NOUS41 KWBC 292006 CCA



Service Change Notice 13-68 Corrected

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

405 PM EDT Tue Oct 29 2013


TO: National Weather Service (NWS) Offices

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Customers

Family of Services (FOS) Subscribers

Other Customers of NWS Aviation Forecasts


FROM: Cynthia Abelman

Chief, Aviation Services Branch


SUBJECT: Corrected: Change of Name and Identifier for the

Jackson, MS, VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range (VOR) Aviation

Radio Navigation Site Effective November 30, 2013


NOTE: The following changes have no impact on NOAA

Weather Wire Service subscribers


Corrected to changed effective date to November 30, 2013


Effective Wednesday, November 30, 2013, at 1500 Coordinated

Universal Time (UTC), 1000 am Eastern Standard Time, the NWS

will cease using the 3-letter identifier JAN and begin using the

3-letter identifier of MHZ.


On August 22, 2013, the FAA changed the name of the Jackson VOR

from Jackson to Magnolia. With this name change, the 3-letter

identifier changed from JAN to MHZ. The physical location of the

VOR also changed. The new location coordinates of the VOR are

N3226.04' W9005.99'.


VORs are used by pilots for navigation and also used in aviation

weather forecasts and SIGMETs as reference points in defining

the area of weather hazards. Because NWS uses VOR locations to

define areal coverage of weather hazards in addition to their

use as navigation aids, the NWS will make this name and

identifier change to maintain consistent terminology.


If you have questions regarding this product, contact:


Debra Blondin

Domestic Operations Branch Chief

Aviation Weather Center

Kansas City MO 64153



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