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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...2ND CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
500 PM EST THU NOV 7 1996
 
TO:       FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER
          WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NATIONAL
          WEATHER SERVICE PRODUCT USERS...NWS EMPLOYEES
 
FROM:     DONALD R. WERNLY...CHIEF...CUSTOMER SERVICE
 
SUBJECT:  CHANGES TO COUNTY /C/ VERSION OF UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC
          CODE /UGC/ FOR TWO COUNTIES IN SOUTHERN VIRGINIA...
          EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2 1997
 
...CORRECTION FOR TABLE 2 AND ADDITIONAL NWS OFFICE FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION...
 
     EFFECTIVE AT 8:00 A.M. EASTERN STANDARD TIME /1300 UNIVERSAL
COORDINATED TIME/ JANUARY 2 1997...THE COUNTY /C/ VERSION OF
UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE /UGC/ WILL CHANGE FOR TWO COUNTIES IN
SOUTHERN VIRGINIA...AS INDICATED IN TABLE 1.  THIS IS NECESSITATED
BY REVISIONS IN THE FEDERAL INFORMATION PROCESSING STANDARDS /FIPS/
NUMBERING ASSIGNMENTS...AS INDICATED IN FIPS PUBLICATION 6-4 /PAGES
25 AND 26/.
 
TABLE 1. CHANGES TO UGC C CODES NECESSITATED BY FIPS CHANGES.
 
VA COUNTY      NEW UGC C           OLD UGC C      
               /AS OF 1/2/97/
                       
CHARLES CITY   VAC036-             VAC037-
CHARLOTTE      VAC037-             VAC039-
 
     FOR HOLDERS OF WEATHER SERVICE OPERATIONS MANUAL CHAPTER
C-47...APPENDIX A /COUNTY WARNING AREAS/...THIS UPDATES THE FIPS
ENTRIES FOR THESE TWO COUNTIES.  
 
     BECAUSE OF THESE CHANGES TO THE UGC C CODES...SUBSCRIBERS TO THE
NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/...THE FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/...AND
OTHER NWS PRODUCT USERS MUST TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO RECEIVE THE
PRODUCTS LISTED IN TABLE 2 FOR THESE TWO COUNTIES USING THE NEW UGC C
CODES.  THE UGC CODES FOR ZONES /Z/...HOWEVER...WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED. 
 
TABLE 2.  PRODUCTS FOR THE TWO VIRGINIA COUNTIES THAT USE UGC C CODES
          
 CHARLES CITY VA PRODUCTS      NWWS ID     WMO HEADER FOR FOS    
  TORNADO WARNING              WBCTORAKQ   WFUS01 KAKQ
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING  WBCSVRAKQ   WUUS01 KAKQ
  FLASH FLOOD WARNING          WBCFFWAKQ   WRUS01 KAKQ
 
  SEVERE LOCAL STORM WATCH     WBCSLSDC    WWUS32 KWBC      
     AREAL OUTLINE
          
 CHARLOTTE CO. VA PRODUCTS     NWWS ID     WMO HEADER FOR FOS    
  TORNADO WARNING              WBCTORRNK   WFUS01 KRNK
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING  WBCSVRRNK   WUUS01 KRNK
  FLASH FLOOD WARNING          WBCFFWRNK   WRUS01 KRNK
 
  SEVERE LOCAL STORM WATCH     WBCSLSDC    WWUS32 KWBC      
     AREAL OUTLINE
 
     IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS...YOU MAY CONTACT THE NWS AT THE
FOLLOWING:
 
FOR CHARLES CITY COUNTY VA
 
ANTHONY SIEBERS...METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE
OR BILL SAMMLER...WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE...NOAA         
10009 GENERAL MAHONE HWY.
WAKEFIELD VA  23888-2742
TELEPHONE: 804-899-4200             
 
 
FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY VA
 
JOHN WRIGHT...METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE
OR MIKE EMLAW...WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
VA TECH CORP. RESEARCH CENTER
1750 FORECAST DR.
BLACKSBURG VA  24060
TELEPHONE:   540-552-1041
     
NOTE: THIS AND OTHER PENDING NWS SERVICE CHANGE NOTIFICATIONS ARE
AVAILABLE ON THIS WEB SITE /LOWER CASE/:
 
HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM
 
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