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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
200 PM EST TUE JAN 16 1996

TO        NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ EMPLOYEES...FAMILY OF
          SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE
          /NWWS/ SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NWS CUSTOMERS

FROM      DONALD WERNLY...CHIEF...CUSTOMER SERVICE

SUBJECT   SHORT-FUSE COUNTY WARNING AREA TRANSFER NOTICE 96-11
          NORTH PLATTE NEBRASKA WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE/S
          SHORT-FUSE COUNTY WARNING AREA EXPANDS...EFFECTIVE
          MARCH 1 1996.
            
     EFFECTIVE FRIDAY...MARCH 1 1996 AT 1000 A.M. CENTRAL
STANDARD TIME.../1600 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME/...THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ WILL TRANSFER SHORT-FUSE WARNING
RESPONSIBILITY FOR NINE /9/ COUNTIES IN NEBRASKA /TABLE 1/ TO THE
WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE /WSO/ IN NORTH PLATTE /LBF/...NEBRASKA
FROM THE WSO IN NORFOLK /OFK/...NEBRASKA.

     WSO LBF WILL ISSUE SHORT-FUSE WARNING PRODUCTS /TABLE 2/
AND RELATED PRODUCTS THAT PROVIDE FOLLOW-UP INFORMATION ON THE
WARNINGS /TABLE 3/.  FOR HOLDERS OF NWS OPERATIONS MANUAL CHAPTER
C-47...COUNTY WARNING AREAS...THIS TRANSFER IS THE 11TH UPDATE IN
1996.

     BECAUSE OF THIS COUNTY WARNING TRANSFER...SUBSCRIBERS TO THE
NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ AND THE FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/
MUST TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO RECEIVE THE SHORT-FUSE WARNINGS
AND RELATED PRODUCTS FOR THESE COUNTIES USING THE LBF IDENTIFIER
/TABLES 2 AND 3/ INSTEAD OF THE OFK IDENTIFIER. THE UNIVERSAL
GENERIC CODES /UGC/ WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED /AS SHOWN IN TABLE 1/.

TABLE 1.
COUNTY         UGC ZONE  UGC COUNTY     FROM      TO
               CODE      CODE

KEYA PAHA      NEZ006-   NEC103-        OFK       LBF
BOYD           NEZ007-   NEC015-        OFK       LBF
BROWN          NEZ008-   NEC017-        OFK       LBF
ROCK           NEZ009-   NEC149-        OFK       LBF
HOLT           NEZ010-   NEC089-        OFK       LBF
BLAINE         NEZ026-   NEC009-        OFK       LBF
LOUP           NEZ027-   NEC115-        OFK       LBF
GARFIELD       NEZ028-   NEC071-        OFK       LBF
WHEELER        NEZ029-   NEC183-        OFK       LBF

TABLE 2.  THE FOLLOWING ARE SHORT-FUSE WARNING PRODUCTS FOR THE
          COUNTIES TRANSFERRED TO LBF.  UGC COUNTY CODES /C/ ARE
          USED IN THESE PRODUCTS.

WARNING PRODUCT FOR      AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO HEADER FOR FOS

TORNADOES                OMATORLBF      WFUS1 KLBF
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS     OMASVRLBF      WUUS1 KLBF
FLASH FLOODS             OMAFFWLBF      WRUS1 KLBF

TABLE 3.  THE FOLLOWING ARE KEY RELATED PRODUCTS FOR THE COUNTIES
          TRANSFERRED TO LBF.  UGC ZONE CODES /Z/ ARE USED IN
          THESE.

RELATED PRODUCTS              AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO HEADER FOR FOS

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT     OMASPSLBF      WWUS35 KLBF
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT      OMASVSLBF      WWUS34 KLBF
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE       OMACEMLBF      MMUS40 KLBF
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  OMAPNSLBF      ABUS34 KLBF
SHORT-TERM FORECAST           OMANOWLBF      FXUS21 KLBF
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT         OMAFFSLBF      RWUS32 KLBF
LOCAL STORM REPORT            OMALSRLBF      WWUS30 KLBF
+ WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS     OMAWSWLBF      WWUS46 KLBF 
+ NON-PRECIPITATION WARNINGS  OMANPWLBF      WWUS45 KLBF

+ ONLY FOR EMERGENCY BACKUP USE TO THE WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST
OFFICE /WSFO/ IN OMAHA /OMA/...NEBRASKA.

WSFO OMA WILL CONTINUE TO ISSUE THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS FOR
LONGER-FUSE EVENTS.

RELATED PRODUCTS              AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO HEADER FOR FOS
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT     OMASPSOMA      WWUS35 KOMA
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT      OMASVSOMA      WWUS34 KOMA
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE       OMACEMOMA      MMUS40 KOMA
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  OMAPNSOMA      ABUS34 KOMA
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT         OMAFFSOMA      RWUS32 KOMA
WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS       OMAWSWOMA      WWUS46 KOMA 
NON-PRECIPITATION WARNINGS    OMANPWOMA      WWUS45 KOMA

IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS YOU MAY CONTACT THE FOLLOWING

DAVID C. THEOPHILUS /METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE...WSFO OMA/
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE...NOAA
P.O. BOX 719
VALLEY NE 68064-0719
402-359-5166

DAVID A. WERT /METOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE/   GEORGE H. VAN ALLEN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE...NOAA   /OFFICIAL-IN-CHARGE/
NORTH PLATTE REGIONAL AIRPORT            NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
5250 E. LEE BIRD DR.                     R.R. 2...BOX 383
NORTH PLATTE NE 69101-2473               NORFOLK NE 68701-9759
308-532-4936                             402-371-5731

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