960124: Aberdeen, Bismarck

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
200 PM EST WED JAN 24 1996

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

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

SUBJECT   SHORT-FUSE COUNTY WARNING AREA TRANSFER NOTICE 96-17   
          ABERDEEN SOUTH DAKOTA 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 SOUTH DAKOTA /TABLE 1/ TO THE WEATHER
SERVICE OFFICE /WSO/ IN ABERDEEN /ABR/...SOUTH DAKOTA FROM THE
WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE /WSFO/ IN SIOUX FALLS /FSD/...
SOUTH DAKOTA.

     WSO ABR 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 17TH 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 ABR IDENTIFIER
/TABLES 2 AND 3/ INSTEAD OF THE FSD 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

CLARK          SDZ019-   SDC025-        FSD       ABR
CODINGTON      SDZ020-   SDC029-        FSD       ABR
DEUEL          SDZ023-   SDC039-        FSD       ABR
HAMLIN         SDZ022-   SDC057-        FSD       ABR

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

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

TORNADOES                FSDTORABR      WFUS1 KABR
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS     FSDSVRABR      WUUS1 KABR
FLASH FLOODS             FSDFFWABR      WRUS1 KABR

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

RELATED PRODUCTS              AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO HEADER FOR FOS

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT     FSDSPSABR      WWUS35 KABR
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT      FSDSVSABR      WWUS34 KABR
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE       FSDCEMABR      MMUS40 KABR
PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT        FSDPNSABR      ABUS34 KABR
SHORT-TERM FORECAST           FSDNOWABR      FXUS21 KABR
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT         FSDFFSABR      RWUS32 KABR
LOCAL STORM REPORT            FSDLSRABR      WWUS30 KABR
+ WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS     FSDWSWABR      WWUS46 KABR
+ NON-PRECIPITATION WARNING   FSDNPWABR      WWUS45 KABR      

+ ONLY FOR EMERGENCY BACKUP TO WSFO FSD.

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

RELATED PRODUCTS              AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO HEADER FOR FOS

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT     FSDSPSFSD      WWUS35 KFSD
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT      FSDSVSFSD      WWUS34 KFSD
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE       FSDCEMFSD      MMUS40 KFSD
PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT        FSDPNSFSD      ABUS34 KFSD
WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS       FSDWSWFSD      WWUS46 KFSD
NON-PRECIPITATION WARNING     FSDNPWFSD      WWUS45 KFSD      
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT         FSDFFSFSD      RWUS32 KFSD

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

D. GREG HARMON /METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE/
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE...NOAA
26 WEATHER LANE
SIOUX FALLS SD 57104-0198
605-330-4247

JACK R. COOLEY /METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE/
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE...NOAA
824 BROWN CO 14S
ABERDEEN SD  57401-9311
605-225-5547
           
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
200 PM EST WED JAN 24 1996

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

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

SUBJECT   SHORT-FUSE COUNTY WARNING AREA TRANSFER NOTICE 96-18
          BISMARCK NORTH DAKOTA WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST 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
FIVE /5/ COUNTIES IN NORTH DAKOTA /TABLE 1/ TO THE WEATHER
SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE /WSFO/ IN BISMARCK /BIS/ NORTH DAKOTA
FROM THE WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE /WSO/ IN WILLISTON /ISN/...NORTH
DAKOTA. 

     WSFO BIS 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 18TH 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 BIS IDENTIFIER
/TABLES 2 AND 3/ INSTEAD OF THE ISN IDENTIFIER. THE UNIVERSAL
GENERIC CODES /UGC/ WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED /AS SHOWN IN TABLE 1/.

TABLE 1.
COUNTY         UGC ZONE       UGC COUNTY     FROM      TO 
       
GOLDEN VALLEY  NDZ031-        NDC033-        ISN       BIS
BILLINGS       NDZ032-        NDC007-        ISN       BIS
BURKE          NDZ002-        NDC013-        ISN       BIS
MOUNTRAIL      NDZ010-        NDC061-        ISN       BIS
DUNN           NDZ018-        NDC025-        ISN       BIS

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

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

TORNADOES                BISTORBIS      WFUS1 KBIS
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS     BISSVRBIS      WUUS1 KBIS
FLASH FLOODS             BISFFWBIS      WRUS1 KBIS

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

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

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT     BISSPSBIS      WWUS35 KBIS
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT      BISSVSBIS      WWUS34 KBIS
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE       BISCEMBIS      MMUS40 KBIS
PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT        BISPNSBIS      ABUS34 KBIS
SHORT-TERM FORECAST           BISNOWBIS      FXUS21 KBIS
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT         BISFFSBIS      RWUS32 KBIS
LOCAL STORM REPORT            BISLSRBIS      WWUS30 KBIS
WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS       BISWSWBIS      WWUS46 KBIS
NON-PRECIPITATION WARNING     BISNPWBIS      WWUS45 KBIS

WSFO BIS WILL CONTINUE TO ISSUE PRODUCTS FOR LONGER-FUSE
EVENTS...INCLUDING THOSE IN TABLE 3.

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

JAMES R. FORS /METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE/
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE...NOAA
BOX 1016
2301 UNIVERSITY DR.... BLDG. 27
BISMARCK ND  58502-1016
701-250-4224

PATRICK W. ALLARD /METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE/
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE...NOAA
402 AIRPORT RD.
WILLISTON ND  58801-9802
701-572-3198

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