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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
100 PM EST THU MAR 21 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 96-28
          GRAND JUNCTION...COLORADO WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE/S
          SHORT-FUSE COUNTY WARNING AREA EXPANDS...EFFECTIVE JUNE
          5 1996.

     EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 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 IN UTAH /TABLE 1/ TO THE
WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE /WSO/ IN GRAND JUNCTION /GJT/...COLORADO
FROM THE WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE /WSFO/ IN SALT LAKE CITY
/SLC/...UTAH.

     FOR THESE COUNTIES...WSO GJT 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 28TH 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 GJT IDENTIFIER
/TABLES 2 AND 3/ INSTEAD OF THE SLC IDENTIFIER. THE UNIVERSAL
GENERIC CODES /UGC/ FOR THESE COUNTIES WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED /AS
SHOWN IN TABLE 1/.

TABLE 1.
COUNTY                     UGC ZONE  UGC COUNTY   FROM      TO
                           CODE      CODE

DAGGETT                    UTZ010-   UTC009-      SLC       GJT
UNITAH /CENTRAL/           UTZ004-   UTC047-      SLC       GJT
UNITAH /NORTH AND SOUTH/   UTZ010-   UTC047-      SLC       GJT
GRAND  /NORTH/             UTZ010-   UTC019-      SLC       GJT
GRAND  /EXTREME SOUTHEAST/ UTZ011-   UTC019-      SLC       GJT

GRAND  /EXCEPT NORTH AND
EXTREME SOUTHEAST/         UTZ012-   UTC019-      SLC       GJT

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

WARNING PRODUCT FOR      AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO HEADER FOR FOS

TORNADOES                DENTORGJT      WFUS1 KGJT
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS     DENSVRGJT      WUUS1 KGJT
FLASH FLOODS             DENFFWGJT      WRUS1 KGJT

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

RELATED PRODUCTS              AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO HEADER FOR FOS

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT     DENSPSGJT      WWUS35 KGJT
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT      DENSVSGJT      WWUS34 KGJT
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE       DENCEMGJT      MMUS40 KGJT
PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT        DENPNSGJT      ABUS34 KGJT
SHORT-TERM FORECAST           DENNOWGJT      FXUS21 KGJT
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT         DENFFSGJT      RWUS32 KGJT
LOCAL STORM REPORT            DENLSRGJT      WWUS30 KGJT
+ WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS     DENWSWGJT      WWUS46 KGJT
+ NON-PRECIPITATION WARNING   DENNPWGJT      WWUS45 KGJT

+ ONLY FOR EMERGENCY BACKUP TO WSFO SLC.

     WSFO SLC WILL CONTINUE TO ISSUE THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS FOR
LONGER-FUSE EVENTS FOR THE 3 COUNTIES.

RELATED PRODUCTS              AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO HEADER FOR FOS

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT     SLCSPSSLC      WWUS35 KSLC
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT      SLCSVSSLC      WWUS34 KSLC
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE       SLCCEMSLC      MMUS40 KSLC
PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT        SLCPNSSLC      ABUS34 KSLC
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT         SLCFFSSLC      RWUS32 KSLC
WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS       SLCWSWSLC      WWUS46 KSLC
NON-PRECIPITATION WARNING     SLCNPWSLC      WWUS45 KSLC

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

ROBERT W. JACOBSON /METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE/  PH. 970-243-7007
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE...NOAA
4797 EAGLE DRIVE
GRAND JUNCTION CO  81506-8646

WILLIAM ALDER /METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE/  PH. 801-524-5133
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE...NOAA
2242 W. NORTH TEMPLE
SALT LAKE CITY UT  84116

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