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Service Change Notice 12-49

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1007 AM EST Fri Nov 30 2012

 

TO:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

          -NOAAPORT

          Other NWS partners and NWS employees

 

FROM:     Eli Jacks

          Chief, Fire and Public Weather Services Branch

 

SUBJECT:  Discontinuance of the Arkansas State Forecast Product

          (SFPAR) in Favor of Individual WFO Tabular State

          Forecast Products (SFTXXX) Effective January 3, 2013

 

Effective Thursday, January 3, 2013, at 600 AM Central Standard

Time (CST), 1200 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS

Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Little Rock (LZK), AR, will stop

issuing the State Forecast Product (SFPAR) for the state of

Arkansas (Table 1).

 

Table 1:  World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Header and

Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) ID for

Discontinued Product

 

    PRODUCT NAME              WMO HEADER         AWIPS ID

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

    State Forecast Product    FPUS64 KLZK        SFPAR

 

The same type of information contained in the SFPAR is already

contained in the Arkansas Tabular State Forecast Products (SFT)

(high and low temperature, predominant weather and Probability of

Precipitation forecasts for 7 days) issued by WFOs in Arkansas,

Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Louisiana (Table 2).

 

Table 2:  WMO Headers and AWIPS IDs for Tabular State Forecast

Products Affecting Arkansas

 

    FORECAST REGION           WMO HEADING        AWIPS ID

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

    Central Arkansas          FPUS64 KLZK        SFTLZK

    Northwest Arkansas        FPUS64 KTSA        SFTTSA

    Eastern Arkansas          FPUS64 KMEG        SFTMEG

    Southwest Arkansas        FPUS64 KSHV        SFTSHV

 

Partners and users of the SFPAR should take appropriate action to

ensure receipt of the SFT products listed in table 2 above.

 

SFT forecasts are available for the Arkansas cities listed in

Table 3.

 

Table 3:  Arkansas Cities/Locations Included in SFT products

 

    AWIPS ID          AR CITY/LOCATION

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

    SFTLZK            Harrison

                      Mountain Home

                      Cherokee Village

                      Batesville

                      Waldron

                      Mena

                      Mount Ida

                      Booneville

                      Russellville

                      Morrilton

                      Conway

                      Little Rock

                      North Little Rock

                      Sherwood

                      Jacksonville

                      Benton/Bryant

                      Hot Springs

                      Searcy

                      Newport

                      Brinkley

                      Stuttgart

                      Pine Bluff

                      Arkadelphia

                      Camden

                      Monticello

 

    SFTTSA            Fort Smith

                      Fayetteville

                      Berryville

 

    SFTMEG            Forrest City

                      Jonesboro

                      Paragould

                      Pocahontas

                      West Helena

 

    SFTSHV            Texarkana

                      El Dorado

 

An example of the SFT product issued by WFO LZK is online at:

 

    http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/lzk/sftlzk

 

For more information, please contact:

 

    John Robinson                 Melinda Bailey

    Warning Coordination Met.     Public Program Mgr.

    8400 Remount Rd.              819 Taylor St Room 10A03

    North Little Rock AR 72118    Fort Worth TX 71602

    Phone: 501-834-9102 X 223     Phone: 817-978-1100 X 107

    Email: john.robinson@noaa.gov Email: melinda.bailey@noaa.gov

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

    http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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