NOUS41 KWBC 241200



Service Change Notice 14-58

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

315 PM EST Fri Nov 21 2014


To:      Subscribers:

         -Family of Services

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


         Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees


From:    Eli Jacks

         Chief, Fire and Public Weather Services Branch


Subject: Changes in Fire and Public Zones for NWS Weather

         Forecast Office Jacksonville, FL, for Duval and Nassau

         Counties, Florida, Effective February 4, 2015.


Effective Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at 1:00 PM Eastern

Standard Time (EST), 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the

Duval and Nassau County fire and public weather forecast zones

for NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Jacksonville (JAX), FL,

will be split into two zones: a coastal zone and an inland zone.


The coastal-inland split will be along Interstate 95 from the

Florida-Georgia State line to the Duval-St. Johns County line.

These changes will provide increased flexibility and improved

accuracy of forecast and various watches, warnings and advisories

in the fire and public weather programs.


Current affected WFO JAX Public and Fire Weather Forecast Zones:


Current Fire/Public    Current UGC (Z)

Zone Name

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

Duval                  FLZ025

Nassau                 FLZ024



New WFO JAX affected Coastal and Inland Public and Fire Weather

Forecast Zones:


New Fire/Public           New UGC (Z)

Zone Name

---------              -----------

Inland Duval           FLZ025 (unchanged)

Coastal Duval          FLZ125

Inland Nassau          FLZ024 (unchanged)

Coastal Nassau         FLZ124


WFO Jacksonville products affected by the changes in coastal

public and fire weather forecast zones:


Product Name                      WMO Heading        AWIPS ID

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


Hazardous Weather Outlook         FLUS42 KJAX      HWOJAX

Hurricane Local Statement         WTUS82 KJAX      HLSJAX

Tropical Cyclone Watch/Warning    WTNT81 KNHC      TCVAT1-5

Coastal Hazard Message            WHUS42 KJAX      CFWJAX

Surf Zone Forecast                FZUS52 KJAX      SRFJAX

Fire Weather Forecast             FNUS52 KJAX      FWFJAX

Fire Weather Message              WWUS82 KJAX      RFWJAX

Fire Danger Statement             FNUS62 KJAX      RFDJAX

Dispersion Forecast Update        FNUS72 KJAX      SMFJAX

Zone Forecast                     FPUS52 KJAX      ZFPJAX

Short Term Forecast               FPUS72 KJAX      NOWJAX

Point Forecast Matrices           FOUS52 KJAX      PFMJAX

Tabular State Forecast            FPUS62 KJAX      SFTJAX

Tsunami Message                   WEXX20 PAAQ      TSUAT1

Public Information Statement      NOUS42 KJAX      PNSJAX

Non-Precipitation Warnings        WWUS72 KJAX      NPWJAX

Flood Watch                       WGUS62 KJAX      FFAJAX

Special Weather Statement         WWUS82 KJAX      SPSJAX

Winter Weather Message            WWUS42 KJAX      WSWJAX

Area Forecast Discussion          FXUS62 KJAX      AFDJAX

Hydrologic Outlook                FGUS72 KJAX      ESFJAX


Partners and users should take the appropriate action to ensure

systems recognize the new UGC (Z) and new zone alignments and

names. These changes do not affect products using county (C) UGC.


Updated fire and public zone maps are online at:


A graphical depiction of WFO JAXs new Fire and Public Weather

Forecast Zones are online:


A graphical depiction of this change is online at:


For more information, please contact:


  Al Sandrik                       Melinda Bailey

  NWS Jacksonville                 NWS Southern Region HQ

  Jacksonville FL 32218            Fort Worth, TX 76102

  904-741-4470 X223                817-978-1109 x107    


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