960717: CWA transfer message (Spokane) (fwd)


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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
310 PM EDT WED JUL 17 1996

TO          FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER
            WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NATIONAL 
            WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ CUSTOMERS...NWS EMPLOYEES
 
FROM        DONALD WERNLY...CHIEF...CUSTOMER SERVICE
 
SUBJECT     SHORT-FUSE COUNTY WARNING AREA TRANSFER 96-33
            SPOKANE WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE/S SHORT-FUSE COUNTY             
            WARNING AREA EXPANDS...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 2 1996
         
     EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY...OCTOBER 2 1996...AT 900 A.M. PACIFIC
DAYLIGHT TIME /1600 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME/...THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ WILL TRANSFER SHORT-FUSE WARNING
RESPONSIBILITY FOR CHELAN...OKANOGAN...AND DOUGLAS COUNTIES IN
CENTRAL WASHINGTON /TABLE 1/ TO THE SPOKANE /GEG/...WASHINGTON...
WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE /WSO/ FROM THE WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST
OFFICE /WSFO/ IN SEATTLE-TACOMA /SEA/...WASHINGTON.  FOR THESE
COUNTIES...WSO GEG 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 33RD 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 COUNTIES USING THE GEG IDENTIFIER /TABLES
2 AND 3/ INSTEAD OF THE SEA IDENTIFIER.  THE UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODES
/UGC/...HOWEVER...WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED /AS SHOWN IN TABLE 1/. 
      
TABLE 1. TRANSFERS TO GEG. /Z/ ZONE CODE    /C/ COUNTY CODE 

COUNTY                          UGC Z    UGC C    FROM  TO
CHELAN /WEST AND CENTRAL/       WAZ012-  WAC007-  SEA   GEG
CHELEN /EAST/                   WAZ008-  WAC007-  SEA   GEG    
OKANOGAN /WEST/                 WAZ012-  WAC047-  SEA   GEG
OKANOGAN /CENTRAL AND EAST/     WAZ007-  WAC047-  SEA   GEG
DOUGLAS /WEST/                  WAZ008-  WAC017-  SEA   GEG
DOUGLAS /CENTRAL AND EAST/      WAZ007-  WAC017-  SEA   GEG

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

WARNING PRODUCT FOR     NWWS ID            WMO HEADER /FOR FOS/
TORNADOES               SEATORGEG          WFUS1 KGEG
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS    SEASVRGEG          WUUS1 KGEG
FLASH FLOODS            SEAFFWGEG          WRUS1 KGEG

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

 RELATED PRODUCTS             NWWS ID        WMO HEADER /FOR FOS/
 SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT    SEASPSGEG      WWUS35 KGEG 
 SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT     SEASVSGEG      WWUS34 KGEG
 CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE      SEACEMGEG      MMUS40 KGEG
 PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT       SEAPNSGEG      ABUS34 KGEG
 SHORT-TERM FORECAST          SEANOWGEG      FXUS21 KGEG
 FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT        SEAFFSGEG      RWUS32 KGEG
 LOCAL STORM REPORT           SEALSRGEG      WWUS30 KGEG
+WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS      SEAWSWGEG      WWUS46 KGEG
+NON-PRECIPITATION WARNINGS   SEANPWGEG      WWUS45 KGEG

+ ONLY FOR EMERGENCY BACKUP USE TO WSFO SEA.

FOR LONGER FUSE EVENTS FOR CHELEN...DOUGLAS...AND OKANOGAN
COUNTIES...USERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS
FROM WSFO SEA.

 RELATED PRODUCTS             NWWS ID        WMO HEADER /FOR FOS/

 SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT    SEASPSSEA      WWUS35 KSEA
 SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT     SEASVSSEA      WWUS34 KSEA
 CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE      SEACEMSEA      MMUS40 KSEA
 PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT       SEAPNSSEA      ABUS34 KSEA
 FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT        SEAFFSSEA      RWUS32 KSEA
 NON-PRECIPITATION WARNINGS   SEANPWSEA      WWUS45 KSEA
 WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS      SEAWSWSEA      WWUS46 KSEA

     IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS...YOU MAY CONTACT THE
FOLLOWING  /MIC/ METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE

CHRIS HILL...AREA MANAGER
NEXRAD WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE BIN C15700
7600 SAND POINT WAY N E 
SEATTLE WA 98115
/206/ 526-6095

JOHN LIVINGSTON...MIC
NEXRAD WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE
2601 NORTH RAMBO ROAD
SPOKANE WA 99204-9164
                      
            ...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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