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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1100 AM EDT TUE OCT 8 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:  SHORT-FUSE COUNTY WARNING AREA TRANSFER NOTICE 96-43
          SAN DIEGO WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE/S SHORT-FUSE COUNTY
          WARNING AREA EXPANDS...EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 16 1996.
 
     EFFECTIVE MONDAY DECEMBER 16 1996...AT 300 A.M. PACIFIC
STANDARD TIME.../1100 UNIVERSAL STANDARD TIME/ THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ WILL TRANSFER SHORT-FUSE COUNTY WARNING
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THREE COUNTIES /OR PORTIONS THEREOF - TABLE 1/
AND ADJACENT MARINE AREAS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO THE SAN DIEGO
/SAN/...CALIFORNIA WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE /WSO/.  THE TRANSFERS
TO WSO SAN ARE FROM THE WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE /WSFO/ IN
LOS ANGELES /LAX/...CALIFORNIA.
 
     FOR THESE COUNTIES /OR PORTIONS THEREOF/ AND ADJACENT MARINE
AREAS...WSO SAN 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 43RD
UPDATE FOR 1996. 
 
     BECAUSE OF THIS SHORT-FUSE 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/ AND ADJACENT MARINE AREAS USING THE SAN IDENTIFIER
/TABLES 2 AND 3/ INSTEAD OF THE LAX IDENTIFIER.  THE UNIVERSAL
GENERIC CODE /UGC/ WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED FOR THE COUNTY /C/ CODE
BUT THE UGC ZONE /Z/ CODES LISTED IN TABLE 1 /EXCEPT THE MARINE
ZONE/ ARE NEW AND BECOME EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5...1996...AT 1100
UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME.
 
TABLE 1. TRANSFERS TO SAN.   /Z/ ZONE CODE    /C/ COUNTY CODE 
 
COUNTY                   UGC Z               UGC C     FROM  TO  
                                               
WESTERN RIVERSIDE        CAZ048- CAZ049-     CAC065-   LAX  SAN
                         CAZ056- CAZ061-
 
SOUTHWEST SAN BERNARDINO CAZ048- CAZ055-     CAC071-   LAX  SAN
                         CAZ060-
 
 
ORANGE                 + CAZ042- CAZ057-     CAC059-   LAX  SAN
                              
             + CAZ042- ADJACENT TO MARINE ZONE CAZ501-
         
TABLE 2.  THE FOLLOWING ARE SHORT-FUSE WARNING PRODUCTS FOR THE
AREAS TRANSFERRED TO SAN.  FOR THESE PRODUCTS...UGC C CODES ARE
USED FOR LAND AREAS AND UGC Z CODES ARE USED FOR MARINE AREAS. 
 
WARNING PRODUCT FOR:      NWWS ID            WMO HEADER /FOR FOS/
+  TORNADOES              LAXTORSAN          WFUS1 KSAN
+  SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS   LAXSVRSAN          WUUS1 KSAN
++ SPECIAL MARINE WARNING LAXSMWSAN          WMUS1 KSAN
   FLASH FLOODS           LAXFFWSAN          WRUS1 KSAN
 
+    WILL INCLUDE SPECIAL MARINE WARNINGS IF ADJACENT MARINE
     AREAS ARE AFFECTED.
++   FOR AFFECTED MARINE AREAS ONLY
 
TABLE 3.  THE FOLLOWING ARE KEY RELATED PRODUCTS FOR THE 
AREAS TRANSFERRED TO SAN. UGC Z CODES ARE USED IN THESE. 
 
 RELATED PRODUCTS              NWWS ID        WMO HEADER FOR FOS 
  SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT     LAXSVSSAN      WWUS34 KSAN
  CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE      LAXCEMSAN      MMUS40 KSAN
  PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT       LAXPNSSAN      ABUS34 KSAN
  SHORT-TERM FORECAST          LAXNOWSAN      FXUS21 KSAN
  FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT        LAXFFSSAN      RWUS32 KSAN
  LOCAL STORM REPORT           LAXLSRSAN      WWUS30 KSAN
1 MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT     LAXMWSSAN      FZUS60 KSAN
2 WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS      LAXWSWSAN      WWUS46 KSAN
2 NON-PRECIPITATION WARNINGS   LAXNPWSAN      WWUS45 KSAN
 
1 - FOR MARINE AREAS   2 - ONLY FOR EMERGENCY BACKUP TO WSFO LAX.
 
     WSFO LAX WILL CONTINUE TO ISSUES PRODUCTS FOR LONGER FUSE
EVENTS AFFECTING THESE AREAS /OR PORTIONS THEREOF/.  
 
 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
 COASTAL FLOOD WARNINGS       LAXCFWLAX      FZUS68 KLAX
 
IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS...YOU MAY CONTACT THE FOLLOWING:
 
ARMANDO GARZA  METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE  TODD MORRIS  AREA MANAGER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE                NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
11440 WEST BERNADO COURT STE 230        520 N ELEVAR STREET
SAN DIEGO CA 92127-1643                 OXNARD CA 93030
/619/ 675-8700                          /805/ 988-6615
     
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