960820: Ohio Forecast Zones

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
200 PM EDT TUE AUG 20 1996
 
TO        FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER
          WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NATIONAL
          WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ PRODUCT USERS...NWS EMPLOYEES
 
FROM      THERESE Z. PIERCE...CHIEF...HYDROMETEOROLOGICL
          SERVICES
 
SUBJECT   CREATION OF TWO NEW FORECAST ZONES - THE ASHTABULA
          COUNTY OHIO LAKESHORE ZONE AND THE ASHTABULA COUNTY
          OHIO INLAND ZONE...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 1996.
 
     EFFECTIVE AT 4 A.M. EASTERN STANDARD TIME /0900 UNIVERSAL
COORDINATED TIME/ TUESDAY...NOVEMBER 5 1996...TWO NEW ZONES WILL
BE CREATED IN NORTHEAST OHIO.  ASHTABULA COUNTY WILL BE SPLIT
INTO TWO PORTIONS AS LISTED IN TABLE 1... A LAKESHORE PORTION
FROM INTERSTATE 90 NORTHWARD AND AN INLAND PORTION SOUTH OF
INTERSTATE 90.  THE I-90 BREAKPOINT LINE BETWEEN THE TWO ZONES IS
AS FOLLOWS
 
     41 DEG 45 MIN 39 SEC NORTH / 81 DEG 00 MIN 03 SEC WEST  TO
     41 DEG 55 MIN 30 SEC NORTH / 80 DEG 31 MIN 15 SEC WEST
 
THIS ZONE CHANGE WILL ALLOW FORECASTS IN ASHTABULA COUNTY TO BE
MORE SPECIFIC.
 
     MANY PRODUCTS /TABLE 2/ FOR THESE ZONES /NOT JUST ZONE
FORECASTS/ WILL BE AFFECTED BY THIS SPLITTING OF ASHTABULA COUNTY
INTO TWO NEW ZONES.  THIS IS BECAUSE THE Z /ZONE/ FORM OF THE
UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODE /UGC/ USED IN THESE PRODUCTS CONTAIN THE
ZONE NUMBERS TO FURTHER IDENTIFY SPECIFIC AREAS. THE CATEGORIES
OF AFFECTED PRODUCTS THAT USE THE Z FORM OF THE UGC ARE LISTED IN
TABLE 2 WITH THEIR NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ AND FAMILY OF
SERVICES /FOS/ IDENTIFIERS.  USERS WHO NORMALLY GET INFORMATION
ONLY FOR SPECIFIC ZONES WILL NEED TO USE THE NEW UGCS FOR THE  
ZONES WITHIN ASHTABULA COUNTY.
 
TABLE 1.  NEW ZONE IDENTIFIERS FOR ASHTABULA COUNTY...OHIO.
 
ZONE NAME             UGC /Z/ CODE      UGC /C/ COUNTY CODE
                                             /UNCHANGED/
 
ASHTABULA /LAKESHORE/   OHZ089-              OHC007-
ASHTABULA /INLAND/      OHZ014-              OHC007-
 
TABLE 2.  THE FOLLOWING ARE KEY RELATED PRODUCTS ISSUED BY THE
WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN CLEVELAND /CLE/ THAT ARE
AFFECTED BY THIS ZONE CHANGE.
                                         AFOS/       WMO ID   
                                         NWWS ID     FOR FOS
 PUBLIC ZONE FORECAST                   CLEZFPOH    FPUS41 KCLE
 FLASH FLOOD WATCH                      CLEFFACLE   RWUS31 KCLE  
 NON-PRECIPITATION ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING  CLENPWCLE   WWUS45 KCLE
 WINTER STORM ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING       CLEWSWCLE   WWUS46 KCLE
 SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT              CLESPSCLE   WWUS35 KCLE
 SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT               CLESVSCLE   WWUS34 KCLE
 CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE                CLECEMCLE   MMUS40 KCLE
 PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT           CLEPNSCLE   ABUS34 KCLE
 SHORT-TERM FORECAST                    CLENOWCLE   FXUS21 KCLE
 FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT                  CLEFFSCLE   RWUS32 KCLE
 LOCAL STORM REPORT                     CLELSRCLE   WWUS30 KCLE
 
     FOR HOLDERS OF NWS OPERATIONS MANUAL CHAPTER C-11...ZONE AND
LOCAL FORECASTS...APPENDIX A /ZONE FORECAST MAPS/...THIS ZONE  
CHANGE UPDATES PAGES A-31 AND A-32.
 
IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS...YOU MAY CONTACT THE FOLLOWING:   
 
/MIC/ METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE   /WCM/ WARNING COORDINATION     
METEOROLOGIST/
 
WILLIAM COMEAUX...MIC...OR LARRY GABRIC...WCM
FEDERAL FACILITIES BUILDING
CLEVELAND-HOPKINS AIRPORT
CLEVELAND...OHIO  44135
PHONE 216-265-2372
 
     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 IS
 
       HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM

...NOTES FOR INTERNET USERS...
 
     STATE ZONE MAPS CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE WEB AT THE
FOLLOWING ADDRESS /SMALL CASE/...BUT USE ONLY IF A MAP WAS     
MODIFIED ON OR AFTER AUGUST 20 1996.
 
       HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/MODERNIZE/ST-MAPS/MAPS.HTM
 
          FOR A HARD COPY OHIO ZONE MAP...CALL OR WRITE THE
FOLLOWING
 
NWS/OM12 - 1325 EAST-WEST HIGHWAY - SILVER SPRING MD 20910
PH. 301-713-1726 EXT 109 OR 149.
 
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