960125: Re: Williston CWA XFR (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...RECISION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
200 PM EST THU JAN 25 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   DELAY OF BISMARCK NORTH DAKOTA WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST
          OFFICE/S SHORT-FUSE COUNTY WARNING AREA EXPANSION UNTIL
          MID SUMMER.
 
RE        RECISION OF SHORT-FUSE COUNTY WARNING TRANSFER NOTICE
          96-18... AS ISSUED 200 PM EST WED JANUARY 24 1996 

          THE NUMBER 96-18 WILL BE USED FOR ANOTHER SHORT-FUSE
          COUNTY WARNING AREA TRANSFER MESSAGE
 
     DUE TO ONGOING CONSTRUCTION OF THE DOPPLER WEATHER
SURVEILLANCE RADAR NEAR MINOT NORTH DAKOTA...THE FOLLOWING 5
COUNTIES /TABLE 1/ WILL NOT BE TRANSFERRED ON APRIL 1 1996 TO THE
WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE /WSFO/ IN BISMARCK /BIS/...NORTH
DAKOTA.  THESE COUNTIES WILL REMAIN UNDER THE RESPONSIBILITY OF
THE WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE /WSO/ IN WILLISTION /ISN/...NORTH
DAKOTA UNTIL MID SUMMER.  YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED IN ADVANCE AS SOON
AS A DATE CAN BE DETERMINED.

     NWS CENTRAL REGION HEADQUARTERS IN KANSAS CITY REGRETS ANY
INCONVENIENCE CAUSED BY THEIR REQUEST TO NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS TO
TRANSMIT THE ABOVE REFERENCED MESSAGE ON JANUARY 24.
     
     BECAUSE OF THIS DELAY...SUBSCRIBERS TO THE NOAA WEATHER WIRE
SERVICE /NWWS/ AND THE FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ MUST CONTINUE TO
USE THE  ISN  IDENTIFIER TO RECEIVE THE SHORT-FUSE WARNINGS AND
RELATED PRODUCTS FOR THESE COUNTIES /TABLES 2 AND 3/ AND NOT THE
BIS IDENTIFIER. 

TABLE 1.                                     UNTIL MID SUMMER...
COUNTY         UGC ZONE       UGC COUNTY     REMAINING WITH 
                   CODE           CODE
               
GOLDEN VALLEY  NDZ031-        NDC033-        ISN  
BILLINGS       NDZ032-        NDC007-        ISN  
BURKE          NDZ002-        NDC013-        ISN  
MOUNTRAIL      NDZ010-        NDC061-        ISN  
DUNN           NDZ018-        NDC025-        ISN  

TABLE 2. THE FOLLOWING ARE SHORT-FUSE WARNING PRODUCTS FOR THE
COUNTIES REMAINING WITH  ISN  UNTIL MID SUMMER.  UGC COUNTY CODES
/C/ ARE USED IN THESE PRODUCTS.


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

TORNADOES                BISTORISN      WFUS1 KISN
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS     BISSVRISN      WUUS1 KISN
FLASH FLOODS             BISFFWISN      WRUS1 KISN

TABLE 3. THE FOLLOWING ARE KEY RELATED PRODUCTS FOR THE COUNTIES
REMAINING WITH  ISN  UNTIL MID SUMMER.  UGC ZONE CODES /Z/ ARE
USED IN THESE PRODUCTS.

RELATED PRODUCTS              AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO HEADER FOR  FOS

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT     BISSPSISN      WWUS35 KISN
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT      BISSVSISN      WWUS34 KISN
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE       BISCEMISN      MMUS40 KISN
PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT        BISPNSISN      ABUS34 KISN
SHORT-TERM FORECAST           BISNOWISN      FXUS21 KISN
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT         BISFFSISN      RWUS32 KISN
LOCAL STORM REPORT            BISLSRISN      WWUS30 KISN

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

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
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT         BISFFSBIS      RWUS32 KBIS
WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS       BISWSWBIS      WWUS46 KBIS
NON-PRECIPITATION WARNINGS    BISNPWBIS      WWUS45 KBIS

     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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