NOUS41 KWBC 032040 CCA
Service Change Notice 11-29 Corrected
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
340 PM EST Tue Jan 3 2012
- Family of Services
- NOAA Weather Wire Service
- Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
- Other NWS partners and employees
FROM: Eli Jacks
Chief, Fire and Public Weather Services Branch
SUBJECT: Corrected: 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
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:
Updated fire and public weather forecast zone shapefiles are online at:
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
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