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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1100 AM EDT THU SEP 19 1996
 
TO:         FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER
            WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NATIONAL
            WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ CUSTOMERS...NWS EMPLOYEES
 
FROM:       DONALD R. WERNLY...CHIEF...CUSTOMER SERVICE
 
SUBJECT:    LONG AND SHORT FUSE WARNING/FORECAST RESPONSIBILITY FOR
            EXTREME EASTERN MODOC COUNTY CA TRANSFERRED TO WEATHER
            SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN RENO NEVADA.
 
            THE SHORT-FUSE COUNTY AREA TRANSFER NUMBER IS 96-40
 
    EFFECTIVE TUESDAY...NOVEMBER 5 1996...AT 3:00 A.M. PACIFIC
STANDARD TIME /1100 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME/...THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ WILL TRANSFER ALL FORECAST AND WARNING
RESPONSIBILITY /LONG AND SHORT-FUSE/ FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY IN
EXTREME EASTERN MODOC COUNTY OF NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA /TABLE 1/ TO
THE RENO /RNO/...NEVADA...WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE /WSFO/.
 
    SHORT-FUSE RESPONSIBILITY WILL BE TRANSFERRED FROM THE
WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE /WSO/ IN MEDFORD /MFR/...OREGON.  FOR THIS
AREA...WSFO RNO WILL ISSUE SHORT-FUSE WARNING PRODUCTS /TABLE 2/
AND RELATED PRODUCTS THAT GIVE FOLLOW-UP INFORMATION ON THE
WARNINGS /TABLE 4/.  FOR HOLDERS OF WEATHER SERVICE OPERATIONS
MANUAL CHAPTER C-47...COUNTY WARNING AREAS...THE SHORT-FUSE
TRANSFER IS THE 40TH UPDATE FOR 1996.
    
    LONGER FUSE RESPONSIBILITY WILL BE TRANSFERRED FROM THE WSFO
IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA /SFO/...CALIFORNIA.  FOR THIS
AREA...WSFO RNO WILL ISSUE LONGER FUSE FORECAST AND WARNING
PRODUCTS /TABLE 3/ AND OTHER RELATED PRODUCTS IN TABLE 4.  
 
    SUBSCRIBERS TO THE NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ AND THE
FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ MUST TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO RECEIVE
THE WARNINGS...FORECASTS...AND RELATED PRODUCTS FOR THE EXTREME
EASTERN PORTION OF MODOC COUNTY USING THE RNO IDENTIFIER /TABLES
2...3...AND 4/ INSTEAD OF THE MFR OR SFO IDENTIFIER.  THE
UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODE /UGC/ WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED FOR THE COUNTY
/C/ CODE BUT THE UGC ZONE /Z/ CODE LISTED IN TABLE 1 BECOMES
EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 1996 AT 1100 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME.  
      
TABLE 1. TRANSFER TO RNO. /Z/ ZONE CODE    /C/ COUNTY CODE 
 
COUNTY                      UGC Z       UGC C       TO
MODOC - EXTREME EAST        CAZ070-     CAC049-     RNO
PORTION...SURPRISE VALLEY/          
 
TABLE 2.  THE FOLLOWING ARE SHORT-FUSE WARNING PRODUCTS FOR THE
AREA TRANSFERRED TO RNO.  UGC C CODES ARE USED IN THESE PRODUCTS.
 
WARNING PRODUCT FOR:    NWWS ID            WMO HEADER /FOR FOS/
TORNADOES               RNOTORRNO          WFUS1 KRNO
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS    RNOSVRRNO          WUUS1 KRNO
FLASH FLOODS            RNOFFWRNO          WRUS1 KRNO
 
TABLE 3.  THE FOLLOWING ARE LONGER FUSE WARNING AND FORECAST
PRODUCTS FOR THE AREA TRANSFERRED IN RNO.  UGC Z CODES ARE USED
IN THESE PRODUCTS.
  
  PRODUCT                        NWWS ID      WMO HEADER FOR FOS
  ZONE FORECASTS                 RNOZFPNV       FPUS5 KRNO
  FLASH FLOOD WATCH              RNOFFARNO      RWUS31 KRNO
  NON-PRECIPITATION WARNINGS/    RNONPWRNO      WWUS45 KRNO
    WATCHES/ADVISORIES
  WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS/       RNOWSWRNO      WWUS46 KRNO
    WATCHES/ADVISORIES
 
TABLE 4.  THE FOLLOWING ARE KEY RELATED PRODUCTS FOR THE AREA
TRANSFERRED TO RNO.  UGC Z CODES ARE USED IN THESE. 
 
 RELATED PRODUCTS             NWWS ID        WMO HEADER /FOR FOS/
  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT    RNOSPSRNO      WWUS35 KRNO 
  SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT     RNOSVSRNO      WWUS34 KRNO
  CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE      RNOCEMRNO      MMUS40 KRNO
  PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT       RNOPNSRNO      ABUS34 KRNO
  SHORT-TERM FORECAST          RNONOWRNO      FXUS21 KRNO
  FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT        RNOFFSRNO      RWUS32 KRNO
  LOCAL STORM REPORT           RNOLSRRNO      WWUS30 KRNO
 
     IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS...YOU MAY CONTACT THE
FOLLOWING: /MIC/  METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE
 
STEVE BROWN...AREA MANAGER              ROGER WILLIAMS...MIC
WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE         WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE
2350 RAGGIO PARKWAY                     4000 CIRRUS DRIVE 
RENO NV 89512-3900                      MEDFORD OR 97504
/702/ 673-8100                          /503/ 776-4303
 
NORM HOFFMANN...AREA MANAGER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE
21 GRACE HOPPER AVE STOP 5
MONTEREY CA 93943-5505
/408/ 656-1710
                               
...NOTE FOR INTERNET USERS...
THIS AND ALL OTHER PENDING NWS SERVICE CHANGE NOTIFICATIONS ARE
AVAILABLE ON THE NWS OFFICE OF METEOROLOGY/S HOME PAGE IN THE
NOTIFICATION SECTION.  THE ADDRESS OF THE NOTIFICATION SECTION
/IN SMALL CASE/ IS   HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM
 
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