960123: Grand Rapids, MI, LaCross, WI

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

SUBJECT   SHORT-FUSE COUNTY WARNING AREA TRANSFER NOTICE 96-15
          GRAND RAPIDS...MICHIGAN WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE/S
          SHORT-FUSE COUNTY WARNING AREA EXPANDS ON APRIL 1 1996
 
     EFFECTIVE MONDAY APRIL 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
THREE /3/ COUNTIES IN MICHIGAN /TABLE 1/ TO THE WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE /WSO/ IN GRAND RAPIDS /GRR/...MICHIGAN FROM THE WSO IN
SOUTH BEND /SBN/...INDIANA.

     WSO GRR 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 15TH 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 GRR IDENTIFIER
/TABLES 2 AND 3/ INSTEAD OF THE SBN 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

+ BERRIEN      MIZ077-   MIC021-        SBN       GRR
CASS           MIZ078-   MIC027-        SBN       GRR
ST. JOSEPH     MIZ079-   MIC149-        SBN       GRR

+ ADJACENT TO  
LAKE MI WATERS MIZ516-

TABLE 2   THE FOLLOWING ARE SHORT-FUSE WARNING PRODUCTS FOR THE
COUNTIES AND ADJACENT MARINE AREAS TRANSFERRED TO GRR.  UGC
COUNTY CODES /C/ ARE USED IN THESE PRODUCTS...EXCEPT FOR Z CODES
FOR MARINE AREAS.

WARNING PRODUCT FOR      AFOS/NWWS ID    WMO HEADER FOR FOS

TORNADOES +               ARBTORGRR      WFUS1 KGRR
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS +    ARBSVRGRR      WUUS1 KGRR
FLASH FLOODS              ARBFFWGRR      WRUS1 KGRR
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING    ARBSMWGRR      WMUS1 KGRR

+ WILL INCORPORATE SPECIAL MARINE WARNINGS IF BOTH LAND AND WATER
AREAS ARE THREATENED.

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

RELATED PRODUCTS              AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO HEADER FOR FOS

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT     ARBSPSGRR      WWUS35 KGRR
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT      ARBSVSGRR      WWUS34 KGRR
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE       ARBCEMGRR      MMUS40 KGRR
PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT        ARBPNSGRR      ABUS34 KGRR
SHORT-TERM FORECAST           ARBNOWGRR      FXUS21 KGRR
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT         ARBFFSGRR      RWUS32 KGRR
LOCAL STORM REPORT            ARBLSRGRR      WWUS30 KGRR
+ WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS     ARBWSWGRR      WWUS46 KGRR
+ NON-PRECIPITATION WARNING   ARBNPWGRR      WWUS45 KGRR      

+ ONLY FOR EMERGENCY USE TO THE WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE
/WSFO/ IN DETRIOT /DTX/...MICHIGAN.

     FOR THESE COUNTIES...WSFO DTX WILL CONTINUE TO ISSUE THE
FOLLOWING PRODUCTS FOR LONGER-FUSE EVENTS.

RELATED PRODUCTS              AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO HEADER FOR FOS

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT     ARBSPSDTX      WWUS35 KDTX
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT      ARBSVSDTX      WWUS34 KDTX
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE       ARBCEMDTX      MMUS40 KDTX
PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT        ARBPNSDTX      ABUS34 KDTX
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT         ARBFFSDTX      RWUS32 KDTX
WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS       ARBWSWDTX      WWUS46 KDTX
NON-PRECIPITATION WARNING     ARBNPWDTX      WWUS45 KDTX      

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

DANIEL G. HOUSER /METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE/
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE...NOAA
4899 SOUTH COMPLEX DR. S.E.
GRAND RAPIDS MI 49512-4034
616-949-0643

TERRY C. CLICK /OFFICIAL-IN-CHARGE/
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE...NOAA
MICHIANA REGIONAL AIRPORT
4475 TERMINAL DR.
SOUTH BEND IN 46628-5519
219-234-5178

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
200 PM EST TUE JAN 23 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 96-16
          LACROSSE WISCONSIN WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE/S SHORT-FUSE
          COUNTY WARNING AREA EXPANDS...EFFECTIVE APRIL 1 1996.
            
     EFFECTIVE MONDAY APRIL 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
FOUR /4/ COUNTIES IN WISCONSIN.../TABLE 1/ TO THE WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE /WSO/ IN LA CROSSE /LSE/ WISCONSIN.  THREE COUNTIES WILL
BE TRANSFERRED FROM THE WSO IN MADISON /MSN/...WISCONSIN.  ONE
COUNTY WILL BE TRANSFERRED FROM THE WSO IN THE QUAD CITIES /MLI/
IOWA. 

     WSO LSE 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 16TH 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 LSE IDENTIFIER
/TABLES 2 AND 3/ INSTEAD OF THE MSN OR MLI IDENTIFIER. THE
UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODES /UGC/ WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED /AS SHOWN IN
TABLE 1/.

TABLE 1.
COUNTY         UGC ZONE       UGC COUNTY     FROM      TO 
       
JUNEAU         WIZ043-        WIC057-        MSN       LSE
ADAMS          WIZ044-        WIC001-        MSN       LSE
RICHLAND       WIZ055-        WIC103-        MSN       LSE
GRANT          WIZ061-        WIC043-        MLI       LSE

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

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

TORNADOES                MKETORLSE      WFUS1 KLSE
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS     MKESVRLSE      WUUS1 KLSE
FLASH FLOODS             MKEFFWLSE      WRUS1 KLSE


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

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

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT     MKESPSLSE      WWUS35 KLSE
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT      MKESVSLSE      WWUS34 KLSE
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE       MKECEMLSE      MMUS40 KLSE
PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT        MKEPNSLSE      ABUS34 KLSE
SHORT-TERM FORECAST           MKENOWLSE      FXUS21 KLSE
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT         MKEFFSLSE      RWUS32 KLSE
LOCAL STORM REPORT            MKELSRLSE      WWUS30 KLSE
+ WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS     MKEWSWLSE      WWUS46 KLSE
+ NON-PRECIPITATION WARNING   MKENPWLSE      WWUS45 KLSE

+ ONLY FOR EMERGENCY BACKUP TO THE WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST
OFFICE /WSFO/ IN MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN /MKE/...WISCONSIN.

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

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

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT     MKESPSMKE      WWUS35 KMKE
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT      MKESVSMKE      WWUS34 KMKE
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE       MKECEMMKE      MMUS40 KMKE
PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT        MKEPNSMKE      ABUS34 KMKE
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT         MKEFFSMKE      RWUS32 KMKE
WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS       MKEWSWMKE      WWUS46 KMKE
NON-PRECIPITATION WARNING     MKENPWMKE      WWUS45 KMKE

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

GLENN R. LUSSKY /METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE/
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE...NOAA
N2788 COUNTY ROAD FA
LACROSSE WI  54601
608-784-8275

MARGARET E. MOONEY /METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE/
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE...NOAA
4309 INTERNATIONAL LANE
MADISON WI  53704-3163
608-249-7927

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