960301: CWA for El Paso (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
330 PM EST FRI MAR 1 1996

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

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

SUBJECT   SHORT FUSE COUNTY WARNING AREA TRANSFER NOTICE 96-22
          EL PASO...TX...WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE/S SHORT-FUSE
          COUNTY WARNING AREA EXPANDS...EFFECTIVE MAY 15 1996

     EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY...MAY 15 1996...AT 1000 A.M. MOUNTAIN
DAYLIGHT TIME /1600 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME/...THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ WILL TRANSFER SHORT-FUSE WARNING
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THREE /3/ COUNTIES /SEE TABLE 1/ IN SOUTHWEST
NEW MEXICO TO THE EL PASO /ELP/...TEXAS...WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE
/WSO/ FROM THE WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE /WSFO/ IN
ALBUQUERQUE /ABQ/...NEW MEXICO.  FOR THESE COUNTIES...WSO ELP
WILL ISSUE SHORT-FUSE WARNING PRODUCTS /TABLE 2/ AND RELATED
PRODUCTS THAT GIVE FOLLOWUP INFORMATION ON WARNINGS /TABLE 3/. 
FOR HOLDERS OF NWS OPERATIONS MANUAL C-47 /COUNTY WARNING AREAS/
THIS IS THE 22ND UPDATE FOR 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 THE 3 COUNTIES USING THE ELP IDENTIFIER
/TABLES 2 AND 3/ INSTEAD OF THE ABQ IDENTIFIER.  FOR EXAMPLE...IF
YOU HAVE BEEN RECEIVING SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS USING THE
PRODUCT ABQSVRABQ...YOU WILL HAVE TO CHANGE YOUR PRODUCT
IDENTIFIER TO LBBSVRELP.  THE UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODES
/UGC/...HOWEVER...WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED /AS SHOWN IN TABLE 1/.


TABLE 1  AREAS TRANSFERRED TO ELP. C-COUNTY CODE    Z-ZONE CODE

NEW MEXICO
COUNTIES       UGC C          UGC Z               FROM      TO

GRANT          NMC017-        NMZ022-NMZ030-      ABQ       ELP
HIDALGO        NMC023-        NMZ022-NMZ030-      ABQ       ELP
SIERRA         NMC051-        NMZ022-NMZ023-      ABQ       ELP

TABLE 2   THE FOLLOWING ARE SHORT-FUSE WARNING PRODUCTS FOR THE 3
COUNTIES TRANSFERRED TO ELP.  UGC COUNTY CODES /C/ ARE USED IN
THESE PRODUCTS.

WARNING PRODUCTS         NWWS ID        WMO HEADER /FOR FOS/
TORNADO WARNING          LBBTORELP      WFUS1 KELP
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM      LBBSVRELP      WUUS1 KELP
FLASH FLOOD WARNING      LBBFFWELP      WRUS1 KELP

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

RELATED PRODUCTS                   NWWS ID    WMO HEADER FOR FOS

  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT        LBBSPSELP  WWUS35 KELP
  SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT         LBBSVSELP  WWUS34 KELP
  CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE          LBBCEMELP  MMUS40 KELP
  FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT            LBBFFSELP  RWUS32 KELP
  WINTER WEATHER WRNGS/ADVSYS      LBBWSWELP  WWUS46 KELP
  LOCAL STORM REPORT               LBBLSRELP  WWUS30 KELP
  SHORT-TERM FORECAST              LBBNOWELP  FXUS21 KELP 
+ NON-PRECIPITATION WRNGS/ADVSYS   LBBNPWELP  WWUS45 KELP
+ PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT     LBBPNSELP  ABUS34 KELP
 
+    USED ONLY FOR EMERGENCY BACKUP TO WSFO ABQ.

     FOR LONGER FUSE EVENTS AFFECTING THESE NEW MEXICO
COUNTIES...USERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING FROM
WSFO ABQ.

RELATED PRODUCTS                   NWWS ID    WMO HEADER FOR FOS

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT          ABQSPSABQ  WWUS35 KABQ
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT           ABQSVSABQ  WWUS34 KABQ
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE            ABQCEMABQ  MMUS40 KABQ
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT              ABQFFSABQ  RWUS32 KABQ
WINTER WEATHER WRNGS/ADVSYS        ABQWSWABQ  WWUS46 KABQ
NON-PRECIPITATION WRNGS/ADVSYS     ABQNPWABQ  WWUS45 KABQ
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT       ABQPNSABQ  ABUS34 KABQ

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...YOU MAY CALL OR WRITE 

     MR. MAX BLOOD            OR        MR. JACK MERCER
     METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE            WARNING COORDINATION
     NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE         METEOROLOGIST
     P.O. BOX 1139         
     SANTA TERESA NM 88008

     PHONE  /505/ 589-4088  MON. - FRI.  800 AM - 400 PM

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