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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
100 PM EDT THU MAY 23 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   SHORT-FUSE COUNTY WARNING AREA TRANSFER NOTICE 96-31
          PENDLETON WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES/S SHORT-FUSE
          COUNTY WARNING AREA EXPANDS...EFFECTIVE JULY 31 1996
         
     EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY...JULY 31 1996...AT 900 A.M. PACIFIC DAYLIGHT
TIME /1600 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME/...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
/NWS/ WILL TRANSFER SHORT-FUSE WARNING RESPONSIBILITY FOR 8 COUNTIES
/TABLE 1/ TO THE WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE /WSO/ IN PENDLETON /PDT/...
OREGON.  SHORT FUSE WARNING RESPONSIBILITY FOR KITTITAS COUNTY IN
CENTRAL WASHINGTON WILL BE TRANSFERRED FROM THE WEATHER SERVICE
FORECAST OFFICE /WSFO/ IN SEATTLE-TACOMA /SEA/...WASHINGTON.  SHORT-
FUSE WARNING RESPONSIBILITY FOR 7 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL OREGON WILL BE
TRANSFERRED FROM THE WSFO IN PORTLAND.../PDX/... OREGON.  FOR ALL 8 OF
THESE COUNTIES...WSO PDT 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 31ST 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 THESE 8 COUNTIES USING THE PDT IDENTIFIER /TABLES 2 AND 3/
INSTEAD OF THE SEA OR PDX IDENTIFIERS.  THE UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODES
/UGC/...HOWEVER...WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED /AS SHOWN IN TABLE 1/. 
      
TABLE 1. TRANSFERS TO WSO PDT. /Z/ ZONE CODE    /C/ COUNTY CODE 

COUNTY                   UGC Z    UGC C    FROM  TO
KITTITAS /WEST/          WAZ012-  WAC037-  SEA   PDT
KITTITAS /EAST/          WAZ008-  WAC037-  SEA   PDT
WASCO /SOUTHWEST/        ORZ006-  ORC065-  PDX   PDT
WASCO /EXTREME NORTH/    ORZ007-  ORC065-  PDX   PDT
WASCO /REST OF/          ORZ008-  ORC065-  PDX   PDT 
SHERMAN /EXTREME NW/     ORZ007-  ORC055-  PDX   PDT
SHERMAN /REST OF/        ORZ010-  ORC055-  PDX   PDT
GILLIAM                  ORZ010-  ORC021-  PDX   PDT
WHEELER                  ORZ011-  ORC069-  PDX   PDT
CROOK                    ORZ008-  ORC013-  PDX   PDT
DESCHUTES /WEST/         ORZ006-  ORC017-  PDX   PDT
DESCHUTES /CENTRAL/EAST/ ORZ008-  ORC017-  PDX   PDT
JEFFERSON /WEST/         ORZ006-  ORC031-  PDX   PDT
JEFFERSON /CENTRAL/EAST/ ORZ008-  ORC031-  PDX   PDT

TABLE 2.  THE FOLLOWING ARE SHORT-FUSE WARNING PRODUCTS FOR THE 8
COUNTIES TRANSFERRED TO PDT.  UGC C CODES ARE USED IN THESE PRODUCTS. 

WARNING PRODUCT FOR     NWWS ID            WMO HEADER /FOR FOS/
TORNADOES               PDXTORPDT          WFUS1 KPDT
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS    PDXSVRPDT          WUUS1 KPDT
FLASH FLOODS            PDXFFWPDT          WRUS1 KPDT

TABLE 3.  THE FOLLOWING ARE KEY RELATED PRODUCTS FOR THE 8 COUNTIES
TRANSFERRED TO PDT. UGC Z CODES ARE USED IN THESE PRODUCTS. 

 RELATED PRODUCTS             NWWS ID        WMO HEADER /FOR FOS/
  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT    PDXSPSPDT      WWUS35 KPDT 
  SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT     PDXSVSPDT      WWUS34 KPDT
  CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE      PDXCEMPDT      MMUS40 KPDT
  PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT       PDXPNSPDT      ABUS34 KPDT
  SHORT-TERM FORECAST          PDXNOWPDT      FXUS21 KPDT
  FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT        PDXFFSPDT      RWUS32 KPDT
  LOCAL STORM REPORT           PDXLSRPDT      WWUS30 KPDT
+ WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS      PDXWSWPDT      WWUS46 KPDT
+ NON-PRECIPITATION WARNINGS   PDXNPWPDT      WWUS45 KPDT
+   ONLY FOR EMERGENCY BACKUP USE TO WSFO SEA OR WSFO PDX 

      FOR LONGER FUSE EVENTS FOR KITTITAS COUNTY...WASHINGTON...USERS
SHOULD CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS FROM WSFO SEA...USING
A CCC OF SEA.  FOR LONGER FUSE EVENTS FOR THE 7 OREGON COUNTIES IN
TABLE 1...USERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS FROM
WSFO PDX...USING A CCC OF PDX.

 RELATED PRODUCTS             NWWS ID        WMO HEADER /FOR FOS/
 SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT    CCCSPSCCC      WWUS35 KCCC
 SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT     CCCSVSCCC      WWUS34 KCCC
 CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE      CCCCEMCCC      MMUS40 KCCC
 PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT       CCCPNSCCC      ABUS34 KCCC
 NON-PRECIPITATION WARNINGS   CCCNPWCCC      WWUS45 KCCC
 WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS      CCCWSWCCC      WWUS46 KCCC
 FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT        CCCFFSCCC      RWUS32 KCCC
 
      IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS...YOU MAY CONTACT THE FOLLOWING 

VALERIE THOMPSON...METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE OR
ROB DOHERTY...WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST  PH. 503-276-4493
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE
2001 NW 56TH DRIVE
PENDLETON OR 97801-4532

CHRIS HILL...AREA MANAGER PH.206-526-6095  STEVEN TODD...AREA MANAGER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIN C15700        NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 
7600 SAND POINT WAY N E                    5241 NE 122ND AVE
SEATTLE WA 98115                           PORTLAND OR 97230-1089
                                           PH. /503/ 326-2340
             ...NOTE TO INTERNET USERS...
THIS AND ALL OTHER PENDING NWS SERVICE CHANGE NOTIFICATIONS ARE
AVAILABLE ON THE NWS OFFICE OF METEOROLOGY'S HOME PAGE IN THE
NOTIFICATION SECTION.  THE ADDRESS OF THE NOTIFICATION SECTION /IN
SMALL CASE LETTERS/ IS HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM
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