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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1145 AM EDT FRI SEP 6 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   ADDITIONAL NWS OFFICES GAIN PARTIAL /SHARED/
          RESPONSIBILITY FOR FORECAST AND LONG-FUSE WATCHES/
          WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES...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 0900 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME /UTC/ /3 A.M. CST
- 2 A.M. MST/...TUESDAY...NOVEMBER 5 1996...A NUMBER OF WEATHER
SERVICE OFFICES /WSO/ OFFICES IN THE MIDWEST U.S. WILL GAIN NEWLY
ACQUIRED PARTIAL /OR SHARED/ RESPONSIBILITY FOR PUBLIC ZONE
FORECASTS AND LONG-FUSE WATCHES/WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES. THESE
WSOS WILL SHARE THIS RESPONSIBILITY WITH ESTABLISHED WEATHER
SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES /WSFO/.  THIS IS AN INTERIM PHASE IN THE
NWS MODERNIZATION THAT WILL PROVIDE IMPROVED SERVICES THROUGH
MORE EFFECTIVE COORDINATION OF LONG-AND-SHORT FUSE WARNINGS AND
FORECASTS.  THE NWS OFFICES INVOLVED ARE LISTED BELOW.
 
     AROUND 4 A.M AND 4 P.M. LOCAL TIME...WSFOS WILL ISSUE
SCHEDULED PUBLIC ZONE FORECASTS FOR THEIR ASSIGNED ZONES AND...IF
NECESSARY...ASSOCIATED WINTER WEATHER AND NON-PRECIPITATION
WATCHES/WARNINGS...AND ADVISORIES.  AT OTHER UNSCHEDULED
TIMES...AS NECESSARY...THESE PRODUCTS MAY BE ISSUED BY A WSO
USING THE SAME NWWS PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS AND FOS HEADERS THAT THE
WSFO USES.  THUS...NO PRODUCT IDENTIFIER AND HEADER CHANGES ARE
REQUIRED BY NWS CUSTOMERS.  THE ISSUING OFFICE /WHETHER WSO OR
WSFO/ WILL BE INDICATED IN THE MASS NEWS DISSEMINATOR LABEL
WITHIN THE PRODUCT ITSELF. 
 
     THE NWS PRODUCT CATEGORIES REFERRED TO IN THE THESE CHANGES
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
 
                                   NWWS/FOS
     PUBLIC ZONE FORECASTS         ZFP/FPUS5 OR FPUS05 
     WINTER WEATHER HAZARDS        WSW/WWUS46 
     NON-PRECIPITATION HAZARDS     NPW/WWUS45
 
     THE FOLLOWING OFFICES WILL IMPLEMENT THIS SHARED
RESPONSIBILITY BEGINNING NOVEMBER 5 1996 AT 0900 UTC.  FURTHER
INQUIRES MAY BE DIRECTED TO THESE NWS OFFICES.  PUBLIC
INFORMATION STATEMENTS FROM THESE OFFICES WILL CONTAIN MORE
DETAILED LOCAL INFORMATION.
 
WSFO CHEYENNE WY    WSFO CHICAGO IL     WSFO SIOUX FALLS SD
PH. 307-772-2468    PH. 815-834-0600    PH. 605-330-4247
 
WSO RIVERTON WY     WSO CENTRAL IL      WSO ABERDEEN SD
PH. 307-857-3898    PH. 217-732-4029    PH. 605-225-5547
 
                                        WSO RAPID CITY SD
                                        PH. 605-341-9271
 
 
WSFO ST. LOUIS MO   WSFO BISMARCK ND    WSFO MINNEAPOLIS MN
PH. 314-447-1876    PH. 701-250-4224    PH. 612-725-3741
 
WSO SPRINGFIELD MO  WSO EASTERN ND      WSO DULUTH MN
PH. 417-863-1456    PH. 701-772-0720    /FOR NORTHEAST MN/
                                        PH. 218-720-5255
 
 
WSFO DES MOINES IA  WSFO DETROIT MI     WSFO LOUISVILLE KY
PH. 515-270-4501    PH. 313-625-3309    PH. 502-969-8842
 
WSO QUAD CITIES IA  WSO MARQUETTE MI    WSO PADUCAH KY
PH. 319-391-6729    PH. 906-475-5782    PH. 502-744-6440
 
                    WSO NORTH CENTRAL
                    LOWER MI 
                    PH. 517-731-3384
 
                    WSO GRAND RAPIDS MI 
                    PH. 616-956-5922
                    
WSFO INDIANAPOLIS IN
PH. 317-856-0361                        
 
     THE FOLLOWING OFFICES HAVE ALREADY IMPLEMENTED SHARED
RESPONSIBILITY FOR PUBLIC ZONE FORECASTS AND LONG-FUSE
WATCHES/WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES.
  
WSFO TOPEKA KS                WSFO OMAHA NE 
WSO WICHITA KS                WSO HASTINGS NE
WSO GOODLAND KS               WSO NORTH PLATTE NE
WSO DODGE CITY KS             WSO KANSAS CITY MO
WSFO DENVER CO                WSO PUEBLO CO
                              WSO GRAND JUNCTION CO
 
NOTE FOR INTERNET USERS: THIS AND ALL OTHER PENDING NWS SERVICE
CHANGE NOTIFICATIONS ARE ON THE WEB AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM
 
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