19990119: TRANSFER OF FORECAST RESPONSIBILITIES - BROWNSVILLE, TX

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 99-09
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
420 PM EST FRI JAN 15 1999
 
TO -      FAMILY OF SERVICES / FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER
          WIRE SERVICE / NWWS/ NWS/ CUSTOMERS...NWS EMPLOYEES
 
FROM -    THERESE Z. PIERCE...CHIEF...INTEGRATED
          HYDROMETEORLOGICAL SERVICES
 
SUBJECT - TRANSFER OF PUBLIC AND MARINE FORECAST RESPONSIBILITIES
          TO THE BROWNSVILLE WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE...EFFECTIVE
          MARCH 15 1999.  
 
EFFECTIVE MONDAY MARCH 15 1999 AT 1200 NOON CENTRAL STANDARD TIME
OR 1800 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME... THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE WILL TRANSFER FORECAST RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE BROWNSVILLE
COUNTY AND MARINE WARNING AREA /TABLE 1/ TO THE BROWNSVILLE
WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE /WFO BRO/ FROM THE WFO IN SAN ANTONIO
TEXAS /EWX/. 
 
FOR THE BROWNSVILLE COUNTY AND MARINE WARNING AREA...WFO BRO WILL
ISSUE THE PRODUCTS IN TABLES 2 AND 3 AND THE CODED CITIES
FORECAST.  TRANSFERRING THESE SERVICES TO WFO BRO WILL COMPLETE
ONE OF THE FINAL PHASES IN THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE/S
MODERNIZATION AND RESTRUCTURING PROGRAM AND ENABLE A MORE
EFFICIENT MANNER TO SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS.
 
IN ADDITION...SEVERAL OTHER CHANGES WILL OCCUR AT THE SAME TIME
AS FOLLOWS:
 
THE EXTENDED FORECAST WILL BE ISSUED FOR EACH ZONE GROUP AND
CONTAINED IN THE ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT.   THIS CHANGE IS A
CUSTOMER SERVICE IMPROVEMENT PLACING MORE INFORMATION ON FEWER
PRODUCTS.
 
THE CODED CITY FORECAST FOR BROWNSVILLE WILL APPEAR IN WFO BRO/S
PRODUCT /SATCCFBRO - FPUS44 KBRO/ INSTEAD OF WFO EWX/S PRODUCT
/SATCCFSAT - FPUS44 KEWX/.
 
FOR HOLDERS OF WEATHER SERVICE OPERATIONS MANUAL /WSOM/ CHAPTER
C-11...ZONE FORECAST BOUNDARIES...APPENDIX A....THIS UPDATES
PAGES A-47...A-69...AND CHAPTER D-51 APPENDIX A...PAGE A-4.
 
BECAUSE OF THESE TRANSFERS...USERS OF PRODUCTS FOR THE ZONES IN
TABLE 1 MUST TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO RECEIVE ALL PRODUCTS THAT
WILL BE ISSUED BY WFO BRO /TABLE 2/ AND /TABLE 3/.
 
TABLE 1.  ZONES TO BE TRANSFERRED
 
 
 
ZONE BY COUNTY UGC            ZONE BY COUNTY UGC
BROOKS         TXZ211-        CAMERON        TXZ237-
HIDALGO        TXZ196-        JIM HOGG       TXZ195-
KENEDY         TXZ214-        STARR          TXZ210-
WILLACY        TXZ227-        ZAPATA         TXZ238-
 
 
MARINE ZONES                                 UGC
BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD OUT 20 NM       GMZ155-
BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD 20 TO 50 NM     GMZ175-
PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE OUT 20 NM   GMZ150-
PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE 20 TO 50 NM GMZ170-
LAGUNA MADRE BAY                             GMZ130-
OUTLOOK FOR BAFFIN BAY TO RIO GRANDE OUT     GMZ190-
  OUT 50 NM
 
TABLE 2.  THE PUBLIC ZONE FORECAST BELOW WILL BE USED FOR THE
COUNTY ZONES ABOVE AND THE COASTAL MARINE FORECAST BELOW WILL BE
USED FOR THE MARINE ZONES ABOVE.
 
 
PRODUCT                  NWWS ID        WMO HEADING
ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT    SATZFPBRO      FPUS54 KBRO    
COASTAL MARINE FORECAST  SATCWFBRO      FZUS54 KBRO
 
TABLE 3. THE FOLLOWING ARE NON-ROUTINE PRODUCTS FOR THE ZONES IN
TABLE 1.
 
PRODUCT                  NWWS ID        WMO HEADING
FLASH FLOOD WATCH        SATFFABRO      WGUS64 KBRO
RIVER FLOOD WATCH        SATESFBRO      FGUS74 KBRO
WINTER WEATHER PRODUCTS  SATWSWWRO      WWUS44 KBRO
NON-PRECIP. PRODUCTS     SATNPWBRO      WWUS74 KBRO
 
OTHER PRODUCTS SUCH AS THE CONVECTIVE WATCH REDEFINE STATEMENT
/SATSLSTX - WWUS32 KSAT/ AND STATE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
SUMMARY /SATSTPTX - ABUS21 KSAT/ WILL REMAIN THE SAME UNTIL
FURTHER NOTICE.
 
THE SOUTH TEXAS STATE FORECAST PRODUCT /SATSFPTX - FPUS64 KEWX/
WILL CONTINUE TO BE ISSUED BY WFO EWX.
 
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...YOU MAY CONTACT THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE:
 
RICHARD HAGAN                      KEN GRAHAM
METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE            PUBLIC/MARINE METEOROLOGIST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE           NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
20 SOUTH VERMILLION                SOUTHERN REGION HEADQUARTERS
BROWNSVILLE TX 78521               ROOM 10A11
956-504-1432 EX 642                FORT WORTH, TX 76102
                                   817-978-2367 EX 107
 
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