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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 99-10
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
900 AM EST THU JAN 21 1999
 
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   FORECAST AND LONG-FUSED WATCH/WARNING/ADVISORY
          RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ZONES TRANSFERRED TO THE BLACKSBURG
          VIRGINIA /RNK/ WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE...EFFECTIVE 
          MARCH 29 1999
 
     EFFECTIVE AT 9 A.M. EASTERN STANDARD TIME /EST/ 1400 UNIVERSAL
TIME COORDINATED /UTC/ MONDAY MARCH 29 1999...FORECAST AND LONG-FUSED
WATCH/WARNING/ADVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR 40 ZONES IN NORTHWEST
NORTH CAROLINA... SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA
/TABLE 1/ WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN
BLACKSBURG /RNK/ VIRGINIA FROM THE RALEIGH-DURHAM NC /RDU/...THE
BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC /WBC/ AND THE CHARLESTON WV /CRW/ WEATHER
FORECAST OFFICES. 
 
     BECAUSE OF THIS FORECAST AND LONG-FUSED WATCH/WARNING/ADVISORY
TRANSFER...CUSTOMERS MUST TAKE ACTION TO RECEIVE THE PRODUCTS LISTED
IN TABLE 2 FOR THESE 40 ZONES USING THE NEW PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS AND
HEADINGS FROM WFO RNK.
  
TABLE 1:  ZONES TRANSFERRED TO BLACKSBURG /RNK/ FOR FORECASTS AND
LONG-FUSED WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES.  UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODES /UGC/
FOR THESE ZONES /Z/ ARE SHOWN IN THE TABLE.
 
FROM RALEIGH-DURHAM /RDU/:
 
UGC Z   ZONE NAME      UGC Z   ZONE NAME        UGC Z   ZONE NAME
CODE    /BY COUNTY/    CODE    /BY COUNTY/      CODE    /BY COUNTY/
 
NCZ002- ALLEGHANY      NCZ001- ASHE             NCZ006- CASWELL 
NCZ005- ROCKINGHAM     NCZ004- STOKES           NCZ003- SURRY       
NCZ018- WATAUGA        NCZ019- WILKES           NCZ020- YADKIN    
 
FROM BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON /WBC/:
 
VAZ019- ALLEGHANY      VAZ035- AMHERST        VAZ046- APPOMATTOX
VAZ020- BATH           VAZ034- BEDFORD        VAZ023- BOTETOURT   
VAZ047- BUCKINGHAM     VAZ045- CAMPBELL       VAZ059- CHARLOTTE
VAZ018- CRAIG          VAZ033- FRANKLIN       VAZ058- HALIFAX   
VAZ043- HENRY          VAZ032- PATRICK        VAZ044- PITTSYLVANIA
VAZ022- ROANOKE        VAZ024- ROCKBRIDGE                      
 
FROM CHARLESTON... WV /CRW/:
 
VAZ010- BLAND          VAZ016- CARROLL        VAZ017- FLOYD    
VAZ011- GILES          VAZ015- GRAYSON        VAZ014- MONTGOMERY      
VAZ013- PULASKI        VAZ009- SMYTH          VAZ007- TAZEWELL 
VAZ012- WYTHE                                                          
                  
WVZ045- GREENBRIER     WVZ042- MERCER         WVZ044- MONROE  
WVZ043- SUMMERS        
 
TABLE 2:  FOR THE 40 ZONES IN THESE THREE STATES... THE FOLLOWING
FORECAST AND LONG-FUSED WATCH/WARNING/ADVISORY INFORMATION WILL SWITCH
TO FOUR NEW PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS FROM WFO RNK.
 
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION                          NWWS ID    WMO HEADING    
  
ZONE FORECASTS FOR NORTHWEST NORTH    /NEW/ WBCZFPRNK  FPUS51 KRNK
CAROLINA... SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND   */OLD/ RDUZFPNC   FPUS52 KRAH
SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA              */OLD/ WBCZFPVA   FPUS51 KLWX
                                     */OLD/ CRWZFPVA   FPUS51 KRNK
 
FLASH FLOOD WATCHES FOR NORTHEAST     /NEW/ WBCFFARNK  WGUS61 KRNK
NORTH CAROLINA... SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA */OLD/ RDUFFARDU  WGUS62 KRAH
AND SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA          */OLD/ WBCFFAWBC  WGUS61 KLWX
                                     */OLD/ CRWFFACRW  WGUS61 KRLX
 
NON-PRECIPITATION ADVSY/WATCH/        /NEW/ WBCNPWRNK  WWUS71 KRNK 
WARNING FOR NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA */OLD/ RDUNPWRDU  WWUS72 KRAH
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND SOUTHEAST     */OLD/ WBCNPWWBC  WWUS71 KLWX
                                     */OLD/ CRWNPWCRW  WWUS71 KRLX
 
WINTER STORM ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING      /NEW/ WBCWSWRNK  WWUS41 KRNK
  FOR NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA       */OLD/ RDUWSWRDU  WWUS42 KRAH
  SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND SOUTHEAST   */OLD/ WBCWSWWBC  WWUS41 KLWX
  WEST VIRGINIA                      */OLD/ WBCWSWWBC  WWUS41 KRLX 
 
* THESE OLD PRODUCTS WILL CONTINUE TO EXIST...BUT WILL COVER AREAS
OUTSIDE THE RNK FORECAST AREA.
 
FOR HOLDERS OF WEATHER SERVICE OPERATIONS MANUAL CHAPTER
C-11... APPENDIX A /ZONE FORECAST AREA MAPS/... THIS NOTICE UPDATES
PAGES A-7... A-29... A-43... AND A-45.   
 
 
 
 
 
     IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS... PLEASE CONTACT:
 
 
 
     JOHN WRIGHT                     STEPHEN HARNED
     METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE         METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE          NWS
FORECAST OFFICE... NOAA     NWS FORECAST OFFICE... NOAA
     VA TECH CORP RESEARCH CTR       CENTENNIAL CAMPUS NCSU
     1750 FORECAST DRIVE             1005 CAPABILITY DR.     
     BLACKSBURG VA 24060             RESEARCH BUILDING III SUITE 300
     PHONE 919-515-8209              RALEIGH NC 27606                           
            PHONE 540-552-0084                
  
 
     JAMES TRAVERS                   ALAN REZEK              
     METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE         METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE
     NWS FORECAST OFFICE... NOAA     NWS FORECAST OFFICE... NOAA
     44087 WEATHER SERVICE RD.       400 PARKWAY ROAD
     STERLING VA  20166-9603         CHARLESTON WV 25309
     PHONE  703-260-0107             PHONE  304-746-0180
 
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