NOUS41 KWBC 211615
Service Change Notice 11-43
Weather Service Headquarters
1115 AM EST Wed Dec 21 2011
-Family of Services
-NOAA Weather Wire Service
-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
Other NWS partners and NWS employees
From: Elliott Jacks
Chief, Fire and Public Weather Services Branch
Subject: Changes to Some Public Weather Forecast Zones in
Northeastern and Central
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
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.
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.
Eastern Elko County (NVZ033) zone will be renamed
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
------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
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:
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:
If you have any questions, please contact:
Kevin B. Baker
National Weather Service
National Service Change Notices are online at: