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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1140 AM EDT WED SEP 18 1996
 
TO:       FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER
          WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NATIONAL
          WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ PRODUCT USERS...NWS EMPLOYEES
 
FROM:     DONALD R. WERNLY...CHIEF...CUSTOMER SERVICE
 
SUBJECT:  SHORT FUSE COUNTY WARNING AREA TRANSFER 96-38  PHOENIX
          WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE/S SHORT-FUSE COUNTY
          WARNING AREA EXPANDS...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 1996.
 
     EFFECTIVE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5 1996...AT 3:00 A.M. PACIFIC
STANDARD TIME /1100 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME/...THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ WILL TRANSFER SHORT-FUSE WARNING
RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPERIAL COUNTY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO THE
PHOENIX /PHX/...ARIZONA...WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE /WSFO/
FROM THE WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE /WSO/ IN SAN DIEGO /SAN/...
CALIFORNIA.  CONCURRENTLY...THE NWS WILL ALSO TRANSFER SHORT-FUSE
WARNING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE EASTERN HALF OF RIVERSIDE COUNTY
IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO WSFO PHX FROM THE WSFO IN LOS ANGELES
/LAX/...CALIFORNIA...LOCATED IN OXNARD.  TABLE 1 LISTS THESE
TRANSFERS.
 
     FOR THESE COUNTIES /OR PORTIONS THEREOF/...WSFO PHX WILL
ISSUE SHORT-FUSE WARNING PRODUCTS /TABLE 2/ AND RELATED PRODUCTS
THAT GIVE FOLLOW-UP INFORMATION ON THE WARNINGS /TABLE 3/.  FOR
HOLDERS OF WEATHER SERVICE OPERATIONS MANUAL CHAPTER C-47...
COUNTY WARNING AREAS...THIS IS THE 38TH UPDATE FOR 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 /OR PORTIONS THEREOF/
USING THE PHX IDENTIFIER /TABLES 2 AND 3/ INSTEAD OF THE SAN
IDENTIFIER /FOR IMPERIAL COUNTY/ AND THE LAX IDENTIFIER /FOR
EASTERN RIVERSIDE COUNTY/.  THE UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODES /UGC/
WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED FOR COUNTY /C/ CODES BUT THE ZONE /Z/ CODES
IN TABLE 1 WILL BECOME EFFECTIVE NOV 5 1996 AT 1100 UNIVERSAL
COORDINATED TIME.
 
TABLE 1. TRANSFERS TO PHX. /Z/ ZONE CODE   /C/ COUNTY CODE 
 
COUNTY              UGC Z               UGC C     FROM      TO
IMPERIAL            CAZ031- CAZ033-     CAC025-   SAN       PHX
 
RIVERSIDE 
/EASTERN HALF/      CAZ030- CAZ031-     CAC065-   LAX       PHX
                    CAZ032- 
 
 
TABLE 2.  THE FOLLOWING ARE SHORT-FUSE WARNING PRODUCTS FOR THESE
COUNTIES /OR PORTIONS THEREOF/ TRANSFERRED TO PHX.  UGC C CODES
ARE USED IN THESE. 
 
WARNING PRODUCT FOR:      NWWS ID            WMO HEADER /FOR FOS/
TORNADOES                 PHXTORPHX          WFUS1 KPHX
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS      PHXSVRPHX          WUUS1 KPHX
FLASH FLOODS              PHXFFWPHX          WRUS1 KPHX
 
TABLE 3.  THE FOLLOWING ARE KEY RELATED PRODUCTS FOR THESE 
COUNTIES /OR PORTIONS THEREOF/ TRANSFERRED TO PHX. UGC Z CODES
ARE USED IN THESE. 
 
 RELATED PRODUCTS             NWWS ID        WMO HEADER /FOR FOS/
 
 SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT     PHXSVSPHX      WWUS34 KPHX
 CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE      PHXCEMPHX      MMUS40 KPHX
 PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT       PHXPNSPHX      ABUS34 KPHX
 SHORT-TERM FORECAST          PHXNOWPHX      FXUS21 KPHX
 FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT        PHXFFSPHX      RWUS32 KPHX
 LOCAL STORM REPORT           PHXLSRPHX      WWUS30 KPHX
 SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT    PHXSPSPHX      WWUS35 KPHX
+WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS      PHXWSWPHX      WWUS46 KPHX
+NON-PRECIPITATION WARNINGS   PHXNPWPHX      WWUS45 KPHX
 
+ ONLY FOR EMERGENCY BACKUP TO WSFO LAX.
 
WSFO LAX WILL CONTINUE TO ISSUES THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS FOR
LONGER FUSE EVENTS AFFECTING THESE COUNTIES.  
 
 RELATED PRODUCTS             NWWS ID        WMO HEADER /FOR FOS/
 
 SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT    LAXSPSLAX      WWUS35 KLAX
 SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT     LAXSVRLAX      WWUS34 KLAX
 CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE      LAXCEMLAX      MMUS40 KLAX
 PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT       LAXPNSLAX      ABUS34 KLAX
 FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT        LAXFFSLAX      RWUS32 KLAX
 WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS      LAXWSWLAX      WWUS46 KLAX
 NON-PRECIPITATION WARNINGS   LAXNPWLAX      WWUS45 KLAX
 
IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS...YOU MAY CONTACT THE FOLLOWING:
 
ANTON /TONY/ HAFFER
WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE...PAB 500
P.O. BOX 52025
PHOENIX AZ 85072-2025
/602/ 379-4607
 
ARMANDO GARZA                         TODD MORRIS...AREA MANAGER  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE              NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE    
11440 W BERNARDO COURT STE 230        520 N. ELEVAR ST.           
SAN DIEGO CA 92127-1643               OXNARD CA 93030 
/619/ 675-8700                        /805/ 988-6615    
                                      
NOTE: THIS AND ALL OTHER PENDING NWS SERVICE CHANGE NOTIFICATIONS
ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESS /IN SMALL CASE/  
HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM
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