960228: Re: PNS for Zone Transfer in Eastern Kansas (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
300 PM EST WED FEB 28 1996

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

FROM      THERESE Z. PIERCE...CHIEF...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL SERVICES

SUBJECT   LONG-FUSE WARNING AND FORECAST RESPONSIBILITIES
          TRANSFERRED FOR 6 ZONES IN EXTREME EASTERN
          KANSAS...EFFECTIVE MAY 1 1996
        
     EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY MAY 1 1996...AT 400 A.M....CENTRAL DAYLIGHT
TIME /0900 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME/...THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE /WSFO/ IN SAINT LOUIS /STL/...MISSOURI WILL
ASSUME LONG-FUSE WARNING AND FORECAST RESPONSIBILITY FOR SIX /6/
ZONES IN EXTREME EASTERN KANSAS /TABLE 1/ FROM THE WSFO IN TOPEKA
/TOP/...KANSAS. 

     FOR THESE ZONES...WSFO STL WILL ISSUE THE PRODUCTS IN TABLE 2. 
THE ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT /STLZFPMO - FPUS5 KSTL/ WILL BE ISSUED AT
4 A.M. AND 4 P.M....CENTRAL TIME AND AT OTHER UNSCHEDULED TIMES...AS
CONDITIONS REQUIRE.  THE OTHER PRODUCTS WILL BE ISSUED AS REQUIRED.  
    
     FOR THE ZONES IN TABLE 1...SUBSCRIBERS TO THE NOAA WEATHER WIRE
SERVICE /NWWS/ AND THE FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ WILL NEED TO TAKE
ACTION TO RECEIVE THE PRODUCTS IN TABLE 2 USING THE STL
IDENTIFIER...INSTEAD OF THE TOP IDENTIFIER /E.G. NWWS ID STLZFPMO
INSTEAD OF TOPZFPKS/. 

TABLE 1   ZONES IN EXTREME EASTERN KANSAS TO BE TRANSFERRED TO WSFO
STL /FROM WSFO TOP/ FOR LONG-FUSE WARNINGS AND FORECASTS.

ZONE NUMBER        ZONE NAME /BY COUNTY/          

KSZ025-            ATCHISON
KSZ057-            MIAMI
KSZ060-            LINN
KSZ073-            BOURBON
KSZ097-            CRAWFORD 
KSZ101-            CHEROKEE
                            
TABLE 2   FOR THE ZONES IN TABLE 1...THE FOLLOWING WILL BE THE NEW
PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS FROM WSFO STL FOR LONG-FUSE WARNINGS AND
FORECASTS.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION                        NWWS ID     WMO/FOS ID
     PUBLIC ZONE FORECASTS                 STLZFPMO    FPUS5 KSTL
     WINTER STORM ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING      STLWSWSTL   WWUS46 KSTL
     NON-PRECIPITATION ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING STLNPWSTL   WWUS45 KSTL
     FLASH FLOOD WATCH                     STLFFASTL   RWUS31 KSTL
1 2  FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT                 STLFFSSTL   RWUS32 KSTL
1 2  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT             STLSPSSTL   WWUS35 KSTL
1 2  SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT              STLSVSSTL   WWUS34 KSTL   
1 2  PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT                STLPNSSTL   ABUS34 KSTL
1 2  CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE               STLCEMSTL   MMUS40 KSTL

1    NOTE FOR BOURBON...CRAWFORD...AND CHEROKEE COUNTIES  - IN
ADDITION...USERS SHOULD ALSO CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING FOR
SHORT-FUSE WEATHER FROM THE WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE /WSO/ IN
SPRINGFIELD /SGF/...MISSOURI.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION                        NWWS ID     WMO/FOS ID 
     FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT                 STLFFSSGF   RWUS32 KSGF
     SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT             STLSPSSGF   WWUS35 KSGF
     SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT              STLSVSSGF   WWUS34 KSGF   
     PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT                STLPNSSGF   ABUS34 KSGF
     CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE               STLCEMSGF   MMUS40 KSGF

2    NOTE FOR ATCHISON...MIAMI...AND LINN COUNTIES - IN ADDITION...
USERS SHOULD ALSO CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING FOR SHORT-FUSE
WEATHER FROM THE WSO IN KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL /MCI/ ...MISSOURI.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION                        NWWS ID     WMO/FOS ID 
     FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT                 STLFFSMCI   RWUS32 KMCI
     SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT             STLSPSMCI   WWUS35 KMCI
     SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT              STLSVSMCI   WWUS34 KMCI   
     PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT                STLPNSMCI   ABUS34 KMCI
     CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE               STLCEMMCI   MMUS40 KMCI

     FOR HOLDERS OF WEATHER SERVICE OPERATIONS MANUAL CHAPTER
C-11...APPENDIX A /ZONE FORECAST AREA MAPS/...THIS NOTICE UPDATES
PAGES A-8 AND A-83.  REPLACEMENT PAGES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO ALL
HOLDERS OF THIS APPENDIX.

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

     STEVEN D. THOMAS...METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE  PH. 314-447-1876 
     12 RESEARCH PARK DRIVE
     ST. CHARLES MO 63304-5686
     
     LYNN P. MAXIMUK...METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE   PH. 816-540-5147
     1803 NORTH 7 HIGHWAY
     PLEASANT HILL MO 64080-9421

     WILLIAM T. DAVIS...METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE  PH. 417-863-8028
     SPRINGFIELD-BRANSON REGIONAL AIRPORT
     5805 WEST HIGHWAY EE
     SPRINGFIELD MO 65802-8400

     CURTIS S. HOLDERBACH...METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE PH. 913-232-1493
     1116 NE STRAIT AVENUE
     TOPEKA KS 66616-1698
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