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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...PART 1 OF A 2 PART MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
OLYMPIC WEATHER SUPPORT OFFICE
545 PM EDT MON APR 8 1996

TO:  NWS OFFICES...FAMILY OF SERVICES SUBSCRIBERS...
     NOAA WEATHER WIRE SUBSCRIBERS...AND OTHER NWS CUSTOMERS

FROM:  LANS P. ROTHFUSZ
      METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE
      OLYMPIC WEATHER SUPPORT OFFICE

      STEVEN RINARD
      METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE
      OLYMPIC MARINE WEATHER SUPPORT OFFICE

SUBJECT:  NWS PRODUCTS TO BE ISSUED IN SUPPORT OF THE 1996
          OLYMPIC GAMES AND 1996 PARALYMPIC GAMES

...PART 1 OF A 2 PART MESSAGE...
...PART 2 WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW PART 1...

THIRTY-ONE NEW PRODUCTS TO BE ISSUED IN SUPPORT OF THE 1996 OLYMPIC
AND PARALYMPIC GAMES IN AND AROUND ATLANTA GEORGIA WILL BE ADDED TO
AFOS...NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE...AND THE PUBLIC PRODUCTS SERVICE
OF THE FAMILY OF SERVICES (FOS).  THESE NEW PRODUCTS WILL BE
PREPARED BY TWO SPECIALLY-CREATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES
- ONE IN PEACHTREE CITY GEORGIA (THE OLYMPIC SUPPORT WEATHER
OFFICE) AND THE OTHER IN SAVANNAH GEORGIA (THE OLYMPIC MARINE
SUPPORT WEATHER OFFICE).

IN ADDITION...PRODUCTS WILL BE ISSUED BY NWS OFFICES IN BIRMINGHAM
ALABAMA (BHM); MIAMI FLORIDA (MIA); MELBOURNE FLORIDA (MLB); AND
WASHINGTON DC (WBC) IN SUPPORT OF OLYMPIC PRELIMINARY SOCCER EVENTS
HELD IN THOSE CITIES.

WEATHER SUPPORT FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES WILL TAKE PLACE FROM JULY 6
TO AUGUST 5 1996.  SUPPORT FOR THE PARALYMPIC GAMES...AN
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED...WILL
OCCUR FROM AUGUST 12 - 27.  THE PRODUCTS LISTED BELOW WILL BE
ISSUED OPERATIONALLY FROM JULY 6 TO AUGUST 27 1996.

THE FORECAST PRODUCTS LISTED IN PART 2 WILL BE ISSUED FOR VENUES IN
THE FOLLOWING "CLUSTERS" (A LIST OF PARALYMPIC VENUE CLUSTERS WILL BE
PROVIDED AT A LATER TIME):

CLUSTER             GENERAL LOCATION    SPORTS AT VENUE
OLYMPIC RING        DOWNTOWN ATLANTA    SEVERAL
STONE MOUNTAIN      EAST OF ATLANTA     ARCHERY, CYCLING, TENNIS
GA INT'L HORSE PK   CONYERS GA          EQUESTRIAN & MOUNTAIN BIKING
WOLF CREEK          SW FULTON CTY       SHOOTING
ATLANTA BEACH       JONESBORO GA        BEACH VOLLEYBALL
LAKE LANIER         NEAR GAINESVILLE GA ROWING
WASSAW SOUND        OFF SAVANNAH COAST  YACHTING
COLUMBUS GOLDEN PK  COLUMBUS GA         SOFTBALL
UNIV. OF GA         ATHENS GA           SOCCER AND OTHER SPORTS
OCOEE RIVER         POLK COUNTY TN      WHITEWATER KAYAKING
LEGION FIELD*       BIRMINGHAM AL       SOCCER PRELIMS
RFK STADIUM*        WASHINGTON, D.C.    SOCCER PRELIMS
CITRUS BOWL*        ORLANDO FL          SOCCER PRELIMS
ORANGE BOWL*        MIAMI FL            SOCCER PRELIMS

*FORECAST MATRIX PRODUCTS (REFER TO PART 2 OF THIS MESSAGE) WILL
NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR THESE VENUES.

FOR TESTING PURPOSES...THE FORECAST PRODUCTS LISTED IN PART 2 OF
THIS MESSAGE ARE BEING ISSUED AROUND NOON EACH WEEKDAY THROUGH MID-
JUNE.  THE DISSEMINATION OF TEST WARNINGS WILL BEGIN IN LATE APRIL.
TEST COLLECTIVES OF SURFACE OBSERVATIONS FOR OLYMPIC VENUES ARE
BEING DISSEMINATED AT THE PRESENT TIME.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...VISIT THE OLYMPIC WEATHER SUPPORT
HOMEPAGE AT http://www.nws.noaa.gov/olympics/Olympics.html OR
CONTACT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

LANS P. ROTHFUSZ
METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE
OLYMPIC WEATHER SUPPORT OFFICE
770-486-1133
lrothfusz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

STEVE RINARD
METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE
OLYMPIC MARINE WEATHER SUPPORT OFFICE
817-334-2655
srinard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

CHRIS SMITH
NWS SOUTHERN REGION PUBLIC AFFAIRS
817-224-2654

THIS IS THE END OF PART 1 OF THIS MESSAGE.  PART 2...WHICH WILL
FOLLOW IMMEDIATELY... CONTAINS BRIEF PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS AND
COMMUNICATION HEADERS FOR EACH PRODUCT TO BE ISSUED BY THE NWS IN
SUPPORT OF THE 1996 OLYMPIC GAMES.

END-PART 1

SUBJECT:  NWS PRODUCTS TO BE ISSUED IN SUPPORT OF THE 1996
          OLYMPIC GAMES AND 1996 PARALYMPIC GAMES

...PART 2 OF A 2 PART MESSAGE.  PART 1 WAS JUST SENT....

BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF THE OLYMPICS PRODUCTS AND THE HEADERS UNDER
WHICH EACH PRODUCT WILL BE ISSUED ARE SHOWN BELOW.  THESE
PRODUCTS WILL BE ISSUED FOR THE OLYMPIC VENUES WHICH WERE LISTED
IN PART 1 OF THIS MESSAGE.

1. TODAY'S FORECAST MATRIX WILL CONTAIN SEVERAL WEATHER
PARAMETERS FORECAST FOR THREE-HOUR INTERVALS THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO/FOS HEADER   FREQUENCY  ISSUED BY
ATLTDMOLY      FXUS95 KFFC      3/DAY      OWSO-PEACHTREE CITY GA
ATLTDMSAV      FXUS95 KSAV      3/DAY      OMWSO-SAVANNAH GA

2. TODAY'S FORECAST NARRATIVE TEXT WILL CONTAIN TEXTUAL FORECASTS
DIVIDED INTO SIX-HOUR PERIODS FOR THE PRESENT DAY.

AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO/FOS HEADER   FREQUENCY  ISSUED BY
ATLTDTOLY      FXUS96 KFFC      3/DAY      OWSO-PEACHTREE CITY GA
ATLTDTSAV      FXUS96 KSAV      3/DAY      OMWSO-SAVANNAH GA
BHMTDTBHM      FXUS96 KBMX      3/DAY      NWSFO BIRMINGHAM AL
MIATDTMIA      FXUS96 KMFL      3/DAY      NWSFO MIAMI FL
MIATDTMLB      FXUS96 KMLB      3/DAY      NWSO MELBOURNE FL
WBCTDTWBC      FXUS96 KLWX      3/DAY      NWSFO WASHINGTON DC

3. TOMORROW'S FORECAST MATRIX WILL CONTAIN WEATHER PARAMETERS
FORECAST FOR THREE-HOUR INTERVALS THROUGHOUT THE NEXT DAY.

AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO/FOS HEADER   FREQUENCY  ISSUED BY
ATLTMMOLY      FXUS97 KFFC      2/DAY      OWSO-PEACHTREE CITY GA
ATLTMMSAV      FXUS97 KSAV      2/DAY      OMWSO-SAVANNAH GA

4. TOMORROW'S FORECAST NARRATIVE TEXT WILL CONTAIN TEXTUAL
FORECASTS DIVIDED INTO SIX-HOUR PERIODS FOR THE NEXT DAY.

AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO/FOS HEADER   FREQUENCY  ISSUED BY
ATLTMTOLY      FXUS98 KFFC      2/DAY      OWSO-PEACHTREE CITY GA
ATLTMTSAV      FXUS98 KSAV      2/DAY      OMWSO-SAVANNAH GA
BHMTMTBHM      FXUS98 KBMX      2/DAY      NWSFO BIRMINGHAM AL
MIATMTMIA      FXUS98 KMFL      2/DAY      NWSFO MIAMI FL
MIATMTMLB      FXUS98 KMLB      2/DAY      NWSO MELBOURNE FL
WBCTMTWBC      FXUS98 KLWX      2/DAY      NWSFO WASHINGTON DC

5. EXTENDED FORECAST MATRICES WILL CONTAIN WEATHER PARAMETERS
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3, 4 AND 5.

AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO/FOS HEADER  FREQUENCY   ISSUED BY
ATLEXMOLY      FXUS93 KFFC      2/DAY      OWSO-PEACHTREE CITY GA
ATLEXMSAV      FXUS93 KSAV      1/DAY      OMWSO-SAVANNAH GA

6. EXTENDED FORECAST NARRATIVES WILL CONTAIN A GENERAL FORECAST
FOR DAYS 3, 4 AND 5.

AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO/FOS HEADER   FREQUENCY  ISSUED BY
ATLEXTOLY      FXUS94 KFFC      2/DAY      OWSO-PEACHTREE CITY GA
ATLEXTSAV      FXUS94 KSAV      1/DAY      OMWSO-SAVANNAH GA
BHMEXTBHM      FXUS94 KBMX      1/DAY      NWSFO-BIRMINGHAM AL
MIAEXTMIA      FXUS94 KMFL      1/DAY      NWSFO MIAMI FL
MIAEXTMLB      FXUS94 KMLB      1/DAY      NWSO MELBOURNE FL
WBCEXTWBC      FXUS94 KLWX      1/DAY      NWSFO WASHINGTON DC

7. OLYMPICS WEATHER BULLETINS WILL CONTAIN WATCHES, WARNINGS AND
STATEMENTS FOR WEATHER PHENOMENA WHICH ADVERSELY AFFECT VENUES.
NOTE...IT IS LIKELY THESE IDENTIFIERS WILL CHANGE SOON.  THE
CATCH-ALL OWB WILL LIKELY BE REPLACED WITH OWA, OWW AND OWS FOR
OLYMPICS-RELATED WATCHES, WARNINGS AND STATEMENTS, RESPECTIVELY.
NOTIFICATION OF THIS CHANGE...IF IT OCCURS...WILL COME VIA THIS
MEDIUM.

AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO/FOS HEADER   FREQUENCY  ISSUED BY
ATLOWBOLY      WOUS96 KFFC      AS NEEDED  OWSO-PEACHTREE CITY GA
ATLOWBSAV      WOUS96 KSAV      AS NEEDED  OMWSO-SAVANNAH GA
BHMOWBBHM      WOUS96 KBMX      AS NEEDED  NWSFO BIRMINGHAM AL
MIAOWBMIA      WOUS96 KMFL      AS NEEDED  NWSFO MIAMI FL
MIAOWBMLB      WOUS96 KMLB      AS NEEDED  NWSO MELBOURNE FL
WBCOWBWBC      WOUS96 KLWX      AS NEEDED  NWSFO WASHINGTON DC

8. OTHER SURFACE OBSERVATIONS COLLECTED EVERY 15 MINUTES AT OR
NEAR OLYMPIC VENUES.

AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO/FOS HEADER   FREQUENCY  ISSUED BY
ATLOSOOLY      SXUS96 KFFC      96/DAY     OWSO-PEACHTREE CITY GA

THIS IS THE END OF PART 2 OF THIS MESSAGE.

END-PART 2