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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 96-12
          DULUTH MINNESOTA WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE/S SHORT-FUSE
          COUNTY WARNING AREA EXPANDS...EFFECTIVE MARCH 5 1996.

     EFFECTIVE TUESDAY MARCH 5 1996 AT 1000 A.M. CENTRAL STANDARD
TIME.../1600 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME/...THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE /NWS/ WILL TRANSFER SHORT-FUSE WARNING RESPONSIBILITY FOR
ONE /1/ COUNTY IN MINNESOTA /TABLE 1/ TO THE WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE /WSO/ IN DULUTH /DLH/...MINNESOTA...FROM THE WSO IN
INTERNATIONAL FALLS /INL/...MINNESOTA.  

     WSO DLH WILL ISSUE SHORT-FUSE WARNING PRODUCTS /TABLE 2/
AND RELATED PRODUCTS THAT GIVE FOLLOW-UP INFORMATION ON THE
WARNINGS /TABLE 3/. FOR HOLDERS OF NWS OPERATIONS MANUAL CHAPTER
C-47...COUNTY WARNING AREAS...THIS TRANSFER IS THE 12TH 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 THIS COUNTY USING THE DLH IDENTIFIER
/TABLES 2 AND 3/ INSTEAD OF THE INL 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

KOOCHICHING    MNZ010-   MNC071-        INL       DLH

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

WARNING PRODUCT FOR      AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO HEADER FOR /FOS/

TORNADOES                MSPTORDLH      WFUS1 KDLH
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS     MSPSVRDLH      WUUS1 KDLH
FLASH FLOODS             MSPFFWDLH      WRUS1 KDLH

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

RELATED PRODUCTS              AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO HEADER FOR /FOS/

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT     MSPSPSDLH      WWUS35 KDLH
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT      MSPSVSDLH      WWUS34 KDLH
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE       MSPCEMDLH      MMUS40 KDLH
PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT        MSPPNSDLH      ABUS34 KDLH
SHORT-TERM FORECAST           MSPNOWDLH      FXUS21 KDLH
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT         MSPFFSDLH      RWUS32 KDLH
LOCAL STORM REPORT            MSPLSRDLH      WWUS30 KDLH
+ WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS     MSPWSWDLH      WWUS46 KDLH
+ NON-PRECIPITATION WARNING   MSPNPWDLH      WWUS45 KDLH      

+ ONLY FOR EMERGENCY BACKUP USE TO THE WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST
OFFICE /WSFO/ IN MINNEAPOLIS /MSP/...MINNESOTA.
 
     WSFO MSP WILL CONTINUE TO ISSUE THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS FOR
LONGER-FUSE EVENTS AFFECTING KOOCHICHING COUNTY IN MINNESOTA.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT     MSPSPSMSP      WWUS35 KMSP
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT      MSPSVSMSP      WWUS34 KMSP
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE       MSPCEMMSP      MMUS40 KMSP
PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT        MSPPNSMSP      ABUS34 KMSP
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT         MSPFFSMSP      RWUS32 KMSP
WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS       MSPWSWMSP      WWUS46 KMSP
NON-PRECIPITATION WARNING     MSPNPWMSP      WWUS45 KMSP      

     IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS...YOU MAY CONTACT THE
FOLLOWING 

CRAIG SANDERS /METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE/
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE...NOAA
4525 AIRPORT APPROACH RD.
DULUTH MN 55811-1555
218-726-1936

CRAIG M. EDWARDS /METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE/
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE NOAA
1733 LAKE DRIVE WEST
CHANHASSEN MN 55317
612-361-6670

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