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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1015 AM EDT TUE AUG 20 1996
 
TO        FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER
          WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NATIONAL
          WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ CUSTOMERS...NWS EMPLOYEES
 
FROM      THERESE Z. PIERCE...CHIEF...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL
          SERVICES
 
SUBJECT   SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES FOR MORE EVENT-DRIVEN PUBLIC
          FORECASTS AND LONG-FUSE WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES IN
          MICHIGAN...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 1996
 
     EFFECTIVE TUESDAY...NOVEMBER 5 1996...AT 445 A.M. EASTERN
STANDARD TIME /0945 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME/...THE MICHIGAN
WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES /WSO/ IN GRAND RAPIDS /GRR/...NORTH
CENTRAL LOWER MICHIGAN /APN/ AT GAYLORD...AND MARQUETTE /MQT/
WILL SHARE PUBLIC FORECAST AND LONG-FUSE WARNING AND ADVISORY
RESPONSIBILITY IN MICHIGAN WITH THE WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST
OFFICE /WSFO/ IN DETROIT/WHITE LAKE /DTX/.  THESE CHANGES WILL
PROVIDE IMPROVED SERVICES THROUGH MORE EFFECTIVELY COORDINATED
LONG-AND-SHORT FUSE WARNINGS AND FORECASTS.
 
SUBSCRIBERS TO THE NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ AND
FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ WILL NOT HAVE TO MAKE CHANGES TO
CONTINUE RECEIVING THESE PRODUCTS.  THIS MEANS THAT NWWS AND FOS
PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS FOR MICHIGAN WILL REMAIN THE SAME...
REGARDLESS OF THE ISSUING OFFICE.  THE ISSUING
OFFICE...HOWEVER...WILL BE IDENTIFIED BY THE MASS NEWS
DISSEMINATOR BLOCK AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PRODUCT.  MICHIGAN
PRODUCT IDENTIFIER CATEGORIES ARE AS FOLLOWS

                              NWWS ID        WMO HEADER FOR FOS
 
MICHIGAN ZONE FORECASTS       ARBZFPMI       FPUS5  KDTX
 
MICHIGAN STATE FORECASTS      ARBSFPMI       FPUS01 KDTX
 
WINTER WEATHER HAZARDS        ARBWSWDTX      WWUS46 KDTX  
 
NON-PRECIPITATION HAZARDS     ARBNPWDTX      WWUS45 KDTX
 
     WSFO DTX WILL ISSUE THE MICHIGAN ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT AT
445 A.M. AND 445 P.M....LOCAL STANDARD TIME FOR THE MICHIGAN
ZONES.  AS NECESSARY...WSFO DTX WILL ISSUE WINTER WEATHER AND 
NON-PRECIPITATION WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND ADVISORIES AT THESE
SCHEDULED TIMES FOR THE MICHIGAN ZONES.
 
AT OTHER TIMES...AS NECESSARY...UPDATED ZONE FORECASTS AND
LONG-FUSE WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES WILL BE ISSUED FROM THE
FOLLOWING OFFICES FOR THE ZONES SHOWN IN THE TABLE BELOW   
 
OFFICE                     ZONES
 
WSFO DETROIT/WHITE LAKE
                    /MI ZONES 47-49...53-55...60-63...
                    68-70...75...76...82...AND 83/
 
WSO GRAND RAPIDS    /MI ZONES 37-40...43-46...50-52...56-59...
                    64-67...71-74...77-81/
 
WSO NORTH CENTRAL LOWER MICHIGAN /GAYLORD/
                    /MI ZONES 8...15-36...41...AND 42/
 
WSO MARQUETTE       /MI ZONES 1-7...9-14/
 
     IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THE
FOLLOWING
 
DEAN P. GULEZIAN                    DANIEL G. HOUSER
NWS FORECAST OFFICE...NOAA          NWS OFFICE...NOAA
9200 WHITE LAKE ROAD                4899 SOUTH COMPLEX DRIVE S.E.
 
WHITE LAKE MI 48386-1126            GRAND RAPIDS MI 49512-4034
810-625-3309                        616-956-7180
 
JANE A. HOLLINGSWORTH               JOHN F. MACHOWSKI
NWS OFFICE...NOAA                   NWS OFFICE...NOAA
8800 PASSEMHEIM HILL RD.            112 AIRPORT ROAD
GAYLORD MI 49735-9454               NEGAUNEE MI 49866
517-731-3384                        906-475-5782
 
...NOTE FOR 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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