960322: Warning area transfer-ABUS34 (fwd)

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ABUS34 KMFR 211851
PNSMFR

          PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
          NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE MEDFORD OREGON
          1100 AM PST THUR MAR 21 1996

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

          FROM        ROGER M. WILLIAMS...MIC...WSO MEDFORD

          SUBJECT     SHORT-FUSE COUNTY WARNING AREA TRANSFER NOTICE 96-27
                      MEDFORD WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE/S SHORT-FUSE COUNTY
                      WARNING AREA EXPANDS...EFFECTIVE JUNE 3 1996

               EFFECTIVE MONDAY...JUNE 3 1996...AT 900 A.M. PACIFIC
          DAYLIGHT TIME /1600 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME/...THE NATIONAL
          WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ WILL TRANSFER SHORT-FUSE WARNING
          RESPONSIBILITY FOR MODOC COUNTY AND SISKIYOU COUNTY IN NORTHERN
          CALIFORNIA TO THE MEDFORD /MFR/...OREGON...WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE
          /WSO/ FROM THE WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE /WSO/ IN REDDING
          /RDD/...CALIFORNIA.  FOR THESE COUNTIES WSO MFR WILL ISSUE
          SHORT-FUSE WARNING PRODUCTS /TABLE 2/ AND RELATED PRODUCTS THAT
          GIVE FOLLOW-UP INFORMATION ON THE WARNINGS /TABLE 3/.  FOR
          HOLDERS OF WEATHER SERVICE OPERATIONS MANUAL CHAPTER
          C-47...COUNTY WARNING AREAS...THIS IS THE 27TH UPDATE FOR 1996.

               BECAUSE OF THESE COUNTY WARNING TRANSFERS...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 MODOC COUNTY AND SISKIYOU
          COUNTY USING THE MFR IDENTIFIER /TABLES 2 AND 3/ INSTEAD OF THE
          RDD IDENTIFIER.  THE UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODES /UGC/...HOWEVER...
          WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED /AS SHOWN IN TABLE 1/.

          TABLE 1. TRANSFERS TO MFR. /Z/ ZONE CODE    /C/ COUNTY CODE

          COUNTY                  UGC Z   UGC C   FROM  TO
          MODOC                   CAZ008- CAC049- RDD   MFR
          SISKIYOU                CAZ007- CAC093- RDD   MFR

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

          WARNING PRODUCT FOR     NWWS ID            WMO HEADER /FOR FOS/
          TORNADOES               PDXTORMFR          WFUS1 KMFR
          SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS    PDXSVRMFR          WUUS1 KMFR
          FLASH FLOODS            PDXFFWMFR          WRUS1 KMFR

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

           RELATED PRODUCTS             NWWS ID        WMO HEADER /FOR FOS/
           SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT    PDXSPSMFR      WWUS35 KMFR
           SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT     PDXSVSMFR      WWUS34 KMFR
           CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE      PDXCEMMFR      MMUS40 KMFR
           PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT       PDXPNSMFR      ABUS34 KMFR
           SHORT-TERM FORECAST          PDXNOWMFR      FXUS21 KMFR
           FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT        PDXFFSMFR      RWUS32 KMFR
           LOCAL STORM REPORT           PDXLSRMFR      WWUS30 KMFR
          +WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS      PDXWSWMFR      WWUS46 KMFR
          +NON-PRECIPITATION WARNINGS   PDXNPWMFR      WWUS45 KMFR

          + ONLY FOR EMERGENCY BACKUP USE TO THE WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST
          OFFICE /WSFO/ IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA /SFO/...CALIFORNIA.

              FOR LONGER FUSE EVENTS...USERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE
          FOLLOWING PRODUCTS FOR THESE COUNTIES FROM WSFO SFO.

           RELATED PRODUCTS             NWWS ID        WMO HEADER /FOR FOS/

           SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT    SFOSPSSFO      WWUS35 KSFO
           SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT     SFOSVSSFO      WWUS34 KSFO
           CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE      SFOCEMSFO      MMUS40 KSFO
           PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT       SFOPNSSFO      ABUS34 KSFO
           NON-PRECIPITATION WARNINGS   SFONPWSFO      WWUS45 KSFO
           WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS      SFOWSWSFO      WWUS46 KSFO
           FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT        SFOFFSSFO      RWUS32 KSFO

               IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS...YOU MAY CONTACT THE
          FOLLOWING  /MIC/ METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE

          ROGER WILLIAMS...MIC                CHRIS FONTANA...MIC
          NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE     6101 AIRPORT ROAD
          /MEDFORD-JACKSON AIRPORT/           REDDING CA 96002-9423
          4000 CIRRUS DRIVE                   /916/ 246-5482
          MEDFORD OR 97504
          /503/ 773-1076

          NORM HOFFMANN...AREA MANAGER        STEVEN TODD...AREA MANAGER
          NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE            NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
          FORECAST OFFICE                     FORECAST OFFICE
          21 GRACE HOPPER AVE STOP 5          5241 NE 122ND AVE
          MONTEREY CA 93943-5505              PORTLAND OR 97230-1089
          /408/ 656-1710                      /503/ 326-2340

          END