TO LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LOUISIANA FROM 20 TO 60 NM BECAUSE OF THESE RECONFIGURED MARINE ZONES...NEW MARINE ZONE NAMES AND NEW UGC/S/ IN TABLE 3...CUSTOMERS MUST REPROGRAM AFFECTED HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE TO CONTINUE PROCESSING THE PRODUCTS IN TABLE 1. AN UPDATED ZONE MAP SHAPEFILE CONTAINING THE NEW BOUNDARIES FOR THESE MARINE ZONES IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FROM THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/: WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/MARINEZONES.HTM A MAP SHOWING THE EXISTING AND ADDITIONAL MARINE ZONES THAT WILL BE EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2010 IS POSTED ON THE WFO NEW ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE MARINE PAGE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/: WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/LIX/?N=MARINEZONECHANGES FOR QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THESE CHANGES...CONTACT: TIM ERICKSON MELINDA BAILEY MARINE FOCAL POINT PUBLIC/MARINE METEOROLOGIST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE SOUTHERN REGION HEADQUARTERS 62300 AIRPORT RD 819 TAYLOR ST. RM 10A11 SLIDELL, LA. 70460 FORT WORTH TX 76102 504-522-7330 817-978-1100 X107 TIM.ERICKSON@NOAA.GOV MELINDA.BAILEY@NOAA.GOV NWS SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-10trop_cyc.txtFORMAT CHANGE TO TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE PRODUCTS FOR THE ATLANTIC...EASTERN PACIFIC...AND CENTRAL PACIFIC BASINS: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2010 REFERENCE: SCN 10-07...FORMAT CHANGE TO THE TROPICAL CYCLONE PUBLIC ADVISORY PRODUCTS FOR THE ATLANTIC... EASTERN PACIFIC...AND CENTRAL PACIFIC BASINS: EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2010...ISSUED ON JANUARY 27 2010 EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2010... BASED ON USER INPUTS...A FORMAT CHANGE WILL BE MADE IN THE TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE /TCU/ PRODUCT. THIS CHANGE WILL ALLOW EASIER PARSING AND DECODING OF INFORMATION BY AUTOMATED GRAPHICS AND WEB APPLICATIONS. WHEN A TCU IS ISSUED TO CHANGE THE STATUS OF A TROPICAL CYCLONE...FOR EXAMPLE TROPICAL STORM TO A HURRICANE...OR TO UPDATE STORM INTENSITY...LOCATION OR MOTION INFORMATION...THE TCU WILL INCLUDE A STORM SUMMARY SECTION IDENTICAL TO THE STORM SUMMARY SECTION FOUND IN THE TCP...AS DETAILED IN SCN 10-07. A TCU MAY CONTINUE TO BE ISSUED WITHOUT A STORM SUMMARY SECTION TO PROVIDE ADVANCE NOTICE THAT SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO STORM INFORMATION WILL BE CONVEYED SHORTLY...EITHER THROUGH A SUBSEQUENT TCU OR THROUGH A SPECIAL ADVISORY. A TCU ISSUED TO CONVEY CHANGES TO WATCHES OR WARNINGS WILL ALSO NOT REQUIRE A STORM SUMMARY SECTION. AN EXAMPLE OF THE TCU IS POSTED ONLINE AT: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/tcu_example.shtml THERE ARE NO CHANGES TO THE AWIPS IDENTIFIERS AND WMO PRODUCT HEADINGS FOR THE TCU PRODUCTS. THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER /NHC/ IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL METEOROLOGICAL DECISIONS CONCERNING FORECASTING OF TROPICAL AND SUBTROPICAL SYSTEMS FOR THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AND THE EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN...NORTH OF THE EQUATOR AND EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE. THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER /CPHC/ IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL METEOROLOGICAL DECISIONS CONCERNING FORECASTING OF TROPICAL AND SUBTROPICAL SYSTEMS FOR THE PACIFIC OCEAN NORTH OF THE EQUATOR FROM 140 DEGREES WEST TO 180 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: JOHN KUHN NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARINE AND COASTAL SERVICES BRANCH 1325 EAST WEST HWY ROOM 13126 SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 301-713-1677 EXTENSION 121 JOHN.F.KUHN@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES CAN BE FOUND ONLINE AT: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif/htm $$ NNNN
scn10-11spc_fire_wx.txtINITIATION OF DAILY UPDATED ISSUANCES OF THE DAY 1 AND DAY 2 STORM PREDICTION CENTER FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOKS AND CHANGE IN ISSUANCE TIME FOR THE DAY 3 TO 8 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR CONUS ONLY EFFECTIVE TUESDAY MARCH 23 2010... THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER /SPC/ WILL MODIFY THE ISSUANCE TIMES OF FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK PRODUCTS AS FOLLOWS: 1. AN UPDATE TO THE DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK PRODUCTS WILL BE ISSUED BY 1700 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/ DAILY. THESE ARE NEW PRODUCTS THAT WILL UPDATE THE INITIAL DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK PRODUCTS /CURRENTLY ISSUED BY 0900 UTC DAILY DURING DAYLIGHT TIME...1000 UTC DURING STANDARD TIME/. 2. AN UPDATE TO THE DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK PRODUCTS WILL BE ISSUED BY 2000 UTC DAILY. THESE ARE NEW PRODUCTS WHICH WILL UPDATE THE INITIAL DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK PRODUCTS /CURRENTLY ISSUED BY 1000 UTC DAILY/. 3. THE ISSUANCE TIME OF THE DAY 3 TO 8 SPC FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK PRODUCTS WILL CHANGE TO 2200 UTC DAILY FROM THE CURRENT ISSUANCE TIME OF 1100 UTC DAILY. THIS NEW ISSUANCE TIME WILL ALLOW FOR ENHANCED FORECAST COLLABORATION BETWEEN SPC AND OTHER FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. THESE CHANGES TO THE ISSUANCE TIMES APPLY TO THE FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK TEXT FORECAST PRODUCTS...POINTS PRODUCTS...GRIB2 AND NATIONAL DIGITAL FORECAST DATABASE PRODUCTS. THE AWIPS IDENTIFIERS AND WMO PRODUCT HEADINGS FOR THESE PRODUCTS DO NOT CHANGE. PARTNERS AND USERS WILL BE ABLE TO CONTINUE RECEIVING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS IN THE SAME MANNER AS THEY DO NOW AT THE MODIFIED ISSUANCE TIMES. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS NOTICE OR SPC FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK PRODUCTS...PLEASE CONTACT: DR. RUSSELL SCHNEIDER GREGORY GROSSHANS CHIEF SCIENCE SUPPORT BRANCH METEOROLOGIST STORM PREDICTION CENTER STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OKLAHOMA NORMAN OKLAHOMA 405-325-2066 405-325-2462 RUSSELL.SCHNEIDER@NOAA.GOV GREGORY.GROSSHANS@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-16pacific_marine_zones.txtTEMPORARY MARINE ZONE CHANGES FOR COASTAL WATERS FROM WASHINGTON TO CENTRAL CALIFORNIA TO BECOME PERMANENT APRIL 1 2010 EFFECTIVE THURSDAY APRIL 1 2010 AT 500 AM PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME /PDT/...1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE NWS WILL MAKE PERMANENT MARINE ZONE CHANGES FOR WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/S EUREKA AND MONTEREY CALIFORNIA... SEATTLE WASHINGTON...PORTLAND AND MEDFORD OREGON. THE MARINE ZONES CHANGES WERE TEMPORARY IN ORDER TO EVALUATE THE USE OF SMALLER MARINE ZONES...SPECIFICALLY NEAR THE COASTLINE. THE CHANGES WERE MADE BECAUSE USER FEEDBACK HAS BEEN FAVORABLE. REFER TO SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE /SCN/ 08-38 AND SCN 08-61 WHICH CONTAIN DESCRIPTIONS OF THE OLD AND NEW MARINE ZONES FOR MORE INFORMATION. BOTH SCN/S/ ARE POSTED AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/LIST.PHP CUSTOMERS WHO REPROGRAMMED THEIR AFFECTED HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF SCN/S/ 08-38 AND 08-61 DO NOT NEED TO TAKE ANY ACTION. THE ZONE MAP SHAPEFILE IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AT /USE LOWERCASE/. WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/MARINEZONES.HTM MAPS SHOWING THE CURRENT MARINE ZONES THAT WILL BECOME PERMANENT APRIL 1 2010 ARE POSTED AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/MARINE/ZONE/WEST/WESTMZ.HTM FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: RICHARD MAY METEOROLOGIST NOAA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20906 301-713-1677 X 127 RICHARD.MAY@NOAA.GOV JEFFREY LORENS WESTERN REGION MARINE PROGRAM LEADER NOAA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 125 S STATE STREET SALT LAKE CITY UTAH 84138 801-524-4000 X 265 JEFFREY.LORENS@NOAA.GOV NWS SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-17hdob.txtCHANGE TO CODING OF HIGH DENSITY OBSERVATION /HDOB/ MESSAGE FOR MISSING DATA: EFFECTIVE JULY 15 2010 EFFECTIVE JULY 15 2010...THE CODING OF THE HDOB MESSAGE FOR MISSING DATA TRANSMITTED FROM NOAA AND AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WILL CHANGE FROM 999 TO ///. THIS CHANGE IS BEING MADE FOR HDOBS TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE CODING OF MISSING DATA FOUND IN OTHER METEOROLOGICAL DATA MESSAGES. IN ADVANCE OF THIS CHANGE...USERS OF HDOB MESSAGES MAY NEED TO MAKE CHANGES TO THEIR SOFTWARE TO CORRECTLY PROCESS THE NEW DATA FORMAT. THERE WILL BE NO CHANGES TO WMO HEADINGS OR AWIPS IDS OF THE HDOB MESSAGES. IF THERE ARE ANY CHANGES TO THE IMPLEMENTATION DATE... AN ADDITIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE WILL BE ISSUED AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE TO NOTIFY USERS. FOR EXAMPLE IF THERE IS AN ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN THE DAYS PRIOR TO JULY 15...OR TROPICAL DEVELOPMENT IS ANTICIPATED AROUND THIS DATE... A NEW IMPLEMENTATION DATE WILL BE PROVIDED. THE OLD AND NEW HDOB MESSAGE FORMATS WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE 2010 NATIONAL HURRICANE OPERATIONS PLAN /NHOP/ APPENDIX G. THE 2010 NHOP WILL BE AVAILABLE BY JUNE 1 2010 AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.OFCM.GOV IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT JOHN KUHN NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 301 713 1677 EXTENSION 121 JOHN.F.KUHN@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-18vtec_rip_curr.txtTEST OF OPERATIONAL VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ FOR RIP CURRENTS IN COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE /CFW/ IN SELECT WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES /WFOS/: EFFECTIVE MAY 12 2010 EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY MAY 12 2010 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/ 7 SELECT NWS WFOS WILL BEGIN USING A NEW VTEC CODE FOR RIP CURRENTS IN THEIR COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGES /CFW/. THESE WFOS WILL BEGIN USING THE NEW VTEC CODE /RP.S/ IN THE CFW. THIS CFW WILL CONTAIN A RIP CURRENT VTEC CODE TO MORE SPECIFICALLY TARGET RIP CURRENT THREAT. THIS VTEC WILL BE CONSIDERED OPERATIONAL AND WILL HAVE THE /O/ IDENTIFIER. TABLE 1: COMMUNICATION IDENTIFIERS FOR CFWS ISSUED BY 7 WFOS THAT WILL USE THE NEW VTEC RP.S CODE EFFECTIVE MAY 12 2010. ISSUING WFO WMO HEADER AWIPS ID CHARLESTON SC WHUS42 KCHS CFWCHS NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC WHUS42 KMHX CFWMHX WILMINGTON NC WHUS42 KILM CFWILM JACKSONVILLE FL WHUS42 KJAX CFWJAX TALLAHASSEE FL WHUS42 KTAE CFWTAE CHICAGO IL WHUS43 KLOT CFWLOT NORTHERN INDIANA IN WHUS43 KIWX CFWIWX CUSTOMERS MUST CHANGE THEIR SYSTEMS TO PROCESS THE RP.S CODE CARRIED IN CFW MESSAGES ISSUED BY THE WFOS LISTED IN TABLE 1. THE REMAINING NWS COASTAL OFFICES WILL CONTINUE TO USE THE /CF.S/ OR /LS.S/ VTEC CODE FOR COASTAL/LAKESHORE FLOOD STATEMENT FOR THE RIP CURRENT THREAT. THIS TEST OF THE NEW RP.S CODE WILL CONTINUE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...UNLESS NWS RECEIVES SIGNIFICANT NEGATIVE FEEDBACK. USERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON THIS MARINE ZONE RECONFIGURATION BY USING THE BRIEF SURVEY AND COMMENT FORM AVAILABLE AT /USE LOWERCASE EXCEPT /RCVTEC//: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=RCVTECCHM GENERAL INFORMATION ON VTEC CAN BE FOUND AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OS/VTEC THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS CHANGE IS SOONER THAN SPECIFIED BY NWS INSTRUCTION 10-1805. THE REDUCTION OF THE NORMAL ADVANCE LEAD TIME WAS APPROVED BECAUSE OF THE CRITICAL NEED TO PROVIDE ENHANCED RIP CURRENT INFORMATION BY THE START OF THIS YEAR'S SWIMMING SEASON. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS PLEASE CONTACT: DAVID SOROKA NATIONAL MARINE PROGRAM LEADER 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MD 20910 301-713-1677 EXT. 111 DAVID.SOROKA@NOAA.GOV NWS SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-19tsu_marine_zones.txtREMOVAL OF MARINE ZONES FROM NWS WEST COAST ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER /WC/ATWC/ TSUNAMI WATCH/WARNING/ADVISORY PRODUCTS AND CHANGE OF WC/ATWC BREAKPOINTS ALONG ALASKA AND THE WEST COAST: EFFECTIVE AUGUST 3 2010. EFFECTIVE TUESDAY AUGUST 3 2010 AT 1800 UTC THE NWS WC/ATWC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL REMOVE MOST MARINE ZONES FROM ITS PACIFIC TSUNAMI /TSU/ WATCH/WARNING/ ADVISORY W/W/A/ PRODUCT /WEPA41 PAAQ/. ALSO EFFECTIVE TUESDAY AUGUST 3 2010 AT 1800 UTC THE WC/ATWC WILL CONVERT ITS PACIFIC TSUNAMI W/W/A BREAKPOINTS TO THE PUBLIC /LAND/ ZONE BOUNDARIES TO ENSURE BREAKPOINTS MATCH PUBLIC /LAND/ ZONE BOUNDARIES ALONG ALASKA AND THE WEST COAST. THE ATLANTIC... GULF OF MEXICO... PUERTO RICO AND VIRGIN ISLANDS COASTS WILL NOT BE AFFECTED BY THESE CHANGES. AT PRESENT BOTH MARINE AND PUBLIC /LAND/ ZONES ARE INCLUDED IN THE WEPA41 SEGMENTED W/W/A PRODUCT. EFFECTIVE AUGUST 3 THE WEPA41 PAAQ PRODUCT WILL CONTAIN ONLY THE PUBLIC /LAND/ ZONES BECAUSE THE MARINE ZONES DO NOT MATCH THE ADJACENT COASTAL PUBLIC /LAND/ ZONES. THESE CHANGES WILL SIMPLIFY DISPLAY OF TSUNAMI W/W/A ON WEB BASED DISPLAYS AND ELIMINATE ZONE BREAKPOINT OVERLAP ISSUES. SOME SPECIFIED MARINE ZONES... SUCH AS BAYS ENCLOSED WITHIN PUBLIC /LAND/ ZONES... MAY CONTINUE TO BE IN TSUNAMI W/W/A PRODUCTS. SEE NWS INSTRUCTION 10-302 MARINE AND COASTAL SERVICES AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR MAPS AND LISTINGS OF ALL MARINE ZONES. SEE NWSI INSTRUCTION 10-507 PUBLIC GEOGRAPHIC AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR MAPS AND LISTINGS OF ALL PUBLIC /LAND/ ZONES. SEE NWS INSTRUCTION 10-701... TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER OPERATIONS... FOR LISTINGS OF CURRENT TSUNAMI W/W/A/ BREAKPOINTS. ALL THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE POSTED AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/DIRECTIVES/ A LIST OF THE NEW BREAKPOINTS EFFECTIVE AUGUST 3 2010 CAN BE FOUND AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV/2010BREAKPOINTS.DOC TABLE 1 BELOW SHOWS THE TSUNAMI W/W/A PRODUCT THAT WILL NO LONGER CARRY MARINE ZONES /EXCEPT FOR A FEW ENCLOSED MARINE ZONES/ EFFECTIVE AUGUST 3 2010. TABLE 1. PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADING AWIPS ID ISSUING CENTER TSUNAMI MESSAGE WEPA41 PAAQ TSUWCA WC/ATWC CUSTOMERS SHOULD MAKE APPROPRIATE CHANGES TO THEIR SYSTEMS. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...PLEASE CONTACT: PAUL WHITMORE DIRECTOR WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 910 SOUTH FELTON STREET PALMER ALASKA 99645 907-745-4212 PAUL.WHITMORE@NOAA.GOV JENIFER RHOADES TSUNAMI PROGRAM MANAGER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 301-713-1677 X 102 JENIFER.RHOADES@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF/HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-22goes-east.txtGOES EAST EMWIN USERS MUST TAKE ACTION TO CONTINUE RECEIVING EMWIN BROADCAST AFTER APRIL 26 2010 THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE DATA AND INFORMATION SERVICE RECENTLY SET THE DATE FOR GOES 13 SATELLITE TO REPLACE GOES 12 /EAST/ SATELLITE AS ON OR ABOUT APRIL 26 2010. DUE TO CHANGES IN THE SATELLITE CONFIGURATION THAT PROVIDE THE EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK /EMWIN/ BROADCAST... EMWIN USERS MUST TAKE ACTION TO ENSURE CONTINUED RECEPTION OF THIS DATA SERVICE. THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS CHANGE IS SOONER THAN SPECIFIED BY NWS POLICY /NWS INSTRUCTION 10-1805/. THE REDUCTION OF THE NORMAL ADVANCE LEAD TIME WAS APPROVED BECAUSE THIS CHANGE HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT OF MANY USER WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND THE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS OF SATELLITE OPERATIONS PERMITS A RELATIVE SHORT NOTIFICATION LEAD TIME OF THE OFFICIAL DATE OF TRANSITION. ON OR BEFORE APRIL 26 2010 USERS WITH LEGACY EMWIN SYSTEMS WILL NEED TO REPOINT TO GOES WEST OR UPGRADE TO AN EMWIN-N CAPABLE SYSTEM. LEGACY USERS SHOULD TRY REPOINTING TO GOES WEST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO DETERMINE IF THEY WILL BE ABLE TO ACQUIRE THE SIGNAL FROM THEIR LOCATION. GOES EAST USERS WITH AN EMWIN-N CAPABLE SYSTEM NEED ONLY TO CONFIGURE THE SOFTWARE DEMODULATOR AND TOGGLE THE SWITCH ON THE INTERMEDIATE FREQUENCY ADAPTER TO THE QPSK SETTING. PROCESSING OF THE EMWIN-N BROADCAST CAN THEN BEGIN. BEFORE THE END OF 2011 THE GOES WEST SATELLITE WILL BE REMOVED FROM OPERATION AND REPLACED BY THE NEW GOES SERIES. THE TRANSITION COULD OCCUR EARLIER DUE TO PREMATURE FAILURE OF ONE OR BOTH OF THE CURRENT GOES SATELLITES. ALL USERS SHOULD MIGRATE TO EMWIN-N CAPABLE SYSTEMS. FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THE GOES EAST TRANSITION... THE EMWIN-N TRANSITION AND FOR A LIST OF VENDORS THAT CURRENTLY PROVIDE THESE SYSTEMS... PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/EMWIN/TRANSITION.HTM HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/EMWIN/WINVEN.HTM EMWIN IS A LOW COST SATELLITE WEATHER DATA BROADCAST SERVICE THAT PROVIDES ONE OF THE MOST RESILIENT METHODS OF RECEIVING NWS WEATHER INFORMATION. THE SERVICE INCLUDES WARNINGS... FORECASTS... GRAPHICS AND IMAGERY. THE GOAL OF EMWIN IS TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY MANAGERS THE CAPABILITY TO RESPOND FASTER TO SEVERE WEATHER... TSUNAMIS AND OTHER HAZARDS. MORE INFORMATION ON THE EMWIN SERVICE CAN BE FOUND AT THE EMWIN WEBSITE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/EMWIN/INDEX.HTM IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...PLEASE CONTACT: BILL JOHNSON TEAM LEAD FOR EMWIN AND FACILITIES ENGINEERING OFFICE OF OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS 301-713-0864 X133 WILLIAM.JOHNSON@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-23aaa_ny_zones.txtNEW FIRE AND PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES AND BOUNDARY CHANGES FOR PARTS OF NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK: EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1 2010 AMENDED TO POSTPONE IMPLEMENTATION UNTIL WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 1 2010 TO AVOID MAKING PUBLIC ZONE CHANGES TO COASTAL ZONES DURING THE HURRICANE SEASON /JUNE 1 2010 THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2010/ AND TO ADD THE TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH/WARNING PRODUCT TO THE LIST OF AFFECTED PRODUCTS /TABLE 2/. EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 1 2010 AT 1800 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...1 PM EST...FIVE EXISTING FIRE AND PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES IN NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK WILL BE SPLIT INTO TEN SEPARATE ZONES. THE NEW ZONES ARE SHOWN BELOW IN TABLE 1. THESE FIRE AND PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES ARE IDENTICAL IN ZONE NAME...ZONE NUMBER AND GEOGRAPHIC EXTENT. A MAP AND EXPLANATION OF THESE CHANGES IS AVAILABLE AT /USE LOWER CASE/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIFICATION/IMAGES/NJ-NY.PDF THESE ZONES ARE BEING CHANGED TO INCREASE FORECAST ACCURACY IN HIGHLY URBAN VERSUS SUBURBAN CORRIDORS OF LONG FUSE PRODUCTS INCLUDING WATCHES...WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES FOR COASTAL SERVICES /E.G...COASTAL FLOODING...HIGH SURF/...TROPICAL WEATHER... EXCESSIVE HEAT... FLASH FLOODING AND WINTER WEATHER. THESE CHANGES WILL RESULT IN AN IMPROVED UNDERSTANDING OF OUR CRITICAL PRODUCTS BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND ENHANCE OUR WEB-BASED GRAPHICAL PRODUCT CONSISTENCY AND APPEARANCE. THE ZONE CHANGES REQUIRE PARTNERS AND USERS TO TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO RECEIVE THE NEW ZONE PRODUCTS USING THE UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODE /UGC/ ZONE CODE FORMAT /Z/ LISTED IN TABLE 1. PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE ARE LISTED IN TABLE 2. TABLE 1. NEW FIRE AND PUBLIC ZONE CONFIGURATION IDENTIFIERS OLD ZONE NAME OLD UGC /Z/ NEW ZONE NAME NEW UGC /Z/ ----------------------------------------------------------- NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY BERGEN NJZ003 EASTERN BERGEN NJZ104 WESTERN BERGEN NJZ103 ESSEX NJZ005 EASTERN ESSEX NJZ106 WESTERN ESSEX NJZ105 UNION NJZ011 EASTERN UNION NJZ108 WESTERN UNION NJZ107 SOUTHEAST NEW YORK NASSAU NYZ077 NORTHERN NASSAU NYZ177 SOUTHERN NASSAU NYZ179 QUEENS NYZ076 NORTHERN QUEENS NYZ176 SOUTHERN QUEENS NYZ178 TABLE 2. THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS ARE AFFECTED BY THESE CHANGES: PRODUCT NAME AWIPS ID WMO HEADER ------------------------------------------------------------- AREA FORECAST MATRICES AFMOKX FOUS51 KOKX CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE CEMOKX WOUS41 KOKX COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE CFWOKX WHUS41 KOKX DAILY RIVER SUMMARY RVDOKX FGUS51 KOKX FIRE WEATHER FORECAST FWFOKX FNUS51 KOKX FLASH FLOOD WATCH FFAOKX WGUS61 KOKX HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK HWOOKX FLUS41 KOKX HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT HLSOKX WTUS81 KOKX NON-PRECIPITATION ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING NPWOKX WWUS71 KOKX POINT FORECAST MATRICES PFMOKX FOUS51 KOKX PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT PNSOKX NOUS41 KOKX PUBLIC ZONE FORECAST ZFPOKX FPUS51 KOKX RED FLAG WARNING RFWOKX WWUS81 KOKX REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY RWSOKX AWUS81 KOKX SHORT-TERM FORECAST NOWOKX FPUS71 KOKX SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT SPSOKX WWUS81 KOKX SURF ZONE FORECAST SRFOKX FZUS51 KOKX TABULAR STATE FORECAST SFTOKX FPUS61 KOKX TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH/WARNING TCVAT/1-5/ WTNT/81-85/ KNHC WINTER STORM ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING WSWOKX WWUS41 KOKX AN UPDATED PUBLIC ZONE SHAPEFILE IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/PUBZONE.HTM AN UPDATED FIRE ZONE SHAPEFILE IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/FIREZONE.HTM IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: I ROSS DICKMAN...METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE GARY CONTE...WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE UPTON NY 11973 631-924-0037 NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-23ny_zones.txtNEW FIRE AND PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES AND BOUNDARY CHANGES FOR PARTS OF NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK: EFFECTIVE MONDAY AUGUST 2 2010 EFFECTIVE MONDAY AUGUST 2 2010 AT 1800 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...2 PM EDT...FIVE EXISTING FIRE AND PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES IN NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK WILL BE SPLIT INTO TEN SEPARATE ZONES. THE NEW ZONES ARE SHOWN BELOW IN TABLE 1. THESE FIRE AND PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES ARE IDENTICAL IN ZONE NAME...ZONE NUMBER AND GEOGRAPHIC EXTENT. A MAP AND EXPLANATION OF THESE CHANGES IS AVAILABLE AT /USE LOWER CASE/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIFICATION/IMAGES/NJ-NY.PDF THESE ZONES ARE BEING CHANGED TO INCREASE FORECAST ACCURACY IN HIGHLY URBAN VERSUS SUBURBAN CORRIDORS OF LONG FUSE PRODUCTS INCLUDING WATCHES...WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES FOR COASTAL SERVICES /E.G...COASTAL FLOODING...HIGH SURF/...TROPICAL WEATHER... EXCESSIVE HEAT... FLASH FLOODING AND WINTER WEATHER. THESE CHANGES WILL RESULT IN AN IMPROVED UNDERSTANDING OF OUR CRITICAL PRODUCTS BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND ENHANCE OUR WEB-BASED GRAPHICAL PRODUCT CONSISTENCY AND APPEARANCE. THE ZONE CHANGES REQUIRE PARTNERS AND USERS TO TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO RECEIVE THE NEW ZONE PRODUCTS USING THE UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODE /UGC/ ZONE CODE FORMAT /Z/ LISTED IN TABLE 1. PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE ARE LISTED IN TABLE 2. TABLE 1. NEW FIRE AND PUBLIC ZONE CONFIGURATION IDENTIFIERS OLD ZONE NAME OLD UGC /Z/ NEW ZONE NAME NEW UGC /Z/ ----------------------------------------------------------- NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY BERGEN NJZ003 EASTERN BERGEN NJZ104 WESTERN BERGEN NJZ103 ESSEX NJZ005 EASTERN ESSEX NJZ106 WESTERN ESSEX NJZ105 UNION NJZ011 EASTERN UNION NJZ108 WESTERN UNION NJZ107 SOUTHEAST NEW YORK NASSAU NYZ077 NORTHERN NASSAU NYZ177 SOUTHERN NASSAU NYZ179 QUEENS NYZ076 NORTHERN QUEENS NYZ176 SOUTHERN QUEENS NYZ178 TABLE 2. THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS ARE AFFECTED BY THESE CHANGES: PRODUCT NAME AWIPS ID WMO HEADER ----------------------------------------------------------- AREA FORECAST MATRICES AFMOKX FOUS51 KOKX CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE CEMOKX WOUS41 KOKX COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE CFWOKX WHUS41 KOKX DAILY RIVER SUMMARY RVDOKX FGUS51 KOKX FIRE WEATHER FORECAST FWFOKX FNUS51 KOKX FLASH FLOOD WATCH FFAOKX WGUS61 KOKX HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK HWOOKX FLUS41 KOKX HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT HLSOKX WTUS81 KOKX NON-PRECIPITATION ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING NPWOKX WWUS71 KOKX POINT FORECAST MATRICES PFMOKX FOUS51 KOKX PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT PNSOKX NOUS41 KOKX PUBLIC ZONE FORECAST ZFPOKX FPUS51 KOKX RED FLAG WARNING RFWOKX WWUS81 KOKX REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY RWSOKX AWUS81 KOKX SHORT-TERM FORECAST NOWOKX FPUS71 KOKX SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT SPSOKX WWUS81 KOKX SURF ZONE FORECAST SRFOKX FZUS51 KOKX TABULAR STATE FORECAST SFTOKX FPUS61 KOKX WINTER STORM ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING WSWOKX WWUS41 KOKX AN UPDATED PUBLIC ZONE SHAPEFILE IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/PUBZONE.HTM AN UPDATED FIRE ZONE SHAPEFILE IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/FIREZONE.HTM IF YOU HAVE...PLEASE CONTACT: I ROSS DICKMAN...METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE GARY CONTE...WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE UPTON NY 11973 631-924-0037 NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-25ridge2.txtRIDGE RADAR VERSION II IMPLEMENTATION DATE SET FOR JULY 06 2010 RIDGE RADAR VERSION II WILL REPLACE RIDGE VERSION I ON JULY 06 2010. THE RIDGE VERSION II WILL BE DIFFERENT FROM THE CURRENT RADAR DISPLAY BY USING A NATIONAL MOSAIC AS THE PRIMARY PAGE WITH USER SELECTABLE VIEWS/ WARNINGS AND OVERLAYS WITH A THIRD PARTY PROVIDING UNDERLYING MAPS. LOW BANDWIDTH PAGES WITH FIXED VIEWS AND LIMITED FEATURES WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE UNDER THE BANNER OF /LITE/ IMAGES. FOR THE LIST OF DIFFERENCES BETWEEN RIDGE VERSION I AND RIDGE VERSION II GO TO /USE LOWERCASE/ HTTP://RADAR.SRH.NOAA.GOV/RIDGEIIPNS.PHP THE BETA PAGES ARE AVAILABLE FROM /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://RADAR.SRH.NOAA.GOV THE FINAL VERSION FOR INITIAL IMPLEMENTATION WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON JUNE 24 2010 ON JULY 06 2010 THESE PAGES WILL REPLACE THE FOLLOWING OPERATIONAL WEBSITE /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://RADAR.WEATHER.GOV AT THAT TIME THE BETA URL WILL BE DISCONTINUED. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON ARCHIVED DATA WILL BE PROVIDED VIA HELP LINK ON THE RIDGE PAGES. THE BETA PAGES WILL DISPLAY STORM BASED WARNINGS /IF THEY ARE IN EFFECT/ AND PROVIDE ACCESS TO ALL NWS WATCH/WARNING PRODUCTS. THE COMMENTS WILL BE ANALYZED THROUGH OUT THE PERIOD TO ENSURE A SMOOTH TRANSITION BETWEEN THE CURRENT RADAR PAGES AND THE PROPOSED NEW PAGES. CHANGES MAY BE MADE TO THE BETA PAGES DURING THIS PERIOD BASED ON USER COMMENTS. FOR QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...PLEASE CONTACT: PAUL KIRKWOOD SOUTHERN REGION TECHNOLOGY INFUSION BRANCH CHIEF FORT WORTH TEXAS 817-978-1100 EXT 145 PAUL.KIRKWOOD@NOAA.GOV OR ROBERT BUNGE INTERNET DISSEMINATION OFFICER SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 301-713-0864 EXT 114 ROBERT.BUNGE@NOAA.GOV NWS NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-25ridge2aaa.txtAMENDED: TO DELAY RIDGE RADAR VERSION II IMPLEMENTATION DATE UNTIL MARCH 2011 DUE TO UNFORESEEN COMPLICATIONS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF AN ACTIVE HURRICANE SEASON THE RIDGE II IMPLEMENTATION DATE HAS BEEN MOVED TO MARCH 2011. THIS ACTION IS TAKEN IN THE INTEREST OF PROVIDING THE MOST STABLE SERVICES POSSIBLE DURING POSSIBLE TROPICAL WEATHER. THE CURRENT RIDGE RADAR VERSION II PAGES WILL REMAIN EXPERIMENTAL UNTIL THE IMPLEMENTATION. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...PLEASE CONTACT: PAUL KIRKWOOD SOUTHERN REGION TECHNOLOGY INFUSION BRANCH CHIEF FORT WORTH TEXAS PHONE: 817-978-1100 EXT 145 E-MAIL: PAUL.KIRKWOOD@NOAA.GOV OR ROBERT BUNGE INTERNET DISSEMINATION OFFICER SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 301-713-0864 EXT 114 ROBERT.BUNGE@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-26el_nino.txtEARLY ISSUANCE OF THE JUNE 2010 EL NINO-SOUTHERN OSCILLATION /ENSO/ DIAGNOSTICS DISCUSSION THE JUNE 2010 EDITION OF THE MONTHLY EL NINO-SOUTHERN OSCILLATION /ENSO/ DIAGNOSTICS DISCUSSION WILL BE ISSUED ON JUNE 3 2010...ONE WEEK EARLIER THAN PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED. THE CHANGE IS DUE TO THE ONGOING RAPID TRANSITION FROM EL NINO TO NEUTRAL CONDITIONS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF LA NINA CONDITIONS IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. THIS IS A ONE TIME ONLY CHANGE. IT WILL NOT AFFECT THE ISSUANCE DATE FOR THE JULY 2010 OR SUBSEQUENT ENSO DISCUSSIONS. THIS PRODUCT IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/ANALYSIS_MONITORING/ENSO_A DVISORY/INDEX.SHTML IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT MIKE HALPERT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER/NCEP 5200 AUTH RD. ROOM 800-B CAMPS SPRINGS MD 20746 301-763-8000 EXT 7535 MIKE.HALPERT@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-27wmo_prod_header.txtEND-STATE WMO/AWIPS PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS FOR THREE NORTH CENTRAL RIVER FORECAST CENTER PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 15 2010 EFFECTIVE TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15 2010 AT 600 AM EDT /500 AM CDT/...THE NWS NORTH CENTRAL RIVER FORECAST CENTER WILL COMPLETE TRANSITION TO END-STATE WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION /WMO/ COMMUNICATION HEADERS FOR THREE OF THEIR PUBLIC PRODUCTS. SEE TABLES BELOW. TABLE 1 - PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE. MAP MEAN AREAL PRECIPITATION FFG COUNTY FLASH FLOOD GUIDANCE FF HEADWATER FLASH FLOOD GUIDANCE TABLE 2 – PRODUCT IDS TO BE DELETED WMO HEADER AWIPS ID AGUS53 KMSR MAPAPN AGUS53 KMSR MAPCHI AGUS53 KMSR MAPDSM AGUS53 KMSR MAPFAR AGUS53 KMSR MAPFWA AGUS53 KMSR MAPLSE AGUS53 KMSR MAPMKE AGUS53 KMSR MAPMLI AGUS53 KMSR MAPMSP AGUS53 KMSR MAPSPI AGUS53 KMSR MAPSTL FOUS63 KMSR FFGAPN FOUS63 KMSR FFGCHI FOUS63 KMSR FFGDSM FOUS63 KMSR FFGFAR FOUS63 KMSR FFGFWA FOUS63 KMSR FFGLSE FOUS63 KMSR FFGMCI FOUS63 KMSR FFGMKE FOUS63 KMSR FFGMSP FOUS63 KMSR FFGSPI FOUS63 KMSR FFGSTL FOUS73 KMSR FFHAPN FOUS73 KMSR FFHCHI FOUS73 KMSR FFHDSM FOUS73 KMSR FFHFAR FOUS73 KMSR FFHLSE FOUS73 KMSR FFHMKE FOUS73 KMSR FFHMSP FOUS73 KMSR FFHSPI FOUS73 KMSR FFHSTL FOUS73 KMSR FFHFWA TABLE 3 – PRODUCT IDS TO BE ADDED WMO HEADER AWIPS ID AGUS53 KMSR MAPAPX AGUS53 KMSR MAPLOT AGUS53 KMSR MAPDMX AGUS53 KMSR MAPFGF AGUS53 KMSR MAPIWX AGUS53 KMSR MAPARX AGUS53 KMSR MAPMKX AGUS53 KMSR MAPDVN AGUS53 KMSR MAPMPX AGUS53 KMSR MAPILX AGUS53 KMSR MAPLSX FOUS63 KMSR FFGAPX FOUS63 KMSR FFGLOT FOUS63 KMSR FFGDMX FOUS63 KMSR FFGFGF FOUS63 KMSR FFGIWX FOUS63 KMSR FFGARX FOUS63 KMSR FFGEAX FOUS63 KMSR FFGMKX FOUS63 KMSR FFGMPX FOUS63 KMSR FFGILX FOUS63 KMSR FFGLSX FOUS73 KMSR FFHAPX FOUS73 KMSR FFHLOT FOUS73 KMSR FFHDMX FOUS73 KMSR FFHFGF FOUS73 KMSR FFHARX FOUS73 KMSR FFHMKX FOUS73 KMSR FFHMPX FOUS73 KMSR FFHILX FOUS73 KMSR FFHLSX FOUS73 KMSR FFHIWX FOR QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS... PLEASE CONTACT: STEVE BUAN NORTH CENTRAL RIVER FORECAST CENTER CHANHASSEN MINNESOTA 952-368-2545 STEVE.BUAN@NOAA.GOV NWS NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-28mixed_case.txtUSE OF UPPER AND LOWERCASE LETTERS IN NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS...SERVICE CHANGE AND TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION NOTICES EFFECTIVE AUGUST 16 2010 REFERENCE: PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT ISSUED MAY 28 2010 SOLICITING PUBLIC COMMENTS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15 2010 ON CHANGE TO ALL NWS TEXT PRODUCTS TO USE MIXED CASE AND EXPANDED CHARACTER SET EFFECTIVE AUGUST 16 2010 NWS WILL BEGIN PROVIDING ALL NOTICES SUCH AS THIS ONE IN UPPER AND LOWERCASE ALPHABETIC CHARACTERS RATHER THAN ALL UPPERCASE AS IS PRESENTLY DONE. ADDITIONAL PUNCTUATION AND OTHER CHARACTERS THAT ARE PART OF THE INTERNATIONAL REFERENCE ALPHABET NO. 5 WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED IN NOTICES AS NEEDED. THIS CHANGE WILL APPLY TO PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS... SERVICE CHANGE AND TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION NOTICES WITH THE WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION /WMO/ HEADING OF NOUS41 KWBC AND AWIPS IDENTIFIER OF PNSWSH. THIS CHANGE EXPANDS ON A SUCCESSFUL EXPERIMENT IN WHICH JUST THE EMAIL ATTACHMENT OF NOTICES WAS SENT IN MIXED CASE. MANY NWS PARTNERS AND USERS HAVE IDENTIFIED THE NEED FOR ALL NWS TEXT PRODUCTS TO BE PROVIDED IN MIXED CASE AND TO INCLUDE AN EXPANDED PUNCTUATION AND CHARACTER SET. INTRODUCTION OF MIXED CASE AND EXPANDED PUNCTUATION CHARACTER SET IN NATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE AND CHANGE NOTICE MESSAGES ALLOWS FOR A RISK REDUCTION EFFORT USING NON-OPERATIONAL PRODUCTS. USERS OF NWS TEXT PRODUCTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO IDENTIFY AND CORRECT ANY ANOMALOUS BEHAVIOR OF THEIR SYSTEMS AND THEIR CUSTOMER/S SYSTEMS THAT MAY BE CAUSED BY MIXED CASE AND EXPANDED CHARACTER SET. THIS CHANGE WILL MAKE TEXT PRODUCTS EASIER TO READ AND ALLOW USERS TO CLICK ON INTERNET LINKS DIRECTLY RATHER THAN CONVERTING THEM TO LOWERCASE OR MIXED CASE. NWS IS SEEKING COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSAL TO CHANGE ALL NWS TEXT PRODUCTS TO INCLUDE USE OF MIXED CASE AND EXPANDED CHARACTER SET. PLEASE SEE THE REFERENCED PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT SOLICITING PUBLIC COMMENTS ON CHANGE TO ALL NWS TEXT PRODUCTS TO USE MIXED CASE AND EXPANDED CHARACTER SET. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS... PLEASE CONTACT: HERB WHITE NWS DISSEMINATION SERVICES MANAGER 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MD 20910 HERBERT.WHITE@NOAA.GOV 301-713-0090 EXT. 146 NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS... SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES AND TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-29iowa_aqa.txtNEW STATEWIDE AIR QUALITY ALERT PRODUCT FOR IOWA EFFECTIVE MONDAY OCTOBER 4 2010 EFFECTIVE MONDAY OCTOBER 4 2010 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/ AIR QUALITY ALERTS FOR ALL IOWA COUNTIES WILL BE CONSOLIDATED INTO A SINGLE AIR QUALITY ALERT PRODUCT: AEUS73 KDMX/AQAIA. NWS AND THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES /DNR/ PARTNER IN DISSEMINATING AIR QUALITY ALERTS COMPOSED/ISSUED BY THE IOWA DNR. CURRENTLY FIVE NWS OFFICES WITH COUNTY WARNING AREA /CWA/ RESPONSIBILITY FOR PORTIONS OF IOWA DISSEMINATE SEPARATE AIR QUALITY ALERT PRODUCTS /TABLE 1/. TABLE 1. AFFECTED AIR QUALITY ALERT WFOS AND PRODUCTS WFO WMO ID AWIPS ID --- ------ -------- DES MOINES IA AEUS73 KDMX AQADMX QUAD CITIES IL AEUS73 KDVN AQADVN LA CROSSE WI AEUS73 KARX AQAARX SIOUX FALLS SD AEUS73 KFSD AQAFSD OMAHA NE AEUS73 KOAX AQAOAX EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 4 2010 WFO DES MOINES /DMX/ WILL DISSEMINATE AIR QUALITY ALERTS FOR ALL IOWA COUNTIES. THE AQAIA PRODUCT WILL REPLACE THE SEPARATE AQAXXX PRODUCTS FOR IOWA AIR QUALITY ALERTS ONLY. AIR QUALITY ALERTS FROM THE FIVE AFFECTED WFOS WILL STILL BE DISSEMINATED FOR THE PORTIONS OF THEIR COUNTY WARNING AREA /CWA/ OUTSIDE IOWA. AN EXAMPLE OF THE AQAIA PRODUCT IS ONLINE AT: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/dmx/scn_dsmaqaia_sample.pdf AIR QUALITY ALERTS WILL TYPICALLY BE VALID FOR 24 HOURS AND NOT BE UPDATED. IF CONDITIONS WARRANT THE IOWA DNR WILL REISSUE THE ALERT THE FOLLOWING DAY. SHOULD CONDITIONS IMPROVE WHILE THE ALERT IS VALID...THE IOWA DNR WILL CANCEL THE ALERT USING THE SAME PRODUCT CODE. INTERESTED NWS PARTNERS AND USERS SHOULD TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO ENSURE SYSTEMS RECOGNIZE THE NEW PRODUCT CODE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: JEFF JOHNSON WARNING AND COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES 9607 NW BEAVER DRIVE JOHNSTON IOWA 50131 515-270-2614 JEFF.JOHNSON@NOAA.GOV KIM RUNK CHIEF...INTEGRATED SERVICES DIVISION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CENTRAL REGION HEADQUARTERS 7220 NW 101ST TERRACE KANSAS CITY MISSOURI 64153 816-268-3140 KIM.RUNK@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-30can_tsunami_zones.txtCANADIAN UGC CODES IN NWS TSUNAMI /TSU/ PRODUCTS EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 9 2010 EFFECTIVE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 9 2010 AT 1800 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME /UTC/...OR 1000 AM PACIFIC STANDARD TIME /PST/ THE NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER /WC/ATWC/ IN PALMER ALASKA WILL OPERATIONALLY IMPLEMENT UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODES /UGCS/ IN CANADA FOR SEVERAL DOMESTIC TSUNAMI /TSU/ PRODUCTS. IF NOVEMBER 9 IS DECLARED A NATIONAL CRITICAL WEATHER DAY OR THERE IS AN ONGOING OR POTENTIAL TSUNAMI EVENT AT THE SCHEDULED EFFECTIVE TIME...IMPLEMENTATION WILL OCCUR ON THE NEXT WEEKDAY NOT DECLARED A CRITICAL WEATHER DAY. UGCS DESCRIBE THE AFFECTED GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF THE EVENT AND INCLUDES A PRODUCT EXPIRATION TIME. UGCS ARE PROVIDED FOR UNITED STATES AND ITS TERRITORIES. THE U.S. METHOD OF ASSIGNING UGCS WILL EXTEND TO CANADIAN AREAS TO PROVIDE CONTINUITY OF SERVICE FOR TSUNAMI WATCH... WARNING... AND ADVISORY PRODUCTS...AND ALLOW MESSAGES TO BE AUTOMATICALLY INGESTED INTO THE ENVIRONMENT CANADA WEATHER OFFICE DISSEMINATION SYSTEM. TABLE 1 BELOW DESCRIBES THE NWS TSUNAMI /TSU/ PRODUCTS THAT WILL CONTAIN THE CANADIAN UGCS. PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADING AWIPS ID ISSUING CENTER TSUNAMI MESSAGE WEPA41 PAAQ TSUWCA WC/ATWC TSUNAMI MESSAGE WEXX20 PAAQ TSUAT1 WC/ATWC EXAMPLES OF CANADIAN UGCS IN TSUNAMI PRODUCTS ARE ONLINE AT THE FOLLOWING WEB SITES /USE LOWERCASE/: WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATIONS/RESOURCES/E_COAST.PDF AND WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATIONS/RESOURCES/W_COAST.PDF THE CANADIAN UGCS ARE DERIVED FROM THE CANADIAN LOCATION CODES /CLCS/ CURRENTLY USED FOR THE CANADIAN WEATHER RADIO NETWORK. CANADIAN TSUNAMI ZONE TO UGC CONVERSION TABLE IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATIONS/RESOURCES/CNDN_TSU. PDF CUSTOMERS WHO RECEIVE THE PRODUCTS IN TABLE 1 SHOULD ADD THE ZONES AND UGCS LISTED IN THE CANADIAN TSUNAMI ZONE TO THEIR UGC TABLE IN ORDER TO CONTINUE PROCESSING THE PRODUCTS IN TABLE 1. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...PLEASE CONTACT: PAUL WHITMORE DIRECTOR WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER 910 SOUTH FELTON STREET PALMER ALASKA 99645 907-745-4212 PAUL.WHITMORE@NOAA.GOV JENIFER RHOADES NATIONAL TSUNAMI PROGRAM MANAGER 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 301-713-1677 X 102 JENIFER.RHOADES@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-31gag_vor.txtCHANGE OF NAME AND IDENTIFIER FOR THE GAGE OK VHF OMNIDIRECTIONAL RADIO RANGE /VOR/ AVIATION RADIO NAVIGATION SITE EFFECTIVE AUGUST 31 2010 NOTE: THE FOLLOWING CHANGES HAVE NO IMPACT ON NOAA WEATHER WIRE SUBSCRIBERS EFFECTIVE TUESDAY AUGUST 31 AT 1800 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...100 PM CENTRAL DAYLIGHT TIME...NWS WILL CHANGE THE VOR NAME AND 3-LETTER IDENTIFIER AT GAGE OK FROM GAGE /GAG/ TO MITBEE /MMB/. VORS ARE USED BY PILOTS FOR NAVIGATION AND ALSO USED IN AVIATION WEATHER FORECASTS AND SIGMETS AS REFERENCE POINTS DEFINING THE AREA OF A WEATHER HAZARDS. ON JUNE 03 2010 THE FAA CHANGED THE NAME OF THE GAGE OK VOR FROM GAGE /GAG/ TO MITBEE /MMB/. SINCE NWS USES VOR LOCATIONS TO DEFINE AREAL COVERAGE OF WEATHER HAZARDS IN ADDITION TO THEIR USE AS NAVIGATION AIDS... THE NWS WILL CEASE USING /GAG/ AND WILL USE /MMB/ TO REFERENCE THE VOR AT GAGE OK. THIS NAME CHANGE ONLY AFFECTS THE VOR AT GAGE OK. THE GAGE OK AIRPORT WILL RETAIN THE FOUR-LETTER IDENTIFIER KGAG. BELOW ARE EXAMPLES OF A CURRENT AND NEW CONVECTIVE SIGMET USING THE GAGE OK VOR AS A REFERENCE POINT. CURRENT CONVECTIVE SIGMET WSUS32 KKCI 311155 SIGC -MKCC WST 311155 CONVECTIVE SIGMET 29C VALID UNTIL 1355Z TX OK KS FROM 10W LBL-30NNW GAG-40SSW GAG-30NW AMA-10W LBL AREA TS MOV FROM 27025KT. TOPS TO FL440. NEW CONVECTIVE SIGMET....EFFECTIVE AUGUST 31 2010 WSUS32 KKCI 311155 SIGC -MKCC WST 161155 CONVECTIVE SIGMET 29C VALID UNTIL 1355Z TX OK KS FROM 10W LBL-30NNW MMB-40SSW MMB-30NW AMA-10W LBL AREA TS MOV FROM 27025KT. TOPS TO FL440. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: MICHAEL PAT MURPHY WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST AVIATION WEATHER CENTER KANSAS CITY MISSOURI 816-584-7239 MICHAEL.PAT.MURPHY@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-31multisensor_precip.txtTRANSITION FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL STATUS OF THE HOURLY MULTISENSOR PRECIPITATION ESTIMATE INFORMATION SERVICE: EFFECTIVE JULY 20 2010 REFERENCE THE FOLLOWING PNS REQUESTING COMMENTS /USE LOWERCASE/: WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/PNS_CONUS_PRECIP_WEB-1.TXT EFFECTIVE TUESDAY JULY 20 2010...THE NWS SOUTHERN REGION WILL TRANSITION ITS HOURLY MULTISENSOR PRECIPITATION INFORMATION SERVICE FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL STATUS. THIS INFORMATION SERVICE PROVIDES UNIFIED HOURLY MULTISENSOR PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES FOR PARTS OF THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES AND COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO ON THE INTERNET. THIS SERVICE INCLUDES FUNCTIONALITY TO DISPLAY VARIOUS TIME INTERVALS OF THESE PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES AND THE ABILITY TO DOWNLOAD THIS INFORMATION IN SHAPEFILE FORMAT FOR 7 DAYS AFTER THE RAIN EVENT. THIS INFORMATION SERVICE IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/RFCSHARE/PRECIP_ANALYSIS_HOURLY.PHP FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CHANGE... PLEASE CONTACT: BEN WEIGER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SOUTHERN REGION HEADQUARTERS 819 TAYLOR STREET FORT WORTH TX 76102 817-978-1100 BEN.WEIGER@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-32multisensor_precip.txtTRANSITION FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL STATUS OF THE HOURLY MULTISENSOR PRECIPITATION ESTIMATE INFORMATION SERVICE: EFFECTIVE JULY 20 2010 REFERENCE THE FOLLOWING PNS REQUESTING COMMENTS /USE LOWERCASE/: WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/PNS_CONUS_PRECIP_WEB-1.TXT EFFECTIVE TUESDAY JULY 20 2010...THE NWS SOUTHERN REGION WILL TRANSITION ITS HOURLY MULTISENSOR PRECIPITATION INFORMATION SERVICE FROM EXPERIMENTAL TO OPERATIONAL STATUS. THIS INFORMATION SERVICE PROVIDES UNIFIED HOURLY MULTISENSOR PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES FOR PARTS OF THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES AND COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO ON THE INTERNET. THIS SERVICE INCLUDES FUNCTIONALITY TO DISPLAY VARIOUS TIME INTERVALS OF THESE PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES AND THE ABILITY TO DOWNLOAD THIS INFORMATION IN SHAPEFILE FORMAT FOR 7 DAYS AFTER THE RAIN EVENT. THIS INFORMATION SERVICE IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/RFCSHARE/PRECIP_ANALYSIS_HOURLY.PHP FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CHANGE... PLEASE CONTACT: BEN WEIGER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SOUTHERN REGION HEADQUARTERS 819 TAYLOR STREET FORT WORTH TX 76102 817-978-1100 BEN.WEIGER@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-33pdt_zones.txtNEW PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES AND BOUNDARY CHANGES FOR PARTS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST OREGON AND SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 15 2010 EFFECTIVE FRIDAY OCTOBER 15 2010 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...0500 AM PDT...WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ PENDLETON OREGON /PDT/ WILL MAKE MODIFICATIONS TO ALL OF ITS PUBLIC ZONES TO BETTER REPRESENT CLIMATOLOGICAL CONDITIONS AND TO FOLLOW TERRAIN FEATURES MORE CLOSELY. OREGON ZONE 504 WILL BE ELIMINATED. OREGON ZONE 508 WILL BE CREATED. THIS NEW ZONE IS IN THE FOOTHILLS OF THE SOUTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON. A MAP AND EXPLANATION OF THESE CHANGES IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATIONS/RESOURCES/PDT_ZONES.PDF THESE ZONES ARE BEING CHANGED TO INCREASE FORECAST ACCURACY AND PROVIDE BETTER SERVICE ESPECIALLY FOR LONG FUSE PRODUCTS INCLUDING WATCHES...WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES. THE CHANGES WILL RESULT IN AN IMPROVED UNDERSTANDING OF CRITICAL NWS PRODUCTS BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND ENHANCE NWS WEB-BASED GRAPHICAL PRODUCT CONSISTENCY AND APPEARANCE. THIS CHANGE DOES NOT AFFECT CURRENT FIRE WEATHER ZONES. A DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW ZONES IS SHOWN IN TABLE 1. TABLE 1. NEW PUBLIC ZONE CONFIGURATION IDENTIFIERS OLD ZONE NAME OLD UGC /Z/ NEW ZONE NAME NEW UGC /Z/ ----------------------------------------------------------- WASHINGTON EAST SLOPES OF WAZ501 EAST SLOPES OF WAZ520 CENTRAL CASCADES WASHINGTON CASCADES OF WASHINGTON EAST SLOPES OF WAZ502 SIMCOE HIGHLANDS WAZ521 SOUTHERN CASCADES OF WASHINGTON OREGON FOOTHILLS OF ORZ501 FOOTHILLS OF ORZ507 BLUE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN BLUE OREGON MOUNTAINS OF OREGON FOOTHILLS OF ORZ501 FOOTHILLS OF ORZ508 BLUE MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHERN BLUE OREGON MOUNTAINS OF OREGON CENTRAL OREGON ORZ043 EAST SLOPES OF ORZ509 OREGON CASCADES NORTHERN WHEELER ORZ504 DISCONTINUED AND SOUTHERN GILLIAM COUNTIES AN UPDATED PUBLIC ZONE SHAPEFILE IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/PUBZONE.HTM TABLE 2. THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS ARE AFFECTED BY THESE CHANGES: PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADER AWIPS ID ------------------------------------------------------------- FLASH FLOOD WATCH WGUS61 KPDT FFAPDT HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FLUS41 KPDT HWOPDT NON-PRECIPITATION ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING WWUS71 KPDT NPWPDT PUBLIC ZONE FORECAST FPUS51 KPDT ZFPPDT SHORT-TERM FORECAST FPUS71 KPDT NOWPDT SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT WWUS81 KPDT SPSPDT WINTER STORM ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING WWUS41 KPDT WSWPDT PARTNERS AND USERS MUST REPROGRAM AFFECTED HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE TO CONTINUE CORRECTLY PROCESSING PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THIS RECONFIGURATION. THESE CHANGES ONLY AFFECT PRODUCTS THAT USE THE ZONE FORM OF THE UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE /UGC/ AND DO NOT AFFECT PRODUCTS THAT USE THE COUNTY FORM OF UGC. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: MICHAEL VESCIO METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR 97801 541-276-7832 NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-33pdt_zones_cca.txtCorrected to add "the" to several new zone names. New public forecast zones and boundary changes for parts of central and northeast Oregon and southeast Washington effective October 15, 2010 Effective Friday, October 15, 2010, at 1200 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), 0500 am PDT, Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Pendleton, OR (PDT), will make modifications to all of its public zones to better represent climatological conditions and to follow terrain features more closely. Oregon Zone 504 will be eliminated. Oregon Zone 508 will be created. This new zone is in the foothills of the southern Blue Mountains of Oregon. A map and explanation of these changes is online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notifications/resources/pdt_zones.pdf These zones are being changed to increase forecast accuracy and provide better service, especially for long fuse products, including watches, warnings and advisories. The changes will result in an improved understanding of critical NWS products by the general public and enhance NWS web-based graphical product consistency and appearance. This change does not affect current fire weather zones. A description of the new zones is shown in Table 1. Table 1. New Public Zone Configuration Identifiers Old Zone Name Old UGC (Z) New Zone Name New UGC (Z) ----------------------------------------------------------- Washington East Slopes of WAZ501 East Slopes of the WAZ520 Central Cascades Washington Cascades of Washington East Slopes of WAZ502 Simcoe Highlands WAZ521 Southern Cascades of Washington Oregon Foothills of ORZ501 Foothills of ORZ507 Blue Mountains of the Northern Blue Oregon Mountains of Oregon Foothills of ORZ501 Foothills of ORZ508 Blue Mountains of the Southern Blue Oregon Mountains of Oregon Central Oregon ORZ043 East Slopes of ORZ509 the Oregon Cascades Northern Wheeler ORZ504 discontinued and Southern Gilliam Counties An updated public zone shapefile is online at: http://www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/pubzone.htm Table 2. Products Are Affected by These Changes Product name WMO Header AWIPS ID ------------------------------------------------------------- Flash Flood Watch WGUS61 KPDT FFAPDT Hazardous Weather Outlook FLUS41 KPDT HWOPDT Non-Precipitation Advsy/Watch/Warning WWUS71 KPDT NPWPDT Public Zone Forecast FPUS51 KPDT ZFPPDT Short-term Forecast FPUS71 KPDT NOWPDT Special Weather Statement WWUS81 KPDT SPSPDT Winter Storm Advsy/Watch/Warning WWUS41 KPDT WSWPDT Partners and users must reprogram affected hardware and software to continue correctly processing products affected by this reconfiguration. These changes only affect products that use the zone form of the Universal Geographic Code (UGC) and do not affect products that use the county form of UGC. If you have any questions, please contact: Michael Vescio Meteorologist-in-Charge National Weather Service Pendleton, OR 97801 541-276-7832 National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn10-34twc_zones.txtRECONFIGURATION OF PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES IN SOUTHEAST ARIZONA EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 15 2010 EFFECTIVE FRIDAY OCTOBER 15 2010 AT 12 NOON MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME /MST/ OR 1900 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN TUCSON AZ /TWC/ WILL RECONFIGURE ITS PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES FOR AREAS IN SOUTHEAST ARIZONA. THESE CHANGES WILL RECONFIGURE AND RENAME ALL EIGHT CURRENT PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES IN SOUTHEAST ARIZONA...REPLACING THEM WITH 15 NEW PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES. THESE CHANGES WILL IMPROVE PUBLIC FORECAST AND WARNING PRODUCTS AND SERVICES BY BETTER ACCOUNTING FOR CLIMATOLOGICAL AND TOPOGRAPHIC DIFFERENCES. CURRENT WFO TWC PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES AZZ019 AND AZZ029 THROUGH AZZ035 WILL BE REPLACED BY NEW ZONES AZZ501 THROUGH AZZ515. A DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW ZONES FOLLOWS IN TABLE 1. NOTE THIS CHANGE DOES NOT AFFECT CURRENT WFO TWC FIRE WEATHER ZONES. TABLE 1. NEW WFO TWC AZ PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES: ZONE NUMBER - AZZ501. ZONE NAME - WESTERN PIMA COUNTY. ZONE DESCRIPTION - THIS ZONE INCLUDES AJO AND ORGAN PIPE CACTUS NATIONAL MONUMENT AND IS SIMILAR TO CURRENT AZZ030. ZONE NUMBER - AZZ502. ZONE NAME - TOHONO O ODHAM NATION. ZONE DESCRIPTION - THIS ZONE IS SIMILAR TO CURRENT AZZ031 BUT ENCOMPASSES THE ENTIRE TOHONO O ODHAM NATION WITHIN PIMA AND PINAL COUNTIES BELOW 4000 FEET AND INCLUDES THE CITY OF SELLS. ZONE NUMBER - AZZ503. ZONE NAME - UPPER SANTA CRUZ RIVER AND ALTAR VALLEYS. ZONE DESCRIPTION - THIS ZONE INCLUDES MUCH OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY...CURRENT AZZ032...BUT ALSO INCLUDES SMALL PORTIONS OF PIMA AND COCHISE COUNTIES. THIS ZONE INCLUDES THE CITY OF NOGALES AND OTHER ELEVATIONS BELOW 5000 FEET SOUTH OF THE TUCSON METRO AREA. A NUMBER OF SMALL SKY ISLANDS JUST ABOVE 5000 FEET...REPRESENTING PEAKS OF THE SIERRITA AND ATASCOSA MOUNTAINS...ARE ALSO INCLUDED. ZONE NUMBER - AZZ504. ZONE NAME - TUCSON METRO AREA. ZONE DESCRIPTION - THIS ZONE IS SIMILAR TO CURRENT AZZ033 BUT ONLY INCLUDES ELEVATIONS BELOW 5000 FEET. THIS ZONE INCLUDES TUCSON...GREEN VALLEY...MARANA AND VAIL. ZONE NUMBER - AZZ505. ZONE NAME - SOUTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY. ZONE DESCRIPTION - THIS ZONE INCLUDES THE LOWLANDS BELOW 2500 FEET WHICH GENERALLY BORDER INTERSTATE 10 IN SOUTHERN PINAL COUNTY AND INCLUDES ELOY AND PICACHO PEAK STATE PARK. ZONE NUMBER - AZZ506. ZONE NAME - SOUTHEAST PINAL COUNTY. ZONE DESCRIPTION - THIS ZONE CONSISTS OF THE EASTERN HALF OF CURRENT AZZ029. IT INCLUDES ELEVATIONS BETWEEN 2500 AND 5000 FEET AS WELL AS LOWER ELEVATIONS SUCH AS THE LOWER SAN PEDRO RIVER VALLEY IN SOUTHEAST PINAL COUNTY. THIS ZONE INCLUDES KEARNY...MAMMOTH AND ORACLE. ZONE NUMBER - AZZ507. ZONE NAME - UPPER SAN PEDRO RIVER VALLEY. ZONE DESCRIPTION - THIS ZONE PRIMARILY CONTAINS THE WESTERN THIRD OF COCHISE COUNTY BELOW 5000 FEET BUT CONTAINS SMALL ADJACENT SECTIONS OF GRAHAM...PIMA AND SANTA CRUZ COUNTIES. THIS ZONE INCLUDES THE CITIES OF SIERRA VISTA...BENSON AND TOMBSTONE...AS WELL AS KARTCHNER CAVERNS STATE PARK. ZONE NUMBER - AZZ508. ZONE NAME - EASTERN COCHISE COUNTY BELOW 5000 FEET. ZONE DESCRIPTION - THIS ZONE CONTAINS THE EASTERN TWO THIRDS OF COCHISE COUNTY BELOW 5000 FEET...INCLUDING THE SULPHUR SPRINGS VALLEY...THE SAN SIMON VALLEY AND THE SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY. THE INTERSTATE 10 CORRIDOR THROUGH TEXAS CANYON IS ALSO INCLUDED. SMALL SKY ISLANDS JUST ABOVE 5000 FEET...REPRESENTING PEAKS OF THE PELONCILLO MOUNTAINS OF NORTHEAST COCHISE COUNTY...ARE ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS ZONE. THIS ZONE CONTAINS THE CITIES OF DOUGLAS AND WILLCOX. ZONE NUMBER - AZZ509. ZONE NAME - UPPER GILA RIVER AND ARAVAIPA VALLEYS. ZONE DESCRIPTION - THIS ZONE CONSISTS OF NEARLY ALL OF GRAHAM AND GREENLEE COUNTIES BELOW 5000 FEET...EXCEPT FOR THOSE AREAS OF EXTREME SOUTHWEST GRAHAM COUNTY SOUTHWEST OF THE GALIURO MOUNTAINS. A NUMBER OF SMALL SKY ISLANDS JUST ABOVE 5000 FEET...REPRESENTING PEAKS OF THE PELONCILLO AND WHITLOCK MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHEAST GRAHAM AND SOUTHERN GREENLEE COUNTIES... ARE ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS ZONE. THIS ZONE CONTAINS THE CITIES OF CLIFTON AND SAFFORD. ZONE NUMBER - AZZ510. ZONE NAME - WHITE MOUNTAINS OF GRAHAM AND GREENLEE COUNTIES. ZONE DESCRIPTION - THIS ZONE CONTAINS THE CONTIGUOUS AREAS OF NORTHEAST GRAHAM AND NORTHERN GREENLEE COUNTIES ABOVE 5000 FEET. THIS ZONE INCLUDES HANNAGAN MEADOW. ZONE NUMBER - AZZ511. ZONE NAME - GALIURO AND PINALENO MOUNTAINS. ZONE DESCRIPTION - THIS ZONE CONSISTS OF NONCONTIGUOUS AREAS ABOVE 5000 FEET INCLUDING THE GALIURO...PINALENO...SANTA TERESA AND WINCHESTER MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHWEST GRAHAM AND EXTREME NORTHWEST COCHISE COUNTIES. THIS ZONE INCLUDES MOUNT GRAHAM. ZONE NUMBER - AZZ512. ZONE DAME - CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAINS. ZONE DESCRIPTION - THIS ZONE CONTAINS NONCONTIGUOUS AREAS ABOVE 5000 FEET IN SOUTHEAST COCHISE COUNTY. IT PRIMARILY CONSISTS OF THE CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAINS BUT ALSO INCLUDES SMALLER MOUNTAIN RANGES SUCH AS THE DOS CABEZAS...PEDRAGOSAS...SWISSHELMS AND THE SECTION OF THE PELONCILLOS NEAR THE INTERNATIONAL BORDER. THIS ZONE INCLUDES THE CHIRICAHUA NATIONAL MONUMENT. ZONE NUMBER - AZZ513. ZONE NAME - DRAGOON/MULE/HUACHUCA AND SANTA RITA MOUNTAINS. ZONE DESCRIPTION - THIS ZONE CONSISTS OF NONCONTIGUOUS AREAS ABOVE 5000 FEET... INCLUDING THE DRAGOON...LITTLE DRAGOON... MULE...HUACHUCA...PATAGONIA...SANTA RITA AND WHETSTONE MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN COCHISE COUNTY AND ADJACENT SECTIONS OF SOUTHEAST PIMA AND SOUTHEAST SANTA CRUZ COUNTIES. THIS ZONE INCLUDES THE CITY OF BISBEE ALONG WITH CANELO HILLS AND MADERA CANYON. ZONE NUMBER - AZZ514. ZONE NAME - SANTA CATALINA AND RINCON MOUNTAINS. ZONE DESCRIPTION - THIS ZONE CONSISTS OF NONCONTIGUOUS AREAS ABOVE 5000 FEET INCLUDING THE SANTA CATALINA AND RINCON MOUNTAINS OF NORTHEAST PIMA AND EXTREME SOUTHEAST PINAL COUNTIES. THIS ZONE INCLUDES MOUNT LEMMON AND SUMMERHAVEN. ZONE NUMBER - AZZ515. ZONE NAME - BABOQUIVARI MOUNTAINS. ZONE DESCRIPTION - THIS ZONE CONSISTS OF CONTIGUOUS AREAS OF THE TOHONO O ODHAM NATION ABOVE 4000 FEET INCLUDING THE BABOQUIVARI MOUNTAINS. THIS ZONE INCLUDES KITT PEAK. A MAP DEPICTING THE RECONFIGURED PUBLIC ZONES IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/RESOURCES/TWC_ZONES.PDF TABLE 2. WFO TWC PUBLIC WEATHER PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THIS RECONFIGURATION OF PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES: PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADING AWIPS ID SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT WWUS85 KTWC SPSTWC ZONE FORECAST FPUS55 KTWC ZFPTWC SHORT TERM FORECAST FPUS75 KTWC NOWTWC HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FLUS45 KTWC HWOTWC WINTER WEATHER PRODUCTS WWUS45 KTWC WSWTWC NON PRECIPITATION PRODUCTS WWUS75 KTWC NPWTWC PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NOUS45 KTWC PNSTWC FLOOD WATCH WGUS65 KTWC FFATWC TABULAR STATE FORECAST FPUS65 KTWC SFTTWC PARTNERS AND USERS MUST REPROGRAM AFFECTED HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE TO CONTINUE CORRECTLY PROCESSING PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THIS RECONFIGURATION. THESE CHANGES ONLY AFFECT PRODUCTS THAT USE THE ZONE FORM OF THE UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE /UGC/ AND DO NOT AFFECT PRODUCTS THAT USE THE COUNTY FORM OF UGC. UPDATED PUBLIC ZONE SHAPEFILES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/PUBZONE.HTM IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: KEN DROZD WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WFO TUCSON ARIZONA 520 N. PARK AVE. TUCSON AZ 85719 KENNETH.DROZD@NOAA.GOV 520-670-5156 X223 NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-35_level2.txtCHANGED DATES OF ADDING NEW WSR-88D LEVEL II DATA STREAMS REFER TO: INITIATION OF NEW WSR-88D LEVEL II DATA STREAMS EFFECTIVE JANUARY AND JUNE 2010 SCN 09-51 THIS NOTICE PROVIDES AN UPDATE OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ PLANS TO INITIATE ELECTRONIC COLLECTION... DISTRIBUTION AND ARCHIVE OF WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADAR 1988 DOPPLER /WSR-88D/ LEVEL II DATA. THE ACTIVATION OF LEVEL II DATA COLLECTION AT EACH SITE... SEE LIST BELOW... WILL DEPEND ON INSTALLATION OF WSR-88D RADAR PRODUCT GENERATOR BUILD 12.1... REQUIRED COMMUNICATIONS HARDWARE... AND REQUIRED COMMUNICATIONS BANDWIDTH EXPANSION. THE NWS ESTIMATED ORDER OF DATA COLLECTION DURING DECEMBER 2010 TO APRIL 2011 IS IN THE TABLE BELOW. AS ACTIVATION DATES BECOME MORE SPECIFIC... ANOTHER NOTICE WILL BE ISSUED. ICAO SITE NAME STATE ---- --------- ----- KPOE FORT POLK LOUISIANA KVBX VANDENBERG AFB CALIFORNIA KEYX EDWARDS AFB CALIFORNIA KMXX MAXWELL AFB ALABAMA KHPX FORT CAMPBELL KENTUCKY KMBX MINOT AFB NORTH DAKOTA KVAX MOODY AFB GEORGIA KEOX FORT RUCKER ALABAMA THE LEVEL II DATA TRANSMITTED FROM THESE SITES WILL BE SUPER RESOLUTION. THE NWS PLANS TO COLLECT DUAL POLARIZATION LEVEL II DATA FROM THESE SITES WHEN THE SITES ARE MODIFIED WITH THE DUAL POLARIZATION CAPABILITY. FOR COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS REGARDING THESE CHANGES... CONTACT TIM CRUM WSR-88D RADAR OPERATIONS CENTER 1200 WESTHEIMER DRIVE NORMAN OK 73069 TIM.D.CRUM@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-36lwx_zones.txtA SPLIT OF HIGHLAND COUNTY VIRGINIA AND PENDLETON COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA FIRE AND PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 15 2010 EFFECTIVE MONDAY NOVEMBER 15 2010 AT 100 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME /EST/...1800 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE NWS BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO LWX/ WILL SPLIT TWO FIRE AND PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES INTO FOUR NEW ZONES. HIGHLAND VIRGINIA...CURRENTLY ZONE VAZ021...WILL SPLIT INTO WESTERN HIGHLAND /VAZ503/ AND EASTERN HIGHLAND /VAZ504/. PENDLETON WEST VIRGINIA...CURRENTLY ZONE WVZ054...WILL SPLIT INTO WESTERN PENDLETON /WVZ505/ AND EASTERN PENDLETON /WVZ506/. THESE CHANGES APPLY TO BOTH FIRE AND PUBLIC WEATHER ZONES. TABLE 1. ZONE /Z/ FORM OF THE UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE /UGC/ AND FIRE/PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE NAMES/NUMBERS FOR WFO LWX USERS: NEW ZONE NAME NEW UGC /Z/ OLD ZONE NAME OLD UGC /Z/ ------------- ----------- ------------- ----------- WESTERN HIGHLAND VAZ503 HIGHLAND VAZ021 EASTERN HIGHLAND VAZ504 HIGHLAND VAZ021 WESTERN PENDLETON WVZ505 PENDLETON WVZ054 EASTERN PENDLETON WVZ506 PENDLETON WVZ054 CURRENTLY THE FORECAST ZONES FOR HIGHLAND AND PENDLETON COUNTIES ENCOMPASS THE HIGHER ELEVATION AREAS ALONG AND AROUND THE ALLEGHENY FRONT RIDGE IN THE WEST...AS WELL AS THE MORE POPULATED LOWER LYING AREAS IN THE EAST. THREE US ROUTES PASS THROUGH THESE AREAS INCLUDING: US-250...US-220 AND US-33. BY SPLITTING THESE COUNTIES BASED ON TWO DISTINCT CLIMATE REGIMES INTO WESTERN AND EASTERN FORECAST ZONES...FORECAST AND WARNING SERVICES WILL BE IMPROVED IN THESE TWO COUNTIES. THE DIVIDE WILL FOLLOW THE RIDGELINE OF NORTH FORK MOUNTAIN SOUTH THROUGH PENDLETON COUNTY...CONTINUING ALONG THE RIDGELINE OF MONTEREY MOUNTAIN AND BACK CREEK MOUNTAIN IN HIGHLAND COUNTY. A GRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF THE NEW FIRE AND PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.ERH.NOAA.GOV/LWX/HIGHLANDPENDLETON_CHANGE.PHP TABLE 2. WFO BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THE CHANGE EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 15 2010: PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADING AWIPS ID SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT WWUS81 KLWX SPSLWX HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT WTUS81 KLWX HLSLWX ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT FPUS51 KLWX ZFPLWX ENHANCED LOCAL FORECAST FEUS71 KLWX EOLLWX SHORT TERM FORECAST FPUS71 KLWX NOWLWX HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FLUS41 KLWX HWOLWX NON-PRECIPITATION MESSAGE WWUS71 KLWX NPWLWX WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE WWUS41 KLWX WSWLWX AREA FORECAST MATRICES FOUS51 KLWX AFMLWX FIRE WEATHER FORECAST FNUS51 KLWX FWFLWX REGIONAL WEATHER STORY AWUS81 KLWX RWSLWX FLOOD WATCH WGUS61 KLWX FFALWX HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK FGUS71 KLWX ESFLWX FIRE WEATHER WATCH WWUS81 KLWX RFWLWX RED FLAG WARNING WWUS81 KLWX RFWLWX PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NOUS41 KLWX PNSLWX POINT FORECAST MATRICES FOUS51 KLWX PFMLWX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FXUS61 KLWX AFDLWX PRECIP AND TEMP SUMMARY SXUS51 KLWX HYDLWX DAILY RIVER AND LAKE SUMMARY FGUS51 KLWX RVDLWX HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT FGUS81 KLWX RVSLWX HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY SRUS41 KLWX RVALWX THOSE AFFECTED BY THESE CHANGES SHOULD TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTION SO THEIR SYSTEM/S/ RECOGNIZE THE NEW ZONE /Z/ UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODES /UGC/ AND THE NEW ZONE ALIGNMENTS FOR WESTERN HIGHLAND VIRGINIA...EASTERN HIGHLAND VIRGINIA...WESTERN PENDLETON WEST VIRGINIA...AND EASTERN PENDLETON WEST VIRGINIA. AN UPDATED PUBLIC ZONE MAP SHAPEFILE IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/PUBZONE.HTM AN UPDATED FIRE ZONE MAP SHAPEFILE IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/FIREZONE.HTM THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE LWX ZONE BOUNDARIES HAVE BEEN CLOSELY COORDINATED WITH LOCAL PARTNERS AND USERS TO BE READY FOR IMPLEMENTATION ON NOVEMBER 15 2010. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: CHRISTOPHER STRONG JOHN KOCH WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST PUBLIC PROGRAM LEADER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON EASTERN REGION HEADQUARTERS 43858 WEATHER SERVICE ROAD 630 JOHNSON AVENUE STERLING VA 20166 BOHEMIA NY 11716 703-996-2223 631-244-0104 CHRISTOPHER.STRONG@NOAA.GOV JOHN.KOCH@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SCNS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-37pbz_zones.txtA SPLIT OF WESTMORELAND COUNTY AND FAYETTE COUNTY FIRE AND PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA EFFECTIVE MONDAY NOVEMBER 15 2010 EFFECTIVE MONDAY NOVEMBER 15 2010 AT 100 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME /EST/...1800 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE NWS PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO PBZ/ WILL SPLIT TWO FIRE AND PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES INTO FOUR NEW ZONES. WESTMORELAND PENNSYLVANIA...CURRENTLY PAZ030...WILL SPLIT INTO WESTMORELAND /PAZ073/ AND WESTMORELAND RIDGES /PAZ074/. FAYETTE PENNSYLVANIA...CURRENTLY PAZ032...WILL SPLIT INTO FAYETTE /PAZ075/ AND FAYETTE RIDGES /PAZ076/. THESE CHANGES APPLY TO BOTH FIRE AND PUBLIC WEATHER ZONES. TABLE 1. ZONE /Z/ FORM OF THE UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE /UGC/ AND FIRE/PUBLIC FORECAST ZONE NAMES/NUMBERS FOR WFO PBZ USERS: NEW ZONE NAME NEW UGC /Z/ OLD ZONE NAME OLD UGC /Z/ ------------------------------------------------------ WESTMORELAND PAZ073 WESTMORELAND PAZ030 WESTMORELAND RIDGES PAZ074 WESTMORELAND PAZ030 FAYETTE PAZ075 FAYETTE PAZ032 FAYETTE RIDGES PAZ076 FAYETTE PAZ032 THESE CHANGES WILL ALLOW FORECASTERS TO FOCUS ON DISTINCT CLIMATE REGIMES AND MORE AREA SPECIFIC FORECAST AND WARNINGS. A GRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF THE NEW FIRE AND PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE/: HTTP://WWW.ERH.NOAA.GOV/PBZ/WESTMORELANDANDFAYETTE_CHANGES.HTM TABLE 2. WFO PITTSBURGH PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THE CHANGES EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 15 2010 PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADING AWIPS ID AIR QUALITY ALERT AEUS71 KPBZ AQAPBZ AIR QUALITY FORECAST AEUS71 KPBZ AQIPBZ AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FXUS61 KPBZ AFDPBZ AREA FORECAST MATRICES FOUS51 KPBZ AFMPBZ DAILY HYDROMET DATA SUMMARY SXUS51 KPBZ HYDPBZ DAILY RIVER AND LAKE SUMMARY FGUS51 KPBZ RVDPBZ FIRE WEATHER FORECAST FNUS51 KPBZ FWFPBZ FIRE WEATHER WATCH WWUS81 KPBZ RFWPBZ FLASH FLOOD WATCH WGUS61 KPBZ FFAPBZ FLOOD WATCH WGUS61 KPBZ FFAPBZ HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FLUS41 KPBZ HWOPBZ HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT WTUS81 KPBZ HLSPBZ EARTHQUAKE REPORT SEUS61 KPBZ EQRPBZ HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK FGUS71 KPBZ ESFPBZ HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT FGUS81 KPBZ RVSPBZ HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY SRUS41 KPBZ RVAPBZ NON-PRECIPITATION MESSAGE WWUS71 KPBZ NPWPBZ POINT FORECAST MATRICES FOUS51 KPBZ PFMPBZ PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NOUS41 KPBZ PNSPBZ RED FLAG WARNING WWUS81 KPBZ RFWPBZ SHORT TERM FORECAST FPUS71 KPBZ NOWPBZ SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT WWUS81 KPBZ SPSPBZ WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE WWUS41 KPBZ WSWPBZ ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT FPUS51 KPBZ ZFPPBZ THOSE AFFECTED BY THESE CHANGES SHOULD TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTION SO THEIR SYSTEM/S/ RECOGNIZE THE NEW ZONE /Z/ UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODES /UGC/ AND THE NEW ZONE ALIGNMENTS FOR WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA. AN UPDATED PUBLIC ZONE MAP SHAPEFILE IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/PUBZONE.HTM AN UPDATED FIRE ZONE MAP SHAPEFILE IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/FIREZONE.HTM IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: RICHARD J. KANE...METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE -OR- CHARLIE WOODRUM...GENERAL METEOROLOGIST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE 192 SHAFER ROAD MOON TOWNSHIP PA 15108 PHONE 412-262-1882 NATIONAL SCNS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn10-38event_types.txtAdditional Preliminary Local Storm Report Weather Event Types and Event Sources: Effective December 1, 2010 Effective Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), all NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) will change their Preliminary Local Storm Report (LSR) product to add six new weather event types and two new event sources. The new weather event types are: VOLCANIC ASHFALL TSUNAMI DEBRIS FLOW COASTAL FLOOD LAKESHORE FLOOD SNEAKER WAVE The new event sources are: COCORAHS 911 CALL CENTER Current weather event types and event sources are listed in NWSI 10-517, Multi-Purpose Weather Products Specification, Appendix B, available online at: http://www.weather.gov/directives/sym/pd01005017curr.pdf NWSI 10-517 will be updated with the new weather event types and event sources during its next update. No changes are being made to the WMO headers, AWIPS IDs or format of the LSR product. If you have any questions, please contact: John Ferree NWS Severe Storms Services 120 David L. Boren Blvd. Norman, OK 73072 John.T.Ferree@noaa.gov 405-325-2209 National Service Change Notices are available online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn10-38event_types_aaa.txtAmended to indicate a rolling software implementation date for Preliminary Local Storm Report Weather Event Types and Event Sources with completion scheduled for June 30, 2010 Between December 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, NWS Weather Forecast Offices will add six new weather event types and two new event sources to their Preliminary Local Storm Report (LSR) product. Full implementation has been delayed to accommodate changes to baseline AWIPS software as well as non-AWIPS LSR producing software. The original Service Change Notice follows: Effective Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), all NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) will change their Preliminary Local Storm Report (LSR) product to add six new weather event types and two new event sources. The new weather event types are: VOLCANIC ASHFALL TSUNAMI DEBRIS FLOW COASTAL FLOOD LAKESHORE FLOOD SNEAKER WAVE The new event sources are: COCORAHS 911 CALL CENTER Current weather event types and event sources are listed in NWSI 10-517, Multi-Purpose Weather Products Specification, Appendix B, available online at: http://www.weather.gov/directives/sym/pd01005017curr.pdf NWSI 10-517 will be updated with the new weather event types and event sources during its next update. No changes are being made to the WMO headers, AWIPS IDs or format of the LSR product. If you have any questions, please contact: John Ferree NWS Severe Storms Services 120 David L. Boren Blvd. Norman, OK 73072 John.T.Ferree@noaa.gov 405-325-2209 National Service Change Notices are available online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn10-38event_types_caa.txtCorrected Date: Rolling software implementation date for Preliminary Local Storm Report Weather Event Types and Event Sources with completion scheduled for June 30, 2011 Corrected to change date in subject line to 2011. Between December 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, NWS Weather Forecast Offices will add six new weather event types and two new event sources to their Preliminary Local Storm Report (LSR) product. Full implementation has been delayed to accommodate changes to baseline AWIPS software as well as non-AWIPS LSR producing software. The original Service Change Notice follows: Effective Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), all NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) will change their Preliminary Local Storm Report (LSR) product to add six new weather event types and two new event sources. The new weather event types are: VOLCANIC ASHFALL TSUNAMI DEBRIS FLOW COASTAL FLOOD LAKESHORE FLOOD SNEAKER WAVE The new event sources are: COCORAHS 911 CALL CENTER Current weather event types and event sources are listed in NWSI 10-517, Multi-Purpose Weather Products Specification, Appendix B, available online at: http://www.weather.gov/directives/sym/pd01005017curr.pdf NWSI 10-517 will be updated with the new weather event types and event sources during its next update. No changes are being made to the WMO headers, AWIPS IDs or format of the LSR product. If you have any questions, please contact: John Ferree NWS Severe Storms Services 120 David L. Boren Blvd. Norman, OK 73072 John.T.Ferree@noaa.gov 405-325-2209 National Service Change Notices are available online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn10-39hour_precip.txtReplacement of the National Weather Service Hourly Multi-Sensor Precipitation Estimate Information Service Effective October 4, 2010 Effective October 4, 2010, the Hourly Multi-Sensor Precipitation Estimate Information Service will be discontinued and replaced by a new Hourly Multi-Sensor Precipitation Estimate Information Service with more advanced zooming capabilities while retaining similar functionality and user interface. The current Hourly Multi-Sensor Precipitation Estimate Information Service can be found online at: http://www.srh.noaa.gov//rfcshare/precip_analysis_hourly.php The new Hourly Multi-Sensor Precipitation Estimate Information Service can be found online at: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ridge2/RFC_Precip/ If you have questions about this change, please contact: Ben Weiger National Weather Service Southern Region Headquarters 817-978-1100, Extension 118 ben.weiger@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn10-43wind-hail_tag_line_oper_cca.txtCorrected to include Special Marine Warnings (SMW) and Marine Weather Statements (MWS) for the Great Lakes. Transition from Experimental to Operational Status of the Wind-Hail Tag Line for NWS Central Region Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: Effective November 15 2010 Effective Monday, November 15, 2010, NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) in the NWS Central Region (CR) will transition a service enhancement associated with severe thunderstorm warnings from experimental to operational status. The enhancement is the concise coded tag line identifying maximum forecast wind gusts and hail size at the end of severe thunderstorm warnings (SVR), associated follow-up statements (SVS), Special Marine Warnings (SMW) for the Great Lakes and Marine Weather Statements (MWS) for the Great Lakes. Inclusion of this information at the end of these products represents an effort to respond to requests from partners in the emergency management community and several societal impacts groups. One specific application concerns the use of this information to activate emergency alert sirens when conditions exceed user-defined thresholds, a decision normally reserved for tornado events. The tag line makes easily accessible the information necessary to reach such a decision. In addition, it facilitates the use of parsing software to automate alerting functions whether by government officials or private sector vendors. Feedback during the experimental test period was so overwhelmingly positive that the NWS CRH decided to make this change a permanent and official part of severe thunderstorm warnings issued from NWS CR WFOs. A map showing all CR WFOs is available online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/resources/cr_wfos.pdf A more detailed description of the coded tag line, including format and examples, can be found in the Service Description Document (SDD) at: http://products.weather.gov For further information, please contact: Kim Runk, Chief of Integrated Services NWS Central Region Headquarters 7220 NW 101st Terrace Kansas City, MO 64153 kim.runk@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn10-44bear_river_hydrocca.txtCorrected: Transfer of Hydrologic Services for the Bear River in Idaho Effective January 12, 2011 Corrected to Change the heading in Table 1 from County Identifier to Location Identifier Effective Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at 0800 AM Mountain Standard Time (MST), 1500 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), hydrologic service responsibility for river forecast locations along the Bear River in Bear Lake and Franklin Counties, ID, will be transferred to WFO Pocatello (WFO PIH) from WFO Salt Lake City (WFO SLC). These changes will align Hydrologic Service Areas and County Warning Areas to enable more efficient service. See Table 1 for details on the river forecast points to be transferred to WFO Pocatello from WFO Salt Lake City on January 12, 2011. Because of this transfer, customers must take appropriate action to receive the products listed in Table 2 for Bear River forecast points in Bear Lake and Franklin Counties in Idaho using the PIH identifier. Updated hydrologic service area shapefiles are online at: http://www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/hydro/html/hsa.htm Table 1. River forecast points to be transferred to WFO Pocatello. FORECAST COUNTY LOCATION POINT IDENTIFIER --------------------------------------------------------------- Bear River at Wyoming-Idaho Border Bear Lake BRBW4 Bear River at Pescadero Bear Lake BRAI1 Bear River at Utah-Idaho Border Franklin BIUI1 Table 2. Products affected by this change for the Bear River in Idaho. PRODUCT WMO HEADING AWIPS ID ------------------------------------------------------- Flood Statement /NEW/ WGUS85 KPIH /NEW/ FLSPIH * /OLD/ WGUS85 KSLC * /OLD/ FLSSLC Flood Warning /NEW/ WGUS45 KPIH /NEW/ FLWPIH * /OLD/ WGUS45 KSLC * /OLD/ FLWSLC Flood Watch /NEW/ WGUS65 KPIH /NEW/ FFAPIH * /OLD/ WGUS65 KSLC * /OLD/ FFASLC Hydrologic /NEW/ FGUS75 KPIH /NEW/ ESFPIH Outlook * /OLD/ FGUS75 KSLC * /OLD/ ESFSLC Hydrologic /NEW/ SRUS45 KPIH /NEW/ RVAPIH Summary * /OLD/ SRUS45 KSLC * /OLD/ RVASLC Daily River and /NEW/ FGUS55 KPIH /NEW/ RVDPIH Lake Summary * /OLD/ FGUS55 KSLC * /OLD/ RVDSLC River Statement /NEW/ FGUS85 KPIH /NEW/ RVSPIH * /OLD/ FGUS85 KSLC * /OLD/ RVSSLC * These old products will continue to exist, but will cover areas outside of the PIH county warning and forecast area. If you have any questions, you may contact: Larry Dunn Meteorologist in Charge National Weather Service WFO Salt Lake City 2242 West North Temple Salt Lake City UT 84116 (801)524-5133 larry.dunn@noaa.gov Rick Dittmann Meteorologist in Charge National Weather Service WFO Pocatello 1945 Beechcraft Avenue Pocatello ID 83204 (208)232-9306 rick.dittmann@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm/ $$ NNNN
scn10-45ny_zones_reminder-cca.txtCorrected to remove Civil Emergency Messages (CEM) from the list of affected products. Reminder: New Fire and Public Forecast Zones and Boundary Changes for Parts of Northeast New Jersey and Southeast New York Effective December 1, 2010 Service Change Notice (SCN) 10-45 (and by reference SCN 10- 23 amended) are corrected by removing Civil Emergency Messages (CEM) from products listed in Table 2. Service Change Notice (SCN) 10-23, amended, announced new fire and public forecast zones and boundary changes for northeast New Jersey and southeast New York effective December 1, 2010. These changes will increase forecast accuracy and understanding in the highly urbanized corridors in northeast New Jersey and account for climatological differences and coastal influences from the Atlantic Ocean in Queens and Nassau Counties, New York. This SCN serves as a reminder of the upcoming change. The corrected original SCN follows: Effective Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), 1 pm EST, five existing fire and public forecast zones in northeast New Jersey and southeast New York will be split into 10 separate zones. The new zones are shown below in Table 1. These fire and public forecast zones are identical in zone name, zone number and geographic extent. A map and explanation of these changes is available at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/images/nj-ny.pdf These zones are being changed to increase forecast accuracy in highly urban versus suburban corridors of long fuse products including watches, warnings and advisories for coastal services (e.g., coastal flooding, high surf), tropical weather, excessive heat, flash flooding and winter weather. These changes will result in an improved understanding of our critical products by the general public and enhance our web-based graphical product consistency and appearance. The zone changes require partners and users to take appropriate action to receive the new zone products using the Universal Generic Code (UGC) zone code format (Z) listed in Table 1. Products affected by this change are listed in Table 2. TABLE 1. New Fire and Public Zone Configuration Identifiers OLD ZONE NAME OLD UGC (Z) NEW ZONE NAME NEW UGC (Z) ----------------------------------------------------------- NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY BERGEN NJZ003 EASTERN BERGEN NJZ104 WESTERN BERGEN NJZ103 ESSEX NJZ005 EASTERN ESSEX NJZ106 WESTERN ESSEX NJZ105 UNION NJZ011 EASTERN UNION NJZ108 WESTERN UNION NJZ107 SOUTHEAST NEW YORK NASSAU NYZ077 NORTHERN NASSAU NYZ177 SOUTHERN NASSAU NYZ179 QUEENS NYZ076 NORTHERN QUEENS NYZ176 SOUTHERN QUEENS NYZ178 TABLE 2. The Following Products are Affected by These Changes: PRODUCT NAME AWIPS ID WMO HEADER ----------------------------------------------------------- -- AREA FORECAST MATRICES AFMOKX FOUS51 KOKX COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE CFWOKX WHUS41 KOKX DAILY RIVER SUMMARY RVDOKX FGUS51 KOKX FIRE WEATHER FORECAST FWFOKX FNUS51 KOKX FLASH FLOOD WATCH FFAOKX WGUS61 KOKX HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK HWOOKX FLUS41 KOKX HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT HLSOKX WTUS81 KOKX NON-PRECIPITATION ADVSY/ WATCH/WARNING NPWOKX WWUS71 KOKX POINT FORECAST MATRICES PFMOKX FOUS51 KOKX PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT PNSOKX NOUS41 KOKX PUBLIC ZONE FORECAST ZFPOKX FPUS51 KOKX RED FLAG WARNING RFWOKX WWUS81 KOKX REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY RWSOKX AWUS81 KOKX SHORT-TERM FORECAST NOWOKX FPUS71 KOKX SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT SPSOKX WWUS81 KOKX SURF ZONE FORECAST SRFOKX FZUS51 KOKX TABULAR STATE FORECAST SFTOKX FPUS61 KOKX TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH/WARNING TCVAT/1-5/ WTNT/81-85/KNHC WINTER STORM ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING WSWOKX WWUS41 KOKX An updated public zone shapefile is online at: http://www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/pubzone.htm An updated fire zone shapefile is online at: http://www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/firezone.htm If you have any questions, please contact: I Ross Dickman, Meteorologist-in-Charge Gary Conte, Warning Coordination Meteorologist National Weather Service Upton NY 11973 631-924-0037 National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn10-45ny_zones_reminder.txtReminder: New Fire and Public Forecast Zones and Boundary Changes for Parts of Northeast New Jersey and Southeast New York Effective December 1, 2010 Service Change Notice (SCN) 10-23, amended, announced new fire and public forecast zones and boundary changes for northeast New Jersey and southeast New York effective December 1, 2010. These changes will increase forecast accuracy and understanding in the highly urbanized corridors in northeast New Jersey and account for climatological differences and coastal influences from the Atlantic Ocean in Queens and Nassau Counties, New York. This SCN serves as a reminder of the upcoming change. The original SCN follows: Effective Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), 1 pm EST, five existing fire and public forecast zones in northeast New Jersey and southeast New York will be split into 10 separate zones. The new zones are shown below in Table 1. These fire and public forecast zones are identical in zone name, zone number and geographic extent. A map and explanation of these changes is available at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/images/nj-ny.pdf These zones are being changed to increase forecast accuracy in highly urban versus suburban corridors of long fuse products including watches, warnings and advisories for coastal services (e.g., coastal flooding, high surf), tropical weather, excessive heat, flash flooding and winter weather. These changes will result in an improved understanding of our critical products by the general public and enhance our web-based graphical product consistency and appearance. The zone changes require partners and users to take appropriate action to receive the new zone products using the Universal Generic Code (UGC) zone code format (Z) listed in Table 1. Products affected by this change are listed in Table 2. TABLE 1. New Fire and Public Zone Configuration Identifiers OLD ZONE NAME OLD UGC /Z/ NEW ZONE NAME NEW UGC /Z/ ----------------------------------------------------------- NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY BERGEN NJZ003 EASTERN BERGEN NJZ104 WESTERN BERGEN NJZ103 ESSEX NJZ005 EASTERN ESSEX NJZ106 WESTERN ESSEX NJZ105 UNION NJZ011 EASTERN UNION NJZ108 WESTERN UNION NJZ107 SOUTHEAST NEW YORK NASSAU NYZ077 NORTHERN NASSAU NYZ177 SOUTHERN NASSAU NYZ179 QUEENS NYZ076 NORTHERN QUEENS NYZ176 SOUTHERN QUEENS NYZ178 TABLE 2. The Following Products are Affected by These Changes: PRODUCT NAME AWIPS ID WMO HEADER ------------------------------------------------------------- AREA FORECAST MATRICES AFMOKX FOUS51 KOKX CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE CEMOKX WOUS41 KOKX COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE CFWOKX WHUS41 KOKX DAILY RIVER SUMMARY RVDOKX FGUS51 KOKX FIRE WEATHER FORECAST FWFOKX FNUS51 KOKX FLASH FLOOD WATCH FFAOKX WGUS61 KOKX HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK HWOOKX FLUS41 KOKX HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT HLSOKX WTUS81 KOKX NON-PRECIPITATION ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING NPWOKX WWUS71 KOKX POINT FORECAST MATRICES PFMOKX FOUS51 KOKX PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT PNSOKX NOUS41 KOKX PUBLIC ZONE FORECAST ZFPOKX FPUS51 KOKX RED FLAG WARNING RFWOKX WWUS81 KOKX REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY RWSOKX AWUS81 KOKX SHORT-TERM FORECAST NOWOKX FPUS71 KOKX SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT SPSOKX WWUS81 KOKX SURF ZONE FORECAST SRFOKX FZUS51 KOKX TABULAR STATE FORECAST SFTOKX FPUS61 KOKX TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH/WARNING TCVAT/1-5/ WTNT/81- 85/KNHC WINTER STORM ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING WSWOKX WWUS41 KOKX An updated public zone shapefile is online at: http://www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/pubzone.htm An updated fire zone shapefile is online at: http://www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/firezone.htm If you have any questions, please contact: I Ross Dickman, Meteorologist-in-Charge Gary Conte, Warning Coordination Meteorologist National Weather Service Upton NY 11973 631-924-0037 National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn10-47aaa_us_las_vegas.txtAmended: To report the official release point datum for the Las Vegas, NV, Radiosonde Replacement System (RRS) site The original notice dated Nov 10, 2010, contained provisional datum information and the elevation value was subsequently revised. The official value is now 693.234 meters as indicated in this amendment. All other information remains unchanged. The original notice is below for your convenience. The NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Las Vegas, NV, (VEF) initiated daily RRS UA observations on Dec. 18, 2010 and reached twice per day observations on Jan. 16, 2011. This change follows the termination at Desert Rock (DRA) of Radiotheodolite Tracking (ART) and Radio Direction Finding (RDF) radiosonde observations. Please update your metadata files for these initial coordinates immediately so your UA derived products will not give erroneous information. Table 1. Initial Coordinates of Las Vegas Release Point Location NAME INDEX LAT LON ELEVATION LAS VEGAS 72388 36.047139N 115.184639W 693.234 M NOTE: The WMO Index Number Will Be 72388. All users are advised to update their communications identifiers immediately in order to receive upper-air coded text products from Las Vegas. TABLE 2. New AWIPS IDs and New WMO Headings Current Current New New AWIPS ID WMO Headings AWIPS ID WMO Headings ABVDRA UFUS45 KDRA ABVVEF UFUS45 KVEF FZLDRA UXUS45 KDRA FZLVEF UXUS45 KVEF MANDRA USUS45 KDRA MANVEF USUS45 KVEF SGLDRA UMUS45 KDRA SGLVEF UMUS45 KVEF Institutional and commercial distributors who generate derived products must ensure their communication system directories exactly match the new headings by Dec. 18, 2010. Failure to do so will prevent UA data from Las Vegas from reaching the intended user communities. Although the effective date for this change is less than the 75-days advised in NWSI 10-1805, a 36-day lead time should be sufficient when NWS directly informs service providers to make a priority change in their product meta data to prevent implementation delays. To check the availability of Las Vegas products go to: http://esrl.noaa.gov/raobs/ -Search by "WMO Station Identifier" -When a blank dialogue window appears, enter: 72388 You should then be able to view the Las Vegas data and metadata. If you have questions or feedback, please contact: Ivan Navarro National Weather Service, OPS11 1325 East West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-713-1841 Ext 123 Ivan.Navarro@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn10-47us_las_vegas.txtLas Vegas Radiosonde Replacement System (RRS) Operational Date and Communications Identifier Changes For Upper-Air (UA) Products from WFO Las Vegas Effective December 18 2010 The NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Las Vegas, NV, (VEF) will initiate daily RRS UA observations on Dec. 18, 2010 and reach twice per day observations on Jan. 16, 2011. This change follows the termination at Desert Rock (DRA) of Radiotheodolite Tracking (ART) and Radio Direction Finding (RDF) radiosonde observations. Please update your metadata files for these initial coordinates immediately so your UA derived products will not give erroneous information on Dec. 18, 2010. Table 1. Initial Coordinates of Las Vegas Release Point Location NAME INDEX LAT LON ELEVATION LAS VEGAS 72388 36.047139N 115.184639W 693.4 M NOTE: The WMO Index Number Will Be 72388. All users are advised to update their communications identifiers immediately in order to receive upper-air coded text products from Las Vegas. TABLE 2. New AWIPS IDs and New WMO Headings Current Current New New AWIPS ID WMO Headings AWIPS ID WMO Headings ABVDRA UFUS45 KDRA ABVVEF UFUS45 KVEF FZLDRA UXUS45 KDRA FZLVEF UXUS45 KVEF MANDRA USUS45 KDRA MANVEF USUS45 KVEF SGLDRA UMUS45 KDRA SGLVEF UMUS45 KVEF Institutional and commercial distributors who generate derived products must ensure their communication system directories exactly match the new headings by Dec. 18, 2010. Failure to do so will prevent UA data from Las Vegas from reaching the intended user communities. Although the effective date for this change is less than the 75-days advised in NWSI 10-1805, a 36-day lead time should be sufficient when NWS directly informs service providers to make a priority change in their product meta data to prevent implementation delays. To check the availability of Las Vegas products go to: http://esrl.noaa.gov/raobs/ -Search by "WMO Station Identifier" -When a blank dialogue window appears, enter: 72388 You should then be able to view the Las Vegas data and metadata. NWS will issue a follow-on announcement in January 2011 to include the official site coordinates for the Las Vegas UA observations. If you have questions or feedback, please contact: Ivan Navarro National Weather Service, OPS11 1325 East West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-713-1841 Ext 123 Ivan.Navarro@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn10-48ccf_discontinuance.txtDiscontinuation of the Coded Cities Forecast (CCF) for 5 of 6 NWS Regions Effective March 15, 2011 Effective Tuesday, March 15, 2011, NWS will discontinue the Coded Cities Forecast (FPaa4i CCCC, CCFXXX) for 5 of 6 regions: Alaska, Central, Eastern, Pacific and Western. All Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) in the NWS Southern Region (SR) will continue issuing the CCF. A listing of all NWS WFOs, by region, is online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/organization.php Continuation/discontinuation of the CCF on a NWS Region-by- Region basis is a result of evaluation of comments received from a Public Information Statement (PNS) issued in July 2009 soliciting comments through December 31, 2009: www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09ccf_discontinuance.txt The above mentioned 5 NWS Regions determined other products, like the extensible markup language (XML) products (RXUS30 KWBN, XF03DY, and RXUS30 KWBN, XF07DY) and the Point Forecast Matrices (FOaa5i CCCC, PFMXXX), meet partner and user needs. SR determined their partners and users still need the CCF. If you have questions, please contact: Andy Horvitz NWS Fire and Public Weather Services Branch Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 andy.horvitz@noaa.gov 301-713-1858 x166 National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn10-49akq_zones.txtChanges in Coastal Waters Marine Zones For the Lower Chesapeake Bay of Southeastern Virginia Effective April 5, 2011 Effective Tuesday April 5, 2011 at 200 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) or 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Wakefield, VA, will reconfigure its marine zones for the lower Chesapeake Bay. Currently there are three marine zones covering the lower Chesapeake Bay. A new marine zone will be created to cover the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Marine observations, local studies, and customer feedback all reflect that conditions in this area can vary, at times significantly, from locations farther up the bay. This reconfiguration will serve to improve the precision of marine warnings, forecasts, and other services by allowing forecasters to be more area specific. The marine zone with the Universal Geographic Code (UGC) ANZ632, zone name Chesapeake Bay from New Point Comfort to Cape Henry, VA, will be split into two separate zones effective April 5, 2011: ANZ632 Mouth of Chesapeake Bay from New Point Comfort to Little Creek, VA. One new marine zone will then be created: ANZ634 Chesapeake Bay from Little Creek, VA, to Cape Henry, VA, including the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Table 1 lists the current marine zones and corresponding UGCs which WFO Wakesfield issues forecasts and warnings. Table 2 lists the marine zones and corresponding UGCs which WFO Wakefield will issue forecasts and warnings effective April 5, 2011. Table 3 lists all of the products issued by WFO Wakefield that will be affected by the marine zone changes. Table 1. Current marine zones and corresponding UGCs which WFO Wakefield issues forecasts and warnings: Current Marine Zone Name Current UGC Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point ANZ630 to Windmill Point Chesapeake Bay from Windmill Point ANZ631 to New Point Comfort Chesapeake Bay from New Point ANZ632 Comfort to Cape Henry Currituck Sound ANZ633 Coastal Waters from Fenwick Island ANZ650 to Chincoteague, VA out to 20 nm Coastal Waters from Chincoteague, VA ANZ652 to Parramore Island, VA out to 20 nm Coastal Waters from Parramore Island, VA ANZ654 to Cape Charles Light out to 20 nm Coastal Waters from Cape Charles Light ANZ656 to Virginia-North Carolina border out to 20 nm Coastal Waters from Virginia-North Carolina ANZ658 border to Currituck Beach Light out to 20 nm Waters from Fenwick Island DE to Currituck ANZ670 Beach Light NC from 20 to 40 nm TABLE 2. Marine zones and corresponding UGCs for which WFO Wakefield will issue forecasts and warnings effective April 5, 2011. This includes the new marine zones and the current marine zones listed in Table 1 above which will continue to be utilized, with modifications to boundaries as described above. New Marine Zone Name NEW UGC Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point ANZ630 to Windmill Point Chesapeake Bay from Windmill Point ANZ631 to New Point Comfort Chesapeake Bay from New Point ANZ632 Comfort to Little Creek, VA Currituck Sound ANZ633 Chesapeake Bay from Little Creek, VA, ANZ634 to Cape Henry, VA including the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Coastal Waters from Fenwick Island ANZ650 to Chincoteague, VA out to 20 nm Coastal Waters from Chincoteague, VA ANZ652 to Parramore Island, VA out to 20 nm Coastal Waters from Parramore Island, VA ANZ654 to Cape Charles Light out to 20 nm Coastal Waters from Cape Charles Light ANZ656 to Virginia-North Carolina border out to 20 nm Coastal Waters from Virginia-North Carolina ANZ658 to Currituck Beach Light out to 20 nm Waters from Fenwick Island DE to Currituck ANZ670 Beach Light NC from 20 to 40 nm To view graphical images of the current marine zones listed in Table 1 go to the following web site: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/zone/east/akqmz.htm To view graphical images of the marine zones for which WFO Wakefield will issue forecasts and warnings effective April 5, 2011 go to the following web site: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/akq/news/AKQMZ.html TABLE 3. WFO Wakefield products affected by the marine zone changes effective April 5, 2011: Product Name WMO Heading AWIPS ID Coastal Waters Forecast FZUS51 KAKQ CWFAKQ Special Marine Warning WHUS51 KAKQ SMWAKQ Marine Weather Statement FZUS71 KAKQ MWSAKQ Marine Weather Message WHUS71 KAKQ MWWAKQ Hurricane Local Statement WTUS81 KAKQ HLSAKQ Watch County Notification WWUS61 KAKQ WCNAKQ Hazardous Weather Outlook FLUS41 KAKQ HWOAKQ Customers must reprogram affected hardware and software to continue correctly processing the products listed in Table 3. Also customers providing NWS graphic marine forecasts must download an updated marine zone map shapefile to correctly provide graphic marine forecasts for the lower Chesapeake Bay. An updated marine zone map shapefile containing the new zones is available for download from the following website: www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/marinezones.htm If you have any questions or comments about this reconfiguration of WFO Wakefield coastal marine zones please contact: Mike Montefusco Mark Willis Marine Program Leader National Weather Service National Weather Service Eastern Region Headquarters 10009 General Mahone Highway 630 Johnson Ave. Wakefield, VA 23888 Bohemia, NY 11716-2618 757-899-5731 631-244-0122 Michael.Montefusco@noaa.gov Mark.Willis@noaa.gov National Weather Service Change notices are posted at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn10-50buf_zones.txtNew Marine Zones for the Niagara River Effective April 5, 2011 Effective Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 200 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) or 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Buffalo, NY, will segment its current marine forecast for the Niagara River. This will result in changes to marine zone boundaries, marine zone names, and marine zone Universal Geographic Codes (UGC). These changes will allow WFO Buffalo to provide more area specific marine weather forecasts, watches, warnings, and advisories for the Niagara River. On April 5, 2011, the current marine zone LEZ020 Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor will be split at Niagara Falls into Upper Niagara River (marine zone LEZ020) and Lower Niagara River (marine zone LOZ030). Table 1. WFO Buffalo Products Affected by the Changes Effective April 5, 2011 Product name WMO heading AWIPS ID Nearshore Marine Forecast FZUS51 KBUF NSHBUF Special Marine Warning WHUS51 KBUF SMWBUF Marine Weather Statement FZUS71 KBUF MWSBUF Marine Weather Message WHUS71 KBUF MWWBUF Watch County Notification WWUS61 KBUF WCNBUF Hazardous Weather Outlook FLUS41 KBUF HWOBUF Table 2. WFO Buffalo Marine Zone Changes for the Niagara River Effective April 5, 2011. Zone (Z) form of the UGC and marine forecast zone name/numbers for WFO Buffalo users: New Zone name New UGC Old Zone Name Old UGC ----------------------------------------------------------- Upper Niagara River LEZ020 Upper Niagara River LEZ020 and Buffalo Harbor and Buffalo Harbor Lower Niagara River LOZ030 Upper Niagara River LEZ020 and Buffalo Harbor No other marine zones in WFO Buffalo’s marine area of responsibility are affected by this change. A graphical depiction of the marine forecast zone changes is online at: http://www.weather.gov/buf/marine_changes.htm Customers must reprogram affected hardware and software to continue to correctly process the products in Table 1. Customers providing NWS graphic marine forecasts must download an updated marine zone map shapefile. The updated shapefile is available for download from the following website: www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/marinezones.htm If you have any questions or comments please contact: Judy Levan Mark Willis NWS Buffalo NWS Eastern Region HQ 587 Aero Drive 630 Johnson Avenue Cheektowaga, NY 14225-1405 Bohemia, NY 11716-2618 716-565-0204 x223 631-244-0122 Judith.Levan@noaa.gov Mark.Willis@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn10-51lox_zones.txtChange in Synopsis Name in Coastal Waters Forecast (CWF) for WFO Los Angeles/Oxnard Effective April 5, 2011 Effective Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at 1100 pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) or 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA, will change the name of its synopsis in its Coastal Waters Forecast (CWF) from "Synopsis for Southern California Coast and Santa Barbara Channel including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary" to "Synopsis for Southern California Coast and Santa Barbara Channel including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park." The NWS is changing the name of this synopsis to better describe the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park. Current marine synopsis name and corresponding UGC used by WFO Los Angeles/Oxnard: Current Marine Synopsis Name Current UGC Synopsis for Southern California Coast PZZ600 and Santa Barbara Channel including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary New marine synopsis name that will be used by WFO Los Angeles/Oxnard effective April 5, 2011. Note the UGC for the synopsis will not change. New Marine Synopsis Name UGC Synopsis for Southern California Coast PZZ600 and Santa Barbara Channel including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park WFO Los Angeles product affected by the marine synopsis name change effective April 5, 2011: Product Name WMO Heading AWIPS ID Coastal Waters Forecast FZUS56 KLOX CWFLOX Users should be aware of this synopsis name change within WFO Los Angeles/Oxnard Coastal Waters Forecast and make any adjustments to their systems. 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 801-524-4000 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 $$ NNNN
scn10-52end_gls_maw.txtThe Great Lakes Storm Summary (GLS) and Marine Alert Message (MAW) Will No Longer Be Issued Effective February 1, 2011 REFER TO: Public Information Statement below: www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10cleveland_greatlakes.txt Effective Tuesday February 1, 2011, 1600 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) or 1100 am Eastern Standard Time, NWS Weather Forecast Office in Cleveland will no longer issue the GLS and MAW. NWS received no comments on this proposed change during its comment period that began July 26, 2010, and ended September 10, 2010. The Marine Weather Message (MWW) has superseded the requirement for the GLS and MAW. The MWW, MAW and GLS are all event driven, non-scheduled, products. Table 1 below lists the communication identifiers for the Great Lakes Storm Summary and Marine Alert Message which will be terminated February 1, 2011. Table 1: Products To Be Terminated February 1, 2011 Issuing WFO Product Name WMO heading AWIPS ID Cleveland OH GREAT LAKES WWUS81 KCLE GLSCLE STORM SUMMARY Cleveland OH MARINE ALERT FZUS61 KCLE MAWCLE MESSAGE Users should delete the WMO and AWIPS headings listed in Table 1 above from their databases on or soon after February 1, 2011, as products will no longer be issued under these headings. Users should access the MWW for equivalent data. Table 2 below lists the Marine Weather Messages issued over the Great Lakes. Table 2: Marine Weather Messages issued over the Great Lakes. Issuing WFO WMO heading AWIPS ID BUFFALO NY WHUS71 KBUF MWWBUF CLEVELAND OH WHUS71 KCLE MWWCLE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI WHUS73 KDTX MWWDTX GAYLORD MI WHUS73 KAPX MWWAPX GRAND RAPIDS MI WHUS73 KGRR MWWGRR NORTHERN INDIANA WHUS73 KIWX MWWIWX CHICAGO IL WHUS73 KLOT MWWLOT MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI WHUS73 KMKX MWWMKX GREEN BAY WI WHUS73 KGRB MWWGRB MARQUETTE MI WHUS73 KMQT MWWMQT DULUTH MN WHUS73 KDLH MWWDLH Users should add the WMO and AWIPS headings listed in Table 2 above to their databases if necessary. If you have any questions or comments, please contact: Richard May National Weather Service Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch 1325 East West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-713-1677 ext. 127 Richard.May@noaa.gov NWS service change notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn10-53wilmington_zones.txtNew Fire and Public Forecast Zones and Boundary Changes for Coastal Portions of Northeast South Carolina and Southeast North Carolina, Effective Tuesday May 3, 2011 Effective Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), 2 pm EDT, the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Wilmington, NC, will split five of its fire and public forecast zones in coastal portions of northeast South Carolina and southeast North Carolina in two. Current Pender (NCZ097), New Hanover (NCZ101), Brunswick (NCZ100), Horry (SCZ034) and Georgetown (SCZ046) zones will be divided into coastal and inland zones. The 10 new zones will be assigned new zone names and numbers as shown in Table 1. These changes will allow long fused watches, warnings, advisories and forecasts for these counties to be more area specific. The fire and public zone changes require partners and users to take appropriate action to receive the new zone products using the Universal Generic Code (UGC) zone code format (Z) listed in Table 1. TABLE 1. New Fire and Public Zone Configuration Identifiers NEW FIRE/PUBLIC UGC (Z) EXISTING FIRE/PUBLIC UGC (Z) ZONE NAME ZONE Name --------------- ------ -------------------- ------ INLAND PENDER NCZ105 PENDER NCZ097 COASTAL PENDER NCZ106 PENDER NCZ097 INLAND NEW HANOVER NCZ107 NEW HANOVER NCZ101 COASTAL NEW HANOVER NCZ108 NEW HANOVER NCZ101 INLAND BRUNSWICK NCZ109 BRUNSWICK NCZ100 COASTAL BRUNSWICK NCZ110 BRUNSWICK NCZ100 INLAND HORRY SCZ053 HORRY SCZ034 COASTAL HORRY SCZ054 HORRY SCZ034 INLAND GEORGETOWN SCZ055 GEORGETOWN SCZ046 COASTAL GEORGETOWN SCZ056 GEORGETOWN SCZ046 A map of the old zones and new zone changes can be found at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/images/zones.png An updated public zone shapefile is online at: http://www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/pubzone.htm An updated fire zone shapefile is online at: http://www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/firezone.htm Products affected by this change are listed in Table 2. TABLE 2. Affected Fire, Public, Hydrologic, Tropical, Marine and Tsunami Products: PRODUCT NAME AWIPS ID WMO HEADER ------------ --------- ----------- PUBLIC ZONE FORECAST ZFPILM FPUS52 KILM POINT FORECAST MATRICES PFMILM FOUS52 KILM FIRE WEATHER FORECAST FWFILM FNUS52 KILM HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK HWOILM FLUS42 KILM FLASH FLOOD/FLOOD WATCH FFAILM WGUS62 KILM NON-PRECIP ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING NPWILM WWUS72 KILM WINTER STORM ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING WSWILM WWUS42 KILM WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION WCNILM WWUS62 KILM SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT SPSILM WWUS82 KILM PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT PNSILM NOUS42 KILM SHORT-TERM FORECAST NOWILM FPUS72 KILM RED FLAG WARNING RFWILM WWUS82 KILM AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION AFDILM FXUS62 KILM AREA FORECAST MATRICES AFMILM FOUS52 KILM AIR QUALITY ALERT AQAILM AEUS72 KILM AIR QUALITY FORECAST AQIILM AEUS72 KILM SURF ZONE FORECAST SRFILM FZUS52 KILM COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE CFWILM WHUS42 KILM HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT HLSILM WTUS82 KILM TIDAL INFORMATION TIDILM SOUS42 KILM TROPICAL CYCLONE VTEC PRODUCT TCVAT(1-5) WTNT(81-85) KNHC TSUNAMI ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING TSUAT1 WEXX20 PAAQ If you have any questions, please contact: Michael Caropolo, Meteorologist-in-Charge Steven Pfaff, Warning Coordination Meteorologist National Weather Service Wilmington, NC 28405 910-762-0524 Michael.Caropolo@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn10-54bear_river_hydro.txtTransfer of Hydrologic Services for the Bear River in Idaho Effective January 12, 2011 Effective Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at 0800 AM Mountain Standard Time (MST), 1500 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), hydrologic service responsibility for river forecast locations along the Bear River in Bear Lake and Franklin Counties, ID, will be transferred to WFO Pocatello (WFO PIH) from WFO Salt Lake City (WFO SLC). These changes will align Hydrologic Service Areas and County Warning Areas to enable more efficient service. See Table 1 for details on the river forecast points to be transferred to WFO Pocatello from WFO Salt Lake City on January 12, 2011. Because of this transfer, customers must take appropriate action to receive the products listed in Table 2 for Bear River forecast points in Bear Lake and Franklin Counties in Idaho using the PIH identifier. Updated hydrologic service area shapefiles are online at: http://www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/hydro/html/hsa.htm Table 1. River forecast points to be transferred to WFO Pocatello FORECAST COUNTY COUNTY POINT IDENTIFIER --------------------------------------------------------------- Bear River at Wyoming-Idaho Border Bear Lake BRBW4 Bear River at Pescadero Bear Lake BRAI1 Bear River at Utah-Idaho Border Franklin BIUI1 Table 2. Products affected by this change for the Bear River in Idaho PRODUCT WMO HEADING AWIPS ID ------------------------------------------------------- Flood Statement /NEW/ WGUS85 KPIH /NEW/ FLSPIH * /OLD/ WGUS85 KSLC * /OLD/ FLSSLC Flood Warning /NEW/ WGUS45 KPIH /NEW/ FLWPIH * /OLD/ WGUS45 KSLC * /OLD/ FLWSLC Flood Watch /NEW/ WGUS65 KPIH /NEW/ FFAPIH * /OLD/ WGUS65 KSLC * /OLD/ FFASLC Hydrologic /NEW/ FGUS75 KPIH /NEW/ ESFPIH Outlook * /OLD/ FGUS75 KSLC * /OLD/ ESFSLC Hydrologic /NEW/ SRUS45 KPIH /NEW/ RVAPIH Summary * /OLD/ SRUS45 KSLC * /OLD/ RVASLC Daily River and /NEW/ FGUS55 KPIH /NEW/ RVDPIH Lake Summary * /OLD/ FGUS55 KSLC * /OLD/ RVDSLC River Statement /NEW/ FGUS85 KPIH /NEW/ RVSPIH * /OLD/ FGUS85 KSLC * /OLD/ RVSSLC * These old products will continue to exist, but will cover areas outside of the PIH county warning and forecast area. If you have any questions, you may contact: Larry Dunn Meteorologist in Charge National Weather Service WFO Salt Lake City 2242 West North Temple Salt Lake City UT 84116 (801)524-5133 larry.dunn@noaa.gov Rick Dittmann Meteorologist in Charge National Weather Service WFO Pocatello 1945 Beechcraft Avenue Pocatello ID 83204 (208)232-9306 rick.dittmann@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/om/notif.htm/ $$ NNNN
scn11-01tropcyclone.txtChanges to Tropical Cyclone Text Products Issued by National Centers and Weather Forecast Office Guam: Effective May 15, 2011 Effective May 15, 2011, the following changes to tropical cyclone text products will occur. While there are no changes to the product issuance criteria, AWIPS IDs, or WMO headings, users who parse portions of these products may need to make changes in their software applications. 1. Mass News Disseminator(MND)header block changes: a) Blank line will be added between the MND header block and the AWIPS header information for text products issued for the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific basins. This format is already used by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center and the Weather Forecast Office Guam. An example and a complete list of affected products with WMO headers and AWIPS IDs can be found at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/2011_mnd.shtml b) Standardization of PRODUCT TYPE LINE by the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC), Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (HPC), and the Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Guam. Tropical Cyclone Public Advisory (TCP) products issued by HPC will adopt the format of the Product Type Line already used by NHC, CPHC and WFO Guam. The standardized format for the Product Type Line is: (TROPICAL CYCLONE TYPE)(NAME) ADVISORY NUMBER (NN) In addition, the TROPICAL CYCLONE TYPE in the products issued by NHC, CPHC, and WFO Guam, and in the TCP products issued by HPC, will account for a broader range of tropical cyclone types. The complete list of (TROPICAL CYCLONE TYPE) which may be used effective May 15, 2011 is: TROPICAL DEPRESSION TROPICAL STORM HURRICANE TYPHOON SUBTROPICAL DEPRESSION SUBTROPICAL STORM POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE REMNANTS OF An example and a complete list of affected products with WMO headers and AWIPS IDs can be found at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/2011_types.shtml 2. In the Tropical Cyclone Discussion (TCD) issued by NHC and CPHC a new column with intensity in miles per hour (mph) will be added. WMO headers and AWIPS IDs of affected products are: Product Name WMO Header AWIPS ID Tropical Cyclone Discussion WTNT41-45 KNHC TCDAT1-5 Tropical Cyclone Discussion WTPZ41-45 KNHC TCDEP1-5 Tropical Cyclone Discussion WTPA41-45 PHFO TCDCP1-5 An example can be found at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/2011_tcd.shtml 3. The abbreviation for kilometers per hour will change to KM/H. In the TCP, Tropical Cyclone Update (TCU), when the summary section is included, and in the Tropical Cyclone Surface Wind Speed Probabilities (TCSWSP) products issued by NHC and CPHC, the abbreviation of kilometers per hour will change from KM/HR to KM/H. This change also affects the TCP issued by WFO Guam. Also in the TCSWSP, the abbreviation of kilometers per hour in table II, WIND SPEED PROBABILITY TABLE FOR SPECIFIC LOCATIONS, will change from KPH to KM/H. Examples and a complete list of affected products with WMO headers and AWIPS IDs can be found at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/2011_kmh.shtml If you have any questions...please contact John Kuhn National Weather Service 1325 East West Highway Room 13124 Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 301 713 1677 extension 121 John.F.Kuhn@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-01tropcyclone_corrected.txtCorrected: Changes to Tropical Cyclone Text Products Issued by National Centers and Weather Forecast Office Guam: Effective May 15, 2011 Corrected to clarify format of Tropical Cyclone Discussion in Section 2 below. The examples remain unchanged. Effective May 15, 2011, the following changes to tropical cyclone text products will occur. While there are no changes to the product issuance criteria, AWIPS IDs, or WMO headings, users who parse portions of these products may need to make changes in their software applications. 1. Mass News Disseminator(MND)header block changes: a) Blank line will be added between the MND header block and the AWIPS header information for text products issued for the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific basins. This format is already used by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center and the Weather Forecast Office Guam. An example and a complete list of affected products with WMO headers and AWIPS IDs can be found at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/2011_mnd.shtml b) Standardization of PRODUCT TYPE LINE by the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC), Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (HPC), and the Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Guam. Tropical Cyclone Public Advisory (TCP) products issued by HPC will adopt the format of the Product Type Line already used by NHC, CPHC and WFO Guam. The standardized format for the Product Type Line is: (TROPICAL CYCLONE TYPE)(NAME) ADVISORY NUMBER (NN) In addition, the TROPICAL CYCLONE TYPE in the products issued by NHC, CPHC, and WFO Guam, and in the TCP products issued by HPC, will account for a broader range of tropical cyclone types. The complete list of (TROPICAL CYCLONE TYPE) which may be used effective May 15, 2011 is: TROPICAL DEPRESSION TROPICAL STORM HURRICANE TYPHOON SUBTROPICAL DEPRESSION SUBTROPICAL STORM POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE REMNANTS OF An example and a complete list of affected products with WMO headers and AWIPS IDs can be found at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/2011_types.shtml 2. In the Tropical Cyclone Discussion (TCD) issued by NHC and CPHC a new column with intensity in miles per hour (mph) will be added. In addition, the following changes will occur: a. column spacing in the TCD is adjusted b. the valid forecast time will now be followed by H instead of HR c. the initials VT will no longer appear next to the valid forecast time An example can be found online at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/2011_tcd.shtml WMO headers and AWIPS IDs of affected products are: Product Name WMO Header AWIPS ID Tropical Cyclone Discussion WTNT41-45 KNHC TCDAT1-5 Tropical Cyclone Discussion WTPZ41-45 KNHC TCDEP1-5 Tropical Cyclone Discussion WTPA41-45 PHFO TCDCP1-5 3. The abbreviation for kilometers per hour will change to KM/H. In the TCP, Tropical Cyclone Update (TCU), when the summary section is included, and in the Tropical Cyclone Surface Wind Speed Probabilities (TCSWSP) products issued by NHC and CPHC, the abbreviation of kilometers per hour will change from KM/HR to KM/H. This change also affects the TCP issued by WFO Guam. Also in the TCSWSP, the abbreviation of kilometers per hour in table II, WIND SPEED PROBABILITY TABLE FOR SPECIFIC LOCATIONS, will change from KPH to KM/H. Examples and a complete list of affected products with WMO headers and AWIPS IDs can be found at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/2011_kmh.shtml If you have any questions, please contact John Kuhn National Weather Service 1325 East West Highway Room 13124 Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 301 713 1677 extension 121 John.F.Kuhn@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-02spanish_chart.txtTransition of HPC Today’s Weather Chart in Spanish from Experimental to Operational Effective March 1, 2011 Effective Tuesday, March 1, 2011, the National Centers for Environmental Prediction’s (NCEP) Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (HPC) will begin issuing operationally a Spanish language version of its Today’s Weather Chart. This chart summarizes the weather across the United States and highlights significant events such as severe weather, heavy rain or winter weather. The chart also shows frontal locations and areas of precipitation. The chart is available online at: http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/noaa/sp_noaa.gif For more information, please contact: Ed Danaher Chief, HPC Development and Training Branch 5400 Auth Road Camp Springs, MD 20746 (301) 763-8000, ext. 7354 edwin.danaher@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-03hpc_prob_freezing.txtTransition of HPC Probabilistic Freezing Temperature Charts from Experimental to Operational Effective March 1, 2011 Effective Tuesday, March 1, 2011, the National Centers for Environmental Prediction’s (NCEP) Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (HPC) will transition the HPC Probabilistic Freezing Temperature charts to operational status. These charts depict the probability of minimum near surface temperatures falling to 32 degrees Fahrenheit or less at 6 hour forecast intervals out through 156 hours. These products are derived from the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) temperature forecasts and the 2-meter temperature grid spread from the Global Forecast System (GFS) ensemble. The products are available online at: http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/prob32/ For more information, please contact: Ed Danaher Chief, HPC Development and Training Branch 5400 Auth Road Camp Springs, MD 20746 (301) 763-8000, ext. 7354 edwin.danaher@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-04fl_forecast_prod.txtDiscontinuance of the Florida State Forecast Product (SFPFL) in Favor of Individual WFO Tabular State Forecast Products (SFTXXX) Effective March 1, 2011 Effective March 1, 2011, at 700 AM Eastern Standard Time, 1200 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Miami (MFL), FL, will stop issuing the State Forecast Product (SFPFL) for the state of Florida (Table 1.) Table 1: World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Header and Advanced Weather Interactive Prediction System ID for Discontinued Product PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADER AWIPS ID State Forecast Product FPUS62 KMFL SFPFL The same type of information contained in the SFPFL is already contained in the Florida Tabular State Forecast Products (SFT) (high and low temperature, predominant weather and Probability of Precipitation forecasts for 7 days) issued by WFOs in Florida and Alabama (Table 2). Table 2: WMO Headers and AWIPS IDs for Tabular State Forecast Products Affecting Florida FORECAST REGION WMO HEADING AWIPS ID W Florida Panhandle FPUS64 KMOB SFTMOB E Florida Panhandle FPUS62 KTAE SFTTAE Northeast Florida FPUS62 KJAX SFTJAX East Central Florida FPUS62 KMLB SFTMLB W Central/SW Florida FPUS62 KTBW SFTTBW South Florida FPUS62 KMFL SFTMFL Florida Keys FPUS62 KKEY SFTKEY Partners and users of the SFPFL should take appropriate action to ensure receipt of the SFT products listed in Table 2 above. SFT forecasts are available for the Florida cities listed in Table 3. Table 3: Florida Cities/Locations Included in SFT products AWIPS ID FL CITY/LOCATION SFTMOB Pensacola Destin SFTTAE Tallahassee Panama City De Funiak Springs Marianna Apalachicola Alligator Point Monticello Madison Perry Cross City SFTJAX Gainesville Jacksonville Jacksonville Beach Lake City Ocala Palatka St. Augustine SFTMLB Daytona Beach Melbourne/Palm Bay Vero Beach Fort Pierce Stuart Deland Leesburg Sanford Orlando Kissimmee/St Cloud Okeechobee SFTTBW Chiefland Cedar Key Crystal River Inverness Spring Hill Brooksville New Port Richey Zephyrhills Tampa Brandon Saint Petersburg Clearwater Bradenton Sarasota Venice Wildwood Lakeland Winter Haven Bartow Wauchula Sebring Arcadia Fort Myers Punta Gorda Cape Coral Sanibel Island SFTMFL Naples Everglades City Flamingo Immokalee Moore Haven La Belle Belle Glade West Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale Miami Miami Beach Homestead Homestead General SFTKEY Key Largo Marathon Key West An example of the SFT product issued by WFO MFL is available online at: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/mfl/sftmfl For more information, please contact: Dr. Pablo Santos Melinda Bailey Meteorologist-in-Charge Public Program Manager 11691 SW 17 St 819 Taylor St Room 10A03 Miami FL 33165 Fort Worth TX 71602 305-229-4502 817-978-1100 x107 pablo.santos@noaa.gov melinda.bailey@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-05spanish_trop.txtNew Line added to Mass News Dissemination Header Block for Spanish Language Version of the Tropical Cyclone Public Advisory and Tropical Weather Outlook: Effective June 1, 2011 Beginning on June 1, 2011, the Spanish language versions of the Tropical Cyclone Public Advisory (TCP) and the Tropical Weather Outlook (TWO) products issued by the Weather Forecast Office in San Juan, PR, will include a new line in the Mass News Disseminator Header Block after the Issuing Office Line: TRANSLATION ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR WMO headers and AWIPS IDs of the affected products: Product Name WMO Header AWIPS ID -------------------------------- ------------- -------- Tropical Cyclone Public Advisory WTCA41-45 KNHC TCPSP1-5 Tropical Weather Outlook ACCA62 TJSJ TWOSPN An example of the new line added follows: Current: BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM TOMAS ADVISORY NUMBER 3 NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL212010 1100 PM AST FRI OCT 29 2010 Effective June 1, 2011: BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM TOMAS ADVISORY NUMBER 3 NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL212010 TRANSLATION ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR 1100 PM AST FRI OCT 29 2010 If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact: John Kuhn National Weather Service Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 301-713-1677 ext 121 John.F.Kuhn@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif/htm $$ NNNN
scn11-05spanish_trop_cca.txtCorrected: New Line Added to Mass News Dissemination Header Block for Spanish language Version of the Tropical Cyclone Public Advisory and Tropical Weather Outlook: effective June 1, 2011 Corrected to change MND header block example to Spanish. Beginning on June 1, 2011, the Spanish language versions of the Tropical Cyclone Public Advisory (TCP) and the Tropical Weather Outlook (TWO) products issued by the Weather Forecast Office in San Juan, Puerto Rico will include a new line in the Mass News Disseminator (MND) Header Block after the Issuing Office Line as follows: TRANSLATION ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR WMO headers and AWIPS IDs of the affected products are: Product Name WMO Header AWIPS ID Tropical Cyclone Public Advisory WTCA41-45 KNHC TCPSP1-5 Tropical Weather Outlook ACCA62 TJSJ TWOSPN An example of the new line added to the MND Header Block follows: Current: BOLETIN TORMENTA TROPICAL TOMAS ADVERTENCIA NUMERO 3 NWS CENTRO NACIONAL DE HURACANES MIAMI FL AL212010 1100 PM AST VIERNES 29 DE OCTUBRE DE 2010 Effective June 1, 2011: BOLETIN TORMENTA TROPICAL TOMAS ADVERTENCIA NUMERO 3 NWS CENTRO NACIONAL DE HURACANES MIAMI FL AL212010 TRADUCCIÓN EMITIDA POR EL NWS SAN JUAN PR 1100 PM AST VIERNES 29 DE OCTUBRE DE 2010 If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact: John Kuhn National Weather Service Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch 1325 East West Highway, Room 13124 Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Telephone: 301-713-1677 extension 121 Email: John.F.Kuhn@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif/htm $$ NNNN
scn11-06tangipahoa-la-zones.txtImplementation of Improved Fire and Public Weather Coverage for Mississippi and Southeast Louisiana Effective May 31, 2011 Effective Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at 100 pm Central Daylight Time (CDT), 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in New Orleans/Baton Rouge Louisiana (LIX) will reconfigure its current fire and public weather forecast zones for Tangipahoa (LAZ038) Parish in southeast Louisiana. This reconfiguration will provide better forecast services by splitting Tangipahoa Parish into two separate fire and public weather forecast zones for climatological, geographical and meteorological effects. The fire and public weather forecast zones for Tangipahoa Parish will be split in half to form Northern Tangipahoa (LAZ071) and Southern Tangipahoa (LAZ072). This split will account for tropical and coastal issues that do not impact Northern Tangipahoa Parish and winter weather issues that to not affect Southern Tangipahoa Parish. The fire and public zone changes require to take appropriate action to receive the new zone products using the Universal Generic Code (UGC) zone code format (Z) listed in Table 1. TABLE 1. New Fire and Public Zone Configuration Identifiers NEW FIRE/PUBLIC UGC (Z) EXISTING FIRE/PUBLIC UGC (Z) ZONE NAME ZONE Name --------------- ------ -------------------- ------ NORTHERN TANGIPAHOA LAZ071 TANGIPAHOA LAZ038 SOUTHERN TANGIPAHOA LAZ072 TANGIPAHOA LAZ038 More detail regarding this change (including greater detail regarding why these fire and public zone changes are being made), graphical depictions of the current and new fire and public zones, and a table of WFO LIX affected products are available online at: www.srh.weather.gov/LIX/?n=tangipahoa_breakup Updated fire and public weather forecast zone shapefiles are available online at: www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/pubzone.htm and www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/firezone.htm For more information, please contact: Ken Graham Melinda Bailey Meteorologist-in-Charge Public/Marine Meteorologist National Weather Service National Weather Service New Orleans/Baton Rouge Southern Region Headquarters Slidell LA 70460 Fort Worth TX 76102 504-522-7330/985-649-0357 817-978-1100 X107 ken.graham@noaa.gov melinda.bailey@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-07hls.txtChanges to the Hurricane Local Statement Format Issued by Weather Forecast Offices for Tropical Cyclones in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Hurricane Basins: Effective May 15, 2011 REFERENCE: SCN 11-08 issued February 3, 2011: Changes to Watches and Warnings issued by Weather Forecast Offices for tropical cyclones in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific hurricane basins: Effective May 15, 2011 The overall format of the HLS initially adopted in 2009, with an Overview block followed by Tropical Cyclone Watch/Warning Valid Time Event Code (VTEC) segments, remains the same for 2011; however, in response to feedback received in 2010 to increase product consistency and decrease length, the following changes will be made to the Hurricane Local Statement (HLS) products issued by NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs): 1. The Overview block of the HLS becomes mandatory. 2. Following the HLS product headline(s), the Overview block will begin with a mandatory NEW INFORMATION section header. All other section headers in the Overview block become mandatory and will be placed in the same order within the product. Optional sections will not be included in the Overview block. 3. The possible watches and warnings in the VTEC segments (and associated VTEC event names and phenomena codes) of the HLS will change effective May 15, 2011. For additional information, please see SCN 11-08. 4. Associated VTEC Event Tracking Numbers (ETNs) will be unified for all tropical cyclone watches and warnings for inland (public), coastal (public) and marine zones for a given event. In short, if the National Hurricane Center (NHC) issues a Tropical Cyclone Valid Time Event Code (TCV) product, the ETN in the product will be the same in all tropical cyclone watches and warnings issued by the WFO in the HLS products. 5. If the NHC issues a Tropical Cyclone Public Advisory (TCP) product, not a TCV, and the WFO issues tropical cyclone watches and warnings for marine zones only, the ETN is assigned from the cyclone number in the coded string at the end of the Issuing Office Line in the National Center’s TCP. An example of the Issuing Office Line with a coded string follows: NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL072011 In this example, the cyclone number is 07. 6. The NEW INFORMATION section header in the VTEC segments changes from mandatory to optional. Other section headers remain optional. There are no changes to HLS product issuance criteria, WMO headers, or AWIPS identifiers. Examples of the new HLS format for the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific hurricane basins, to include a typical HLS example and also an abbreviated HLS issuance (used by WFOs for the issuance of new tropical cyclone watches and/or warnings for one or more public or marine zones) are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/images/hls2011.doc The changes detailed in this Service Change Notice are not applicable to WFOs Honolulu, Hawaii; Tiyan, Guam; and Pago Pago, American Samoa. The HLS format for 2011 for each of these WFOs remains unchanged from the format used in 2010. If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact: Timothy Schott National Weather Service Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch 1325 East West Highway, Room 13126 Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 301-713-1677 x122 Timothy.Schott@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif/htm $$ NNNN
scn11-08ww.txtChanges to Watches and Warnings issued by Weather Forecast Offices for tropical cyclones in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific hurricane basins: Effective May 15, 2011 REFERENCE: SCN 11-07 issued February 3, 2011: Changes to the Hurricane Local Statement format issued by Weather Forecast Offices for tropical cyclones in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific hurricane basins: Effective May 15, 2011 Beginning on May 15, 2011, in response to feedback from partners and users and as the first phase in a long-term NWS plan to unify the issuance of Tropical Cyclone Watches and Warnings, the following changes will be made to tropical cyclone watches and warnings issued by the NWS. 1. SERVICE CHANGES FROM WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES a. Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) will no longer issue Tropical Cyclone Wind Watches and Warnings for affected inland (public) zones in their areas of responsibility. Specifically, the following watches and warnings will no longer be issued by WFOs for inland zones: Tropical Storm Wind Watch Tropical Storm Wind Warning Hurricane Wind Watch Hurricane Wind Warning The following Valid Time Event Code (VTEC) event names and associated phenomena codes will be discontinued: Tropical Storm Wind and phenomena code /TI/ Hurricane Wind and phenomena code /HI/ b. Beginning on May 15, 2011, WFOs will issue Tropical Cyclone Watches and Warnings for inland (public) zones in their area of responsibility. Specifically, the following watches and warnings will be issued by WFOs for inland zones via the WFO’s Hurricane Local Statement (HLS) product: Tropical Storm Watch Tropical Storm Warning Hurricane Watch Hurricane Warning The following VTEC event names and associated phenomena codes will be issued by WFOs for inland zones effective May 15, 2011: Tropical Storm and phenomena code /TR/ Hurricane and phenomena code /HU/ WFOs will issue Tropical Storm/Hurricane Watches for their inland zones when tropical storm/hurricane force winds are possible within 48 hours from a tropical cyclone. WFOs will issue Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warnings when tropical storm/hurricane force winds are expected within 36 hours from a tropical cyclone. The associated VTEC Event Tracking Numbers (ETNs) will be unified for all tropical cyclone watches and warnings for inland (public) zones, coastal (public) zones, and marine zones, for a given event. In short, if the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued a Tropical Cyclone Valid Time Event Code (TCV) product, then the ETN in the TCV will be the same as the ETN in all WFO-issued HLS products for the event. These changes in WFO services will be reflected in the WFO’s HLS products. 2. THERE IS NO CHANGE IN THE PROVISION AND DELIVERY OF TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCHES AND WARNINGS FOR COASTAL (LAND) ZONES ISSUED BY THE NHC. There is no change in the TCV products issued by NHC. 3. THERE IS NO CHANGE IN THE PROVISION AND DELIVERY OF HIGH WIND WATCHES AND WARNINGS BY THOSE INLAND OFFICES ISSUING A NON- PRECIPITATION WEATHER PRODUCT (NPW) IN TROPICAL CYCLONE SITUATIONS. 4. THERE IS NO CHANGE IN THE PROVISION AND DELIVERY OF TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCHES AND WARNINGS FROM NWS OFFICES IN THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN PACIFIC HURRICANE BASINS. If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact: Timothy Schott National Weather Service Marine and Coastal Services Branch 1325 East West Highway, Room 13126 Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 301-713-1677 x122 Timothy.Schott@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-09FireWxZnSplits.txtChanges to the Boundaries of the Fire Weather Forecast Zones in Phillips, Valley, Petroleum and Garfield Counties Montana Effective March 15 2011
scn11-10 wwa cap.txtNWS Watches/Warnings/Advisories in CAP and ATOM based Formats to Transition to Operational Status on March 15, 2011.
scn11-11grandrapidshydro-sum.txtNew Daily Hydrometeorological Data Summary issued by WFO Grand Rapids, Michigan: Effective March 14 2011 Effective Monday, March 14 2011 at 600 AM EST (500 AM CST), the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Grand Rapids, MI, will officially issue a Daily Hydrometeorological Data Summary product. Name of Product to be added Daily Hydrometeorological Data Summary WMO HEADER AWIPS ID SXUS53 KGRR HYDGRR For questions or comments please contact: Mark Walton National Weather Service Grand Rapids Weather Forecast Office 4899 South Complex Drive SE Grand Rapids Michigan 616-949-0643 Mark.walton@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/or/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-12az_hydro.txtTransfer of Hydrologic Services in northern Arizona Effective May 10, 2011 Effective Tuesday May 10, 2011, at 900 am Mountain Daylight Time (MDT), 1500 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), hydrologic service responsibility for river forecast locations in Mohave County, AZ, from the Utah/Arizona border south to the Colorado River, will be transferred from the Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Salt Lake City, UT, (WFO SLC) to the WFO in Las Vegas, NV (WFO VEF). This transfer will include the river forecast point at Littlefield, AZ, on the Virgin River. Additionally, hydrologic service responsibility for Coconino County, AZ, from the Utah/Arizona border south to the Colorado River will be transferred from WFO Salt Lake City to WFO Flagstaff, AZ (WFO FGZ). These changes will align Hydrologic Service Areas and County Warning Areas to enable more efficient service. See Table 1 for details on the river forecast points to be transferred to WFO Las Vegas from WFO Salt Lake City on May 10, 2011. Because of this transfer, customers must take appropriate action to receive the products listed in Table 2 for Virgin River forecast points in Mohave County in Arizona using the VEF identifier. Updated hydrologic service area shapefiles are online at: http://www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/hydro/html/hsa.htm Table 1. River forecast points transferring to WFO Las Vegas. FORECAST COUNTY COUNTY POINT IDENTIFIER --------------------------------------------------------------- Virgin River at Littlefield Mohave VLTA3 Table 2. Products affected by this change for the Virgin River in Arizona. Headers referred to as new are existing headers that will be used after the transfer. PRODUCT WMO HEADER AWIPS ID ------------------------------------------------------- Flood Statement /NEW/ WGUS85 KVEF /NEW/ FLSVEF * /OLD/ WGUS85 KSLC * /OLD/ FLSSLC Flood Warning /NEW/ WGUS45 KVEF /NEW/ FLWVEF * /OLD/ WGUS45 KSLC * /OLD/ FLWSLC Flood Watch /NEW/ WGUS65 KVEF /NEW/ FFAVEF * /OLD/ WGUS65 KSLC * /OLD/ FFASLC Hydrologic /NEW/ FGUS75 KVEF /NEW/ ESFVEF Outlook * /OLD/ FGUS75 KSLC * /OLD/ ESFSLC Hydrologic /NEW/ SRUS45 KVEF /NEW/ RVAVEF Summary * /OLD/ SRUS45 KSLC * /OLD/ RVASLC Daily River and /NEW/ FGUS55 KVEF /NEW/ RVDVEF Lake Summary * /OLD/ FGUS55 KSLC * /OLD/ RVDSLC River Statement /NEW/ FGUS85 KVEF /NEW/ RVSVEF * /OLD/ FGUS85 KSLC * /OLD/ RVSSLC *These old products will continue to exist, but will cover areas outside of the VEF county warning and forecast area. If you have any questions, you may contact: Larry Dunn Meteorologist in Charge National Weather Service WFO Salt Lake City 2242 West North Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84116 (801)524-5133 larry.dunn@noaa.gov Michael Staudenmaier Meteorologist in Charge National Weather Service WFO Las Vegas 7851 Dean Martin Drive Las Vegas, NV 89139 (702)263-9759 michael.staudenmaier@noaa.gov Brian Klimowski Meteorologist in Charge National Weather Service WFO Flagstaff 49 Hughes Avenue Camp Navajo, AZ 86015 (928)556-9161 brian.klimowski@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm/ $$ NNNN
scn11-13pqpf_oper.txtTransition of NCEP HPC Probabilistic Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts From Experimental to Operational Effective April 5, 2011 Effective April 5, 2011, the National Centers for Environmental Prediction’s (NCEP) Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (HPC) will begin issuing probabilistic quantitative precipitation forecasts (PQPFs) over the continental U.S. in 6 hour increments out to 3 days. The PQPF forecasts provide information in two different forms: probabilities of exceeding a threshold and levels of precipitation amount associated with a given percentile in the distribution. The PQPF products are available online at: http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/pqpf_6hr/conus_hpc_pqpf_6hr.php If you have questions or feedback, please contact: Ed Danaher Chief, HPC Development and Training Branch Camp Springs, MD 20746 (301) 763-8000, ext. 7354 edwin.danaher@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-14keywest_marinezones.txtImplementing Improved Marine Zone Coverage for the Florida Keys Coastal Waters: Effective July 7, 2011 Effective Thursday July 7, 2011, at 200 PM EDT or 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Key West, FL, will reconfigure its current coastal waters zones for the Florida Keys. This reconfiguration will provide better forecast services by realigning the coastal zones for climatological, geographical and bathymetric effects. This change will provide enhanced forecasts for Hawk Channel, the smaller zones between Key West and the Dry Tortugas, more consistency with bathymetry across Florida Bay and Gulf zones, and remove the zone boundaries near Key West Harbor. All current zones will be realigned, except GMZ072 (Straits of Florida from Ocean Reef to Craig Key 20 to 60 nm out) and GMZ073 (Straits of Florida from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile Bridge 20 to 60 nm out). Four additional new zones will be added. Table 1 lists all the products issued by WFO Key West that will be affected by the marine zone changes. Table 2 lists all the current marine zones and universal Geographic codes UGCs for WFO Key West. Table 3 lists all the marine zones and UGCs for which WFO Key West will issue forecasts and warnings effective July 7, 2011. Table 1: WFO Key West products affected by the marine zone changes effective July 7 2011. PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADING AWIPS ID COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FZUS52 KKEY CWFKEY MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE WHUS72 KKEY MWWKEY SPECIAL MARINE WARNING WHUS52 KKEY SMWKEY MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT FZUS72 KKEY MWSKEY HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT WTUS82 KKEY HLSKEY HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FLUS42 KKEY HWOKEY WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION WWUS62 KKEY WCNKEY SHORT TERM FORECAST FPUS72 KKEY NOWKEY Table 2: Current marine zones and corresponding Universal Geographic Codes (UGC) for WFO Key West. CURRENT MARINE ZONE NAME UGC Florida Bay GMZ031 Gulf side of the lower Keys out 20 nm GMZ032 Gulf waters from East Cape Sable to Chokoloskee GMZ033 20 to 60 nm Ocean Reef to Craig Key out 20 nm GMZ052 Craig Key to the west end of the Seven Mile GMZ053 Bridge out 20 nm West end of the Seven Mile Bridge to Key West GMZ054 out 20 nm Ocean Reef to Craig Key 20 to 60 nm out GMZ072 Craig Key to the west end of the Seven Mile GMZ073 Bridge 20 to 60 nm out West end of the Seven Mile Bridge to Key West GMZ074 20 to 60 nm out Key West to 20 nm west of Dry Tortugas out 60 nm GMZ075 Table 3: Marine zones and corresponding UGCs for which WFO Key West will issue forecasts and warnings effective July 7, 2011. MARINE ZONE NAME UGC Florida Bay including Blackwater and GMZ031 Buttonwood Sounds Bayside and Gulfside from Craig Key to GMZ032 Halfmoon Shoal out to 5 fathoms Gulf waters from East Cape Sable to GMZ033 Chokoloskee 20 to 60 nm out and beyond 5 fathoms Gulf of Mexico including Dry Tortugas and GMZ034 Rebecca Shoal Channel Hawk Channel from Ocean Reef to Craig Key GMZ042 out to the reef Hawk Channel from Craig Key to west end of GMZ043 Seven Mile Bridge out to the reef Hawk Channel from west end of Seven Mile GMZ044 Bridge to Halfmoon Shoal out to the reef Straits of Florida from Ocean Reef to GMZ052 Craig Key out 20 nm Straits of Florida from Craig Key to west GMZ053 end of Seven Mile Bridge out 20 nm Straits of Florida from west end of Seven GMZ054 Mile Bridge to south of Halfmoon Shoal out 20 nm Straits of Florida from Halfmoon Shoal to GMZ055 20 nm west of Dry Tortugas out 20 nm Straits of Florida from Ocean Reef to Craig GMZ072 Key 20 to 60 nm out Straits of Florida from Craig Key to west GMZ073 end of Seven Mile Bridge 20 to 60 nm out Straits of Florida from west end of Seven GMZ074 Mile Bridge to south of Halfmoon Shoal 20 to 60 nm out Straits of Florida from Halfmoon Shoal to GMZ075 20 nm west of Dry Tortugas 20 to 60 nm out Customers must reprogram affected hardware and software to continue processing the products in Table 1. An updated zone map shapefile containing the new boundaries for these marine zones is available for download from the following website: www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/marinezones.htm A map showing the existing and additional marine zones that will be effective July 7, 2011 is posted on the WFO Key West page at: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/key/?n=marinezone For questions about these changes, please contact: Kennard "Chip" Kasper Melinda Bailey Marine Focal Point Public/Marine Meteorologist National Weather Service National Weather Service WFO Key West Southern Region Headquarters 1315 White Street 819 Taylor St. Rm 10a11 Key West FL 33040 Fort Worth TX 76102 305-295-1316 817-978-1100 X107 Kennard.Kasper@Noaa.Gov Melinda.Bailey@Noaa.Gov NWS Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-15ripcurr_vtec.txtTest of Operational Rip Current Valid Time Event Code (VTEC) in Coastal Hazard Message at Select Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) Effective May 12, 2011 Effective Thursday May 12, 2011, at 1200 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) 10 additional WFOs will use a new VTEC event code for rip currents in their Coastal Hazard Messages (CFW). These WFOs will begin using the new VTEC event code RP.S within the CFW, instead of CF.S or LS.S, when specifically targeting an increased Rip Current Risk. The RP.S will be operational (i.e., the VTEC line will carry the (O) identifier). The Rip Current information issued by these offices will be highlighted in turquoise on the NWS Watch, Warning Advisory map at http://www.weather.gov Table 1: Communication identifiers for the CFWs issued by the 10 WFOs which will use the new VTEC for Rip Currents (RP.S) effective May 12, 2011 Issuing WFO WMO Header AWIPS Id Melbourne, FL WHUS42 KMLB CFWMLB Miami, FL WHUS42 KMFL CFWMFL Brownsville, TX WHUS44 KBRO CFWBRO Corpus Christi, TX WHUS44 KCRP CFWCRP Mobile, AL WHUS44 KMOB CFWMOB Wakefield, VA WHUS41 KAKQ CFWAKQ Philadelphia, PA WHUS41 KPHI CFWPHI New York, NY WHUS41 KOKX CFWOKX Boston, MA WHUS41 KBOX CFWBOX Cleveland, OH WHUS41 KCLE CFWCLE Customers must make the appropriate changes to their systems in order to process the new VTEC RP.S. Table 2: Communication identifiers for the CFWs issued by the seven WFOs which began using the VTEC RP.S in 2010 Issuing WFO WMO Header AWIPS Id Charleston, SC WHUS42 KCHS CFWCHS Newport/Morehead City, NC WHUS42 KMHX CFWMHX Wilmington, NC WHUS42 KILM CFWILM Jacksonville, FL WHUS42 KJAX CFWJAX Tallahassee, FL WHUS42 KTAE CFWTAE Chicago, IL WHUS43 KLOT CFWLOT Northern Indiana IN WHUS43 KIWX CFWIWX The remainder of NWS coastal and Great Lakes offices will continue using the VTEC event codes CF.S or LS.S in their Coastal/Lakeshore Flood Statements (CFW) when a Rip Current threat exists. No actions are necessary to continue processing the CF.S and LS.S VTEC event codes. This test of the new VTEC event code (RP.S) within the CFW by the WFOs specified in Table 1 will continue until further notice, unless significant negative feedback is received. Users are encouraged to provide feedback by using the brief survey and comment form on the Internet at, replace [ampersand] with the symbol for ampersand to use the link. This symbol is illegal in a notice: http://www.weather.gov/survey/report.php?type=nws[ampersand]amp;code=rcvtecchm General background information on VTEC can be found online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/vtec If you have questions or comments please contact: David Soroka National Marine Program Leader 1325 East West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-713-1677 Ext. 111 David.Soroka@noaa.gov NWS Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-16texas_zones.txtImplementation of Improved Fire and Public Weather Forecasts for Southeast Texas Effective August 4, 2011 Effective Thursday, August 4, 2011, at 100 pm Central Daylight Time (CDT), 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Lake Charles, Louisiana (LCH) will reconfigure its current fire and public weather forecast zones for Jasper (TXZ181) County and Newton (TXZ182) County in southeast Texas. This reconfiguration will provide better fire and public forecast services by splitting each of these counties into separate northern and southern forecast zones. This change is being made because of the large meteorological, climatological and geographical differences from north to south. The fire and public weather forecast zones for Jasper (TXZ181) County will be split to form Northern Jasper (TXZ259) and Southern Jasper (TXZ261). Newton (TXZ182) County will be split to form Northern Newton (TXZ260) and Southern Newton (TXZ262). This split will account for tropical cyclone, fire weather and winter weather impacts that only affect one portion of these counties and not the other. These fire and public zone changes require users to take appropriate action to receive the new zone products using the Universal Generic Code (UGC) zone code format(Z) in Table 1. TABLE 1: New Fire and Public Zone Configuration Identifiers NEW FIRE/PUBLIC UGC (Z) EXISTING FIRE/PUBLIC UGC (Z) ZONE NAME ZONE NAME --------------- ------ -------------------- ------ NORTHERN JASPER TXZ259 JASPER TXZ181 SOUTHERN JASPER TXZ261 JASPER TXZ181 NORTHERN NEWTON TXZ260 NEWTON TXZ182 SOUTHERN NEWTON TXZ262 NEWTON TXZ182 Detail regarding why these fire and public zone changes are being made, graphical depictions of the current and new fire and public zones, and a table of WFO LCH affected products are online at: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lch/?n=jaspernewton_zonereconfig Updated fire and public weather forecast zone shapefiles are online at: www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/pubzone.htm and www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/firezone.htm For more information, please contact: Andy Patrick Melinda Bailey Meteorologist-in-Charge Public/Marine Meteorologist WFO Lake Charles NWS Southern Region Headquarters Lake Charles LA 70607 Fort Worth TX 76102 337-477-5285 817-978-1100 X107 andy.patrick@noaa.gov melinda.bailey@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-17exceedance_heights.txtProbabilistic Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge Exceedance Products Become Operational: Effective June 1, 2011 Effective June 1, 2011, the Tropical Cyclone Probabilistic Storm Surge Exceedance products will become operational. The products provide storm surge heights, in feet above normal tide level, and the probabilities, from 10 to 90 percent at 10 percent increments, of storm surge exceeding the displayed height. The products are produced when a hurricane watch or warning are in effect for any portion of the Gulf or Atlantic coasts of the continental United States. The products will be posted online at: http://www.weather.gov/mdl/psurge GRIB2 and ESRI shape files will be available at this web site by clicking on the download tab. GRIB2 files will also be available on NOAAPORT with the following WMO headers: LGXP10 KNHC 10 percent chance of exceedance LGXP20 KNHC 20 percent chance of exceedance LGXP30 KNHC 30 percent chance of exceedance LGXP40 KNHC 40 percent chance of exceedance LGXP50 KNHC 50 percent chance of exceedance LGXP60 KNHC 60 percent chance of exceedance LGXP70 KNHC 70 percent chance of exceedance LGXP80 KNHC 80 percent chance of exceedance LGXP90 KNHC 90 percent chance of exceedance In addition, the GRIB2 products will be available in the National Digital Guidance Database (NDGD). The directory of where the products can be found will change as from: ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndgd/GT.sl osh/AR.conus/ To (effective June 1, 2011): ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.opnl/DF.gr2/DC.ndgd/GT.sl osh/AR.conus/ No change in the file names will occur. The GRIB2 file names of ds.surgeexcdNN.bin, where NN is the exceedance probability 10 through 90 percent in increments of 10, will continue to be used. If June 1, 2011 is declared a Critical Weather Day by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, the implementation date for transitioning the storm surge probabilities in the NDGD to operational will be postponed. Users will be notified of that decision via another Technical Implementation Notice and a new implementation date will be established. If you have any questions, please contact John Kuhn National Weather Service Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 301 713 1677 extension 121 John.F.Kuhn@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-18oper_bullets.txtTransition of Bulleted Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Message (CFW) and Marine Weather Message (MWW) Products to Operational Effective June 1, 2011 Effective Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at 1800 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) NWS Weather Forecast Offices with marine responsibility across the Continental United States and outside the continental United States will issue its Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Message (CFW) and Marine Weather Message (MWW) using a bulleted format. The bulleted format is similar to the current format for severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings. It will allow users to quickly read and gather vital information during hazardous weather events. A Product Description Document for these products, which includes examples of bulleted CFW and MWW products, is online: http://products.weather.gov/viewliste.php A list of all coastal and Great Lakes offices is online at: http://www.weather.gov/om/marine/marine_map.htm For comments regarding this notice, please contact: David Soroka National Weather Service Marine and Coastal Services Branch Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-713-1677 x111 David.Soroka@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-19colorado_zones.txtChanges to the Boundaries of Fire Weather Forecast Zone 201, the Craig Forecast Area, Including Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties, CO; and Zone 205, the Montrose Forecast Area, Including Delta, Gunnison, Montrose, San Miguel, Ouray, and Northern Hinsdale Counties, CO, Effective June 7, 2011 Effective Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at 1200 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Grand Junction (GJT), CO, will split the Craig Forecast Area (COZ201) into three new fire weather forecast zones, and the Montrose Forecast Area (COZ205) into four new fire weather forecast zones. This change will improve fire weather forecast services for WFO GJT’s fire weather partners and users by better associating zone areas with weather regimes and terrain. The split of COZ201, Craig Forecast Area, will create new fire weather zones for the mountainous terrain of the Park and Gore Mountain Ranges and the Flat Top Wilderness (new COZ201 - Routt); the lower elevation terrain in northern Moffat County (COZ200 Little Snake) and the plateau area of Rio Blanco and Garfield counties (COZ202 White River). The split of COZ205, Montrose Forecast Area, will create new fire weather forecast zones for the mountainous terrain of the northwest San Juan mountains and Uncompahgre Plateau (COZ291, Northern San Juan), the lower valleys of Delta and eastern Montrose counties (COZ292, North Fork), the Paradox Valley area of western Montrose and San Miguel counties (COZ290, Paradox Valley) and the mountainous terrain of the West Elk Mountains (COZ293, Gunnison Basin). Once this change has been implemented, the fire weather forecast zone numbers, names and geographical descriptors in Table 1 will be used in all fire weather forecast products issued by WFO GJT. This change does not affect WFO GJT public weather forecast zones or products. Table 1: New and Old WFO GJT Fire Weather Forecast Zones New Fire New Fire Old Fire Old Fire Weather Zone Weather Zone Weather Zone Weather Zone Number Name Number Name ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- COZ200 Little Snake COZ201 Craig Forecast Area COZ201 Routt COZ201 Craig Forecast Area COZ202 White River COZ201 Craig Forecast Area COZ290 Paradox Valley COZ205 Montrose Forecast Area COZ291 Northern San COZ205 Montrose Juan Forecast Area COZ292 North Fork COZ205 Montrose Forecast Area COZ293 Gunnison Basin COZ205 Montrose Forecast Area Table 2: New Zone Descriptors New Zone COZ200 - Little Snake COZ200 Physical Description: This zone consists of that portion of Moffat County north of state highway 40, except for the higher elevations in the extreme northeast part of the county, in northwest Colorado. New Zone COZ201 - Routt COZ201 Physical Description: This zone is defined as Routt County, the Elkhead Mountains in extreme northeast Moffat County, and higher elevations in extreme eastern Rio Blanco County, east of highway 13, in northwest Colorado. New Zone COZ202 - White River COZ202 Physical Description: This zone is defined as that part of Moffat County south of highway 40, and the plateau areas of Rio Blanco County, west of highway 13, in northwest Colorado. New Zone COZ290 - Paradox Valley COZ290 Physical Description: This zone consists of the Paradox Valley area of western Montrose and San Miguel Counties. New Zone COZ291 - Northern San Juan COZ291 Physical Description: This zone is defined as the northern portion of the San Juan Mountains within Ouray and eastern San Miguel Counties, and the Uncompahgre Plateau within northwest Ouray and western Montrose Counties. New Zone COZ292 - North Fork COZ292 Physical Description: This zone is defined as Uncompahgre and North Folk of the Gunnison River basins in Delta, eastern Montrose, and extreme western Gunnison Counties, in western Colorado. New Zone COZ293 - Gunnison Basin COZ293 Physical Description: This zone is defined as the Gunnison Basin within Delta and Gunnison Counties in western Colorado Graphical depictions of the old and new fire weather forecast zones are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/images/gjt2.png http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/images/gjt1.png Table 3: NWS fire weather watch, warning and forecast products affected by these changes PRODUCT WMO HEADING AWIPS ID ------------------------ ----------- ------- Fire Weather Watch WWUS85 KGJT RFWGJT Red Flag Warning WWUS85 KGJT RFWGJT Fire Weather Planning FNUS55 KGJT FWFGJT Forecast National Fire Danger FNUS85 KGJT FWMGJT Rating System Forecast NWS partners and users will need to make necessary changes to their communication systems to accommodate these fire weather forecast zone changes. A shapefile of the new fire weather forecast zones for WFO GJT is available for download at: www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/firezone.htm For more information, please contact: James Pringle Warning Coordination Meteorologist National Weather Service Grand Junction, CO 81506-6844 970-243-7007 james.pringle@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-20ncwf2_cessation.txtDiscontinuance of the Experimental Second Generation National Convective Weather Forecast (NCWF-2) Effective June 16, 2011 Effective Thursday June 16, 2011, at 0000 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Aviation Weather Center will discontinue production and dissemination of the experimental second generation National Convective Weather Forecast (NCWF-2). The current operational first generation National Convective Weather Forecast (NCWF) product will continue to be available. NCWF-2 is a probabilistic convective forecast developed through the Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Weather Research Program’s Convective Weather Product Development Team. NCWF-2 is currently available only via a direct feed from the Aviation Weather Center in GRIB1 format using the following experimental headers: ZDA98 KKCI ZDB98 KKCI ZDC98 KKCI ZDD98 KKCI ZUZA98 KKCI ZDIA98 KKCI ZMZA98 KKCI And in BUFR format under JSAT98 KKCI. Over the past several years, NCWF-2 has been considered for transition from experimental to operational status. As part of this transition process, detailed objective assessments of the forecast quality and performance have been completed. Results of the assessments indicated insufficient reliability and resolution for operational implementation. Since there are no plans to modify or improve NCWF-2 to achieve operational suitability, and the hardware and software technologies supporting the production of NCWF-2 are becoming obsolete, NWS will discontinue the NCWF-2. If you have any questions about this change, please contact: David Bright Chief, Aviation Support Branch Aviation Weather Center Kansas City, MO 64153 816-584-7204 david.bright@noaa.gov National Technical Implementation Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-21bulleted_wsw_npw_rfw_oper.txtTransition of Experimental Bulleted Winter Storm (WSW), Non Precipitation Weather (NPW) and Fire Weather (RFW) Watch/Warning/Advisory Products to Operational Effective June 22, 2011 Effective Wednesday, June 22, 2011, all NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) will issue WSW, NPW and RFW Watch/Warning/Advisory products using a bulleted format. No changes to product headers or other dissemination codes will be made. The bulleted format has been used experimentally by over 100 WFOs and has received favorable feedback. It allows users to quickly read and gather vital information leading up to and during hazardous weather events. See http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10bullet_warnings.txt and http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09wsw_npw_expr.txt A Product Description Document (PDD) for these products, which includes examples of bulleted WSW, NPW, and RFW products, is online at: http://products.weather.gov/viewlist.php For comments regarding this notice, please contact: Paul Stokols National Weather Service Fire and Public Weather Services Branch Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-713-1867 x139 Paul.Stokols@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-22six-hourly_qpf.txtTransition of NCEP HPC Six Hour Interval Quantitative Precipitation Forecast for Days 4 and 5 From Experimental to Operational Status July 5, 2011 Effective Tuesday, July 5, 2011, the Six Hour Interval Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts for Days 4 and 5 issued by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction’s (NCEP) Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (HPC) will transition from experimental to operational status. The products are available online at: http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/qpf/day45_6hrly.php If you have questions or feedback, please contact: edwin.danaher@noaa.gov or 301-763-8000 Ext 7354 This notice and other Service Change Notices are available online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-23gray_maine_radar.txtNew WSR-88D Installation Information effective no later than September 20, 2011 NWS is installing a Weather Surveillance Radar-1988, Doppler (WSR-88D) in Grays Harbor County, WA. The radar is scheduled to be operational no later than September 30, 2011. Below are specifics on the radar: ICAO: KLGX Name: Langley Hill Location: 47o 07' 0.83"N / 124o 06' 23.92"W Ground elevation (MSL): 73m /240ft Tower height (AGL): 30m / 98ft Antenna height (AGL): 34.7m / 114ft Antenna height (MSL): 108m / 354ft This radar will be a baseline WSR-88D and will receive the Dual Polarization upgrade as soon as possible after installation. The radar will be considered as part of the WSR-88D network (e.g. data distributed in real time and archived; will operate with the same baseline software and data formats as the other network radars). Further notices will be sent as the operational date approaches. Additional information is available at: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/wrh/washington_coast_doppler_radar/. If you have questions or comments, please contact: Tim Crum WSR-88D Radar Operations Center Tim.D.Crum@noaa.gov National Technical Implementation Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-23gray_maine_radar_aaa.txtNew Washington State WSR-88D Update and Data Flow Test on September 8, 2011 References: Technical Implementation Notice 11-38, August 5, 2011, NWS Field Test Using New WSR-88D in Grays Harbor County, WA NWS is planning a 3-hour test of the KLGX data transmission capabilities of the new Weather Surveillance Radar-1988, Doppler (WSR-88D) in Grays Harbor County, WA. The test is planned to occur on or about 9 am to noon (PACIFIC) on Sep 8, 2011. Level 2 and Level 3 data/products will be transmitted to external users during this period. The radar will be operating in standard WSR-88D volume coverage patterns (i.e., no scans below 0.5 deg.). Data collected during the test will be archived at the National Climatic Data Center. The KLGX Dual Polarization modification is scheduled to start September 12, 2011. The estimated date the modification will be completed and Level 2 and Level 3 data/products will be transmitted to external users is Sep 23. The addition of Dual Polarization products to the KLGX data transmission will be on or about Sep 27, 2011. Additional KLGX information is available at: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/wrh/washington_coast_doppler_radar/ If you have questions or comments, please contact: Tim Crum WSR-88D Radar Operations Center Tim.D.Crum@noaa.gov National Technical Implementation Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-24hazards_assessment.txtFormat of U.S. Hazards and Global Tropics Hazards Assessments effective Sep 12 2011 The U.S. Hazards Assessment and the Global Tropics Hazards and Benefits Assessment names will be changed. The term "assessment" will be replaced with "outlook." The format of the U.S. Hazards Assessment will also change. The new format will separate the product forecast period, covering 3-14 days into the future, into two forecast periods: 3-7 days into the future 8-14 days into the future The four maps will be produced for each forecast period Precipitation-related Hazards Temperature/Wind-related Hazards Drought/Wildfire-related Hazards Composite of all Hazards. The content of the maps will be similar to the ones produced now for this product. US Hazards Assessment: www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/threats/threats.php Global Tropical Hazards Assessment: www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/ghazards/index.php If you have any questions or comments, please contact: Ed O’Lenic Operations Branch Chief 5200 Auth RD, Camp Springs, MD 20746 301-763-8000 x7528 Ed.Olenic@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-25drought_monitor.txtU.S. Drought Monitor Impact Type Labels Change Effective September 29, 2011 The U.S. Drought Monitor impact type labels and drought impact types key will change. The Agricultural (A) and Hydrological (H) impact types will become Short-Term (S) and Long-Term (L), respectively. The drought impact types key will change from A = Agricultural (Crops, Pastures, Grasslands) to S = Short-Term, Typically less than 6 months (e.g. Agriculture, Grasslands), and from: H = Hydrological (Water) to L = Long-Term, Typically greater than 6 months (E.G. Hydrology, Ecology) The Drought Monitor is online at: http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html If you have any questions or comments, please contact: Ed O’Lenic Operations Branch Chief Camp Springs, MD 20746 301-763-8000 x7528 Ed.Olenic@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-26nwws.txtNew NOAA Weather Wire Service During 2012 A new NOAA Weather Wire Service (NWWS) will be commissioned during 2012. The new NWWS will operate concurrently with the current NWWS system for a period of time before the old NWWS system is decommissioned (turned off) in March 2012 at the earliest. For the latest news and information about this change, please consult the Weather Wire website at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwws/newnwws.html This website will be updated as needed to keep you informed. Also, see page 6 of the summer Aware report, available at http://www.weather.gov/om/Aware/pdfs/11summer-aware.pdf With the new system, C-band satellite users can continue to re-use the outdoor antennas they already have in place (which will not require re-pointing), but will need a new satellite receiver, new Low Noise Block Converter (LNB), and new (or modified) weather data display software. Internet (Open Interface) users will need the new (or modified) display software. Operational requirements for system reliability and data timeliness for the new NWWS remain the same as the current NWWS. Costs will be at or below current costs. We will have more specific information about the satellite receiver, LNB, and software you will need after we have completed our testing on this equipment later this summer. The old NWWS system (operated under contract with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) for the past 12 years) will continue to operate into 2012, and will not be decommissioned (turned off) until March 2012 at the earliest. If you have any questions or comments, please contact: Martin Baron Weather Wire Program Manager 1325 East West Hwy, Rm. 3396, Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-713-0644 x137 Martin.baron@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-27hpc_grids.txtEnhancements to Hydrometeorological Prediction Center Medium Range Weather Grids over CONUS Effective October 11 2011 Effective Tuesday, October 11, 2011, the National Centers for Environmental Prediction’s (NCEP) Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (HPC) will distribute enhanced CONUS medium range (days 4 through 7) weather grids. The grids have been enhanced to better align with National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) requirements. In particular the weather grid temporal resolution has been increased to 6 hours from 12 hours, additional qualifiers (slight chance, chance) have been added, and the weather type algorithm has been improved to better take into account vertical temperature profiles. No weather is shown where the Probability of Precipitation (PoP) is less than 15%. Graphical representations of the products are online at: http://origin.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/5km_grids/5km_gridsbody.html More details are online at: http://origin.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/5km_grids/medr_5km_methodology_n ewparms.pdf If you have questions or feedback, please contact: Ed Danaher edwin.danaher@noaa.gov 301-763-8000 Ext 7354 National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-28buoy44018.txtRelocation of National Data Buoy Center Buoy 44018 on or about October 15 On or about October 15, The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has requested National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) buoy 44018 be relocated. Buoy 44018 is currently located approximately 30 nautical miles east of Nantucket, Massachusetts at 41.255 N and 69.305 W. The proposed relocation would move the buoy to the north and west to coordinates 42.132 N and 69.813 W or approximately 10 nautical miles east of Truro, MA. The proposed new location will provide more efficient response times in the USCG’s search and rescue operations in the area and thus, enhance its public safety mission. The move will allow the USCG to react with more suitable resources based on the observed weather conditions. Also, the USCG believes the new location would provide excellent sampling of northeast swells across the Gulf of Maine and east swells from the Georges Bank. None of the measuring parameters of the buoy will be changed, just the location. A map showing the current and proposed locations can be seen at the link below. http://maps.google.com/?q=http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/offic ePrograms/buoy_44018_relocation.kml The proposed location would place the buoy in a more heavily traveled area which would also assist the National Weather Service (NWS) in providing improved marine services along the northeast coastal and offshore waters. The Atlantic Offshore Lobstermen Association and the Steamship Authority (provide ferry service to the island) have also formally stated the relocation would not cause any degradation of service in their opinion. Further information on buoy 44018 can be found at: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=44018 If you have any comments on the relocation of buoy 44018, please send, by September 6, 2011, to the following e-mail addresses with the subject line “Relocation of Buoy 44018”: Marine.Weather@noaa.gov Mark.E.Ferreira@uscg.mil For more information, contact: Wayne Presnell Meteorologist, Marine and Coastal Services Branch Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-713-1677, ext. 103 wayne.presnell@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-28cameron_la_zones.txtImplementation of Improved Fire and Public Weather Coverage for Southwest Louisiana Effective December 15, 2011 Effective Thursday, December 15, 2011, at 1200 pm Central Standard Time, 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Lake Charles (LCH), LA, will reconfigure its fire and public weather forecast zone for Cameron (LAZ051) Parish in southwest Louisiana. This reconfiguration will provide better forecast services by splitting this parish into separate western and eastern fire and public weather forecast zones due to the large meteorological, climatological, and geographical differences from west to east. The fire and public weather forecast zone for Cameron (LAZ051) Parish will be split to form West Cameron (LAZ073) and East Cameron (LAZ074). This split will account for tropical cyclone, fire weather, and winter weather impacts that only affect one portion of this parish and not the other. These changes require partners and users to take appropriate action to receive the new zone products using the Universal Generic Code (UGC) zone code format (Z) listed in Table 1. TABLE 1. New Fire and Public Zone Configuration Identifiers NEW FIRE/PUBLIC UGC (Z) EXISTING FIRE/PUBLIC UGC (Z) ZONE NAME ZONE NAME --------------- ------ -------------------- ------ WEST CAMERON LAZ073 CAMERON LAZ051 EAST CAMERON LAZ074 CAMERON LAZ051 More detail regarding this change, including greater detail regarding why these fire and public zone changes are being made, graphical depictions of the current and new fire and public zones and a table of affected WFO LCH products is available online at: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lch/?n=cameron_zonereconfig Updated fire and public weather forecast zone shapefiles are online at: www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/pubzone.htm and www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/firezone.htm For more information, please contact: Andy Patrick Melinda Bailey Meteorologist-in-Charge Public/Marine Meteorologist NWS Lake Charles NWS Southern Region Headquarters Lake Charles LA 70607 Fort Worth TX 76102 337-477-5285 817-978-1100 X107 andy.patrick@noaa.gov melinda.bailey@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-28cameron_la_zones_cca.txtCorrected: Implementation of Improved Fire and Public Weather Coverage for Southwest Louisiana Effective December 15, 2011 Corrected to remove the Watch County Notification (WCN) product from the list of affected products http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lch/?n=cameron_zonereconfig The WCN product is a UGC "C" coded product, not a UGC "Z" coded product, and is not affected by this change. Effective Thursday, December 15, 2011, at 1200 pm Central Standard Time, 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Lake Charles (LCH), LA, will reconfigure its fire and public weather forecast zone for Cameron (LAZ051) Parish in southwest Louisiana. This reconfiguration will provide better forecast services by splitting this parish into separate western and eastern fire and public weather forecast zones due to the large meteorological, climatological, and geographical differences from west to east. The fire and public weather forecast zone for Cameron (LAZ051) Parish will be split to form West Cameron (LAZ073) and East Cameron (LAZ074). This split will account for tropical cyclone, fire weather, and winter weather impacts that only affect one portion of this parish and not the other. These changes require partners and users to take appropriate action to receive the new zone products using the Universal Generic Code (UGC) zone code format (Z) listed in Table 1. TABLE 1. New Fire and Public Zone Configuration Identifiers NEW FIRE/PUBLIC UGC (Z) EXISTING FIRE/PUBLIC UGC (Z) ZONE NAME ZONE NAME --------------- ------ -------------------- ------ WEST CAMERON LAZ073 CAMERON LAZ051 EAST CAMERON LAZ074 CAMERON LAZ051 More detail regarding this change, including greater detail regarding why these fire and public zone changes are being made, graphical depictions of the current and new fire and public zones and a table of affected WFO LCH products is available online at: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lch/?n=cameron_zonereconfig Updated fire and public weather forecast zone shapefiles are online at: www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/pubzone.htm and www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/firezone.htm For more information, please contact: Andy Patrick Melinda Bailey Meteorologist-in-Charge Public/Marine Meteorologist NWS Lake Charles NWS Southern Region Headquarters Lake Charles LA 70607 Fort Worth TX 76102 337-477-5285 817-978-1100 X107 andy.patrick@noaa.gov melinda.bailey@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$
scn11-30bouy41002.txtRelocation of National Data Buoy Center buoy 41002 on or about November 1, 2011 On or about November 1, 2011, the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) will relocate buoy 41002 to approximately 32.0 N and 75.0 W. The new location will be 30 nautical miles southeast of its current position at 32.3 N and 75.5 W. The buoy frequently goes adrift due to its proximity to the Gulf Stream making its data unavailable. The buoy last went adrift on May 2, 2010, and was recovered on May 12, 2010, but has not been able to report data in that time. The proposed new location is further from the Gulf Stream and thus will alleviate the problem of the buoy going adrift and return it to normal data reporting. Further information on buoy 41002 can be found at: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=41002 If you have any questions or comments on buoy 41002, please send, by September 30, 2011, to the following e-mail address with the subject line "Relocation of Buoy 41002:" Marine.Weather@noaa.gov For more information, contact: Wayne Presnell/OS21 Meteorologist, National Weather Service Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-713-1677, ext. 103 wayne.presnell@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-31lrit-emwin_emer_shutdown.txtHurricane Irene Emergency Outage for to EMWIN and LRIT users Effective 13:00 EST, Saturday, August 27, 2011 Effective 1550Z on Saturday through 2145Z on Sunday (approximately noon EDT Saturday through 6 pm EDT Sunday) there will be no Low-Rate Information Transmission (LRIT) data available from GOES West satellite (GOES 11). Due to the hurricane threatening Wallops, VA, and antenna issues, control of GOES-11 will be passed to the Fairbanks, AK, Command and Data Acquisition facility which does not have the capability to transmit LRIT data. For users of GOES Data Collection System (DCS) there may also be issues with GOES DCS data from GOES West going into LRIT as well, although DCS data should be available through DOMSAT, through the NWS Telecommunications Gateway and GTS, and from the Emergency Data Distribution Network in South Dakota. There also will not be any Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (EMWIN) data on GOES-West. EMWIN users pointed at GOES-West should switch to the EMWIN byteblaster network to receive EMWIN data during this time. GOES-East will remain broadcasting; however, should that broadcast go down due to the hurricane, please switch to the byteblaster network. If you have questions or concerns about this notice, contact: Santos Rodriguez 301-713-0077 Santos.Rodriguez@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-32fax-iffdp.txtFacsimile-Based International Flight Folder Documentation Program (IFFDP) Termination Effective February 28, 2012 Effective Tuesday February 28, 2012, at 1400 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Aviation Weather Center (AWC) will cease all facsimile transmissions of the legacy IFFDP. AWC IFFDP fax services will no longer be available. Effective February 28, IFFDP data will only be available through the Web International Flight Folder Documentation Program (WebIFFDP). WebIFFDP is operational and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Before using the WebIFFDP service, authorized users must register by going to the following web address: http://aviationweather.gov/webiffdp/ As a contracting state of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the United States is obligated to provide flight documentation services to the international aviation community. Since October 1, 1998, in accordance with Chapter 9 of Annex 3 to the Convention on Civil Aviation, the AWC has provided the required meteorological information to airline operators and flight crew members for the purposes of dispatch planning, preflight briefing and enroute guidance as a fax-based system of distribution. This fax-based system is now obsolete and expensive for NWS and its users to maintain. WebIFFDP has been available to users since January 4, 2011, and became operational on September 12, 2011. The new WebIFFDP system offers users a Qualified Internet Communications Provider (QICP) certified Website for obtaining international aviation weather information. QICP is a certification by the FAA that a Website meets specific security, availability and transaction-time standards. WebIFFDP also introduces users to an enhanced service which includes custom virtual Flight Folders and other features not available through the fax-based system. For technical questions and support in registering user access for WebIFFDP, please contact: Jim McDuffy Aviation Weather Center Kansas City, MO 64153 816-584-7263 Dennis.J.Mcduffy@noaa.gov If you have any questions or comments about this change, or the WebIFFDP service, please contact: Michael Pat Murphy Warning Coordination Meteorologist Aviation Weather Center Kansas City, MO 64153 816-584-7239 michael.pat.murphy@noaa.gov National Technical Implementation Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-33ak_zones.txtModification of Fire and Public Weather Zone Boundary between the Yukon Delta and Lower Yukon Valley Zones in Western Alaska Effective October 13, 2011 Effective Thursday, October 13, 2011, at 1000 AM Alaska Daylight Time (ADT), 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Fairbanks, AK, Weather Forecast Office (WFO AFG) will modify the boundary between the western Alaska fire and public forecast zones of the Yukon Delta (PKZ214) and Lower Yukon Valley (PKZ215). Table 1. Zone (Z) Form of the Universal Geographic Code (UGC) and Fire/Public Forecast Zone Names/Numbers for WFO AFG Users Fire/Public Zone Name Fire/Public Zone Number UGC (Z) ------------- ----------- Yukon Delta PKZ214 Lower Yukon Valley PKZ215 This change will modify the shapefiles for fire and public weather forecast zones PKZ214 and PKZ215 in western Alaska. Currently the fire and public weather forecast zone for the Lower Yukon Valley (PKZ215) includes the village of Marshall, Alaska. With this change the village of Marshall, Alaska will be part of the Yukon Delta fire/public zone (PKZ214). A graphical depiction and detailed explanation of this zone modification is available online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/fire/akzone.pdf All WFO AFG fire and public weather products that use the zone (Z) form of the UGC are affected. Table 2. Affected WFO AFG Products PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADER AWIPS ID ------------------------------------------------------------- CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE WOAK49 PAFG CEMAFG FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FNAK52 PAFG FWFWCZ FIRE WEATHER WATCH/RED FLAG WARNING WWAK62 PAFG RFWWCZ FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT WGAK79 PAFG FFSAFG FLASH FLOOD WARNING WGAK59 PAFG FFWAFG FLASH FLOOD WATCH/FLOOD WATCH WGAK69 PAFG FFAAFG FLOOD STATEMENT WGAK89 PAFG FLSAFG FLOOD WARNING WGAK49 PAFG FLWAFG NON-PRECIPITATION ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING WWAK72 PAFG NPWWCZ PUBLIC ZONE FORECAST FPAK52 PAFG ZFPWCZ RIVER STATEMENT FGAK89 PAFG RVSAFG SEVERE THUNDESTORM WARNING WUAK59 PAFG SVRAFG SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT WWAK82 PAFG SPSWCZ TORNADO WARNING WFAK59 PAFG TORAFG WINTER STORM ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING WWAK42 PAFG WSWWCZ Partners and users affected by these changes need to take the appropriate action to ensure their systems will update the shapefiles for these fire and public zone realignments for Yukon Delta and the Lower Yukon Valley zones of western Alaska. An updated public zone map shapefile is online at: http://www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/pubzone.htm An updated fire zone map shapefile is online at: http://www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/firezone.htm For more information, please contact: John Lingaas Aimee Fish Warning Coordination Meteorologist Public Program Manager NWS Fairbanks NWS Alaska Region HQ Fairbanks, AK 99775 Anchorage, AK 99513 907-458-3712 907-271-3451 john.lingaas@noaa.gov aimee.fish@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-34space_wx.txtImplementation of Improved Space Weather Watch, Warning and Alert Products Effective December 19, 2011 Effective Monday, December 19, 2011, at 1000 AM Mountain Standard Time (MST), 1700 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) in Boulder, Colorado, will disseminate enhanced space weather watch, warning and alert products. These products will have an additional section of information appended. This new section will list potential impacts at earth as well as expected geographical locations of the impacts for various space weather events. The following SWPC products will be affected by this change: AWIPS ID WMO Header Product Name NOAA Scale SWXALTXMF WOXX01 KWNP ALERT: X-ray Flux exceeded M5 R2-R5 SWXSUMXM5 WOXX01 KWNP SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded M5 R2 SWXSUMX01 WOXX02 KWNP SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded X1 R3 SWXSUMX10 WOXX02 KWNP SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded X10 R4 SWXSUMX20 WOXX02 KWNP SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded X20 R5 SWXWATA20 WOXX20 KWNP WATCH: Geomagnetic A-index 20 G1 or greater predicted SWXWATA30 WOXX21 KWNP WATCH: Geomagnetic A-index 30 G2 or greater predicted SWXWATA50 WOXX22 KWNP WATCH: Geomagnetic A-index 50 G3 or greater predicted SWXWATA99 WOXX23 KWNP WATCH: Geomagnetic A-index 100 G4-G5 or greater predicted SWXWARK04 WOXX13 KWNP WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 4 expected SWXWARK05 WOXX11 KWNP WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of G1 5 expected SWXWARK06 WOXX12 KWNP WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of G2 6 expected SWXWARK07 WOXX14 KWNP WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of G3-G5 7 or greater expected SWXALTK04 WOXX13 KWNP ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 4 SWXALTK05 WOXX11 KWNP ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 5 G1 SWXALTK06 WOXX12 KWNP ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6 G2 SWXALTK07 WOXX14 KWNP ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 G3 SWXALTK08 WOXX15 KWNP ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 8 G4 SWXALTK09 WOXX16 KWNP ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 9 G5 SWXWARPX1 WOXX32 KWNP WARNING: Proton 10MeV Integral S1-S5 Flux above 10pfu expected SWXALTPX1 WOXX32 KWNP ALERT: Proton Event 10MeV S1 Integral Flux exceeded 10pfu SWXALTPX2 WOXX32 KWNP ALERT: Proton Event 10MeV S2 Integral Flux exceeded 100pfu SWXALTPX3 WOXX32 KWNP ALERT: Proton Event 10MeV S3 Integral Flux exceeded 1000pfu SWXALTPX4 WOXX32 KWNP ALERT: Proton Event 10MeV S4 Integral Flux exceeded 10000pfu SWXALTPX5 WOXX32 KWNP ALERT: Proton Event 10MeV S5 Integral Flux exceeded 100000pfu SWXWARPC0 WOXX31 KWNP WARNING: Proton 100MeV Integral Flux above 1pfu expected SWXALTPC0 WOXX31 KWNP ALERT: Proton Event 100MeV Integral Flux exceeded 1pfu For more information, please contact: Robert Rutledge Joe Kunches Lead, SWF Customer and Media Relations SWPC SWPC Boulder, CO 80305 Boulder, CO 80305 303-497-3029 303-497-5275 Robert.Rutledge@noaa.gov Joseph.Kunches@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-35natl_snowfall_analysis.txtTransition of the National Snowfall Analysis from Experimental to Operational Status Effective November 11, 2011 Effective Friday, November 11. 2011, the National Snowfall Analysis for the Continental United States will transition from experimental to operational status. This product is available online at: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ridge2/snow/ The NWS previously sought comments regarding this product: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/pns11snowfallanalysis.txt If you have questions or feedback, please contact: Brian Walawender NWS Central Region Headquarters 7220 NW 101st Terrace Kansas City, MO 64153-2371 816-268-3114 brian.walawender@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-36new_mexico_zones.txtSUBJECT Implementation of Improved Public Zone Coverage for Southwestern/South Central New Mexico and Far West Texas Effective February 23, 2012 Effective Thursday, February 23, 2012, at 3:00 pm Mountain Standard Time (MST), 2200 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Santa Teresa, NM, (EPZ), will issue public weather forecast and warning products using new public zones. WFO EPZ public zone boundaries are being changed to better incorporate local topography and climatology across southern New Mexico and far west Texas. Several existing zones have been reconfigured to mitigate the significant variances in climate and elevation in the zones currently in use. Some of the major changes to the current zone configuration include: - Differentiation between the eastern and western slopes of the southern Sacramento Mountains. - Division of El Paso county to reflect the differences in wind and temperature within the city of El Paso on either side of the Franklin Mountains. - Reduction in size of several zones that currently have great ranges in temperature and elevation. - Improvement in separation of mountains and valleys across the southern Gila region. More detail regarding why these public zone changes are being made, graphical depictions of the current and new public zones, text listings of old and new public zone names with Universal Geographic Codes (UGC), and a table of WFO EPZ products affected by these changes is online at: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/media/epz/newzones/epznewzones.pdf Table 1: Retiring WFO EPZ Public Zone Numbers and Names Retiring Zone Retiring Zone Name Number ------------- ------------------ NMZ022 Southwest Mountains/Lower Gila Region NMZ023 Sierra County lakes Region NMZ024 Tularosa Basin/Southern Desert NMZ025 Southern Sacramento Mountains NMZ030 Southwest Desert/Bootheel NMZ031 Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin NMZ032 Southern Desert TXZ055 El Paso TXZ056 Hudspeth Table 2: New WFO EPZ Public Zone Numbers and Names New Zone Number New Zone Name --------------- ------------- NMZ401 Upper Gila River Valley NMZ402 Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range NMZ403 Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley NMZ404 Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley NMZ405 Lowlands of the Bootheel NMZ406 Uplands of the Bootheel NMZ407 Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin NMZ408 Eastern Black Range Foothills NMZ409 Sierra County Lakes NMZ410 Northern Dona Ana County NMZ411 Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley NMZ412 Central Tularosa Basin NMZ413 Southern Tularosa Basin NMZ414 West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet NMZ415 Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet NMZ416 East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet NMZ417 Otero Mesa TXZ418 Western El Paso County TXZ419 Eastern/Central El Paso County TXZ420 Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains TXZ421 Salt Basin TXZ422 Southern Hudspeth Highlands TXZ423 Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties TXZ424 Rio Grande Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County Partners and other users must take appropriate action to continue correctly processing all WFO EPZ products. Updated public zone map shapefiles are available for download online at: www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/pubzone.htm The changes are to WFO EPZ public zones only. WFO EPZ fire weather zones will remain unchanged. If you have any questions, please contact: Jesus Haro Melinda Bailey National Weather Service NWS Southern Region HQ Santa Teresa NM 88008 Fort Worth TX 76102 575-589-4088 X223 817-978-1100 X107 National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN
scn11-37sigmet-test.txtUS SIGMET Testing from November 8-22, 2011 The NWS will be performing annual end-to-end testing of Significant Meteorological Information (SIGMET) production from November 8-22 at 0200 coordinated universal time (UTC). On November 8, the SIGMET test for Tropical Cyclone (WC) is scheduled to occur at 0200 UTC when the Miami and Honolulu Tropical Cyclone Advisory Centers (TCAC) issue their Tropical Cyclone test advisories that drive the SIGMETs produced at the Kansas City and Honolulu Meteorological Watch Offices (MWO). Look for the following two SIGMET World Meteorological Organization (WMO) IDs during this test: WCPN## KKCI WCPA## PHFO On November 15, the SIGMET test for Volcanic Ash (WV) is scheduled to occur at 0200 UTC when the Washington and Anchorage VAACs issue their Volcanic Ash Advisories (VAAs), which drive the SIGMETs produced at the Kansas City, Honolulu and Anchorage MWOs. Look for the following three SIGMET WMO IDs during this test: WVAK## PAWU WVPN## KKCI WVPA## PHFO On November 22, the SIGMET test for Weather phenomena (WS) is scheduled to occur at 0200 UTC when the three U.S. MWOs issue their test SIGMETs. Look for the following three SIGMET WMO IDs during this test: WSAK## PAWU WSPN## KKCI WSPA## PHFO The tests serve as an important exercise for the three U.S. MWOs in Kansas City, Anchorage and Honolulu. The tests will include all three types of SIGMETs: Volcanic Ash (VA), Tropical Cyclone (WC) and Weather phenomena (WS). The validity period will be 10 minutes. The three MWOs will coordinate with the two Volcanic Ash Advisory Centers (VAACs) in Anchorage and Washington for the Volcanic Ash SIGMETs. The three MWOs will also coordinate with the two TCACs in Miami and Honolulu for Tropical SIGMET issuance. Even if active SIGMETs are occurring at the proposed date and time, the test will occur. If you have questions about this notice, please contact: Michael Graf National Weather Service SSMC-2 Station 13314 1325 East-West Highway Silver Spring Md. 20910 301-713-1726 X 117 michael.graf@noaa.gov National Technical Implementation Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm $$
scn11-38marineforecast.txtChanges to the format of the Marine Forecast Matrices Issued by Weather Forecast Office Honolulu: Effective March 1, 2012 Effective Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 400 AM Hawaiian Standard Time (HST), 1400 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Honolulu, Hawaii will change the format of the text product, Marine Forecast Matrices (MFM). The change will; 1) remove references to Swell1, Swell2, Swell3 etc., Period1, Period2, Period3 etc., and have all swells and periods designated simply as "Swell" and “Period,” and 2) add line breaks between each swell and period. This change is being made to improve the clarity, readability and utility of the text product. See http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/pages/examples/MFM.pdf for examples of the current format and proposed new format of the affected portions of the product. Table 1 lists the product issued by WFO Honolulu that will be affected by the change to the MFM format. Table 1: WFO Honolulu product affected by the text format changes effective March 1, 2012. PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADING AWIPS ID Marine Forecast Matrices FXHW40 PHFO MFMHFO Customers do not need to take any actions in order to continue receiving this product. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Raymond Tanabe Meteorologist in Charge National Weather Service Honolulu 2525 Correa Road Suite 250 Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 808 973 5282 Raymond.Tanabe@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$
scn11-39green_river_hydro.txtTransfer of Hydrologic Services for the Green River at Green River Forecast Location in Utah Effective February 28, 2012 Effective Tuesday February 28, 2012, at 8:00 AM Mountain Standard Time (MST), 1500 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), hydrologic service responsibility for the river forecast location at Green River, UT, along the Green River (location identifier: GRVU1) in Emery County in Utah will be transferred to the Weather Forecast Office in Salt Lake City (WFO SLC) from the WFO in Grand Junction, CO (WFO GJT). Because of this transfer, customers must take appropriate action to receive the products listed in Table 1 for the Green River at Green River forecast point in Emery County, Utah, using the SLC identifier. Table 1. Products affected by this change for the Green River at Green River forecast location (GRVU1) in Utah. PRODUCT WMO HEADING AWIPS ID ------------------------------------------------------- Flood Statement /NEW/ WGUS85 KSLC /NEW/ FLSSLC * /OLD/ WGUS85 KGJT * /OLD/ FLSGJT Flood Warning /NEW/ WGUS45 KSLC /NEW/ FLWSLC * /OLD/ WGUS45 KGJT * /OLD/ FLWGJT Flood Watch /NEW/ WGUS65 KSLC /NEW/ FFASLC * /OLD/ WGUS65 KGJT * /OLD/ FFAGJT Hydrologic /NEW/ FGUS75 KSLC /NEW/ ESFSLC Outlook * /OLD/ FGUS75 KGJT * /OLD/ ESFGJT Hydrologic /NEW/ SRUS45 KSLC /NEW/ RVASLC Summary * /OLD/ SRUS45 KGJT * /OLD/ RVAGJT Daily River and /NEW/ FGUS55 KSLC /NEW/ RVDSLC Lake Summary * /OLD/ FGUS55 KGJT * /OLD/ RVDGJT River Statement /NEW/ FGUS85 KSLC /NEW/ RVSSLC * /OLD/ FGUS85 KGJT * /OLD/ RVSGJT * These old products will continue to exist, but will cover locations and areas outside of Emery County, UT. If you have any questions, you may contact: Larry Dunn Meteorologist in Charge National Weather Service WFO Salt Lake City 2242 West North Temple Salt Lake City UT 84116 (801)524-5133 larry.dunn@noaa.gov National NWS Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm/ $$
scn11-40marine.txtChanges in Offshore Waters Marine Zones For the Caribbean and Southwest North Atlantic And the Gulf of Mexico Effective April 3, 2012 Effective Tuesday April 3, 2012 at 200 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) or 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) of the National Hurricane Center will reconfigure its marine zones for the offshore waters in the Caribbean and Southwest North Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. Currently there are five (5) marine zones covering the Caribbean and Southwest North Atlantic and four (4) marine zones covering the Gulf of Mexico. These zones will be reconfigured into twenty-four (24) marine zones to cover the Caribbean and Southwest North Atlantic and eight (8) zones to cover the Gulf of Mexico. Marine observations, local effects, and substantial customer feedback all indicate that the current configuration of marine zones does not adequately address the local effects and does not provide enough detail for the marine community. This reconfiguration will serve to improve the precision of marine warnings, forecasts, and other services by allowing forecasters to be more area specific.
scn11-40offshorezonescca.txtCorrected: Changes in Offshore Waters Marine Zones For the Caribbean and Southwest North Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico Effective April 3, 2012
scn11-41zone.txtChanges in Marine, Fire and Public Weather Forecast Zones for Portions of the Lower James, York, and Rappahannock Rivers in Southeastern Virginia Effective April 3, 2012
scn11-42extreme_cold.txtEliminating Winter Storm Warning Code at 8 Offices Effective January 18 2012 Reference the following PNS requesting comments: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/pns11extreme_cold.txt Beginning Wednesday January 18, 2012, and continuing through April 15, 2012, select NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) will issue a consolidated experimental Extreme Cold (EC) Warning product in lieu of all Wind Chill products on an experimental basis. In addition, the EC product will alert people to cold ambient temperatures with no wind. Users who normally receive Wind Chill Watches, Warnings and Advisories via the Winter Storm Warning (WSW) product using NWS Valid-Time Event Codes (VTEC) of WC.A, WC.W, WC.Y will need to go to the appropriate Non-Precipitation Warning (NPW) products listed in Table 1 below and parse using the single VTEC (EC.W) to receive all cold-related products. WFO Little Rock, AR (LZK) will issue the experimental EC Warning under a NPW only for cold windless conditions, but will continue to issue WSW Wind Chill products for a combination of cold and windy conditions. TABLE 1. WFO WMO HEADING AWIPS ID _____________ ___________ ________ Rapid City, SD WWUS73 KUNR NPWUNR Aberdeen, SD WWUS73 KABR NPWABR Sioux Falls, SD WWUS73 KFSD NPWFSD Bismarck, ND WWUS73 KBIS NPWBIS Eastern ND/Grand Forks, ND WWUS73 KFGF NPWFGF Minneapolis, MN WWUS73 KMPX NPWMPX Duluth, MN WWUS73 KDLH NPWDLH Little Rock, AR WWUS73 KLZK NPWLZK A Product Description Document (PDD) is online at: http://products.weather.gov/viewliste.php Please submit comments to: http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=ecw Upon the completion of this experimental period and the close of this Public Information Statement comment period, NWS will evaluate all comments to determine whether to proceed with national implementation of the Extreme Cold warning products. For comments or questions regarding this PNS, please contact: Jim Keeney 7220 NW 101St Terrace Building Kansas City, MO 64153-2371 816-268-3141 jim.keeney@noaa.gov or Paul Stokols National Weather Service Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-713-1867 x-139 paul.stokols@noaa.gov All National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ 19 August 2011
scn11-42extreme_coldcca.txtCorrected: Eliminating Winter Storm Warning Code at 8 Offices Effective January 18 2012 Corrected title to indicate change is to Winter Storm warning Code. Reference the following PNS requesting comments: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/pns11extreme_cold.txt Beginning Wednesday January 18, 2012, and continuing through April 15, 2012, select NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) will issue a consolidated experimental Extreme Cold (EC) Warning product in lieu of all Wind Chill products on an experimental basis. In addition, the EC product will alert people to cold ambient temperatures with no wind. Users who normally receive Wind Chill Watches, Warnings and Advisories via the Winter Storm Warning (WSW) product using NWS Valid-Time Event Codes (VTEC) of WC.A, WC.W, WC.Y will need to go to the appropriate Non-Precipitation Warning (NPW) products listed in Table 1 below and parse using the single VTEC (EC.W) to receive all cold-related products. WFO Little Rock, AR (LZK) will issue the experimental EC Warning under a NPW only for cold windless conditions, but will continue to issue WSW Wind Chill products for a combination of cold and windy conditions. TABLE 1. WMO HEADING AWIPS ID _____________ ___________ ________ Rapid City, SD WWUS73 KUNR NPWUNR Aberdeen, SD WWUS73 KABR NPWABR Sioux Falls, SD WWUS73 KFSD NPWFSD Bismarck, ND WWUS73 KBIS NPWBIS Eastern ND/Grand Forks, ND WWUS73 KFGF NPWFGF Minneapolis, MN WWUS73 KMPX NPWMPX Duluth, MN WWUS73 KDLH NPWDLH Little Rock, AR WWUS73 KLZK NPWLZK A Product Description Document (PDD) is online at: http://products.weather.gov/viewliste.php Please submit comments to: http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=ecw Upon the completion of this experimental period and the close of this Public Information Statement comment period, NWS will evaluate all comments to determine whether to proceed with national implementation of the Extreme Cold warning products. For comments or questions regarding this PNS, please contact: Jim Keeney 7220 NW 101St Terrace Building Routing Code: W/CR1 Kansas City, MO 64153-2371 Phone: 816-268-3141 jim.keeney@noaa.gov or Paul Stokols National Weather Service Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services 1325 East West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-713-1867 x-139 paul.stokols@noaa.gov All National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$
scn11-42extreme_coldccb.txtCorrected: Replacing or Augmenting Wind Chill Products with Experimental Extreme Cold Warnings at 8 NWS Weather Forecast Offices Effective January 18, 2012 Corrected subject to indicate change is to Wind Chill products. Reference the following Public Information Statement (PNS) requesting comments: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/pns11extreme_cold.txt Beginning Wednesday, January 18, 2012, and continuing through April 15, 2012, select NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) will issue a consolidated experimental Extreme Cold (EC) Warning product in lieu of all Wind Chill products. In addition, the EC product will alert people to cold ambient temperatures with no wind. Partners and users who normally receive Wind Chill Watches, Warnings and Advisories via the Winter Storm Warning (WSW) product using NWS Valid-Time Event Codes (VTEC) of WC.A, WC.W and WC.Y, will need to use the appropriate Non-Precipitation Warning (NPW) products listed in Table 1 below, instead, and use the single VTEC EC.W to receive all cold-related products. WFO Little Rock, AR (LZK), will issue the experimental EC Warning under a NPW only for cold windless conditions, but will continue to issue WSW Wind Chill products for a combination of cold and windy conditions. TABLE 1. WFO WMO HEADING AWIPS ID ---------------------------------------------------------- Rapid City, SD WWUS73 KUNR NPWUNR Aberdeen, SD WWUS73 KABR NPWABR Sioux Falls, SD WWUS73 KFSD NPWFSD Bismarck, ND WWUS73 KBIS NPWBIS Eastern ND/Grand Forks, ND WWUS73 KFGF NPWFGF Minneapolis, MN WWUS73 KMPX NPWMPX Duluth, MN WWUS73 KDLH NPWDLH Little Rock, AR WWUS73 KLZK NPWLZK A Product Description Document (PDD) including criteria for this experimental product is online at: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/Exp_Extreme_Cold.pdf Comments on this product should be submitted at the following Web address: http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=ecw After the experimental period and the close of the PNS comment period, the NWS will evaluate all received comments to determine whether or not to proceed with national implementation of the EC Warning products. For comments or questions regarding this PNS, please contact: Jim Keeney 7220 NW 101St Terrace Building Routing Code: W/CR1 Kansas City, MO 64153-2371 Phone: 816-268-3141 jim.keeney@noaa.gov or Paul Stokols National Weather Service Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services 1325 East West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-713-1867 x-139 paul.stokols@noaa.gov All National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$
scn11-43lkn-zones.txtChanges to Some Public Weather Forecast Zones in Northeastern and Central Nevada Effective April 3 2012 Effective Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 1200 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Elko (LKN), NV, will modify some of its public weather forecast zones covering southwestern and south-central Elko County and northern Nye County, Nevada. The Southwest and South-Central Elko County (NVZ032) zone will be split into two new zones, Southwestern Elko County (NVZ038) zone and South-Central Elko County (NVZ039) zone. The new zones will be separated by the Ruby Mountains/East Humboldt Range (NVZ034) zone. Northern Nye County (NVZ013) zone would also be split into two zones, Northwestern Nye County (NVZ040) zone and Northeastern Nye County (NVZ041) zone. This change will allow more localized products for this large geographically and climatologically diverse region and provide a way to better focus on the majority of the population residing in the Northwestern Nye County zone. Minor changes will also be made to the geographic extents of the Ruby Mountains/East Humboldt Range NVZ034) zone and the White Pine County (NVZ035) zone in order to improve associations of weather regimes and forecast zones. Extreme Eastern Elko County (NVZ033) zone will be renamed Southeastern Elko County but retain its zone number. Table 1: New and Old WFO LKN Public Weather Forecast Zones New Public New Public Old Public Old Public Weather Zone Weather Zone Weather Zone Weather Zone Number Name Number Name ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- NVZ033 Southeastern NNZ033 Extreme Eastern Elko County Elko County NVZ038 Southwestern NVZ032 Southwest and Elko County South-central Elko County NVZ039 South-central NVZ032 Southwest and Elko County South-central Elko County NVZ040 Northwestern NVZ013 Northern Nye County Nye County NVZ041 Northeastern NVZ013 Northern Nye County Nye County NVZ034 – Minor boundary changes NVZ035 – Minor boundary changes These changes will improve public weather services for WFO LKN partners and users by better associating zone areas with weather regimes and population distribution. Additional information regarding these changes, including text descriptions of the new zones, a listing of affected products and graphical depictions of the old/new zones is online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/public/zone/elko.pdf NWS partners and users will need to make the necessary changes to their communication systems to accommodate these zone changes. A shapefile of the new public weather zones for NWS LKN is online at: www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/pubzone.htm If you have any questions, please contact: Kevin B. Baker Meteorologist-in-Charge National Weather Service 3720 Paradise Drive Elko, NV 89801 Phone: 775-778-6716 email: kevin.baker@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$
scn11-44-iscs-to-gifs.txtISCS Broadcast Ending and Being Replaced by the GTS Internet File Service (GIFS) Effective June 30, 2011 ISCS Broadcast will end June 30, 2012, when the FAA ISCS contract expires. NWS is replacing the ISCS satellite broadcast service, which provides meteorological and aviation weather products to WMO Regional Association IV members and participating states, with the Global Telecommunication System (GTS) Internet File Service (GIFS) GIFS will make the ISCS broadcast products available for download via https over the Internet as a data pull service. GIFS will allow the current set of WMO Regional Association IV (RA-IV) ISCS users and other select Member States to access products through the NWS issuance of authorized service usernames and passwords. The new system will be available for preliminary use and assessment by April 1, 2012. All RA-IV ISCS users will need to transition from ISCS to GIFS by June 30, 2012. Coordinating information and status updates on the GIFS implementation and transition is provided on the NWS ISCS Webpage: http://www.weather.gov/iscs/countdown.php This Website will be updated to keep you informed on the schedule, progress and status of this transition. If you have questions or comments, please contact: Robert Gillespie, PMP Program Manager, ISCS Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-713-9478 x 140 robert.gillespie@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$
scn12-01madis.txtNational Mesonet Partial Data Outage Effective January 11, 2012 Effective January 11, 2012, some National Mesonet data streams provided to the field and external customers via MADIS have been discontinued until further notice because of a non-technical reason. These data streams include: AWS-Urbanet AWS-GA Mesonet AWS-IL Mesonet AWS-KS Mesonet The effective date of this change is sooner than specified in NWS policy, NWS Instruction 10-1805. The reduction of the normal advance lead time was approved. For more information, please contact: Steven Pritchett NWS MADIS Project Manager Steven.Pritchett@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$
scn12-02trop.txtChange to the Tropical Weather Outlook Text Products Effective May 15, 2012 Effective May 15, 2012, the following change will occur in the Tropical Weather Outlook (TWO) text products to facilitate broadcast of the TWO on the NOAA Weather Radio network. While there are no changes to the product issuance criteria, AWIPS product identifiers, or WMO headers, users who parse portions of these products may need to make changes in their software applications. These changes also apply to the Special TWO text products. TWO products often contain references to additional AWIPS product identifiers and WMO headers, in the body of the product, advising users to look for additional information on systems mentioned in products issued by other NWS offices or the meteorological services of other nations. Through 2011, any additional AWIPS product identifiers and WMO headers referenced in the body of the TWO were provided above the double ampersand symbols. Effective on May 15, 2012, any AWIPS product identifiers and WMO headers referenced in the body of the TWO will be provided below the double ampersand symbols. Examples of the new formats for the TWO are provided online at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/two_example.shtml If you have any questions, please contact Timothy Schott National Weather Service Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 301 713 1677 extension 122 timothy.schott@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm SS
scn12-03wind_wave.txtTransition from Experimental to Operational Status of Digital Wind and Wave Forecasts on Inland Lakes and Reservoirs Effective March 1, 2012
scn12-04tn_fire_zones.txtChanges in Fire Weather Forecast Zones for Middle and East Tennessee Effective March 6, 2012 Effective Tuesday March 6, 2012 at 7:00 AM Eastern Standard Time, 1200 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) in Morristown (MRX) and Nashville (OHX), Tennessee, will reconfigure their fire weather forecast zones with respect to Moore County, TN. Specifically, Moore County, TN, will become part of WFO OHX, renamed TNZ502, Highland Rim District – South (old zone name Tennessee Forest District 5 South). Currently this zone is part of WFO MRX, named TNZ300, Cumberland District – South (old zone name Tennessee Forest District 3).
scn12-05sup_climata_data.txtDiscontinue the Supplementary Data Observation (SDO) and Supplementary Climate Data (SCD) products. Effective March 3, 2012
scn12-06ahps_enhancements.txtEnhancements to Hydrologic Information on the Web Effective on or before February 29, 2012
scn12-07hpc_winter_prec.txtTransition of NCEP HPC Probabilistic Winter Precipitation Forecasts for Days 1 -3 from Experimental to Operational Effective March 13, 2012, for CONUS Only
scn12-08firewx_dmx_dvn.txtChanges to the Fire Weather Forecast Service Programs at the NWS Weather Forecast Offices in Des Moines, IA, and Davenport, IA, Effective March 15, 2012
scn12-09chs_zones.txtNWS Weather Forecast Office Charleston, SC, Will Split the Fire Weather Forecast Zone for Berkeley County, SC, Effective March 19, 2012
scn12-10beach_hazards.txtTest of Beach Hazards Statement with new Valid Time Event Code (VTEC) in Coastal Hazard Message at Select Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) Effective May 15, 2012
scn12-10zone_des-aaa.txtAmended: Test of Beach Hazards Statement with new Valid Time Event Code (VTEC) in Coastal Hazard Message at Select Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) Effective May 15, 2012
scn12-11pfm_ccf.txtAddition 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
scn12-12lwx_rtp.txtChanges to the Regional Temperature and Precipitation (RTP) product and re-establishment of the Daily Hydrometeorological Data Summary (HYD) product at the Baltimore/Washington Weather Forecast Office WFO
scn12-13rugs_discontinue.txtDiscontinuance of the Experimental Recently Updated Grids Service (RUGS)
scn12-14spc_md.txtStandardized Format in Free Text Portion of Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Mesoscale Discussion (CONUS Only) Effective May 1, 2012
scn12-15seattle_fire_zones.txtChanges in Four Fire Weather Forecast Zone Names for Western Washington Effective April 30 2012
scn12-16ut_fire_zones.txtChanges in Fire Weather Forecast Zones for Utah Effective April 30, 2012
scn12-17enso.txtEarly Release of May 2012 ENSO Diagnostics Discussion Effective May 3, 2012 Effective May 3 2012, the May 2012 edition of the monthly El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) diagnostics discussion will be released 1 week earlier than previously scheduled. The product will be released 1 week early in May 2012 due to the ongoing rapid transition from La Nina to neutral conditions. This is a one-time change and will only affect the release date for the May 2012 discussion. This product is available at the following link: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_advisory/index.shtml
scn12-18ilm-zones.txtWinyah Bay, South Carolina, will transfer from a Marine Zone to Fire and Public Zones Effective June 7, 2012
scn12-19madis.txtNational Mesonet Data Stream Restart May 15, 2012 Effective May 15, 2012, the National Mesonet data streams discontinued from MADIS in January of 2012 will be restarted through MADIS links. These data streams include: AWS-UrbanetAWS-GA MesonetAWS-IL MesonetAWS-KS Mesonet
scn12-20marinelox.txtChanges to Coastal Marine Zone Boundaries Off Southern California Effective October 2, 2012
scn12-21iscs_end.txtInternational Satellite Communications System (ISCS) Broadcast Ending Effective July 1, 2012
scn12-22weathergov_web.txtTransition of the Weather.gov Design Refresh from Experimental to Operational Status Effective July 2, 2012 Effective Monday, July 2, 2012, the design refresh of the NWS website will transition from experimental to operational status. This product is available online at: http://www.weather.gov
scn12-23mob_marine_zone.txtImplementing Improved Marine Zone Coverage for the Mobile/Pensacola Coastal Waters: Effective October 2, 2012 Effective Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) or 1200 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Mobile, Alabama, will reconfigure its current marine zones for the Mobile/Pensacola area. This reconfiguration will provide better forecast services by realigning the coastal zones for climatological, geographical, and bathymetric effects. This change will provide enhanced forecasts for Mobile Bay; the Mississippi Sound; Perdido Bay; Pensacola Bay, including the Santa Rosa Sound; and Choctawhatchee Bay. All current zones will be maintained except GMZ630 (Mobile Bay), which will be divided into two zones: one for North Mobile Bay and one for South Mobile Bay, split using a line between the mouth of the Fowl River eastward to Point Clear. In addition to a new zone for Mobile Bay, four additional new zones will be added, all separated out of GMZ650 and GMZ655 (see Tables 1 and 2), including one for Perdido Bay, which will incorporate Wolf Bay into the zone. Table 1 lists all the current marine zones and corresponding Universal Geographic Codes (UGC) for which WFO Mobile issues forecasts and warnings. Table 2 lists all the marine zones and corresponding UGCs for which WFO Mobile will issue forecasts and warnings effective October 2, 2012. Table 3 lists all the products issued by WFO Mobile that will be affected by the marine zone changes.
scn12-24improved_space_wx.txtImplementation of Improved Space Weather Watch Effective July 25, 2012
scn12-25afws.txtNWS to Establish New Methods to Collect Automated Flood Warning System Information by March 31, 2013 For over 30 years, the NWS has routinely collected raw Automated Local Evaluation in Real Time (ALERT) messages. NWS field offices make use of these ALERT messages to support hydrologic forecast and warning operations. The NWS Automated Flood Warning System (AFWS) currently collects and processes raw ALERT messages 24x7x365 from over 1700 rainfall and stream sensors in 12 states: Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. These data are used routinely to generate NWS river forecasts and flood advisories, watches, and warnings.
scn12-26spc-day3-thunder.txtGeneral Thunderstorm Information Added to Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Day 3 Convective Outlook Effective September 25, 2012
scn12-27eka_wave.txtNew Experimental Wave Terminology Change to be used For Coastal Waters from Point Saint George to Point Arena, CA, Effective September 19, 2012
scn12-28phi_zones.txtNew Fire and Public Forecast Zones and Boundary Changes for Southeastern Pennsylvania, effective December 4, 2012
scn12-29spc_opr_thunderstorm.txtTransition of NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Thunderstorm Outlook (CONUS Only) from Experimental to Operational Status Effective September 26, 2012
scn12-29spc_opr_thunderstormcca.txtCorrected: Transition of NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Thunderstorm Outlook (CONUS Only) from Experimental to Operational Status Effective September 26, 2012
scn12-31hgx_zone.txtShapeFile Correction and Adjustment for the Upper and Lower Houston Ship Channel and Galveston Bay Effective October 11, 2012
scn12-32shef-crex.txtNOS/CO-OPS to Change SHEF and CREX Bulletins Effective October 24, 2012
scn12-33atwc_products.txtChanges to West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center (WCATWC) Products Effective November 1, 2012
scn12-34yakutat_bay.txtNew WMO Header and MND Header block for Yakutat Bay Coastal Waters Forecast Product Effective January 9, 2013
scn12-34yakutat_bayaaa.txtAmended: New WMO Header and MND Header Block for Yakutat Bay Coastal Waters Forecast Product Effective Date Delayed Until January 29, 2013
scn12-34yakutat_baycaa.txtCorrected: New WMO Header and MND Header Block for Yakutat Bay Coastal Waters Forecast Product Effective Date Delayed until January 29, 2013
scn12-35valdez_kodiak_marine.txtChange to Dissemination of Valdez Port, Narrows and Arm and Chiniak and Marmot Bays Coastal Waters Forecast Products Effective January 9, 2013
scn12-36npop.txtDiscontinuance of the National Public Observing Program (NPOP) Effective October 1, 2012
scn12-37sanjoaquin-rtp.txtChanges to the Regional Temperature and Precipitation (RTP) Product from Weather Forecast Office (WFO) San Joaquin Valley, Hanford, CA, Effective December 4, 2012
scn12-38removal_marine_portal.txtRemoval of Experimental Southeastern U.S./Gulf of Mexico Marine Weather Portal on November 30, 2012
scn12-39end_exp_extreme_cold.txtDiscontinuance of Experimental Extreme Cold Warnings Effective December 3, 2012
scn12-40co-ops_ofs.txtNOS/CO-OPS is implementing model guidance SHEF Bulletins, Effective December 5, 2012
scn12-40co-ops_ofscca.txtCorrected: NOS/CO-OPS is implementing model guidance Standard Hydrometeorological Exchange Format (SHEF) Bulletins, Effective December 5, 2012
scn12-41sigmet_testing-cca.txtCorrected: U.S. SIGMET Testing November 7-21
scn12-41sigmet_testing.txtUS SIGMET Testing November 7-21
scn12-42vero_beach_vor.txtChange of name and identifier for the Vero Beach Florida VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range (VOR) Aviation Radio Navigation Site Effective November 15, 2012
scn12-43end_gov_delivery-aaa.txtAmended: Updated Status of GovDelivery Dissemination of NWS Alerts by email/SMS SCN 12-43 issued on November 8, 2012 indicated that effective November 8 2012, NWS is discontinuing the weather alert services associated with the mass email/SMS service provided under NWS contract with GovDelivery.
scn12-43end_gov_delivery-aab.txtAmended: GovDelivery Dissemination of NWS Alerts by email/SMS SCN 12-43 issued on November 8, 2012, indicated that effective November 8, 2012, NWS is discontinuing the weather alert services associated with the mass email/SMS service provided under NWS contract with GovDelivery. This service had been provided by free subscription on
scn12-43end_gov_delivery.txtTermination of NWS Alerts by email/SMS on www.weather.gov Effective November 8 2012 Effective November 8 2012, NWS is discontinuing the services associated with the mass email/SMS service provided by GovDelivery, which provides NWS alerts by email/SMS service for all subscribed users. This service has been provided by free subscription on
scn12-44mob_coastal.txtChange in Synopsis Name in Coastal Waters Forecast (CWF) for WFO Mobile Effective January 22, 2013
scn12-45hpc_med_range_schedule.txtChange to Issuance Times of HPC Day 3-7 Products, CONUS Only Effective December 18, 2012
scn12-45hpc_med_range_schedulecca.txtCorrected: Change to Issuance Times of HPC Day 3-7 Products (CONUS Only) Effective December 18, 2012
scn12-46keywest_marine_zone.txtImplementing Improved Marine Zone Coverage for Florida Keys Coastal Waters Effective April 2, 2013
scn12-47losa_marine_zone.txtPlace 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.
scn12-48mmefs_oper.txtTransition of Meteorological Model Ensemble River Forecasts from Experimental to Operational Effective January 8, 2013
scn12-49sfpar_sft.txtDiscontinuance of the Arkansas State Forecast Product (SFPAR) in Favor of Individual WFO Tabular State Forecast Products (SFTXXX) Effective January 3, 2013
scn13-10sel_enhanced_haz.txtEnhanced Bulleted Format of NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Public Watch Notification Messages (SEL) (CONUS Only) Effective April 16, 2013
scn13-11bhs-hab.txtBeach Hazards Statements Issued by WFO Tampa Bay Area To Include Information about Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) when appropriate, effective February 4, 2013
scn13-11bhs-habaaa.txtAmended: Change in Issuance Criteria for Beach Hazards Statements for Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Issued by WFO Tampa Bay Area, Effective Immediately
scn13-12exp_haz_map_discont.txtDiscontinuance of the Experimental New NWS Hazards Map Interface Effective March 12, 2013
scn13-13canl-oper.txtTransition of Experimental Cold Advisory for Newborn Livestock Web Service to Operational for Participating WFOs in CONUS Only, Effective March 19, 2013
scn13-14hpc_mesoscale_precip.txtTransition of NCEP Mesoscale Discussions for Heavy Rainfall from Storm Prediction Center to HPC Effective April 9 2013
scn13-15dod_level2.txtInitiation of Additional DOD WSR-88D Level II Data Streams Beginning March 2013
scn13-16hsd.txtNew Display of Automated Flood Warning Systems (AFWS) Web Pages Effective on or before March 31, 2013
scn13-17ptwc_iotwsproducts.txtTermination of Interim Advisory Service for Tsunamis by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center to Countries on the Indian Ocean, effective March 31, 2013
scn13-18ilm_zones.txtSheltered Waters Along Part of North Carolina Coastline Will Transfer from Marine Zones to Fire and Public Zones Effective April 2, 2013
scn13-1buoy46089astoria_or.txtBuoy 46089, offshore Astoria, Oregon, is no longer supported effective immediately The National Ocean Service (NOS) Coastal Storms Program (CSP) will discontinue sponsorship of National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) buoy 46089 in 2013. This buoy is considered unfunded. Buoy 46089 is about 85 nautical miles west northwest of Astoria, Oregon, at coordinates 45.893 North 125.819 West. The link below shows the approximate location of the buoy. http://batchgeo.com/map/233b6670266d4498fa69809acc3b6554 Annual cost to operate this buoy is about $60,000 plus U.S. Coast Guard support to service it. At this time, the buoy is fully operational and transmitting data. If problems with data transmission develop, there is no funding to repair the buoy and it will no longer transmit data. There is no way to determine how long the data will be available.
scn13-20preepd.txtDiscontinuance of Weather Prediction Center Preliminary Extended Forecast Discussion Effective April 16, 2013
scn13-21usrcrn_terminate.txtChanges to Observations from USRCRN on or about April 6, 2013 US Regional Climate Reference Network (USRCRN) Precipitation measurements from southwest region sites will be phased out over several months beginning on or about April 6, 2013.
scn13-22swpc_products.txtTransition of Two Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) Products from Experimental to Operational Status Effective April 22, 2013
scn13-23firewx_web_oper.txtTransition from Experimental to Operational Status of National Fire Weather Web Page Effective April 23, 2013
scn13-24emwin_ftp_logon.txtEMWIN FTP Logon Changes Effective June 10, 2013
scn13-25grib1 cessation.txtFormat Change for World Area Forecast System (WAFS) Upper Air Forecasts Effective November 13, 2013.
scn13-26drought_outlook.txtU.S. Drought Outlook Changes Effective June 20, 2013 The U.S. Drought Outlooks will change both their forecast time period and categories. The U.S. Drought Outlooks will now forecast a Seasonal (3-month) and Monthly time period instead of an Initial and Updated Seasonal (3-month) time frame. The new Seasonal (3-month) Drought Outlook (SDO) will be released on the third Thursday of the month and the Monthly Drought Outlook (MDO) will be released on the last day of the month. The U.S. Drought Outlooks (SDO and MDO) will change some of their categories. The Some Improvement will be replaced by Improvement (at least a 1-category improvement in the USDM intensity level by the end of the period, although drought will remain), and the original Improvement will be replaced by Removal (drought removal by the end og the period [D0 or wetter]). The No Drought, Persistence, and Development categories will not change.
scn13-27drought_monitor.txtU.S. Drought Monitor AWIPS Change Effective June 20, 2013 The U.S. Drought Monitor will no longer be available on AWIPS.NWS is discontinuing the AWIPS Map ID, RBGDRO, and the AWIPS Narrative ID, PMDDRO, June 20, 2012. The best source for the U.S. Drought Monitor is on the National Drought Mitigation Center's (NDMC) Webpage. The U.S. Drought Monitor is online at: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/ If you have any questions or comments, please contact:
scn13-28tropical_watch-warn.txtChange in Tropical Cyclone Watch and Warning Definitions to Include Post-Tropical Cyclones Effective June 1, 2013
scn13-29nhc_audiobriefings.txtTransition of National Hurricane Center Audio Briefings from Experimental to Operational Effective June 1, 2013 Effective June 1, 2013, the Audio Briefings produced by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) will transition from experimental to operational.
scn13-2buoy41012st_augustine_fl.txtDue to lack of funds, NDBC Buoy 41012, Offshore St. Augustine, Florida, is no longer supported effective immediately The National Ocean Service (NOS) Coastal Storms Program (CSP) has discontinued sponsorship of National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) buoy 41012. This buoy is considered unfunded. Buoy 41012 is located about 40 nautical miles east northeast of St. Augustine, Florida, at coordinates 30.042 North, 80.534 West. The approximate location of the buoy is show in the link below.
scn13-30sanjuan-zone.txtChanges in Fire Weather Forecast Zones for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Effective May 16, 2013
scn13-31boi_pih_fire_zones.txtChanges in Some Fire Weather Forecast Zones for Idaho Effective May 16, 2013
scn13-32roanoke_zone_change.txtChange to the Federal Information Processing System (FIPS) Code and the County Form of the Universal Geographic Code (UGC-C) for the city of Bedford, VA, Effective July 1, 2013
scn13-33bhs_expansion.txtExpansion of the Beach Hazards Statement to Ten Additional Weather Forecast Offices Effective May 20, 2013
scn13-34wa_firewxzones.txtChanges to the Fire Weather Zones in Washington State, Effective June 6 2013
scn13-35arctic_waters.txtExpansion of the National Official Offshore Text Forecast Product to Include the US Arctic Waters Effective June 4, 2013
scn13-36alaska_marine_zones.txtChanges to Coastal Marine Zones in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea Effective October 1, 2013
scn13-37enso_release.txtLate Release of July 2013 ENSO Diagnostics Discussion July 5 2013 The July 2013 edition of the monthly ENSO diagnostics discussion will be released one day later than previously scheduled, July 5, not July 4 due to the holiday. This is a one-time change and will only affect the release date for the July 2013 discussion. This product is available at the following link: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_advisory/index.shtml
scn13-38wpc 6-7qpf.txtDay 6-7 Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts to Transition from Experimental to Operational Status on July 9, 2013
scn13-39localnwsfacebook.txtTransition from Experimental to Operational Status of Local NWS Facebook Pages Effective July 11, 2013
scn13-3cman_coos_bay.txtDisestablishment of the Coastal Marine Automated Network Station at Cape Arago Lighthouse near Coos Bay, Oregon in 2013 The Coastal Marine Automated Network (C-MAN) observation station at Cape Arago, Oregon, (CARO3) will be decommissioned in 2013. The station is at the Cape Arago Lighthouse at coordinates 43.342 North 124.375 West and is operated by the U.S. Coast Guard. In accordance with legislation signed in 2008, the Coast Guard will turn the lighthouse over to the confederated tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians in 2013. The observation equipment must be removed to facilitate maintenance of the lighthouse prior to the transfer. The National Data Buoy Center does not plan to re-establish the observation station. Alternate stations are available to obtain wind information. TheNational Estuarine Research System operates a platform near the entrance to Coos Bay, (CHNO3) south slough reserve. Efforts are underway to use this station in lieu of the Cape Arago station inNOAA weather radio broadcasts from the Weather Forecast Office in Medford, Oregon. Click on the link below to view the approximate location of CARO3 (labeled A) and the alternate wind observation site CHNO3 (labeled B). http://batchgeo.com/map/eab3b4e0f05d80dc437dca25d7f2daf0 For more information on station CARO3 please click the link below. http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=caro3 For more information on the alternate wind observation site, station CHNO3, click the link below.
scn13-40moose_river_hydro.txtTransfer of Hydrologic Services for the Moose River at McKeever Forecast Location in New York Effective September 19, 2013
scn13-41nos_crex.txtNOS/CO-OPS is implementing new Character form for the Representation and EXchange of Data (CREX) Products, Effective August 7, 2013.
scn13-42nwro_webpage_end.txtTermination of the Experimental National Water Resources Outlook Web Page Effective August 10, 2013
scn13-43goes12decommission.txtGOES 12 Decommissioning to Occur August 16, 2013
scn13-44pinnacles_fire_zone.txtChange in Fire and Public Weather Forecast Zone Names for NWS Weather Forecast Office San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey, CA, Effective August 15, 2013
scn13-45akq_graphic_changes.txtTransfer of Some Small Marine Areas in Lower Chesapeake Bay Area from Marine Zones to Fire and Public Zones, or to other Marine Zones, effective August 15, 2013
scn13-46tafb_satellite_rainfall.txtAmended: Discontinuation of the Text Satellite Tropical Disturbance Rainfall Estimates Product for the Caribbean, Central America and the Gulf of Mexico Effective July 25, 2013 Amended to change date to July 25, 2013, consistent with the upgrade of the NCEP supercomputer on July 25, 2013
scn13-46tafb_satellite_rainfallcca.txtCorrected: Discontinuation of the Text Satellite Tropical Disturbance Rainfall Estimates Product for the Caribbean, Central America and the Gulf of Mexico Effective July 25, 2013 Corrected to change only the WMO headings in Table 1 and the dates to match July 25 versus July 30 Amended to change date to July 25, 2013, consistent with the upgrade of the NCEP supercomputer on July 25, 2013 Effective Thursday July 25, 2013, at 200 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) of the National Hurricane Center (NHC) will stop issuing the current operational version of the text Satellite Tropical Disturbance Rainfall Estimates product for the Caribbean, Central America and the Gulf of Mexico. The National Centers for Environmental Prediction transitioned to the WCOSS super computer on July 25, 2013. NHC management has decided to further develop the experimental satellite rainfall program so it can migrate to WCOSS for operational implementation. Users are directed to the Experimental Satellite Rainfall Product on the National Hurricane Center website at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/experimental/rainfall/ The Product Description Document for the Tropical Disturbance Rainfall on the National Hurricane Center website at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/experimental/rainfall/about.php Table 1 lists the WMO headers and AWIPS IDs of the text Satellite Tropical Disturbance Rainfall Estimates for the Caribbean, Central America and the Gulf of Mexico which were discontinued on July 25, 2013. Product Name WMO Heading AWIPS ID____________ ___________ ________ East Caribbean Satellite TCCA21 KNHC STDECA Tropical Disturbance Rainfall 40W to 67W Central Caribbean Satellite TCCA22 KNHC STDCCA Tropical Disturbance Rainfall 67W to 80W Western Caribbean/Mexico TCCA23 KNHC STDWCASatellite Tropical DisturbanceRainfall 80W to 120W The effective date of this change is sooner than specified by NWS Policy (NWS Instruction 10-1805). The shorter advance lead time was necessitated by uncertainty in timing of migration to a new supercomputer, and approved because the current users will not have to make any adjustments to accommodate the change.If you have any questions or comments about the discontinuation of the text Satellite Tropical Disturbance Rainfall Estimates Product for the Caribbean, Central America and the Gulf of Mexico please contact: Hugh D. Cobb Richard MayChief, TAFB NWS Headquarters National Hurricane Center Marine Services 11691 SW 17th Street 1325 East-West Highway Miami, FL 33165-2149 Silver Spring, MD 20910 305-229-4454 301-713-1677 x 127 Hugh.Cobb@noaa.gov Richard.May@noaa.gov National NWS Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm
scn13-47ncep_winter_pwpf.txtTransition of NCEP WPC Probabilistic Winter Precipitation Forecasts in Percentile Format for Days 1-3 from Experimental to Operational Effective September 16, 2013
scn13-48tbw_marine.txtChanges in Marine Forecast Zones in the Charlotte Harbor Area Across Portions of West and Southwest Florida Effective December 3, 2013 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.
scn13-48tbw_marine_cca.txtCorrected: Changes in Marine Forecast Zones in the Charlotte Harbor Area Across Portions of West and Southwest Florida Effective December 3, 2013
scn13-49tbwpublic_zones.txtChanges in Coastal Fire and Public Weather Forecast Zones for NWS Weather Forecast Office Tampa Bay, FL, Across Portions of West and Southwest Florida, Effective December 3, 2013
scn13-49tbwpublic_zones_cca.txtCorrected: Changes in Coastal Fire and Public Weather Forecast Zones for NWS Weather Forecast Office Tampa Bay, FL, Across Portions of West and Southwest Florida, Effective December 3, 2013
scn13-4qpf_pr.txtTermination of the Experimental Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Island
scn13-50tafbhigh_seas.txtMinor Changes to High Seas Forecast Areas Effective December 3, 2013
scn13-50tafbhigh_seas_aaa.txtAmended: Minor Changes to High Seas Forecast Areas Effective December 3, 2013
scn13-51monterey_marine_zone.txtChanges to Coastal Marine Zone Boundaries Off Central California Effective December 3, 2013 Effective Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at 10:00 am Pacific Standard Time (PST), 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in San Francisco/Monterey, CA (MTR) will reconfigure marine zones PZZ570 - Point Arena to Pigeon Point 10 to 60 NM, PZZ575 - Pigeon Point to Point Piedras Blancas 10 to 60 NM, and PZZ530 - San Francisco, San Pablo, Suisun Bay and the West Delta. Marine zone PZZ570 - Point Arena to Pigeon Point 10 to 60 NM, will be split into two separate zones at Point Reyes. This dividing line will match the dividing line currently used in the inner zones (out to 10 NM). The current marine zone PZZ570 will be reconfigured to extend from Point Arena to Point Reyes 10 to 60 NM. A new marine zone, PZZ571, will extend from Point Reyes to Pigeon Point 10 to 60 NM.
scn13-52nwws.txtNew NOAA Weather Wire Service (NWWS) During 2014 NWS is continuing the upgrade of NWWS to disseminate weather products to the public. A new NWWS will be commissioned during 2014. The new NWWS will operate concurrently with the present NWWS system until the NWWS system contract ends March 2014, at the earliest. For the latest news and information about this change, please consult the Weather Wire website at:
scn13-53faa_ak_level2.txtInitiation of Additional FAA WSR-88D Level II Data Streams Beginning September 2013
scn13-54twc_name.txtName Change of the West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center to National Tsunami Warning Center Effective October 1, 2013
scn13-55wpc_downscaledqpf.txtCorrected: Application of Downscaling to WPC 5 km Deterministic Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts Effective October 22, 2013
scn13-55wpc_downscaledqpfaaa.txtAmended: Application of Downscaling to WPC 5 km Deterministic Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts Effective October 23, 2013
scn13-55wpc_downscaledqpfcca.txtCorrected: Application of Downscaling to WPC 5 km Deterministic Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts Effective October 22, 2013
scn13-56wafs_oper.txtOperational Implementation of World Area Forecast System Grids Visualization September 25, 2013
scn13-57co-ops_tac_website.txtNOS/CO-OPS is releasing its newly enhanced Tides and Currents website, Effective October 1, 2013
scn13-58pfws.txtDiscontinuation of Passaic Flood Warning System Data on the Automated Flood Warning Systems (AFWS) Web Pages Effective on or before September 30, 2013
scn13-59opc_grib.txtDiscontinuation of the GRIB/GRIB2 data for the Atlantic and East Pacific Oceans Effective December 3, 2013 Effective Tuesday December 3, 2013, at 100 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) or 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) will stop posting GRIB/GRIB2 data files for the western Atlantic Ocean and the eastern Pacific Ocean. The current products have been superseded by OPC’s gridded marine data on the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD). For more information on how to access OPC's gridded products, go to:
scn13-5vdm_ts.txtChanges to the Wind Information in the Remarks Section of the Vortex Data Message for Tropical Cyclones in the Atlantic, Eastern Pacific, Central Pacific and Western Pacific Hurricane Basins Effective May 15, 2013
scn13-60spc_fire_wx_outlook.txtChange in NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) "SEE TEXT" Information in Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Products for CONUS only, Effective November 26, 2013
scn13-61nohrsc_domain.txtOriginal NOHRSC Domain Name Permanently Switched from nws.gov to nohrsc.noaa.gov Effective September 12, 2013
scn13-62pqr_zone_changes.txtChange in Public Weather Forecast Zones for WFO Portland, OR, in Washington and Oregon Effective December 3, 2013
scn13-63pdt_zones_changes.txtNew Public Zones and Boundary Changes for Parts of Central and Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington, Effective December 3, 2013
scn13-64ice_accu_oper.txtExperimental Ice Accumulation Grids Transition to Operational Status in the National Digital Forecast Database for CONUS Only Effective November 5, 2013
scn13-65hysplit_oper.txtHYSPLIT Trajectories Request Function via NWS Spot Forecast Request Webpages Becomes Operational Effective October 29, 2013
scn13-66buf_ext_nsh.txtExtension of Time Period of Text Marine Forecasts Effective October 15, 2013
scn13-67winterdash_oper.txtAviation Winter Weather Dashboard Operational November 25, 2013
scn13-68vor_aviation.txtChange of Name and Identifier for the Jackson, MS, VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range (VOR) Aviation Radio Navigation Site Effective November 29, 2013
scn13-68vor_aviation_cca.txtCorrected: Change of Name and Identifier for the Jackson, MS, VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range (VOR) Aviation Radio Navigation Site Effective November 30, 2013
scn13-68vor_aviation_ccb.txtCorrected: Change of Name and Identifier for the Jackson, MS, VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range (VOR) Aviation Radio Navigation Site Effective December 3, 2013
scn13-69tafb_graphicast.txtExperimental Web Based Graphicast Product To Transition From Experimental Status to Operational Status Effective December 10, 2013
scn13-6temp_drop_message.txtElimination of EYE and Sddition of CENTER as Possible Remarks in the Temp Drop Message for Tropical Cyclones in the Atlantic, Eastern Pacific, Central Pacific and Western Pacific Hurricane Basins Effective May 15, 2013
scn13-70ccf_sr.txtDiscontinuation of the Coded Cities Forecast (CCF) For Many Weather Forecast Offices in NWS Southern Region Effective December 18, 2013
scn13-71wea_ice_blizzard.txtBlizzard and Ice Storm Warnings to No Longer Activate Wireless Emergency Alerts By Default Effective November 13, 2013 Starting at approximately 3 pm EST, Wednesday, November 13, 2013, Blizzard and Ice Storm Warnings will no longer activate Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) capable cell phones. These warnings will continue to be provided over other NWS dissemination services.
scn13-72tor_ffw_emergency.txtTornado and Flash Flood Emergency Headlines Added Effective February 4, 2014
scn13-73w_atchafalaya_river.txtTransfer of Hydrologic Services for the Western Atchafalaya River Basin to Weather Forecast Office Lake Charles, LA, Effective February 5, 2014
scn13-74franklin_county_hydro.txtTransfer of Hydrologic Services for Franklin County in Arkansas Effective February 5, 2014 Effective Wednesday, February 05, 2014, at 8:00 AM Central Standard Time (CST), 1400 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), hydrologic service responsibility for river forecast locations in Franklin County, AR, including Ozark L&D, along the Arkansas River (location identifier: OZGA4) and Mulberry, along the Mulberry River (location identifier: MLBA4) will be transferred to the Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Tulsa, OK (WFO TSA) from the WFO in Little Rock, AR (WFO LZK). Because of this transfer, partners and other users must take appropriate action to receive the products listed in Table 1 for the Arkansas River at Ozark and Mulberry River at Mulberry forecast points in Franklin County, AR, using the WFO TSA identifier. Table 1. Products affected by this change for the Arkansas River at Ozark L&D (OZGA4) and Mulberry River at Mulberry (MLBA4) forecast locations in Arkansas. PRODUCT WMO HEADING AWIPS ID----------------------------------------------------------------Flood Statement /NEW/ WGUS84 KTSA /NEW/ FLSTSA * /OLD/ WGUS84 KLZK * /OLD/ FLSLZK
scn13-75alaska_fips.txtChange to the Federal Information Processing Sstandards (FIPS) Code Part of Southeast Alaska Effective February 5, 2014
scn13-76benton_tn cca.txtCorrected: Service Transfer of Benton County, TN, to the Memphis NWS Weather Forecast Office Effective February 5, 2014
scn13-76benton_tn.txtService Transfer of Benton County, TN, to the Memphis NWS Weather Forecast Office Effective February 5, 2014
scn13-77offshore_ccc.txtCorrected: Changes in Offshore Waters Marine Zones for the New England and West Central North Atlantic and for the Washington, Oregon and California Waters in the Pacific Ocean Effective April 1, 2014 Refer to: SCN 13-77 released November 26, 2013, SCN 13-77: Corrected released February 21, 2014, and SCN: Corrected released March 10, 2014.
scn13-77offshore_ccd.txtCorrected: Changes in Offshore Waters Marine Zones for the New England and West Central North Atlantic and for the Washington, Oregon and California Waters in the Pacific Ocean Effective April 1, 2014 Corrected to change part of WMO Headings in Table 3/Pacific Product Name from KWMN to KWNM. The rest of the WMO Headings in Table 3 are correct.
scn13-77opc_off.txtChanges in Offshore Waters Marine Zones for the New England and West Central North Atlantic, and for the Washington, Oregon and California Waters in the Pacific Ocean Effective April 1, 2014 Effective Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) or 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) will reconfigure its marine zones for the offshore waters in the both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The Atlantic offshore waters include New England and the west central North Atlantic. For the Pacific this includes the offshore waters of Washington, Oregon and California. Currently there are 8 marine zones covering the OPC Atlantic offshore waters and 5 marine zones covering the Pacific offshore waters. These zones will be reconfigured into 18 for the Atlantic offshore waters and 19 marine zones to cover the Pacific offshore waters. Marine observations, local effects, and customer feedback all indicate that the current marine zones are too large to provide the necessary detail for the marine community. This reconfiguration will serve to improve the precision of marine warnings, forecasts and other services by allowing forecasters to be more area specific. Table 1 lists the current marine zones and corresponding UGCs for which OPC issues forecasts and warnings. Table 2 lists the marine zones and corresponding UGCs for which OPC will issue forecasts and warnings effective April 1, 2014. Table 3 lists all of the products issued by OPC that will be affected by the marine zone changes.
scn13-77opc_offcca.txtCorrected: Changes in Offshore Waters Marine Zones for the New England and West Central North Atlantic and for the Washington, Oregon and California Waters in the Pacific Ocean Effective April 1, 2014 Corrected Headings and AWIPS Identifiers in Table 4: Pacific WMO Headings were incorrectly listed as FZNT35 KWBC and FZNT36 KWBC. These headings have been corrected to FZPN35 KWBC and FZPN36 KWBC. In addition all the AWIPS identifiers in Table 4 were corrected from 9 to 6 characters.
scn13-77opc_offccb.txtCorrected: Changes in Offshore Waters Marine Zones for the New England and West Central North Atlantic and for the Washington, Oregon and California Waters in the Pacific Ocean Effective April 1, 2014 Refer to: SCN 13-77 released November 26, 2013 and SCN 13-77: Corrected released February 21, 2014.
scn13-78mhx_marine_zones.txtChanges in Marine Weather Forecast Zones for Part of the Albemarle Sound and Pamlico Sound in North Carolina Effective April 1, 2014 Effective Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 200 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Newport/Morehead City (MHX), NC, will reconfigure its marine weather zones to separate the Alligator River from the Albemarle Sound Marine Zone, and the Neuse River and Pamlico and Pungo Rivers from the Pamlico Sound Marine Zone.
scn13-7wr_wrf_model.txtWestern Region WFO use of Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model Output will become Operational Effective February 26, 2013 Effective February 26, 2013, at 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model output will become an operational product in the NWS Western Region. The WRF Model Output has been available as an operational product at WFO Sacramento (STO), CA, since 2009 and in experimental status at several other Western Region WFOs since 2011. The decision to make it an operational product available for use at all Western Region WFOs is based upon favorable comments received during the period of public comment and review.
scn13-8fire_wx_forecast_oper.txtText format for Fire Weather Planning Forecast in NWS Western Region will become Operational on February 26, 2013
scn13-9slc_gjt_firewx_zones.txtChanges in Fire Weather Forecast Zone Names for Utah Effective April 4, 2013
scn14-01wave_terminology_ext.txtExtending Comment period to June 30, 2014, for Experimental Wave Terminology change for coastal waters from Point Saint George to Point Arena, CA
scn14-02gjt_fwf_smoke.txtChanges to the format of the Fire Weather Planning Forecast (FWF) for Weather Forecast Office Grand Junction (GJT), CO, Effective April 1, 2014
scn14-03sref-co-op_nos.txtNOS/CO-OPS is implementing model guidance SHEF Bulletins for the San Francisco Bay Operational Forecast System (SFBOFS), Effective March 12, 2014
scn14-03sref-co-op_nosaaa.txtAmended: NOS/CO-OPS is implementing model guidance SHEF Bulletins for the San Francisco Bay Operational Forecast System (SFBOFS), Effective April 23, 2014
scn14-04wea_tsu.txtNWS Capable of Activating Wireless Emergency Alerts for Tsunami Warnings Effective January 31, 2014
scn14-05james_river_hydro.txtTransfer of Hydrologic Services for the James River at Bremo Bluff Forecast Location in Virginia Effective April 1, 2014
scn14-06buoy_staugustine_fl.txtNDBC Buoy 41012 has been dis-established February 19, 2014 Buoy 41012, located about 40 nautical miles east northeast of St. Augustine, FL, at coordinates 30.042 North, 80.534 West, was dis-established on February 19, 2014. The buoy has been retrieved and returned to the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC). The National Ocean Service Coastal Storms Program (CSP) discontinued sponsorship of NDBC buoy 41012 in December 2012. Buoy 41012 was deployed in June 2002. CSP typically does not provide long term funding for buoys. The CSP, NDBC and NWS sought an alternative funding source for this buoy but were unsuccessful. For the latest information on this buoy, click on the link below http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=41012 For more information, contact: Wayne PresnellMeteorologist, Marine and Coastal Services BranchSilver Spring, MD 20910301-713-1677, ext. 103wayne.presnell@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$
scn14-07pdx_cessation.txtCessation of Use of the Decommissioned Portland, OR, VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range (VOR) Aviation Radio Navigation Site March 26, 2014
scn14-08mfl_north_bay_village.txtAddition of North Bay Village, FL to the Land-based "Point-and-Click" Web Display of the Miami, FL, Weather Forecast Office, Effective April 1, 2014
scn14-09twc_fire_zones.txtChanges in Fire Weather Forecast Zones for Southeast Arizona Effective April 1, 2014
scn14-10sanjuan_fire_zones.txtChanges in Fire Weather Forecast Zones for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Effective April 1, 2014
scn14-11pws.txtChanges to text Tropical Cyclone Wind Speed Probability Product Effective May 15, 2014
scn14-11pwscca.txtCorrected: Changes to text Tropical Cyclone Wind Speed Probability Product Effective May 15, 2014
scn14-12two.txtChanges to the text Tropical Weather Outlook effective May 15, 2014
scn14-12twocca.txtCorrected: Changes to the text Tropical Weather Outlook effective May 15, 2014
scn14-13pdt_fire_zones.txtChanges in Several Fire Weather Forecast Zone Boundaries for Oregon and Washington Effective April 1, 2014
scn14-13pdt_fire_zonescaa.txtCorrected: Changes in Several Fire Weather Forecast Zone Boundaries for Oregon and Washington Effective April 1, 2014
scn14-14sr_data_webpage.txtDiscontinuance of the NWS Southern Region Data Webpage Effective April 2, 2014
scn14-15vortex.txtChanges to Remarks Section of the Vortex Data Message for Tropical Cyclones Effective May 15, 2014
scn14-17spanish_hls.txtExperimental Spanish Language Hurricane Local Statement Issued by the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Brownsville, Texas, Effective June 1, 2014 Effective June 1, 2014, the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Brownsville, Texas, will issue an Experimental Spanish Language version of the Hurricane Local Statement (HLS) whenever a tropical storm or hurricane watch/warning is in effect for their area of responsibility.
scn14-18tsunami_pagoaaa.txtAmended - New Domestic Tsunami Products for American Samoa Effective Monday, March 17, 2014
scn14-18tsunami_pagoaab.txtAmended - New Domestic Tsunami Products for American Samoa Effective Monday, March 31, 2014
scn14-19sew_zones.txtChange in Some Public Weather Forecast Zones for WFO Seattle, WA, Effective June 12, 2014
scn14-19sew_zonescca.txtCorrected: Change in Some Public Weather Forecast Zones for WFO Seattle, WA, Effective June 12, 2014
scn14-19tsunami_pago.txtNew Domestic Tsunami Products for American Samoa Effective Monday, March 17, 2014
scn14-20anc_zones.txtChanges to Fire and Public Zone Boundaries for WFO Anchorage, AK, Effective June 12, 2014
scn14-21lix_ago_rtp.txtDiscontinuation of the Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi Agricultural Reports (AGO) and Changes to the Regional Temperature and Precipitation (RTP) Product from Weather Forecast Office (WFO) New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA, Effective April 30, 2014
scn14-22alaska_ice.txtNew WMO Header for Alaskan Waters Ice Outlook Effective May 22 2014
scn14-23coop_quicklook.txtNOS/CO-OPS to Enhance Storm QuickLook Product Effective May 15, 2014
scn14-24tsunami_sp.txtTransition to Operational Status of Experimental Spanish Tsunami Messages for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, U.S. East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico, Effective May 15, 2014 Effective May 15, 2014, the Spanish tsunami messages for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, U.S. East Coast, and the Gulf of Mexico will transition from experimental to operational. The National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) tested the new products in Spanish for this region to help ensure that users in areas where the native language is Spanish can understand the messages. No feedback was received from the public comment period.
scn14-26canl_discontinued.txtDiscontinuance of the Experimental Cold Advisory for Newborn Livestock (CANL) Grid Element in the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD), Effective May 27, 2014
scn14-27weathergov_responsive.txtImplementation of Responsive Web Design Enhancements to weather.gov Website, Effective May 13, 2014
scn14-27weathergov_responsive_aaa.txtAmended: Implementation of Responsive Web Design Enhancements To weather.gov Website, Effective Date To Be Determined (TBD)
scn14-28wpc2.5km_grids.txtIncrease in Horizontal Resolution of Weather Prediction Center (WPC) Day 4-7 Gridded Guidance and Addition of Day 3 for CONUS Effective July 8, 2014
scn14-29bhs.txtFour Additional Weather Forecast Offices in the Great Lakes Will Begin Issuing the Experimental Beach Hazards Statement Effective on or about May 19, 2014. Effective on Monday, May 19, 2014, or later if cool weather and ice on lakes continue, NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) in Detroit, MI; Milwaukee and Green Bay, WI, and Duluth, MN, will begin testing the Experimental Beach Hazards Statement. With the additional offices, a total of 20 WFOs will be testing the Experimental Beach Hazards Statement this year (Table 1). The comment period was recently extended to December 31, 2014. See the following Public Information Statement for details. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/pns14beach_hazards.htm
scn14-30excessive_rainfall.txtElimination of the Delineation of 5 inches or More Of Rainfall on the WPC Excessive Rainfall Graphic Effective June 9, 2014
scn14-31videocast_delay.txtNational Hurricane Center Videocasts Delayed Until After the Beginning of the 2014 Hurricane Season The National Hurricane Center videocasts are shifting from an experimental to operational product. Due to a procedural issue, the videocasts will not be available starting June 1. The videocasts are expected to be available later in the 2014 hurricane season.
scn14-31videocast_delayaaa.txtAmended: National Hurricane Center Videocasts Delayed Until Date To Be Determined Amended to announce National Hurricane Center (NHC) Videocasts are not transitioning to operational status this hurricane season
scn14-32depict_disturb.txtChange to the Depiction of Disturbances on the 48-Hour Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook Effective July 1, 2014
scn14-33updated_zone_shapefiles.txtUpdated National Marine, Fire, Public and County Shapefiles as of June 4, 2014
scn14-34bismarck_rfd_end.txtDiscontinuation of the Rangeland/Grassland Fire Danger Statement (RFD) for North Dakota by the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Bismarck, ND, effective July 1, 2014
scn14-35_ice_7day.txtChanges to Alaska Ice Forecasting Services Effective June 30 2014
scn14-36wind_profilers.txtTermination of Continental United States Wind Profiler Observation Data on or about August 30, 2014
scn14-38zone_greenbrier_wv.txtNew Fire and Public Forecast Zones for Greenbrier County, West Virginia, Effective Tuesday, October 7, 2014
scn14-39tsuanmi_span.txtNWS to Issue National Tsunami Warning Center Spanish Messages for Pacific Effective August 4, 2014 Effective August 4, 2014, at 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) will begin issuing tsunami messages in Spanish for its Pacific Ocean users. This action follows the successful introduction of Spanish messages for NTWC Atlantic users in 2013. The NTWC is issuing these products in Spanish for the Pacific region to help ensure users whose native language is Spanish can better understand the messages.
scn14-40tafb_qpe.txtExperimental Satellite Rainfall Quantitative Precipitation Estimates (QPE) Text Product will transition from experimental status to operational status effective September 1, 2014 Beginning September 1, 2014, the NWS National Hurricane Center (NHC) Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) will provide, on an operational basis, the event-driven Satellite Rainfall QPE text product for tropical cyclones and tropical disturbances within the NHC and Central Pacific Hurricane Center areas of responsibility. The text product replaces the text Satellite Tropical Disturbance Rainfall Estimate Product NWS discontinued on July 16 2013.
scn14-40tafb_qpe_cca.txtCorrected: Experimental Satellite Rainfall Quantitative Precipitation Estimates (QPE) Text Product will transition from experimental status to Operational status effective September 1, 2014
scn14-40tafb_qpe_ccb.txtCorrected: Experimental Satellite Rainfall Quantitative Precipitation Estimates (QPE) Text Product transitioned from experimental status to operational status effective September 2, 2014
scn14-41er-marine_zones.txtChanges in Eastern Region Outer Coastal Marine Zone Boundaries, Names, and Universal Geographic Codes (UGCs) effective December 2, 2014
scn14-42day1-3outlooks.txtOperational Implementation of the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Categorical Day 1-3 Convective Outlooks for CONUS, Effective October 22, 2014
scn14-42day1-3outlooks_cca.txtCorrected: Operational Implementation of the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Categorical Day 1-3 Convective Outlooks for CONUS, Effective October 22, 2014
scn14-42day1-3outlooks_ccb.txtCorrected: Operational Implementation of the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Categorical Day 1-3 Convective Outlooks for CONUS, Effective October 22, 2014
scn14-43tsunami.txtNew Domestic Tsunami Products for Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Effective September 22, 2014
scn14-43tsunamicca.txtCorrected: New Domestic Tsunami Products for Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Effective September 22, 2014
scn14-44radar.txtBeta Test of WSR-88D Software Build 15 Changes and Beta Test Sites beginning on or about September 22, 2014 at five WSR-88D locations
scn14-45tsunami_ptwc_ww.txtChanges to the Tsunami Threat Message effective Wednesday, October 1, 2014
scn14-46spacewx_website.txtTransition to Operational Status of the Space Weather Prediction Center Website Effective September 29, 2014
scn14_25usrcrn_decom.txtTermination of USRCRN Observation Data on or about June 1, 2014 Funding for the U.S. Regional Climate Reference Network (USRCRN) was terminated as part of the FY14 Omnibus budget law. As a result, preparations are underway to begin decommissioning the network. The first step in this process will be to deactivate the data feed to NWS websites. Site data from USRCRN sites in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona will cease to be ingested and recorded by NWS. This deactivation is expected to occur on, or about June 1, 2014. This action is the first step in the decommissioning process. Additional steps are being planned for the eventual removal of these USRCRN sites. Information on the USRCRN program can be found at:
scn19tce_termination.txtElimination of the Tropical Cyclone Position Estimate Product with the information provided in the Tropical Cyclone Update Product Effective May 15, 2013 Effective May 15, 2013, the Tropical Cyclone Position Estimate (TCE) product issued by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) will be terminated. The information previously provided in the TCE will be provided in the Tropical Cyclone Update (TCU) product.
scn20cys_fire_zones.txtCHANGES TO WFO CHEYENNE WY FIRE WEATHER ZONES IN SOUTHEAST WYOMING AND WESTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE EFFECTIVE MAY 1 2010 EFFECTIVE SATURDAY MAY 1 2010 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/ THE NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN CHEYENNE WYOMING /CYS/ WILL MODIFY SEVERAL OF ITS FIRE WEATHER ZONE BOUNDARIES IN SOUTHEAST WYOMING AND THE WESTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE. THESE CHANGES WILL BETTER MEET THE NEEDS OF LOCAL LAND MANAGEMENT AGENCIES AND IMPROVE FIRE WEATHER SUPPORT...INCLUDING IMPROVED WATCH...WARNING AND FORECAST PRODUCTS. WFO CYS HAS FIRE WEATHER FORECAST RESPONSIBILITY FOR MUCH OF SOUTHEAST WYOMING AND THE WESTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE. BASED ON CLIMATOLOGY AND IN CONSULTATION WITH OUR PRIMARY FIRE WEATHER PARTNERS...CHANGES TO ALL OF THE FIRE WEATHER ZONES IN SOUTHEAST WYOMING AND THE WESTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE WERE AGREED UPON. ALL OF THE FIRE WEATHER ZONES IN SOUTHEAST WYOMING WILL HAVE AT LEAST MINOR ADJUSTMENTS...WITH FIRE WEATHER ZONES WYZ292 THROUGH WYZ296 UNDERGOING THE GREATEST CHANGES TO BETTER INCORPORATE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE MEDICINE BOW NATIONAL FOREST. ALSO NEBRASKA FIRE WEATHER ZONE NEZ200 WILL BE SPLIT INTO TWO NEW ZONES. THE NEW NORTHERN ZONE WILL INCLUDE THE OGLALA NATIONAL GRASSLAND AND THE PINE RIDGE AREA INCLUDING THE ENTIRE NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST. SINCE CLIMATOLOGY WILL BE DIFFERENT... ALL OF THESE FIRE ZONES WILL BE RENAMED AND RENUMBERED AS SHOWN IN TABLE 1. TABLE 1. COMPARISON OF NEW/OLD FIRE WEATHER ZONE/Z/ FORM OF THE UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE /UGC/ NAMES/NUMBERS FOR WFO CYS USERS: NEW ZONE NAME NEW ZONE OLD ZONE NAME OLD ZONE NUMBER NUMBER ------------- ------- ------------- ------- NIOBRARA/LOWER WYZ301 EAST-CENTRAL WYOMING WYZ291 ELEVATIONS OF CONVERSE AND CONVERSE/THUNDER NIOBRARA COUNTIES BASIN NATIONAL GRASSLAND NORTH LARAMIE RANGE/ WYZ302 LARAMIE MOUNTAIN WYZ294 MEDICINE BOW NF RANGE NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHERN WYZ303 NORTH AND SOUTHWEST WYZ293 CARBON/FERRIS- CARBON COUNTY SEMINOE-SHIRLEY MOUNTAINS SOUTHWEST CARBON WYZ304 NORTH AND SOUTHWEST WYZ293 COUNTY CARBON COUNTY SIERRA MADRE RANGE/ WYZ305 MEDICINE BOW NATIONAL WYZ296 MEDICINE BOW NF FOREST IN THE MEDICINE BOW MOUNTAINS UPPER NORTH PLATTE WYZ306 NORTH AND SOUTHWEST WYZ293 RIVER BASIN CARBON COUNTY SNOWY RANGE/ WYZ307 MEDICINE BOW NATIONAL WYZ296 MEDICINE BOW NF FOREST IN THE MEDICINE BOW MOUNTAINS LARAMIE VALLEY/ WYZ308 LARAMIE VALLEY WYZ292 SHIRLEY BASIN SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE/ WYZ309 LARAMIE MOUNTAIN WYZ295 MEDICINE BOW NF RANGE SOUTH PLATTE/GOSHEN/ WYZ310 SOUTHEAST WYOMING WYZ290 CENTRAL AND EASTERN PLAINS INCLUDING LARAMIE PINE BLUFFS/CHEYENNE FOOTHILLS/PLATTE COUNTY/GOSHEN COUNTY PINE RIDGE/NEBRASKA NEZ311 NEBRASKA NATIONAL NEZ200 NATIONAL FOREST/ FOREST AND THE OGLALA NATIONAL OGALLALA NATIONAL GRASSLANDS GRASSLANDS BOX BUTTE/SOUTH NEZ312 NEBRASKA NATIONAL NEZ200 SIOUX FOREST AND THE OGALLALA NATIONAL GRASSLANDS SCOTTS BLUFF NEZ313 SCOTTSBLUFF NATIONAL NEZ202 NATIONAL MONUMENT/ MONUMENT AND THE WILDCAT HILLS WILDCAT HILLS OF WESTERN NEBRASKA AFFECTED WFO CYS FIRE WEATHER WATCH...WARNING AND FORECAST PRODUCTS ARE: PRODUCT WMO HEADING AWIPS ID ----------------------------------------------------- FIRE WEATHER WATCH WWUS83 KCYS RFWCYS RED FLAG WARNING WWUS83 KCYS RFWCYS FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FNUS53 KCYS FWFCYS FORECAST A MAP OF THE NEW FIRE WEATHER ZONES IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/IMAGES/CYS_NEW.JPG SHAPEFILES OF THE NEW FIRE WEATHER FORECAST ZONES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/FIREZONE.HTM NWS PARTNERS AND USERS SHOULD MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES TO THEIR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS TO ACCOMMODATE THESE CHANGES. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: JOHN GRIFFITH WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 1301 AIRPORT PARKWAY CHEYENNE WY 82001 307-772-2468 JOHN.GRIFFITH@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
scn21riw_fire_zones.txtNWS FORECAST OFFICE RIVERTON WY WILL SPLIT ITS FIRE WEATHER ZONE WYZ289 INTO TWO FIRE WEATHER ZONES EFFECTIVE MAY 01 2010 EFFECTIVE SATURDAY MAY 01 2010 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN RIVERTON WYOMING /RIW/ WILL SPLIT ITS GRANITE/GREEN/FERRIS/RATTLESNAKE MOUNTAINS FIRE WEATHER ZONE /WYZ289/ INTO TWO SEPARATE FIRE WEATHER ZONES. THE TWO FIRE WEATHER ZONES WILL BE A TRUNCATED GRANITE/GREEN/FERRIS/RATTLESNAKE MOUNTAINS FIRE WEATHER ZONE /WYZ289/ AND A NEW CASPER MOUNTAIN FIRE WEATHER ZONE /WYZ300/. THIS CHANGE WILL IMPROVE FIRE WEATHER SERVICES INCLUDING IMPROVED WATCH...WARNING AND FORECAST PRODUCTS. GRANITE/GREEN/FERRIS/RATTLESNAKE MOUNTAINS FIRE WEATHER ZONE /WYZ289/ WILL RETAIN ITS ZONE NAME AND NUMBER BECAUSE THE CLIMATOLOGY OF THE ZONE WILL NOT CHANGE SIGNIFICANTLY AS A RESULT OF THE TRUNCATION. CASPER MOUNTAIN FIRE WEATHER ZONE /WYZ300/ IS ASSIGNED A NEW ZONE NAME AND NUMBER TO ACCOUNT FOR ITS DIFFERING CLIMATOLOGY. GRAPHICAL DEPICTIONS OF THIS CHANGE ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OM/NOTIFICATION/IMAGES/RIW1.GIF AND HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OM/NOTIFICATION/IMAGES/RIW2.GIF TABLE 1. NEW FIRE WEATHER ZONE /Z/ FORM OF THE UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE /UGC/ AND NAMES FOR WFO RIW USERS: NEW FIRE NEW OLD FIRE OLD ZONE NAME UGC /Z/ ZONE NAME UGC /Z/ ------------- ------- ------------- ------- GRANITE/GREEN/ WYZ289 GRANITE/GREEN/ WYZ289 FERRIS/RATTLESNAKE FERRIS/RATTLESNAKE MOUNTAINS MOUNTAINS CASPER MOUNTAIN WYZ300 N/A N/A TABLE 2 PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADER AWIPS ID ------------ ---------- -------- FIRE WEATHER WATCH WWUS85 KRIW RFWRIW RED FLAG WARNING WWUS85 KRIW RFWRIW FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FNUS55 KRIW FWFRIW FORECAST NWS PARTNERS AND USERS SHOULD TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION/S/ TO ENSURE SYSTEMS/S/ RECOGNIZE THE NEW UGC AND ZONE ALIGNMENTS. AN UPDATED FIRE WEATHER FORECAST ZONE SHAPEFILE IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/FIREZONE.HTM IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: ANDREW CHURCH FIRE WEATHER PROGRAM LEADER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 12744 WEST U.S. HIGHWAY 26 RIVERTON WYOMING 82501 307-857-3898 ANDREW.CHURCH@NOAA.GOV CHRIS JONES WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 12744 WEST U.S. HIGHWAY 26 RIVERTON WYOMING 82501 307-857-3898 X726 CHRIS.JONES@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN
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