19990119: ADDITION OF UGC CODES TO SE AK MARINE FORECASTS


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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 99-05
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1130 AM EST FRI JAN 15 1999
 
TO        FAMILY OF SERVICES/FOS/SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER WIRE
          SERVICE/NWWS/SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NATIONAL WEATHER
          SERVICE/NWS/CUSTOMERS...NEW EMPLOYEES
 
FROM:     THERESE Z. PIERCE...CHIEF HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
          
SUBJECT:  ADDITION OF UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODES TO MARINE FORECAST
          AREAS FOR SOUTHEAST ALASKA...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 25 1999
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN JUNEAU WILL BE INCLUDING
NEW UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODES /UGC/ IN THE MARINE FORECASTS FOR THE
EASTERN GULF /OF ALASKA/ COAST AND SOUTHEAST ALASKA...EFFECTIVE
JANUARY 25 1999 AT 1200 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME...OR 300 AM
ALASKA STANDARD TIME.  THIS PRODUCT IS UNDER THE WMO HEADING
FZAK61 PAJN AND THE NWWS ID OF JNUCWF061.                         
        
THE NEW UGCS WILL OFFICIALLY SEPARATE ZONES IN THIS COLLECTIVE AS
FOLLOWS AND AS SHOWN IN THE GENERIC EXAMPLE BELOW. 
 
UGC       MARINE ZONE
 
PKZ111-   LYNN CANAL AND GLACIER BAY
 
PKZ112-   ICY STRAIT AND CROSS SOUND
 
PKZ113-   STEPHENS PASSAGE...CHATHAM STRAIT...FREDRICK
          SOUND...SUMNER STRAIT... AND CLARENCE STRAIT
 
PKZ190-   /EXTENDED FORECAST ZONE/
          EXTENDED FORECAST FOR EASTERN GULF COAST AND SOUTHEAST
          AK
 
NOTE -- THE SYNOPSIS A WILL BE INCLUDED WITH THE GENERIC CODE
PKZ110 AREA 1A AS IN THE GENERIC EXAMPLE.
 
 
GENERIC EXAMPLE:
 
FZAK61 PAJN 011200
CWF061
 
MARINE FORECAST FOR EASTERN GULF COAST AND SOUTHEAST AK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
3 AM AST MON MO. 01 1999
 
FORECAST VALID TO 5 AM TUE AND OUTLOOK TO 5 AM WED.
DO NOT USE AFTER 3 PM.
 
PKZ110-020000- 
AREA 1A. SOUTHEAST ALASKA INSIDE WATERS DIXON ENTRANCE TO SKAGWAY
SYNOPSIS A.  ---SYNOPSIS TEXT FOR AREA 1A---
 
$$ 
PKZ111-020000-
LYNN CANAL
AND GLACIER BAY
- ---MARINE FORECAST TEXT FOR LYNN CANAL AND GLACIER BAY--- 
 
$$
PKZ112-020000-
ICY STRAIT
- ---MARINE FORECAST TEXT FOR ICY STRAIT---
 
CROSS SOUND
- ---MARINE FORECAST TEXT FOR CROSS SOUND---
 
$$
PKZ113-020000-
STEPHENS PASSAGE
AND CHATHAM STRAIT
AND FREDERICK SOUND
- ---MARINE FORECAST EXT FOR STEPHENS PASSAGE...CHATHAM
STRAIT...AND FREDERICK SOUND---
 
SUMNER STRAIT
AND CLARENCE STRAIT
- ---MARINE FORECAST TEXT FOR SUMNER STRAIT AND CLARENCE STRAIT---
 
$$
PKZ120-020000- 
AREA 1B. SOUTHEAST ALASKA OUTSIDE WATERS DIXON ENTRANCE TO 
CAPE FAIRWEATHER 
- ---MARINE FORECAST TEXT FOR AREA 1B---
 
$$
PKZ210-020000- 
AREA 2A. EASTERN GULF COAST CAPE FAIRWEATHER TO CAPE SUCKLING
GALE WARNING
- ---MARINE FORECAST FOR AREA 2A.---
 
$$
PKZ190-020000
EXTENDED FORECAST FOR EASTERN GULF COAST AND SOUTHEAST AK
FROM WED MO. 13 THROUGH FRI MO. 15
- ---EXTENDED FORECAST TEXT---
 
THE NEXT SCHEDULED FORECAST WILL BE ISSUED AT 3 PM AST MON.
$$
 
..........END OF GENERIC EXAMPLE.................
 
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS...PLEASE CONTACT
 
GREG MATZEN                   ROBERT KANAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
222 W. 7TH AVENUE #23         8500 MENDENHALL LOOP ROAD
ANCHORAGE AK 99513-7575  JUNEAU AK
PH: 907 271-3507              PH 907-790-6803
 
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