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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1000 AM EST FRI JAN 19 1996

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

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

SUBJECT   PUBLIC FORECAST AND LONG-FUSE WATCH/WARNING/ADVISORY
          RESPONSIBILITIES TRANSFERRED FOR ZONES IN NORTHEAST
          NEBRASKA...SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA...AND WESTERN
          IOWA...EFFECTIVE APRIL 1 1996.

     EFFECTIVE MONDAY APRIL 1 1996 AT 400 AM CST /1000 UNIVERSAL
COORDINATED TIME/...PUBLIC FORECAST AND LONG-FUSE WATCH/WARNING AND
ADVISORY RESPONSIBILITY FOR PART OF NORTHEAST NEBRASKA...SOUTHEAST
SOUTH DAKOTA...AND WESTERN IOWA WILL BE TRANSFERRED FROM THE WEATHER
SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE /WSFO/ IN DES MOINES /DSM/ TO THE WSFOS IN
SIOUX FALLS /FSD/...SOUTH DAKOTA AND OMAHA /OMA/...NEBRASKA.

     THIS TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY WILL PROVIDE AN IMPROVED LEVEL
OF SERVICE TO THE AFFECTED AREAS AS ALL NWS FORECAST AND WARNING
PRODUCTS /SHORT AND LONG TERM/ WILL ORIGINATE FROM ONE SERVICING NWS
OFFICE...BASED ON DOPPLER WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADAR /WSR-88D/
COVERAGE FROM WSFOS FSD AND OMA.  PRIOR TO THIS ADJUSTMENT...SHORT-
FUSE FORECAST AND WARNING PRODUCTS WERE ISSUED FROM ONE NWS OFFICE
WHILE A DIFFERENT OFFICE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR OTHER PUBLIC PRODUCTS
FOR THE SAME AREA.

     FOR THE AFFECTED ZONES /TABLES 1 AND 3/...SUBSCRIBERS TO THE
NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ AND FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ MUST
TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO RECEIVE PRODUCTS USING THE FSD IDENTIFIER
/TABLE 2/ OR THE OMA IDENTIFIER /TABLE 4/ INSTEAD OF THE DSM
IDENTIFIER.
  
TABLE 1.  FROM WSFO DSM TO WSFO FSD -- NINE /9/ ZONES IN NORTHWEST
IOWA...TWO /2/ ZONES IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA...AND ONE /1/ ZONE IN
SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA. 

     ZONE      ZONE NAME           ZONE      ZONE NAME
     NUMBER    /BY COUNTY/         NUMBER    /BY COUNTY/

     IAZ002-   OSCEOLA             IAZ003-   DICKINSON
     IAZ013-   O'BRIEN             IAZ014-   CLAY
     IAZ020-   PLYMOUTH            IAZ021-   CHEROKEE
     IAZ022-   BUENA VISTA         IAZ031-   WOODBURY
     IAZ032-   IDA
          
     NEZ013-   DIXON               NEZ014-   DAKOTA


     SDZ071-   UNION

TABLE 2.  FOR THE ZONES IN TABLE 1...THE FOLLOWING WILL BE THE NEW
PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS FOR THIS SERVICE TRANSFER TO WSFO FSD.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION                     NWWS ID    WMO/FOS ID
  PUBLIC ZONE FORECAST                  FSDZFPSD   FPUS5 KFSD    
  NON-PRECIPITATION ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING FSDNPWFSD  WWUS45 KFSD 
  WINTER STORM ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING      FSDWSWFSD  WWUS46 KFSD
  FLASH FLOOD WATCH                     FSDFFAFSD  RWUS31 KFSD
  FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT                 FSDFFSFSD  RWUS32 KFSD
  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT             FSDSPSFSD  WWUS35 KFSD
  SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT              FSDSVSFSD  WWUS34 KFSD       
  PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT                FSDPNSFSD  ABUS34 KFSD
  CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE               FSDCEMFSD  MMUS40 KFSD
     
TABLE 3:  FROM WSFO DSM TO WSFO OMA -- FIVE /5/ ZONES IN SOUTHWEST
IOWA AND ONE /1/ ZONE IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA.

     ZONE      ZONE NAME           ZONE      ZONE NAME
     NUMBER    /BY COUNTY/         NUMBER    /BY COUNTY/
     
     IAZ043-   MONONA              IAZ056-   SHELBY
     IAZ080-   MONTGOMERY          IAZ090-   FREMONT
     IAZ091-   PAGE

     NEZ015-   THURSTON 

TABLE 4.  FOR THE ZONES IN TABLE 3...THE FOLLOWING WILL BE THE NEW
PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS FOR THIS SERVICE TRANSFER TO WSFO OMA.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION                     NWWS ID    WMO/FOS ID
  PUBLIC ZONE FORECAST                  OMAZFPNE   FPUS5 KOMA    
  NON-PRECIPITATION ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING OMANPWOMA  WWUS45 KOMA 
  WINTER STORM ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING      OMAWSWOMA  WWUS46 KOMA
  FLASH FLOOD WATCH                     OMAFFAOMA  RWUS31 KOMA
  FALSH FLOOD STATEMENT                 OMAFFSOMA  RWUS32 KOMA
  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT             OMASPSOMA  WWUS35 KOMA
  SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT              OMASVSOMA  WWUS34 KOMA     
  PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT                OMAPNSOMA  ABUS34 KOMA
  CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE               OMACEMOMA  MMUS40 KOMA

     FOR HOLDERS OF WEATHER SERVICE OPERATIONS MANUAL CHAPTER
C-11...APPENDIX A /ZONE FORECAST AREA MAPS/...THIS NOTICE UPDATES
PAGES A-5...A-8...A-81...A-93...AND A-97.  REPLACEMENT PAGES WILL BE
DISTRIBUTED TO ALL HOLDERS OF THIS APPENDIX.
     
     FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING

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