960718: County warning transfer/ GGW (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
215 PM EDT THU JUL 18 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 96-34
          GLASGOW WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE/S SHORT-FUSE COUNTY
          WARNING AREA EXPANDS...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1 1996
         
     EFFECTIVE TUESDAY...OCTOBER 1 1996...AT 1000 A.M. MOUNTAIN
DAYLIGHT TIME /1600 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME/...THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ WILL TRANSFER SHORT-FUSE WARNING
RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAWSON...WIBAUX AND PRAIRIE COUNTIES IN EASTERN
MONTANA TO THE GLASGOW /GGW/...MONTANA...WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE
/WSO/ FROM THE WSO IN BILLINGS /BIL/...MONTANA.  ALSO AT THE SAME
TIME...THE NWS WILL TRANSFER SHORT-FURE WARNING RESPONSIBILTY FOR
PETROLEUM COUNTY IN EAST-CENTRAL MONTANA TO WSO GGW FROM THE WEATHER
SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE /WSFO/ IN GREAT FALLS /GTF/...MONTANA.  FOR
THESE FOUR COUNTIES /TABLE 1/...WSO GGW 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 34TH UPDATE FOR 1996.  

     BECAUSE OF THIS COUNTY WARNING TRANSFER...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 GGW IDENTIFIER
/TABLES 2 AND 3/ INSTEAD OF THE BIL OR GTF IDENTIFIER.  THE
UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODES /UGC/...HOWEVER...WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED /AS
SHOWN IN TABLE 1/. 
      
TABLE 1. TRANSFERS TO GGW. /Z/ ZONE CODE      /C/ COUNTY CODE 

COUNTY      UGC Z   WGC C     FROM     TO
PETROLEUM   MTZ006- MTC069-   GTF     GGW
DAWSON      MTZ008- MTC021-   BIL     GGW              
WIBAUX      MTZ008- MTC109-   BIL     GGW       
PRAIRIE     MTZ009- MTC079-   BIL     GGW

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

WARNING PRODUCT FOR     NWWS ID            WMO HEADER /FOR FOS/
TORNADOES               GTFTORGGW          WFUS1 KGGW
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS    GTFSVRGGW          WUUS1 KGGW
FLASH FLOODS            GTFFFWGGW          WRUS1 KGGW

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

 RELATED PRODUCTS             NWWS ID        WMO HEADER /FOR FOS/
 SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT    GTFSPSGGW      WWUS35 KGGW 
 SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT     GTFSVSGGW      WWUS34 KGGW
 CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE      GTFCEMGGW      MMUS40 KGGW
 PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT       GTFPNSGGW      ABUS34 KGGW
 SHORT-TERM FORECAST          GTFNOWGGW      FXUS21 KGGW
 FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT        GTFFFSGGW      RWUS32 KGGW
 LOCAL STORM REPORT           GTFLSRGGW      WWUS30 KGGW
+ WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS     GTFWSWGGW      WWUS46 KGGW
+ NON-PRECIPITATION WARNINGS  GTFNPWGGW      WWUS45 KGGW

+ ONLY FOR EMERGENCY BACKUP USE TO WSFO GTF.

   FOR LONGER FUSE EVENTS...USERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE 
FOLLOWING PRODUCTS FOR THESE COUNTIES FROM WSFO GTF.
 
 RELATED PRODUCTS             NWWS ID        WMO HEADER /FOR FOS/

 SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT    GTFSPSGTF      WWUS35 KGTF
 SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT     GTFSVSGTF      WWUS34 KGTF
 CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE      GTFCEMGTF      MMUS40 KGTF
 PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT       GTFPNSGTF      ABUS34 KGTF
 FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT        GTFFFSGTF      RWUS32 KGTF
 NON-PRECIPITATION WARNINGS   GTFNPWGTF      WWUS45 KGTF
 WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS      GTFWSWGTF      WWUS46 KGTF

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

KEN MIELKE...AREA MANAGER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE
5324 TRI-HILL FRONTAGE ROAD
GREAT FALLS MT 59404
/406/ 453-9957
                                     NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE
JIM REA...MIC                        BERT NELSON...MIC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE      2170 OVERLAND AVE
101 AIRPORT ROAD                     BILLINGS MT 59102-6455
P.O. BOX 991                         /406/ 652-0851
GLASGOW MT 59230-0991
/406/ 228-2850
                      
            ...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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