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NOUS41 KWBC 161659
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
100 PM EDT TUE APR 16 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   SEVERE LOCAL STORM WATCH REDEFINING STATEMENT FOR THE
          STATE OF DELAWARE TO BE TRANSFERRED TO THE PHILADELPHIA
          NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE WITH A NEW
          PRODUCT IDENTIFIER AND HEADER...EFFECTIVE JUNE 14 1996
        
     BEGINNING 1201 A.M. EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME ON FRIDAY...JUNE
14 1996 /0401 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME/...RESPONSIBILITY FOR
THE ISSUANCE OF THE SEVERE LOCAL STORM WATCH REDEFINING STATEMENT
FOR THE STATE OF DELAWARE WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE PHILADELPHIA
/PHL/ NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE /WSFO/ FROM THE
BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC /WBC/ WSFO.
 
     WITH NWS MODERNIZATION AND ASSOCIATED RESTRUCTURING...THIS
WILL COMPLETE THE CHANGE OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR ISSUANCE OF ALL
LOCAL PRODUCTS CONCERNING DELAWARE/S THREE COUNTIES...WHICH NOW
RESIDES WITH WSFO PHL.
 
     BEGINNING JUNE 14 1996...WSFO PHL WILL BEGIN ISSUING THE
DELAWARE PORTION OF THE PRODUCT UNDER THE NOAA WEATHER WIRE
SERVICE /NWWS/ IDENTIFIER  WBCSLSDE  AND WMO HEADER OF  WWUS32
KILG  FOR THE FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/.  THIS AFFECTS THE
FOLLOWING DELAWARE COUNTIES 
 
DE COUNTY      UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODE
 
KENT           DEC001-
NEW CASTLE     DEC003-
SUSSEX         DEC005-
 
     CURRENTLY...DELAWARE COUNTIES OUTLINED IN STORM PREDICTION
CENTER WATCHES ARE DEFINED UNDER THE NWWS IDENTIFIER OF  WBCSLSDC
AND WMO HEADER  WWUS32 KWBC...WHICH IS ISSUED BY WSFO WBC.
 
     TO AID IN ENSURING USERS ARE READY BEFORE THIS CHANGE
OCCURS...WSFO PHL WILL CONDUCT TESTS OF THE CHANGE.  IN ORDER TO
ACCOMPLISH THIS...WSFO WBC WILL ISSUE A TEST MESSAGE UNDER THE
OLD NWWS IDENTIFIER AND WMO HEADER /WBCSLSDC AND WWUS32 KWBC/...
INFORMING USERS THAT WSFO PHL IS ALSO ISSUING A TEST MESSAGE
UNDER THE NEW NWWS IDENTIFIER AND WMO HEADER /WBCSLSDE AND WWUS32
KILG/.  IF USERS DO NOT RECEIVE BOTH MESSAGES...AND STILL WISH TO
RECEIVE THE DELAWARE PORTION OF THE MESSAGE...THEY WILL BE
INSTRUCTED TO CONTACT THEIR SERVICE VENDOR.
 
     IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS CHANGE...PLEASE
CONTACT WSFO PHL OR WSFO WBC BELOW...RESPECTIVELY.
 
CHET HENRICKSON...METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE OR
JOE MIKETTA...WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE
732 WOODLANE ROAD
MT. HOLLY NJ 08060
PH. 609-261-6600
 
JAMES TRAVERS...METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE OR
BARBARA WATSON...WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE
44087 WEATHER SERVICE ROAD
STERLING VA 20166-9603
PH. 703-260-0107
 
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