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Service Change Notice 16-06 Amended

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

355 PM EST Thu Mar 3 2016

 

To:       Subscribers:

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

          -NOAAPORT

          Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

 

From:     Michelle Hawkins

          Acting Chief, Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami 

            Services Branch

 

          Robyn Heffernan

          Acting Chief, Severe, Fire, Public and Winter

            Service Branch

 

Subject:  Amended: Change to the boundaries for Charleston

          Harbor marine zone, effective April 5, 2016

 

Amended to change Effective time to 10 am EDT

 

Effective Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at 10 am Eastern Daylight

Time (EDT), 1400 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS

Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Charleston, SC, (CHS) will

make the following modifications to boundaries to Charleston

Harbor marine zone AMZ330.

 

1. Expand AMZ330 north to include a small area north of the

Ravenel Bridge, bounded by the entrance to the Wando and Cooper

Rivers.

 

2. Expand AMZ330 west to include portions of the Ashley River

up to the highway 17 draw bridges.

 

These changes are being made to improve forecast and warning

services for both recreational craft and cargo ship traffic

into and out of the Charleston Harbor.

 

The modified zones are listed in Tables 1 and 2 below. WFO CHS

will continue to issue forecasts and warnings for the modified

zones via the products in Table 3.

 

Table 1:  Marine zones being modified.  The zone name and UGCs

will not change.

 

Marine Zone Name               UGC(Z)   Comment

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

Charleston Harbor              AMZ330   Small area north of the

                                        Ravenel Bridge and

                                        portions of the Ashley

                                        River will be added to

                                        the Charleston Harbor

                                        marine zone.        

 

Table 2: Fire and Public zones being modified.  The zone names

and UGCs will not change.

 

Public Zone Name               UGC(Z)   Comment

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

Charleston                     SCZ050   Portions of the Ashley

                                        River between the

                                        Battery and the

                                        Highway 17 draw bridges

                                        will be removed from

                                        SCZ050 and added to

                                        Charleston Harbor

                                        marine zone AMZ330.

                                        

Tidal Berkeley                 SCZ052   Portions of the

                                        Charleston Harbor

                                        between the entrances

                                        to the Cooper and

                                        Wando Rivers and the

                                        Ravenel Bridge will

                                        be removed from SCZ052

                                        and added to Charleston

                                        Harbor marine zone

                                        AMZ330.

 

Fire Zone Name                 UGC(Z)   Comment

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

Charleston                     SCZ050   Portions of the Ashley

                                        River between the

                                        Battery and the

                                        Highway 17 draw bridges

                                        will be removed from

                                        SCZ050 and added to

                                        Charleston Harbor

                                        marine zone AMZ330.

                                         

Tidal Berkeley                 SCZ052   Portions of the

                                        Charleston Harbor

                                        between the entrances

                                        to the Cooper and

                                        Wando Rivers and the

                                        Ravenel Bridge will

                                        be removed from SCZ052

                                        and added to Charleston

                                        Harbor marine zone

                                        AMZ330.

 

These graphic changes can be viewed at

 

http://weather.gov/chs/harbor

 

Updated shapefiles are online at

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Table 3. WFO CHS text products impacted by this change

 

Product Name                    WMO Heading     AWIPS ID

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

Coastal Waters Forecast         FZUS52 KCHS     CWFCHS

Marine Weather Message          WHUS72 KCHS     MWWCHS

Special Marine Warning          WHUS52 KCHS     SMWCHS

Marine Weather Statement        FZUS72 KCHS     MWSCHS

Hazardous Weather Outlook       FLUS42 KCHS     HWOCHS

*Watch County Notification      WWUS62 KCHS     WCNCHS

*Watch Outline Update           WOUS62 KWNS     WOUn (n=1-9)

Tsunami Message                 WEXX20 PAAQ     TSUAT1

Coastal Hazard Message          WHUS42 KCHS     CFWCHS

Severe Thunderstorm Warning     WUUS52 KCHS     SVRCHS

Tornado Warning                 WFUS52 KCHS     TORCHS

Severe Weather Statement        WWUS52 KCHS     SVSCHS

Special Weather Statement       WWUS82 KCHS     SPSCHS

Zone Forecast                   FPUS52 KCHS     ZFPCHS

Short Term Forecast             FPUS72 KCHS     NOWCHS

Fire Weather Forecast           FNUS52 KCHS     FWFCHS

Fire Weather Message            WWUS82 KCHS     RFWCHS

Hurricane Local Statement       WTUS82 KCHS     HLSCHS

Surf Zone Forecast              FZUS52 KCHS     SRFCHS

Tide Report                     SOUS42 KCHS     TIDCHS

 

* These UGC C products may contain marine zones.

 

Partners and users do not have to take action to continue

receiving these text products.

 

For more information, please contact:

 

  Ron Morales

  Warning Coordination Meteorologist

  National Weather Service

  North Charleston, SC 29406-6162

  843-747-5860 x223

  ron.morales@noaa.gov

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

  http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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