960119: Pueblo & Goodland- NOUS (fwd)

NOUS41 KWBC 181847
PNSWSH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
200 PM EST THU JAN 18 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   SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES FOR MORE EVENT DRIVEN PUBLIC
          FORECASTS AND LONG-FUSE WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES IN
          COLORADO...EFFECTIVE MARCH 6 1996.
 
     EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY...MARCH 6 1996...AT 430 A.M. MOUNTAIN
STANDARD TIME /1130 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME/...THE WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICES /WSO/ IN PUEBLO /PUB/...COLORADO AND GOODLAND /GLD/...KANSAS
WILL SHARE PUBLIC FORECAST AND LONG-FUSE WARNING AND ADVISORY
RESPONSIBILITY IN COLORADO WITH THE WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE
/WSFO/ IN DENVER /DEN/...COLORADO.  THESE CHANGES WILL PROVIDE
IMPROVED SERVICES THROUGH MORE EFFECTIVELY COORDINATED LONG-AND SHORT-
FUSE WARNINGS AND FORECASTS.

    SUBSCRIBERS TO THE NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ AND FAMILY OF
SERVICES /FOS/ WILL NOT HAVE TO MAKE ANY CHANGES TO CONTINUE RECEIVING
THESE PRODUCTS.  THIS MEANS THAT NWWS AND FOS PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS FOR
COLORADO WILL REMAIN THE SAME...REGARDLESS OF THE ISSUING OFFICE.  THE
ISSUING OFFICE...HOWEVER...WILL BE IDENTIFIED BY THE MASS NEWS
DISSEMINATOR BLOCK AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PRODUCT.  COLORADO PRODUCT
IDENTIFIER CATEGORIES ARE AS FOLLOWS

                              NWWS ID        WMO HEADER FOR FOS

COLORADO ZONE FORECASTS       DENZFPCO       FPUS5 KDEN

WINTER WEATHER HAZARDS        DENWSWDEN      WWUS46 KDEN

NON-PRECIPITATION HAZARDS     DENNPWDEN      WWUS45 KDEN
FOR HIGH WIND...FROST/FREEZES
...RESTRICTIONS TO VISIBILITY
...AND HEAT AND HUMIDITY.

     WSFO DEN WILL ISSUE THE COLORADO ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT AT 430
A.M. AND 330 P.M....MOUNTAIN TIME FOR ALL COLORADO ZONES.  AS
NECESSARY...WSFO DEN ALSO WILL ISSUE WINTER WEATHER AND NON-
PRECIPITATION WATCHES...WARNINGS...OR ADVISORIES AT THESE SCHEDULED
TIMES FOR ANY OR ALL ZONES WITHIN THEIR STATE.   

     AT OTHER TIMES...AS NECESSARY...UPDATED ZONE FORECASTS AND LONG-
FUSE WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES WILL BE ISSUED FROM THE FOLLOWING OFFICES
FOR THE ZONES SHOWN IN THE TABLE BELOW.


OFFICE              ZONES 
                                   
WSFO DENVER CO      41 ZONES IN NORTHEAST AND WESTERN COLORADO 
                    /CO ZONES 1-12...14-15...17-23...30 AND 32-50/ 

WSO PUEBLO CO       22 ZONES IN SOUTHEAST AND SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO  
                    /CO ZONES 60-81/

WSO GOODLAND KS     3 ZONES IN EAST-CENTRAL COLORADO 
                    /CO ZONES 90-92/

     WITH THIS MORE EVENT DRIVEN ZONE FORECAST PROGRAM...SCHEDULED
ZONE FORECASTS FOR COLORADO WILL NO LONGER BE ISSUED AT 1030 AM AND
900 PM MOUNTAIN TIME. 

     IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THE
FOLLOWING 

        LARRY E. MOONEY             WILLIAM F. FORTUNE
        10230 SMITH ROAD            3 EATON WAY
        DENVER CO 80239-3238        PUEBLO CO 81001-4856
        303-361-0661                719-948-9429

        SCOTT MENTZER
        920 ARMORY ROAD
        GOODLAND KS 67735-9273
        913-899-2360     

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