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Service Change Notice 13-44

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

255 PM EDT Mon Jul 15 2013

 

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:  Change in Fire and Public Weather Forecast Zone

          Names for NWS Weather Forecast Office San Francisco

          Bay Area/Monterey, CA, Effective August 15, 2013

 

Effective Thursday, August 15, 2013, at 800 AM Pacific Daylight

Time, 1500 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), NWS Weather Forecast

Office (WFO) San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey, CA, (MTR), will

rename fire and public weather forecast zones CAZ518.

 

Table 1:  Changed WFO MTR, CA, Fire and Public Weather Forecast

Zone Name

 

Zone Code   Old Fire/Public Zone Name   New Zone Name

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

CAZ518      Mountains of San Benito     Mountains of San Benito

            County and Interior         County and Interior

            Monterey County including   Monterey County including

            Pinnacles National          Pinnacles National

            Monument                    Park

 

This changed is required because of a change in the designation

of Pinnacles National Monument to Pinnacles National Park. This

is only a name change. No change is being made to fire or public

weather forecast zones geographic extents or zone numbers.

 

An updated fire weather zone shapefile is online at:

 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/firezone.htm

 

An updated public weather zone shapefile is online at:

 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/pubzone.htm

 

Partners and users of WFO MTR fire and public weather products

will need to update their system(s) to continue receiving correct

fire and public weather forecasts/products.

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Logan Johnson

Warning Coordination Meteorologist

WFO San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey

Monterey, CA 93943-5505

logan.johnson@noaa.gov

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

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

 

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