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Service Change Notice 12-44

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1005 AM EST Wed Nov 14 2012


To:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


          Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees


From:     Mark Tew

          Chief, Marine and Coastal Services Branch


Subject:  Change in Synopsis Name in Coastal Waters

          Forecast (CWF) for WFO Mobile

          Effective January 22, 2013


Effective Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at 2 pm Central Daylight

Time (CDT), 2000 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the

NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Mobile, AL, will change the

name of its Synopsis in its Coastal Waters Forecast (CWF) From

"Synopsis for Destin FL to Pascagoula MS out 60 NM including

Mobile Bay" to "Synopsis for Destin FL to Pascagoula MS out 60 NM

including Bays and Coastal Waterways."


WFO Mobile is changing the name of its synopsis to clarify the

coastal waters forecast includes all the bays and waterways for

its marine area of responsibility. 


Current marine synopsis name and corresponding Universal

Geographic Code (UGC) used by WFO Mobile:


Current Marine Synopsis Name                  UGC

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

Synopsis for Destin FL to Pascagoula MS       GMZ600

out 60 NM Including Mobile Bay   


New marine synopsis name that will be used by WFO Mobile

effective January 22, 2013.  Note the UGC for the synopsis will

not change.


New Marine Synopsis Name                       UGC

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

Synopsis for Destin FL to Pascagoula MS        GMZ600

out 60 NM including Bays and Coastal



WFO Mobile product affected by the marine synopsis name change

effective January 22, 2013:


Product Name                   WMO Heading     AWIPS ID

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

Coastal Waters Forecast        FZUS54 KMOB     CWFMOB


Users should be aware of this synopsis name change within WFO

Mobile Coastal Waters Forecast and make any adjustments to their



If you have any questions or comments about this change to the

marine synopsis name at WFO Mobile please contact:


John Werner                     Melinda Bailey

National Weather Service        National Weather Service

Marine Focal Point              Southern Region Headquarters

8100 Airport Blvd Bldg 11       819 Taylor Street

Mobile, AL 36608                Fort Worth, TX  76102

251 633 6443                    817 978 1100 x 107  



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