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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 99-25
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
115 PM EST THU MAR 4 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   ...ALL EFFECTIVE MARCH 29 1999...
 
          1. NEW NOAA WEATHER WIRE PRODUCT IDENTIFIER FOR PUBLIC ZONE
          FORECASTS FROM THE BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON NATIONAL WEATHER
          SERVICE /NWS/ FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/  /WBCZFPLWX/ 
 
          2.  INCLUSION OF DAY 4 AND DAY 5 FORECAST IN ZONE THE NEW
          ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT  - WBCZFPLWX.
 
          3.  STATE FORECAST DISCUSSION /WBCSFDWBC - FXUS71 KLWX/
          REPLACED BY THE AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION /WBCAFDLWX - FXUS61
          KLWX/
                                   
EFFECTIVE AT 9 A.M. EASTERN STANDARD TIME /EDT/...1400 UNIVERSAL TIME
COORDINATED /UTC/...MARCH 29 1999...ZONE FORECASTS FOR 46 ZONES IN
MARYLAND...VIRGINIA AND WEST VIRGINIA WILL BE ISSUED UNDER A NEW NOAA
WEATHER WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ PRODUCT IDENTIFIER AS WELL AS THE THREE
OLD ONES CURRENTLY IN USE.  THEN ON APRIL 27 1999...THE THREE OLD
IDENTIFIERS WILL BE PHASED OUT...WITH JUST THE NEW IDENTIFIER
/WBCZFPLWX/ REMAINING.  THE WMO HEADER FOR THESE 46 ZONES WILL REMAIN
UNCHANGED...FPUS51 KLWX. SEE TABLES 1...2 AND 3 FOR DETAILS.
 
ALSO ON MARCH 29 1999...DAY 4 AND DAY 5 FORECAST INFORMATION WILL BE
INCLUDED IN THE NEW WBCZFPLWX PRODUCT.  IN ADDITION...THE STATE
FORECAST DISCUSSION /WBCSFDWBC - FXUS71 KLWX/ WILL BE CHANGED TO AN
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION UNDER THE NWWS PIL /WBCAFDLWX - FXUS61 KLWX/. 
 
TABLE 1. ON MARCH 29 1999 AT 1400 UTC...ZONE FORECASTS FOR THE 14 
MARYLAND ZONES PLUS THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA LISTED BELOW WILL BE
FOUND UNDER BOTH THE WBCZFPMD AND WBCZFPLWX NWWS IDS.  AFTER 1300 UTC
APRIL 27 1999...ALL NWWS SUBSCRIBERS MUST USE THE WBCZFPLWX IDENTIFIER
EXCLUSIVELY TO RECEIVE THESE ZONES.
 
UGC Z   MD ZONE NAME   UGC Z   MD ZONE NAME     UGC  Z  MD ZONE NAME
        /BY COUNTY/            /BY COUNTY/              /BY COUNTY/
 
MDZ002- ALLEGANY       MDZ014- ANNE ARUNDEL     MDZ006- N. BALTIMORE
MDZ011- S. BALTIMORE   MDZ018- CALVERT          MDZ005- CARROLL
MDZ016- CHARLES        MDZ004- FREDERICK        MDZ007- HARFORD 
MDZ010- HOWARD         MDZ009- MONTGOMERY       MDZ013- PRINCE GEORGES
MDZ017- ST. MARYS      MDZ003- WASHINGTON       DCZ001- DISTRICT OF 
                                                          COLUMBIA
 
TABLE 2. ON MARCH 29 1999 AT 1400 UTC...ZONE FORECASTS FOR THE 23 
VIRGINIA ZONES LISTED BELOW WILL BE FOUND UNDER BOTH THE WBCZFPVA AND
WBCZFPLWX NWWS IDS.  AFTER 1300 UTC APRIL 27 1999...ALL NWWS
SUBSCRIBERS MUST USE THE WBCZFPLWX IDENTIFIER EXCLUSIVELY TO RECEIVE
THESE ZONES.
 
UGC Z   VA ZONE NAME   UGC Z   VA ZONE NAME     UGC  Z  VA ZONE NAME
        /BY COUNTY/            /BY COUNTY/              /BY COUNTY/
VAZ037- ALBERMARLE     VAZ054- ARLINGTON        VAZ025- AUGUSTA
VAZ031- CLARKE         VAZ051- CULPEPPER        VAZ053- FAIRFAX
VAZ041- FAUQUIER       VAZ028- FREDERICK        VAZ038- GREENE
VAZ021- HIGHLAND       VAZ057- KING GEORGE      VAZ042- LOUDOUN
VAZ039- MADISON        VAZ036- NELSON           VAZ050- ORANGE
VAZ029- PAGE           VAZ052- PRINCE WILLIAM   VAZ040- RAPPAHANNOCK
VAZ026- ROCKINGHAM     VAZ027- SHENANDOAH       VAZ056- SPOTSYLVANIA
VAZ055- STAFFORD       VAZ030- WARREN
 
TABLE 3. ON MARCH 29 1999 AT 1400 UTC...ZONE FORECASTS FOR THE 8 WEST
VIRGINIA ZONES LISTED BELOW WILL BE FOUND UNDER BOTH THE WBCZFPWV AND
WBCZFPLWX NWWS IDS.  AFTER 1300 UTC APRIL 27 1999...ALL NWWS
SUBSCRIBERS MUST USE THE WBCZFPLWX IDENTIFIER EXCLUSIVELY TO RECEIVE
THESE ZONES.
 
UGC Z   WV ZONE NAME   UGC Z   WV ZONE NAME     UGC  Z  WV ZONE NAME
        /BY COUNTY/            /BY COUNTY/              /BY COUNTY/
 
WVZ052- BERKELEY       WVZ048- GRANT            WVZ050- HAMPSHIRE
WVZ055- HARDY          WVZ053- JEFFERSON        WVZ049- MINERAL
WVZ051- MORGAN         WVZ054- PENDLETON
 
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE AT THE
WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE /STERLING/ VA FORECAST OFFICE:
 
JAMES TRAVERS...METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE OR
BARBARA MCNAUGHT WATSON...WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST         
NWS FORECAST OFFICE  NOAA
44087 WEATHER SERVICE RD
STERLING, VA 20166-2001
PHONE 703-260-0107   
 
THIS AND ALL OTHER NWS SERVICE CHANGE NOTIFICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE ON
THE URL /IN SMALL CASE LETTERS/
        HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM
 
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