960328: GREAT LAKES MARINE ZONE RECONFIG. (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...REVISED...PART 1 OF 2-PART MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
230 PM EST THU MAR 28 1996

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

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

SUBJECT   REVISED NUMBERING AND NEW EFFECTIVE DATE FOR RECONFIG-
          URATION OF GREAT LAKES MARINE AREAS FOR MARINE WARNINGS
          AND FORECASTS.  NEW EFFECTIVE DATE...MAY 1 1996

     PREVIOUS NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES TO THE GREAT LAKES MARINE
AREAS WAS ISSUED BY A 2-PART STATEMENT DATED FEBRUARY 22 1996.
THIS CHANGE WAS TO TAKE EFFECT ON APRIL 1 1996.  HOWEVER...DUE TO
UNFORSEEN TECHNICAL PROBLEMS...THIS CHANGE HAS BEEN MOVED TO MAY
1 1996 AND THE NUMBERING SCHEME FOR THE NEW AREAS HAS BEEN
MODIFIED.  THE UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODES /UGC/ FOR THE MARINE AREAS
/IN Z/... PREVIOUSLY IDENTIFIED BY NUMBERS IN THE 500S...WILL NOW
BE IN THE 900S.  OTHERWISE...THE PREVIOUS NOTIFICATION REMAINS
THE SAME.

     EFFECTIVE MONDAY MAY 1 1996...AT 1 P.M. EASTERN DAYLIGHT
TIME /1700 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME/...THE NWS WILL CONVERT TO
A NEW SET OF WARNING AND FORECAST ZONES AND CORRESPONDING UGC FOR
THE GREAT LAKES MARINE AREAS.

     REFER TO SEPARATE MESSAGES CONCERNING THE TRANSFER OF
WARNING AND FORECAST RESPONSIBILITY FOR NWS GREAT LAKES OFFICES.

     GREAT LAKES MARINE UGCS WILL BE USED IN THE FOLLOWING
PRODUCTS.

PRODUCTS                      AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO HEADER FOR FOS

OPEN LAKE FORECAST            CCCGLFAA       FZUS62,63 OR 66 KXXX
LAKESHORE WARNING             CCCLSHCCC ++   WMUS2 OR 02 KXXX
NEAR-SHORE FORECAST           CCCNSHXXX      FZUS64 KXXX
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING        CCCSMWXXX      WMUS1 OR 01 KXXX
MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT      CCCMWSXXX      FZUS60 KXXX

WHERE CCC  IS  CLE...CHI...ARB...BUF...MKE...OR MSP
      ++ USE ARBLSHDTX ... ARBLSHARB AND MSPLSHMSP DO NOT EXIST

WHERE AA /LAKE IDENTIFIER/ IS LM /LAKE MICHIGAN/...LS /LAKE
SUPERIOR/...LH /LAKE HURON/...LE /LAKE ERIE/...LO /LAKE
ONTARIO/...OR LC /LAKE ST. CLAIR/.

WHERE XXX /ORIGINATING OFFICE/ IS DLH /DULUTH/...GRB /GREEN
BAY/...CHI /CHICAGO/...MKE /MILWAUKEE/...MQT /MARQUETTE/...APN
/NORTH CENTRAL LOWER MICHIGAN/...DTX /DETROIT/...GRR /GRAND
RAPIDS/...BUF /BUFFALO/...OR CLE /CLEVELAND/.

GREAT LAKES MARINE UGCS WILL ALSO BE USED IN THE FOLLOWING
PRODUCTS WHEN MARINE INFORMATION IS INCLUDED.

PRODUCTS                      AFOS/NWWS ID     WMO HEADER FOR FOS

TORNADO WARNING               CCCTORXXX        WFUS1  KXXX
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING   CCCSVRXXX        WUUS1  KXXX
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT      CCCSVSXXX        WWUS34 KXXX
SHORT TERM FORECAST           CCCNOWXXX        FXUS21 KXXX
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT     CCCSPSXXX        WWUS35 KXXX

     THE FOLLOWING LISTS THE NEW MARINE FORECAST AND WARNING
AREAS FOR THE GREAT LAKES WITH THE APPROPRIATE UGC.

             AREA                                    UGC   OFFICE
LAKE SUPERIOR...
OPEN LAKE /U.S. PORTION/                            LSZ930-  CHI
MAFOR                                               LSZ931-  CHI
GRAND PORTAGE TO GRAND MARAIS MN                    MNZ920-  DLH
GRAND MARAIS TO TACONITE HARBOR MN                  MNZ921-  DLH
TACONITE HBR TO SILVER BAY HBR MN                   MNZ922-  DLH
SILVER BAY HBR TO TWO HBRS MN                       MNZ923-  DLH
TWO HARBORS TO DULUTH MN                            MNZ924-  DLH
DULUTH MN TO PORT WING WI                           WIZ920-  DLH
PORT WING TO SAND ISLAND WI                         WIZ921-  DLH
SAND ISLAND TO BAYFIELD WI                          WIZ922-  DLH
CHEQUAMEGON BAY-BAYFIELD TO OAK POINT WI            WIZ910-  DLH
OAK POINT TO SAXON HBR WI                           WIZ923-  DLH
SAXON HBR WI TO ONTONAGON MI                        MIZ920-  MQT
ONTONAGON TO UPPER ENTRANCE OF PORTAGE CANAL MI     MIZ921-  MQT
UPPER ENTRANCE OF PORTAGE CANAL TO MANITOU IS. MI   MIZ922-  MQT
MANITOU IS. TO LOWER ENTRANCE LIGHT TO              MIZ923-  MQT
   PORTAGE LAKE MI
KEWEENAW BAY AND HURON BAY...FROM LOWER ENTRANCE    MIZ910-  MQT
   LIGHT TO PORTAGE LAKE TO HURON ISLANDS MI
HURON ISLANDS TO MARQUETTE MI                       MIZ924-  MQT
MARQUETTE TO GRAND MARAIS MI                        MIZ925-  MQT
GRAND MARAIS TO WHITEFISH PT. MI                    MIZ926-  MQT
WHITEFISH BAY /U.S. PORTION/...WHITEFISH PT. TO     MIZ911-  APN
   PT. IROQUOIS MI

ST. MARYS RIVER...
PT. IROQUOIS TO EASTERN POTAGANNISSING BAY          MIZ912-  APN

LAKE MICHIGAN...
OPEN LAKE                                           LMZ930-  CHI
MAFOR                                               LMZ931-  CHI
MACKINAC BRIDGE TO SEUL CHOIX PT. MI                MIZ928-  APN
SEUL CHOIX PT. TO PT. DETOUR MI                     MIZ929-  MQT


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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...REVISED...PART 2 OF 2-PART MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
230 PM EST THU MAR 28 1996

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

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

SUBJECT   REVISED NUMBERING AND NEW EFFECTIVE DATE FOR RECONFIG-
          URATION OF GREAT LAKES MARINE AREAS FOR MARINE WARNINGS
          AND FORECASTS.  NEW EFFECTIVE DATE...MAY 1 1996

             AREA                                    UGC   OFFICE
LAKE MICHIGAN...CONTINUED...
PT. DETOUR MI TO ROCK ISLAND PASSAGE                MIZ931-  MQT
   /EXCLUDING BAY OF GREEN BAY/
BAY OF GREEN BAY NORTH OF LINE FROM                 MIZ913-  MQT
   CEDAR RIVER TO ROCK ISLAND PASSAGE
BAY OF GREEN BAY SOUTH OF LINE FROM CEDAR RIVER     WIZ911-  GRB
   TO ROCK ISLAND PASSAGE
ROCK ISLAND PASSAGE TO ALGOMA WI                    WIZ924-  GRB
   /EXCLUDING THE BAY OF GREEN BAY/
ALGOMA TO SHEBOYGAN WI                              WIZ925-  GRB
SHEBOYGAN TO PORT WASHINGTON WI                     WIZ926-  MKE
PORT WASHINGTON TO NORTH PT. LT. WI                 WIZ927-  MKE
NORTH PT. LT. TO WIND PT. WI                        WIZ928-  MKE
WIND PT. LT. WI TO WINTHROP HBR IL                  WIZ929-  MKE
WINTHROP HBR TO WILMETTE HBR IL                     ILZ920-  CHI
WILMETTE HBR TO MEIGS FIELD IL                      ILZ921-  CHI
MEIGS FIELD TO CALUMET HBR IL                       ILZ922-  CHI
CALUMET HBR IL TO GARY IN                           ILZ923-  CHI
GARY TO BURNS HBR IN                                INZ920-  CHI
BURNS HBR TO MICHIGAN CITY IN                       INZ921-  CHI
MICHIGAN CITY IN TO NEW BUFFALO MI                  INZ922-  CHI
NEW BUFFALO MI TO SOUTH HAVEN MI                    MIZ932-  GRR
SOUTH HAVEN TO MUSKEGON MI                          MIZ933-  GRR
MUSKEGON TO MANISTEE MI                             MIZ934-  GRR
MANISTEE TO SLEEPING BEAR PT. MI                    MIZ935-  APN
SLEEPING BEAR PT. TO GRAND TRAVERSE LT. MI          MIZ936-  APN
GRAND TRAVERSE BAY...GRAND TRAVERSE LT. TO          MIZ914-  APN
   NORWOOD MI
NORWOOD TO MACKINAC BRIDGE MI                       MIZ937-  APN

LAKE HURON...
OPEN LAKE /U.S. PORTION/                            LHZ930-  DTX
MAFOR                                               LHZ931-  DTX
MACKINAC BRIDGE TO FALSE DETOUR CHANNEL             MIZ927-  APN
MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LT. MI              MIZ938-  APN
PRESQUE ISLE LT. TO ALABASTER MI                    MIZ939-  APN
SAGINAW BAY...ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI           MIZ916-  DTX
PORT AUSTIN TO WHITE ROCK MI                        MIZ940-  DTX
WHITE ROCK TO LAKEPORT MI                           MIZ941-  DTX
LAKEPORT TO PORT HURON MI                           MIZ942-  DTX

ST. CLAIR RIVER...
PORT HURON TO UPPER ENTRANCE TO LAKE ST. CLAIR      MIZ917-  DTX

LAKE ST. CLAIR...
    OPEN LAKE /U.S. PORTION/                        LCZ930-  DTX

DETROIT RIVER...
    LOWER ENTRANCE TO LAKE ST. CLAIR                MIZ918-  DTX
    TO DETROIT RIVER LIGHT

LAKE ERIE...
OPEN LAKE /U.S. PORTION/                            LEZ930-  CLE
MAFOR                                               LEZ931-  CLE
DETROIT RIVER LT. TO NORTH CAPE MI                  MIZ944-  DTX
MAUMEE BAY TO RENO BEACH OH                         OHZ920-  CLE
RENO BEACH TO THE ISLANDS OH                        OHZ921-  CLE
THE ISLANDS TO VERMILION OH                         OHZ922-  CLE
VERMILION TO AVON POINT OH                          OHZ923-  CLE
AVON POINT TO WILLOWICK OH                          OHZ924-  CLE
WILLOWICK TO GENEVA-ON-THE LAKE OH                  OHZ925-  CLE
GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE TO CONNEAUT OH                   OHZ926-  CLE
CONNEAUT OH TO RIPLEY NY                            PAZ920-  CLE
RIPLEY TO DUNKIRK NY                                NYZ920-  BUF
DUNKIRK TO BUFFALO NY                               NYZ921-  BUF
BUFFALO HARBOR AND THE UPPER NIAGARA RIVER          NYZ922-  BUF

LAKE ONTARIO...
OPEN LAKE /U.S. PORTION/                            LOZ930-  BUF
MAFOR                                               LOZ931-  BUF
NIAGARA RIVER TO THIRTY-MILE POINT NY               NYZ923-  BUF
THIRTY-MILE POINT TO SODUS BAY NY                   NYZ924-  BUF
SODUS BAY TO MEXICO BAY NY                          NYZ925-  BUF
MEXICO BAY NY TO THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER             NYZ926-  BUF
ST. LAWRENCE RIVER ABOVE OGDENSBURG NY              NYZ927-  BUF
ST. LAWRENCE RIVER FROM OGDENSBURG TO               NYZ928-  BUF
   ST. REGIS NY

     THIS MESSAGE UPDATES OPERATIONS MANUAL LETTER /OML/ 2-95...
ATTACHMENTS 1 AND 2...FILED WITH WEATHER SERVICE OPERATIONS
MANUAL CHAPTER D-52...MARINE SERVICES FOR THE GREAT LAKES.  AN
UPDATED OML WILL BE ISSUED TO ALL CHAPTER HOLDERS.

     IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...YOU MAY CONTACT THE ISSUING
OFFICE OR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING

LAURA COOK W/OM12      GARY SCHMELING W/CR1X3  HARVEY THURM ER1X4
NATIONAL WEA SERVICE   NWS/CENTRAL REGION      NWS/EASTERN REGION
1325 EAST-WEST HWY     ROOM 1836               AIRPORT CORP CNTR
SILVER SPRING MD 20910 601 E 12TH ST           630 JOHNSON AVE
301-713-1677 EXT 127   KANSAS CITY MO 64106    BOHEMIA NY 11716
                       PH 816-426-3239 EXT 704 PH. 516-244-0124
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