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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 99-24
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1130 AM EST TUE FEB 23 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 CHARLESTON
          /CHS/ SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE...EFFECTIVE
          APRIL 27 1999
 
     EFFECTIVE AT 9 A.M. EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME /EDT/ 1300 UNIVERSAL
TIME COORDINATED /UTC/ TUESDAY APRIL 27 1999...FORECAST AND LONG-FUSED
WATCH/WARNING/ADVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR 25 ZONES IN SOUTHEAST
SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA /TABLE 1/ WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO
THE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN CHARLESTON /CHS/ SOUTH CAROLINA
FROM THE COLUMBIA /CAE/ SC AND ATLANTA/PEACHTREE /ATL/FFC/ GA WEATHER
FORECAST OFFICES. 
 
     BECAUSE OF THIS FORECAST AND LONG-FUSED WATCH/WARNING/ADVISORY
TRANSFER...SUBSCRIBERS TO THE NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/...THE
FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/...AND OTHER CUSTOMERS MUST TAKE APPROPRIATE
ACTION TO RECEIVE THE PRODUCTS LISTED IN TABLE 2 FOR THESE 25 ZONES
USING THE NEW PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS FROM WFO CHS.
  
TABLE 1:  ZONES TRANSFERRED TO CHARLESTON SC /CHS/ FOR FORECASTS AND
LONG-FUSED WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES.  UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODES /UGC/
FOR THESE ZONES /Z/ ARE SHOWN IN THE TABLE.
 
FROM COLUMBIA /CAE/:
 
UGC Z   ZONE NAME        UGC Z   ZONE NAME        UGC Z   ZONE NAME
CODE    /BY COUNTY/      CODE    /BY COUNTY/      CODE    /BY COUNTY/
 
SCZ040- ALLENDALE        SCZ048- BEAUFORT         SCZ045- BERKELEY
SCZ050- CHARLESTON       SCZ044- DORCHESTER       SCZ042- HAMPTON    
SCZ047- JASPER           SCZ043- N. COLLETON      SCZ049- S. COLLETON
 
 
FROM ATLANTA/PEACHTREE /ATL/FFC/:
 
NOTE: CSTL = COASTAL    INLD = INLAND
 
UGC Z   ZONE NAME       UGC Z   ZONE NAME         UGC Z   ZONE NAME
CODE    /BY COUNTY/     CODE    /BY COUNTY/       CODE    /BY COUNTY/
 
GAZ117- CSTL BRYAN      GAZ116- INLD BRYAN        GAZ100- BULLOCH
GAZ099- CANDLER         GAZ119- CSTL CHATHAM      GAZ118- INLD CHATHAM
GAZ101- EFFINGHAM       GAZ115- EVANS             GAZ087- JENKINS
GAZ139- CSTL LIBERTY    GAZ138- INLD LIBERTY      GAZ137- LONG
GAZ141- CSTL MCINTOSH   GAZ140- INLD MCINTOSH     GAZ088- SCREVEN
GAZ114- TATTNALL
 
TABLE 2:  FOR THE 25 ZONES IN THESE TWO STATES, THE FOLLOWING FORECAST
AND LONG-FUSED WATCH/WARNING/ADVISORY INFORMATION WILL SWITCH TO FOUR
NEW PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS FROM WFO CHS.
 
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION                  NWWS ID   WMO HEADING --PRIOR WMO
                                                             HEADING
ZONE FORECASTS FOR SOUTHEAST  /NEW/ CAEZFPCHS  FPUS52 KCHS  
SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST */OLD/ CAEZFPSC   FPUS52 KCAE
GEORGIA                      */OLD/ ATLZFPGA   FPUS52 KFFC
 
FLASH FLOOD WATCHES FOR       /NEW/ CAEFFACHS  WGUS62 KCHS RWUS31 KCHS
SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND */OLD/ CAEFFACAE  WGUS62 KCAE RWUS31 KCAE
SOUTHEAST GEORGIA            */OLD/ ATLFFAATL  WGUS62 KFFC RWUS31 KATL
 
NON PRECIPITATION WATCH/      /NEW/ CAENPWCHS  WWUS72 KCHS WWUS45 KCHS
WARNING/ADVISORY FOR         */OLD/ CAENPWCAE  WWUS72 KCAE WWUS45 KCAE
SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND */OLD/ ATLNPWATL  WWUS72 KFFC WWUS45 KATL
SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
 
WINTER STORM WATCH/WARNING    /NEW/ CAEWSWCHS  WWUS42 KCHS 
ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEAST       */OLD/ CAEWSWCAE  WWUS42 KCAE 
SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST */OLD/ ATLWSWATL  WWUS42 KFFC 
GEORGIA
 
* THESE PRODUCTS WILL CONTINUE TO EXIST...BUT WILL COVER AREAS 
  OUTSIDE THE CHS 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-37...AND A-55.   
 
     IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT:
 
     STEPHEN T. RICH                  CARLOS GARZA   
     METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE          METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE       
     NWS FORECAST OFFICE  NOAA        NWS FORECAST OFFICE  NOAA
     5777 SOUTH AVIATION AVENUE       4 FALCON DRIVE           
     CHARLESTON  SC 29406             PEACHTREE CITY  GA      
     PHONE: 843-744-0303              PHONE 770-486-1333
 
 
     BERNARD PALMER
     METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE         
     NWS FORECAST OFFICE  NOAA
     2909 AVIATION WAY
     WEST COLUMBIA  SC  29170-2102
     PHONE  803-822-8135
 
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