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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1135 AM EDT THU SEP 5 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   MORE EVENT DRIVEN ISSUANCE OF PUBLIC FORECASTS IN 21
          ADDITIONAL STATES...PUERTO RICO/VIRGIN ISLANDS...AND
          MARIANAS ISLANDS...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 1996
 
...NOTE:  THE FOLLOWING SERVICE CHANGE DOES NOT REQUIRE CUSTOMERS
TO MAKE ANY CHANGES TO NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ PRODUCT
IDENTIFIERS...FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ HEADER CODES...OR
UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODES FOR ZONES.  
 
     EFFECTIVE TUESDAY...NOVEMBER 5 1996...AT 0900 UNIVERSAL
COORDINATED TIME /4 A.M....EST...3 A.M CST...ETC/...THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ WILL BEGIN ISSUING MORE EVENT-DRIVEN PUBLIC
ZONE FORECASTS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
 
          KENTUCKY...INDIANA...ILLINOIS...IOWA...WISCONSIN...
          MINNESOTA...NORTH DAKOTA...NEW MEXICO...GEORGIA...
          ALABAMA... MISSISSIPPI...ARKANSAS...TENNESSEE...
          FLORIDA...LOUISIANA...PUERTO RICO/VIRGIN ISLANDS...
          MARIANAS ISLANDS...MONTANA...NEVADA... CALIFORNIA...
          ARIZONA...
          AND...
          THE REST OF TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA WHERE THIS CHANGE HAS
          NOT ALREADY OCCURRED. 

     FOR THESE STATES...THIS PROGRAM CHANGE MEANS THAT THE
SCHEDULED PUBLIC ZONE FORECASTS ISSUED AROUND 11 A.M....AND 9
P.M. LOCAL TIME WILL BE REPLACED BY UNSCHEDULED EVENT-DRIVEN ZONE
FORECAST UPDATES...AS NEEDED.  AS NECESSARY...THE FORECASTS WILL
BE ACCOMPANIED BY WINTER WEATHER AND NON-PRECIPITATION
WATCHES...WARNING AND ADVISORIES.
 
     THE PRODUCT CATEGORIES REFERRED TO IN THE CHANGES DESCRIBED
IN THIS MESSAGE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
 
     PRODUCT                   NWWS/FOS
     ZONE FORECASTS           ZFP/FPUS5 /CONTIGUOUS U.S./        
                              ZFP/FPCA5 /PUERTO RICO/VI -ENGLISH/
                              ZFP/FPCA07/PUERTO RICO/VI- SPANISH/
                              ZFP/FPMY20/MARIANAS ISLANDS/
 
     WINTER WEATHER HAZARDS    WSW/WWUS46 
     NON-PRECIPITATION HAZARDS NPW/WWUS45
     FLASH FLOOD WATCH         FFA/RWUS31
 
 
     THIS CHANGE TO MORE EVENT DRIVEN ISSUANCES HAS ALREADY BEEN
IMPLEMENTED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
 
          SOUTH DAKOTA...NEBRASKA...KANSAS...MISSOURI...
          COLORADO... WYOMING...MICHIGAN...IDAHO...ALASKA...
          OKLAHOMA EXCEPT THE PANHANDLE AND NORTHEAST...
          WEST TEXAS EXCEPT THE PANHANDLE...WICHITA FALLS TX AND
          VICINITY 
 
 
 
KY - 502-969-8842          IN - 317-856-0361
IL - 815-834-0600          IA - 515-270-4501
WI - 414-297-3243          MN - 612-725-3741
ND - 701-250-4224          NM - 505-243-0702
GA - 770-486-1333          AL - 205-664-3010
MS - 601-936-2189          LA - 504-522-7330
AR - 501-834-0308          TN - 901-757-6400
FL - 305-229-4502          PUERTO RICO/VIRGIN IS. 809-253-4586
NORTH TX - 817-429-2631    TX/OK PANHANDLES - 806-335-1121
SOUTH TX - 210-606-3617    NORTHEAST OK - 918-832-4115
N/CENT. CA - 408-656-1725  NV - 702-673-8100 
S. CA - 805-988-6610       AZ - 602-379-4611
MT - 406-453-2081          MARIANAS IS. - 671-472-7397
                                        /COUNTRY CODE 011/
 
NOTE FOR INTERNET USERS: THIS AND ALL OTHER PENDING NWS SERVICE
CHANGE NOTIFICATIONS ARE ON THE WEB AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
/SMALL CASE/   HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM
 
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