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Service Change Notice 14-48

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

350 PM EDT Thu Sep 18 2014

 

To: Subscribers:

-Family of Services

-NOAA Weather Wire Service

-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

-NOAAPORT

Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees

 

From: Eli Jacks

Chief, Fire and Public Weather Services Branch

Ernie Wells

Acting Chief, Hydro Services Branch

 

Subject: Service Transfer of Cheshire and Hillsborough counties

to the Gray, Maine, NWS Weather Forecast Office,

Effective December 3, 2014

 

Effective Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at 800 AM Eastern Standard

Time (EST), 1300 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), NWS will

transfer all warning and forecast responsibility for Cheshire and

Hillsborough counties, NH, to the NWS Weather Forecast Office

(WFO) in Gray, ME, (GYX), from WFO Taunton, MA (BOX). This

transfer will enable more efficient service.

 

Partners and users must take appropriate action to receive the

products listed in the tables below using the new communication

headers shown below. This list of products is not exhaustive.

Other products that contain universal generic coding may also be

affected.

 

Table 1: Counties to be transferred to WFO GYX from WFO BOX

 

County Name UGC County (C) Code UGC Zone (Z) Code

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

Cheshire NHC005 NHZ011

 

Western and

Central Hillsborough NHC011 NHZ015

 

Eastern Hillsborough NHC011 NHZ012

 

Table 2: Short-Fused Warning Products (UGC C)

 

PRODUCT WMO HEADING AWIPS ID

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

TORNADO WARNING (NEW) WFUS51 KGYX TORGYX

*(OLD) WFUS51 KBOX TORBOX*

 

SEVERE THUNDER- (NEW) WUUS51 KGYX SVRGYX

STORM WARNING *(OLD) WUUS51 KBOX SVRBOX*

 

FLASH FLOOD (NEW) WGUS51 KGYX FFWGYX

WARNING *(OLD) WGUS51 KBOX FFWBOX*

 

SEVERE WEATHER (NEW) WWUS51 KGYX SVSGYX

STATEMENT *(OLD) WWUS51 KBOX SVSBOX*

 

FLASH FLOOD (NEW) WGUS71 KGYX FFSGYX

STATEMENT *(OLD) WGUS71 KBOX FFSBOX*

 

CIVIL EMERGENCY (NEW) WOUS41 KGYX CEMGYX

MESSAGE *(OLD) WOUS41 KBOX CEMBOX*

 

Table 3: Long-fused products and products related to short-fused

products listed in table 2 (UGC Z)

 

PRODUCT WMO HEADING AWIPS ID

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

ZONE FORECAST (NEW) FPUS51 KGYX ZFPGYX

PRODUCT *(OLD) FPUS51 KBOX ZFPBOX*

 

FLASH FLOOD (NEW) WGUS61 KGYX FFAGYX

WATCH *(OLD) WGUS61 KBOX FFABOX*

 

NON-PRECIPITATION (NEW) WWUS71 KGYX NPWGYX

WATCH/WARNING/ *(OLD) WWUS41 KBOX NPWBOX*

ADVISORY

 

SPECIAL WEATHER (NEW) WWUS81 KGYX SPSGYX

STATEMENT *(OLD) WWUS81 KBOX SPSBOX*

 

PUBLIC (NEW) NOUS41 KGYX PNSGYX

INFORMATION *(OLD) NOUS41 KBOX PNSBOX*

STATEMENT

 

LOCAL STORM (NEW) NWUS51 KGYX LSRGYX

REPORT *(OLD) NWUS51 KBOX LSRBOX*

 

Hydrologic Service Area (HSA) responsibilities for the river

forecast locations in the affected counties also will change. NWS

will transfer the responsibility for issuing river

statements/summaries and flood watches/warnings/statements from

WFO BOX to WFO GYX:

 

On the Connecticut River, for North Walpole (WLPN3)

On the Souhegan River, for Merrimack (SOHN3)

On the Merrimack River, for Goffs Falls (GOFN3) and Nashua (NSHN3)

On the Contoocook River, for Petersborough (PTRN3).

On the Piscataquog River, for Goffstown (GFFN3).

 

Table 4: River Products issued for the above mentioned locations

 

PRODUCT WMO HEADING AWIPS ID

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

FLOOD (NEW) WGUS81 KGYX FLSGYX

STATEMENT *(OLD) WGUS81 KBOX FLSBOX*

 

FLOOD (NEW) WGUS41 KGYX FLWGYX

WARNING *(OLD) WGUS41 KBOX FLWBOX*

 

FLOOD (NEW) WGUS61 KGYX FFAGYX

WATCH *(OLD) WGUS61 KBOX FFABOX*

 

RIVER STATEMENT (NEW) FGUS81 KGYX RVSGYX

*(OLD) FGUS81 KBOX RVSBOX*

 

HYDROLOGIC (NEW) FGUS71 KGYX ESFGYX

OUTLOOK *(OLD) FGUS71 KBOX ESFBOX*

 

RIVER STAGE (NEW) FGUS51 KTAR RVFGYX

FORECAST *(OLD) FGUS51 KTAR RVFBOX

 

HYDROLOGIC (NEW) SXUS51 KGYX HYDGYX

OBSERVATIONS *(OLD) SXUS51 KBOX HYDBOX*

 

DAILY RIVER AND (NEW) FGUS51 KGYX RVDGYX

LAKE SUMMARY *(OLD) FGUS51 KBOX RVDBOX*

 

MAX/MIN (NEW) ASUS61 KGYX RTPGYX

TEMPERATURE AND *(NEW) ASUS61 KBOX RTPBOX*

PRECIPITATION

TABLE

 

Products marked with an asterisk (*) will continue to be issued

by WFO BOX but will no longer contain warning and forecast

information for Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties, NH.

 

Table 5: Products issued for the Manchester-Boston Regional

Airport in Manchester, NH (KMHT)

 

Product WMO Heading AWIPS ID

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

Terminal Aerodrome (NEW) FTUS41 KGYX TAFMHT

Forecast (OLD) FTUS41 KBOX TAFMHT

 

Airport Weather (NEW) WWUS81 KGYX AWWMHT

Warning (OLD) WWUS81 KBOX AWWMHT

 

In addition, the TAF will be remain in the existing TAF

collectives below, which are transmitted to FAA personnel and

other external customers.

 

WMO Headings Available to the following customers

___________ _______________________________________

 

FTUS80 KWBC Non-FAA Domestic and Family of Services

 

FTUS90 KWBC FAA Weather Message Switching Center and

FAA Facilities

 

FTUS52 KWBC Global Telecommunication System Customers

 

Holders of NWS Procedural Instruction 10-813 (Terminal Aerodrome

Forecasts) should make appropriate additions to the appendices.

 

Updated service area shapefiles are online at:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/hydro/html/hsa.htm

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Robert Thompson Hendricus Lulofs

Meteorologist in Charge Meteorologist in Charge

NWS Taunton MA 02780 NWS Gray ME 04039

Phone: 508-823-1900 Phone: 207-688-3221

Robert.Thompson@noaa.gov Hendricus.Lulofs@noaa.gov

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

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

 

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