960823: Sheridan, Wyoming

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
200 PM EDT FRI AUG 23 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
 
SUBJECTS  RECONFIGURATION OF PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES IN NORTH CENTRAL
          WYOMING AND TRANSFER OF LONG FUSE WARNING AND FORECAST
          RESPONSIBILITY FOR ZONES WITHIN SHERIDAN COUNTY
          WYOMING...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 1996
          
     EFFECTIVE 4:00 A.M. MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME /1100 UNIVERSAL
COORDINATED TIME/...TUESDAY...NOVEMBER 5 1996...THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE /NWS/ WILL RECONFIGURE PUBLIC ZONE FORECAST AREAS IN PART OF
NORTH CENTRAL WYOMING BY REPLACING THREE WYOMING ZONES /50...51...
AND 52/ WITH 4 NEW WYOMING ZONES /26...27...98...99/. CONCURRENTLY
WYOMING ZONE 53 WILL BE RENUMBERED AS ZONE 28 AND RENAMED TO EAST
JOHNSON /COUNTY/. TABLE 1 LISTS THE UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODES /UGC/
AND ZONE NAMES FOR THE NEW WYOMING ZONES 26...27...28...98 AND 99.
 
     EFFECTIVE AT THE SAME TIME...LONG FUSE WARNING AND FORECAST
RESPONSIBILITY FOR WYOMING ZONES 98 AND 99...WHICH TOGETHER COMPRISE
ALL OF SHERIDAN COUNTY...WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THE WEATHER SERVICE
FORECAST OFFICE /WSFO/ IN GREAT FALLS /GTF/...MONTANA. FOR WYOMING
ZONES 26...27 AND 28...LONG FUSE WARNING AND FORECAST RESPONSIBILITY
WILL RESIDE WITH THE WSFO IN CHEYENNE /CYS/...WYOMING.  
 
TABLE 1.
..UGC Z   ..ZONE NAME                   ..PARTS OF COUNTIES IN ZONES
 
WYZ026-   WESTERN BIG HORN MOUNTAINS    E BIG HORN...E WASHAKIE
WYZ027-   SOUTHEAST BIG HORN MOUNTAINS  W JOHNSON
WYZ028-   EAST JOHNSON                  E JOHNSON
WYZ098-   NORTHEAST BIG HORN MOUNTAINS  W SHERIDAN
WYZ099-   SHERIDAN FOOTHILLS            E SHERIDAN
 
     SUBSCRIBERS TO THE NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/...THE
FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/...AND OTHER USERS MUST TAKE APPROPRIATE
ACTION TO RECEIVE THE LONG FUSE WARNING AND FORECAST PRODUCTS LISTED
IN TABLES 2A AND 2B FOR THESE AREAS USING APPROPRIATE PRODUCT
IDENTIFIERS/ HEADERS AND NEW UGCS FOR THESE NEW ZONES. 
  
TABLE 2A. FOR WYZ026- WYZ027- WYZ028-...WSFO CYS WILL ISSUE THESE:
 
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION                         NWWS ID    FOS HEADER
PUBLIC ZONE FORECAST                        CYSZFPWY   FPUS5 KCYS
FLASH FLOOD WATCH                           CYSFFACYS  RWUS31 KCYS
NON-PRECIPITATION ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING       CYSNPWCYS  WWUS45 KCYS 
WINTER STORM ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING            CYSWSWCYS  WWUS46 KCYS
 
TABLE 2B. FOR WYZ098- WYZ099-...WSFO GTF WILL ISSUE THE FOLLOWING
  
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION                         NWWS ID    FOS HEADER
PUBLIC ZONE FORECAST                        GTFZFPMT   FPUS5 KGTF
FLASH FLOOD WATCH                           GTFFFAGTF  RWUS31 KGTF
NON-PRECIPITATION ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING       GTFNPWGTF  WWUS45 KGTF 
WINTER STORM ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING            GTFWSWGTF  WWUS46 KGTF
 
     MANY ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS /TABLE 3/ ISSUED FOR THESE AREAS WILL
ALSO BE AFFECTED BY THE ZONE CHANGES.  THIS IS BECAUSE THE Z FORM OF
THE UGC USED IN THESE PRODUCTS WILL CONTAIN THE NEW ZONE NUMBERS TO
FURTHER IDENTIFY SPECIFIC AREAS BY ZONE WITHIN THE STATE.  FOR
WYOMING ZONES 98 AND 99...PRODUCTS IN TABLE 3 WOULD BE ISSUED BY
EITHER WSFO GTF...WSFO CYS...OR THE WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE /WSO/ IN
BILLINGS /BIL/...MONTANA.  FOR WYOMING ZONES 26...27 AND 28...
PRODUCTS IN TABLE 3 WOULD BE ISSUED BY EITHER WSFO CYS OR WSO
RIVERTON /RIW/...WYOMING. FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS REGARDING ISSUANCE
OF THESE PRODUCTS...YOU MAY INQUIRE FROM THE CONTACTS AT THE END OF
THIS MESSAGE.  
 
TABLE 3. OTHER PRODUCT CATEGORIES AFFECTED BY ZONE CHANGES. 
PRODUCT CATEGORIES                            NWWS/FOS IDS
  SHORT-TERM FORECAST                         NOW/FXUS21
  STATE FORECAST                              SFP/FPUS1
  STATE WEATHER SUMMARY                       SWS/ABUS30
  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT                   SPS/WWUS35
  SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT                    SVS/WWUS34
  FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT                       FFS/RWUS32
  PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT                PNS/ABUS34
  CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE                     CEM/MMUS40
  LOCAL STORM REPORT                          LSR/WWUS30
  STATE WEATHER ROUNDUP                       SWR/ASUS45
                                           
     FOR HOLDERS OF WEATHER SERVICE OPERATIONS MANUAL CHAPTER
C-11...APPENDIX A /ZONE FORECAST AREA MAPS/...THIS NOTICE UPDATES
PAGES A-101 AND A-102. UPDATED STATE ZONE MAPS ARE ON WEB AT THE
FOLLOWING ADDRESS /SMALL CASE/...BUT ONLY DOWNLOAD MAPS REVISED
AFTER 8/22/96.   HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/MODERNIZE/ST-MAPS/MAPS.HTM
TO REQUEST HARD COPY MAPS...CALL 301-713-1726 EXT 109 OR 149
OR WRITE NWS/OM12 - 1325 EAST-WEST HIGHWAY...SILVER SPRING MD 20910.
 
     THIS AND OTHER NWS SERVICE CHANGE NOTIFICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
ON THE WEB AT /SMALL CASE/   HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM 
 
     IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT:
KEN MIELKE...METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE /MIC/  WILLIAM T. PARKER...MIC
NWS FORECAST OFFICE                         NWS FORECAST OFFICE
5234 TRI-HILL FRONTAGE RD                   1301 AIRPORT PARKWAY 
GREAT FALLS...MT 50404                      CHEYENNE...WY 82001-1549
406-453-9957                                307-772-9901
 
BERT NELSON...MIC  406-652-0851  VALERIA I. CAPELL/MIC 307-857-3898
NWS OFFICE                       NWS OFFICE...NOAA 
2170 OVERLAND AVE                12744 WEST U.S. HWY 26
BILLINGS MT 59102-6455           RIVERTON WY 82501
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