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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
200 PM EDT TUE SEP 17 1996
 
TO        NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ EMPLOYEES...FAMILY OF    
          SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE  
          /NWWS/ SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NWS CUSTOMERS
 
FROM      DONALD R. WERNLY...CHIEF...CUSTOMER SERVICE
 
SUBJECT   SHORT-FUSE COUNTY WARNING AREA TRANSFER NOTICE 96-37
          BISMARCK NORTH DAKOTA WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE/S
          SHORT-FUSE COUNTY WARNING AREA EXPANDS ON DECEMBER 2
          1996
 
     EFFECTIVE MONDAY DECEMBER 2 1996 AT 1000 A.M. CENTRAL
STANDARD TIME /1600 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME/...THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ WILL TRANSFER SHORT-FUSE WARNING
RESPONSIBILITY FOR FIVE /5/ COUNTIES IN NORTH DAKOTA /TABLE 1/ TO
THE WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE /WSFO/ IN BISMARCK /BIS/
NORTH DAKOTA FROM THE WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE /WSO/ IN WILLISTON
/ISN/...NORTH DAKOTA. 
 
     WSFO BIS WILL ISSUE SHORT-FUSE WARNING PRODUCTS /TABLE 2/
AND RELATED PRODUCTS THAT GIVE FOLLOW-UP INFORMATION ON THE
WARNINGS /TABLE 3/. FOR HOLDERS OF NWS OPERATIONS MANUAL CHAPTER
C-47...COUNTY WARNING AREAS...THIS TRANSFER IS THE 37TH UPDATE IN
1996.
 
     BECAUSE OF THIS COUNTY WARNING TRANSFER...SUBSCRIBERS TO THE
NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ AND THE FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/
MUST TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO RECEIVE THE SHORT-FUSE WARNINGS
AND RELATED PRODUCTS FOR THESE COUNTIES USING THE BIS IDENTIFIER
/TABLES 2 AND 3/ INSTEAD OF THE ISN IDENTIFIER. THE UNIVERSAL
GENERIC CODES /UGC/ WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED /AS SHOWN IN TABLE 1/.
 
TABLE 1.
COUNTY         UGC ZONE       UGC COUNTY     FROM      TO 
       
GOLDEN VALLEY  NDZ031-        NDC033-        ISN       BIS
BILLINGS       NDZ032-        NDC007-        ISN       BIS
BURKE          NDZ002-        NDC013-        ISN       BIS
MOUNTRAIL      NDZ010-        NDC061-        ISN       BIS
DUNN           NDZ018-        NDC025-        ISN       BIS
 
TABLE 2. THE FOLLOWING ARE SHORT-FUSE WARNING PRODUCTS FOR THE
COUNTIES TRANSFERRED TO BIS.  UGC COUNTY CODES /C/ ARE USED IN
THESE PRODUCTS.
 
WARNING PRODUCT FOR      AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO HEADER FOR /FOS/
 
TORNADOES                BISTORBIS      WFUS1 KBIS
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS     BISSVRBIS      WUUS1 KBIS
FLASH FLOODS             BISFFWBIS      WRUS1 KBIS
 
TABLE 3. THE FOLLOWING ARE KEY RELATED PRODUCTS FOR THE COUNTIES
TRANSFERRED TO BIS.  UGC ZONE CODES /Z/ ARE USED IN THESE.
 
RELATED PRODUCTS              AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO HEADER FOR /FOS/
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT     BISSPSBIS      WWUS35 KBIS
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT      BISSVSBIS      WWUS34 KBIS
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE       BISCEMBIS      MMUS40 KBIS
PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT        BISPNSBIS      ABUS34 KBIS
SHORT-TERM FORECAST           BISNOWBIS      FXUS21 KBIS
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT         BISFFSBIS      RWUS32 KBIS
LOCAL STORM REPORT            BISLSRBIS      WWUS30 KBIS
WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS       BISWSWBIS      WWUS46 KBIS
NON-PRECIPITATION WARNING     BISNPWBIS      WWUS45 KBIS
 
WSFO BIS WILL CONTINUE TO ISSUE PRODUCTS FOR LONGER-FUSE
EVENTS...INCLUDING THOSE IN TABLE 3.
 
     IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS...YOU MAY CONTACT THE
FOLLOWING 
 
JAMES R. FORS /METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE/
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE...NOAA
BOX 1016
2301 UNIVERSITY DR.... BLDG. 27
BISMARCK ND  58502-1016
701-250-4224