960401: Great Lakes Marine Warnings & Fcsts

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...PART 1 OF A 2 PART MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
400 PM EST FRI MAR 29 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  UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODE CHANGE FOR GREAT LAKES MARINE
         WARNINGS AND FORECASTS

     A REVISED PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT WAS SENT THURSDAY
MARCH 28 1996 AT 230 PM STATING THAT THE CHANGES TO THE GREAT
LAKES MARINE ZONES WOULD NOT CHANGE AS ORIGINALLY DESCRIBED IN
THE STATEMENT DATED FEBRUARY 22 1996.  HOWEVER...WE HAVE BEEN
ABLE TO RESOLVE THE TECHNICAL PROBLEMS THAT GENERATED THE
STATEMENT OF MARCH 28TH.  DUE TO THIS WE WILL NOW IMPLIMENT THE
CHANGES ORIGINALLY DESCRIBED IN THE FIRST STATEMENT ON APRIL 8
1996.  WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY HAVE CAUSED.
THE ORIGINAL INFORMATION IS CONTAINED BELOW.

     EFFECTIVE MONDAY...APRIL 8 1996...AT 1 P.M. EASTERN STANDARD
TIME (1700 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME)...THE NWS WILL CONVERT TO
A NEW SET OF WARNING AND FORECAST ZONES AND CORRESPONDING
UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODES (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.  MAPS ARE
ATTACHED FOR THESE AREAS.

             AREA                                    UGC   OFFICE
LAKE SUPERIOR...
OPEN LAKE /U.S. PORTION/                            LSZ530-  CHI
MAFOR                                               LSZ531-  CHI
GRAND PORTAGE TO GRAND MARAIS MN                    MNZ520-  DLH
GRAND MARAIS TO TACONITE HARBOR MN                  MNZ521-  DLH
TACONITE HBR TO SILVER BAY HBR MN                   MNZ522-  DLH
SILVER BAY HBR TO TWO HBRS MN                       MNZ523-  DLH
TWO HARBORS TO DULUTH MN                            MNZ524-  DLH
DULUTH MN TO PORT WING WI                           WIZ520-  DLH
PORT WING TO SAND ISLAND WI                         WIZ521-  DLH
SAND ISLAND TO BAYFIELD WI                          WIZ522-  DLH
CHEQUAMEGON BAY-BAYFIELD TO OAK POINT WI            WIZ510-  DLH
OAK POINT TO SAXON HBR WI                           WIZ523-  DLH
SAXON HBR WI TO ONTONAGON MI                        MIZ520-  MQT
ONTONAGON TO UPPER ENTRANCE OF PORTAGE CANAL MI     MIZ521-  MQT
UPPER ENTRANCE OF PORTAGE CANAL TO MANITOU IS. MI   MIZ522-  MQT
MANITOU IS. TO LOWER ENTRANCE LIGHT TO              MIZ523-  MQT
   PORTAGE LAKE MI
KEWEENAW BAY AND HURON BAY, FROM LOWER ENTRANCE     MIZ510-  MQT
   LIGHT TO PORTAGE LAKE TO HURON ISLANDS MI
HURON ISLANDS TO MARQUETTE MI                       MIZ524-  MQT
MARQUETTE TO GRAND MARAIS MI                        MIZ525-  MQT
GRAND MARAIS TO WHITEFISH PT. MI                    MIZ526-  MQT
WHITEFISH BAY /U.S. PORTION/, WHITEFISH PT. TO      MIZ511-  APN
   PT. IROQUOIS MI
ST. MARYS RIVER...
PT. IROQUOIS TO EASTERN POTAGANNISSING BAY          MIZ512-  APN
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...PART 2 OF A 2 PART MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
400 PM EST FRI MAR 29 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  UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODE CHANGE FOR GREAT LAKES MARINE
         WARNINGS AND FORECASTS

LAKE MICHIGAN...
OPEN LAKE                                           LMZ530-  CHI
MAFOR                                               LMZ531-  CHI
MACKINAC BRIDGE TO SEUL CHOIX PT. MI                MIZ528-  APN
SEUL CHOIX PT. TO PT. DETOUR MI                     MIZ529-  MQT
PT. DETOUR MI TO ROCK ISLAND PASSAGE                MIZ531-  MQT
   /EXCLUDING BAY OF GREEN BAY/
BAY OF GREEN BAY NORTH OF LINE FROM                 MIZ513-  MQT
   CEDAR RIVER TO ROCK ISLAND PASSAGE
BAY OF GREEN BAY SOUTH OF LINE FROM CEDAR RIVER     WIZ511-  GRB
   TO ROCK ISLAND PASSAGE
ROCK ISLAND PASSAGE TO ALGOMA WI                    WIZ524-  GRB
   /EXCLUDING THE BAY OF GREEN BAY/
ALGOMA TO SHEBOYGAN WI                              WIZ525-  GRB
SHEBOYGAN TO PORT WASHINGTON WI                     WIZ526-  MKE
PORT WASHINGTON TO NORTH PT. LT. WI                 WIZ527-  MKE
NORTH PT. LT. TO WIND PT. WI                        WIZ528-  MKE
WIND PT. LT. WI TO WINTHROP HBR IL                  WIZ529-  MKE
WINTHROP HBR TO WILMETTE HBR IL                     ILZ520-  CHI
WILMETTE HBR TO MEIGS FIELD IL                      ILZ521-  CHI
MEIGS FIELD TO CALUMET HBR IL                       ILZ522-  CHI
CALUMET HBR IL TO GARY IN                           ILZ523-  CHI
GARY TO BURNS HBR IN                                INZ520-  CHI
BURNS HBR TO MICHIGAN CITY IN                       INZ521-  CHI
MICHIGAN CITY IN TO NEW BUFFALO MI                  INZ522-  CHI
NEW BUFFALO MI TO SOUTH HAVEN MI                    MIZ532-  GRR
SOUTH HAVEN TO MUSKEGON MI                          MIZ533-  GRR
MUSKEGON TO MANISTEE MI                             MIZ534-  GRR
MANISTEE TO SLEEPING BEAR PT. MI                    MIZ535-  APN
SLEEPING BEAR PT. TO GRAND TRAVERSE LT. MI          MIZ536-  APN
GRAND TRAVERSE BAY, GRAND TRAVERSE LT. TO           MIZ514-  APN
   NORWOOD MI
NORWOOD TO MACKINAC BRIDGE MI                       MIZ537-  APN
LAKE HURON...
OPEN LAKE /U.S. PORTION/                            LHZ530-  DTX
MAFOR                                               LHZ531-  DTX
MACKINAC BRIDGE TO FALSE DETOUR CHANNEL             MIZ527-  APN
MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LT. MI              MIZ538-  APN
PRESQUE ISLE LT. TO ALABASTER MI                    MIZ539-  APN
SAGINAW BAY, ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI            MIZ516-  DTX
PORT AUSTIN TO WHITE ROCK MI                        MIZ540-  DTX
WHITE ROCK TO LAKEPORT MI                           MIZ541-  DTX
LAKEPORT TO PORT HURON MI                           MIZ542-  DTX
ST. CLAIR RIVER...
PORT HURON TO UPPER ENTRANCE TO LAKE ST. CLAIR      MIZ517-  DTX
LAKE ST. CLAIR...
    OPEN LAKE /U.S. PORTION/                        LCZ530-  DTX
DETROIT RIVER...
    LOWER ENTRANCE TO LAKE ST. CLAIR                MIZ518-  DTX
    TO DETROIT RIVER LIGHT
LAKE ERIE...
OPEN LAKE /U.S. PORTION/                            LEZ530-  CLE
MAFOR                                               LEZ531-  CLE
DETROIT RIVER LT. TO NORTH CAPE MI                  MIZ544-  DTX
MAUMEE BAY TO RENO BEACH OH                         OHZ520-  CLE
RENO BEACH TO THE ISLANDS OH                        OHZ521-  CLE
THE ISLANDS TO VERMILION OH                         OHZ522-  CLE
VERMILION TO AVON POINT OH                          OHZ523-  CLE
AVON POINT TO WILLOWICK OH                          OHZ524-  CLE
WILLOWICK TO GENEVA-ON-THE LAKE OH                  OHZ525-  CLE
GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE TO CONNEAUT OH                   OHZ526-  CLE
CONNEAUT OH TO RIPLEY NY                            PAZ520-  CLE
RIPLEY TO DUNKIRK NY                                NYZ520-  BUF
DUNKIRK TO BUFFALO NY                               NYZ521-  BUF
BUFFALO HARBOR AND THE UPPER NIAGARA RIVER          NYZ522-  BUF
LAKE ONTARIO...
OPEN LAKE /U.S. PORTION/                            LOZ530-  BUF
MAFOR                                               LOZ531-  BUF
NIAGARA RIVER TO THIRTY-MILE POINT NY               NYZ523-  BUF
THIRTY-MILE POINT TO SODUS BAY NY                   NYZ524-  BUF
SODUS BAY TO MEXICO BAY NY                          NYZ525-  BUF
MEXICO BAY NY TO THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER             NYZ526-  BUF
ST. LAWRENCE RIVER ABOVE OGDENSBURG NY              NYZ527-  BUF
ST. LAWRENCE RIVER FROM OGDENSBURG TO               NYZ528-  BUF
   ST. REGIS NY

     THIS INFORMATION UPDATES OPERATIONS MANUAL LETTER 2-95...
ATTACHMENTS 1 AND 2...FILED WITH WEATHER SERVICE OPERATIONS
MANUAL CHAPTER D-52...MARINE SERVICES FOR THE GREAT LAKES.

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

LAURA COOK - W/OM12                  GARY SCHMELING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE             NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
1325 EAST-WEST HIGHWAY               CENTRAL REGION HEADQUARTERS
SILVER SPRING MD  20910              601 E 12TH ST  RM 1836
301-713-1677 EXT 127                 KANSAS CITY MO  64106
                                     816-426-3239 EXT 704
HARVEY THURM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
EASTERN REGION HEADQUARTERS
AIRPORT CORPORATE CENTER
630 JOHNSON AVE
BOHEMIA NY  11716
516-244-0124

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