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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
110 PM EDT THU OCT 11 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 - TRANSFER OF PUBLIC FORECAST AND LONG-FUSE WARNING
          RESPONSIBILITIES FOR FOUR ZONES IN SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA
          TO THE WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN PHOENIX
          AZ...EFFECTIVE DEC 16 1996 
 
     EFFECTIVE MONDAY DECEMBER 16 1996 AT 0300 AM... PACIFIC
STANDARD TIME /1100 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME/ THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE WILL TRANSFER PUBLIC FORECAST RESPONSIBILITY AND
LONG-FUSE WATCH AND WARNING RESPONSIBILITY FOR FOUR /4/ ZONE
FORECAST AREAS /TABLE 1/ IN SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA TO THE PHOENIX
/PHX/... ARIZONA WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE /WSFO/.  THESE
ZONES /WHICH ARE NEWLY CONFIGURED AND COME INTO EXISTENCE NOV 5
1996/ WILL BE TRANSFERRED FROM THE WSFO IN LOS ANGELES/LAX/...
CALIFORNIA ON DECEMBER 16 1996.  
 
     FOR THESE 4 ZONES... WSFO PHX WILL ISSUE ZONE FORECAST
PRODUCTS AND LONG-FUSE WATCH AND WARNING PRODUCTS /TABLE 2/. THIS
SERVICE TRANSFER WILL CONSOLIDATE ALL SERVICES FOR THESE ZONES...
LONG AND SHORT-FUSE...WITH WSFO PHOENIX.   FOR HOLDERS OF WEATHER
SERVICE OPERATIONS MANUAL CHAPTER C-11...ZONE AND LOCAL
FORECASTS... APPENDIX A... ZONE FORECAST MAPS... THIS UPDATES
PAGE A-109.
 
     BECAUSE OF THIS PUBLIC ZONE AND LONG-FUSE WATCH AND WARNING 
TRANSFER... SUBSCRIBERS TO THE NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/
AND THE FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ MUST TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO
RECEIVE THE ZONE FORECASTS PRODUCTS AND LONG-FUSE WATCH AND
WARNINGS FOR THESE FOUR ZONES USING THE PHX IDENTIFIERS /TABLE 2/
INSTEAD OF THE LAX IDENTIFIERS.  
 
TABLE 1.  TRANSFERS TO WSFO PHX 
 
FUTURE ZONE                         UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE  
                                    /UGC/ FOR ZONES /Z/
 
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL FOREST         CAZ030-    
LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY         CAZ031-
RIVERSIDE COUNTY EASTERN DESERTS    CAZ032-
IMPERIAL COUNTY EXCEPT THE LOWER    CAZ033-   
  COLORADO RIVER VALLEY
 
 
TABLE 2.  THE FOLLOWING ARE ZONE FORECAST PRODUCTS...AND LONG-
FUSE WATCH AND WARNING PRODUCTS FOR THE FOUR ZONES TRANSFERRED TO
PHX.  UGC Z CODES ARE USED IN THESE.
 
PRODUCT                                NWWS ID     WMO/FOS ID
 
ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT            /NEW/ PHXZFPAZ    FPUS5 KPHX
                                 /OLD/ LAXZFPCA    FPUS5 KLAX
 
WINTER WEATHER WATCH/WARNING/    /NEW/ PHXWSWPHX   WWUS46 KPHX
ADVISORY                         /OLD/ LAXWSWLAX   WWUS46 KLAX
 
NON-PRECIPITATION WATCH/WARNING/ /NEW/ PHXNPWPHX   WWUS45 KPHX
ADVISORY                         /OLD/ LAXNPWLAX   WWUS45 KLAX
 
FLASH FLOOD WATCH                /NEW/ PHXFFAPHX   RWUS31 KPHX
                                 /OLD/ LAXFFALAX   RWUS31 KLAX
 
 
     UPDATED STATE ZONE MAPS ARE ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB AT THE
FOLLOWING WEB SITE ADDRESS /IN SMALL CASE/...
 
     HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/MODERNIZE/ST-MAPS/MAPS.HTM
 
TO REQUEST HARD COPY MAPS... CALL 301-713-1726 EXT 109 OR 149 OR
WRITE NWS/OM12 - 1325 EAST-WEST HIGHWAY... 14415 - SILVER SPRING
MD 20910.
 
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS... YOU MAY CONTACT THE FOLLOWING...
METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE /MIC/
 
TONY HAFFER... MIC           OR   TODD MORRIS... MIC
NWS FORECAST OFFICE PAB 500       NWS FORECAST OFFICE
POST OFFICE BOX 52025             520 N ELEVAR STREET
PHOENIX AZ 85072-2025             OXNARD CA 93030
602 639-4607 EXT 222              805 988-6615
 
                      
            ...NOTE TO INTERNET USERS... 
THIS AND ALL OTHER PENDING NWS SERVICE CHANGE NOTIFICATIONS ARE
AVAILABLE ON THE NWS OFFICE OF METEOROLOGY 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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