960314: CWA transfer to CRP (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
100 PM EST THU MAR 14 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 96-26
          CORPUS CHRISTI...TEXAS...WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE/S
          SHORT-FUSE COUNTY WARNING AREA EXPANDS ON MAY 30 1996
     
     EFFECTIVE THURSDAY...MAY 30 1996...AT 1100 A.M. CENTRAL 
DAYLIGHT TIME /1600 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME/...THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ WILL TRANSFER SHORT-FUSE WARNING
RESPONSIBILITY FOR SIX /6/ COUNTIES /SEE TABLE 1/ IN SOUTH TEXAS
TO THE CORPUS CHRISTI /CRP/...TEXAS...WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE
/WSO/ FROM THE WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE /WSFO/ IN
AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO /SAT/...AND THE WSO IN VICTORIA /VCT/...TEXAS.
THIS TRANSFER WILL ALSO GIVE WSO CRP SHORT-FUSE MARINE WARNING
RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADJOINING COASTAL WATERS OF CALHOUN COUNTY
ALONG THE TEXAS COAST.

     FOR THESE COUNTIES AND COASTAL WATERS...WSO CRP 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 CHAPTER C-47...COUNTY WARNING AREAS...THIS
IS THE 26TH 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 6 COUNTIES AND ADJOINING COASTAL
WATERS USING THE CRP IDENTIFIER /TABLES 2 AND 3/ INSTEAD OF THE
SAT OR VCT IDENTIFIERS.  THE UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODES /UGC/...
HOWEVER...WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED /AS SHOWN IN TABLE 1/.

TABLE 1  AREAS TRANSFERRED TO CRP. /C/ COUNTY CODE  /Z/ ZONE CODE

COUNTIES       UGC C          UGC Z          FROM      TO

+CALHOUN       TXC057-        TXZ247-        VCT       CRP
 GOLIAD        TXC175-        TXZ233-        VCT       CRP
 LA SALLE      TXC283-        TXZ229-        SAT       CRP
 MCMULLEN      TXC311-        TXZ230-        SAT       CRP
 VICTORIA      TXC469-        TXZ234-        VCT       CRP
 WEBB          TXC479-        TXZ239-        SAT       CRP

+ ADJOINING COASTAL WATERS TO UGC Z          FROM      TO
  CALHOUN                     TXZ512-        VCT       CRP  

TABLE 2   THE FOLLOWING ARE SHORT-FUSE WARNING PRODUCTS FOR AREAS
TRANSFERRED TO CRP.  UGC C CODES ARE USED IN THESE PRODUCTS
EXCEPT FOR UGC Z CODES FOR AFFECTED COASTAL WATERS.

WARNING PRODUCTS         NWWS ID        WMO HEADER /FOR FOS/
+TORNADO WARNING         SATTORCRP      WFUS1 KCRP
+SEVERE THUNDERSTORM     SATSVRCRP      WUUS1 KCRP
/SPECIAL MARINE WARNING  SATSMWCRP      WMUS1 KCRP 
FLASH FLOOD WARNING      SATFFWCRP      WRUS1 KCRP

+ MEANS THAT THESE WILL ALSO INCLUDE SPECIAL MARINE WARNINGS WHEN 
  ADJOINING COASTAL WATERS ARE AFFECTED.
/ FOR COASTAL WATERS

TABLE 3   THE FOLLOWING ARE KEY RELATED PRODUCTS FOR AREAS
TRANSFERRED TO CRP.  UGC Z CODES ARE USED IN THESE PRODUCTS. 

RELATED PRODUCTS                   NWWS ID    WMO HEADER FOR FOS

  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT        SATSPSCRP  WWUS35 KCRP
  SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT         SATSVSCRP  WWUS34 KCRP
  CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE          SATCEMCRP  MMUS40 KCRP
  FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT            SATFFSCRP  RWUS32 KCRP
  COASTAL FLOOD STATEMENT          SATCFWCRP  FZUS68 KCRP
+ WINTER WEATHER WRNGS/ADVSYS      SATWSWCRP  WWUS46 KCRP
+ NON-PRECIPITATION WRNGS/ADVSYS   SATNPWCRP  WWUS45 KCRP
  PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT     SATPNSCRP  ABUS34 KCRP
  LOCAL STORM REPORT               SATLSRCRP  WWUS30 KCRP
  SHORT-TERM FORECAST              SATNOWCRP  FXUS21 KCRP 
//MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT         SATMWSCRP  FZUS60 KCRP
  HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT        SATHLSCRP  WWUS31 KCRP

//   FOR COASTAL WATERS.
+    ONLY FOR EMERGENCY BACKUP USE TO WSFO SAT    

     FOR LONGER FUSE EVENTS...USERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO RECEIVE
THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS FROM WSFO SAT.

RELATED PRODUCTS                   NWWS ID    WMO HEADER FOR FOS
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT          SATSPSSAT  WWUS35 KSAT
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT           SATSVSSAT  WWUS34 KSAT
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE            SATCEMSAT  MMUS40 KSAT
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT              SATFFSSAT  RWUS32 KSAT
WINTER WEATHER WRNGS/ADVSYS        SATWSWSAT  WWUS46 KSAT
NON-PRECIPITATION WRNGS/ADVSYS     SATNPWSAT  WWUS45 KSAT
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT       SATPNSSAT  ABUS34 KSAT

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

     MR. JOE ARELLANO...JR.   OR        MR. JOHN COLE
     METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE            WARNING COORDINATION
     NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE         METEOROLOGIST
     300 PINSON DRIVE      
     CORPUS CHRISTI TX 78406-1803
     PHONE  /512/ 289-0959  MON. - FRI.  800 AM - 400 PM
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