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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 99-28
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1115 AM EDT MON MAR 22 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 BURLINGTON
          /BTV/ VERMONT NEXRAD WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE /NWSO/...
          EFFECTIVE MAY 25 1999.
 
     EFFECTIVE AT 9 A.M. EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME /EDT/ 1300 UNIVERSAL
TIME COORDINATED /UTC/ TUESDAY MAY 25 1999...FORECAST AND LONG-FUSED
WATCH...WARNING AND ADVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR 20 ZONES IN NEW YORK
AND VERMONT /TABLE 1/ WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE /NWSO/ IN BURLINGTON
/BTV/ FROM THE ALBANY /ALB/ALY/ NY FORECAST OFFICE. 
 
     BECAUSE OF THIS FORECAST AND LONG-FUSED WATCH/WARNING/ADVISORY
TRANSFER...SUBSCRIBERS TO THE NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ AND THE
FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ MUST TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO RECEIVE THE
PRODUCTS LISTED IN TABLE 2 FOR THESE 20 ZONES USING THE NEW PRODUCT
IDENTIFIERS FROM WFO BTV.
 
ALSO AT THIS TIME...THE ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT WILL HAVE A NEW LOOK AS
FORECASTS FOR DAYS 3...4 AND 5 ARE APPENDED TO EACH ZONE SEGMENT.
  
TABLE 1.  ZONES TRANSFERRED TO BURLINGTON /BTV/ FOR FORECASTS AND
LONG-FUSED WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES.  UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODES /UGC/
FOR THESE ZONES /Z/ ARE SHOWN IN THE TABLE.
 
FROM ALBANY /ALB/ALY/:
 
UGC Z   ZONE NAME        UGC Z   ZONE NAME       UGC Z   ZONE NAME
CODE    /BY COUNTY/      CODE    /BY COUNTY/     CODE    /BY COUNTY/
 
NYZ028- NE CLINTON       NYZ031- SW CLINTON      NYZ035- E. ESSEX
NYZ034- W. ESSEX         NYZ027- N. FRANKLIN     NYZ030- S. FRANKLIN  
NYZ026- N. ST. LAWRENCE  NYZ029- S. ST. LAWRENCE VTZ009- ADDISON
VTZ007- CALEDONIA        VTZ005- CHITTENDEN      VTZ004- ESSEX
VTZ002- FRANKLIN         VTZ001- GRAND ISLE      VTZ006- LAMOILLE
VTZ010- ORANGE           VTZ003- ORLEANS         VTZ011- RUTLAND
VTZ008- WASHINGTON       VTZ012- WINDSOR
 
 
TABLE 2.  THE FOLLOWING FORECAST AND LONG-FUSED WATCH/WARNING/ADVISORY
INFORMATION WILL SWITCH TO FOUR NEW PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS FROM WFO BTV.
 
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION                         NWWS ID    WMO HEADING
 
ZONE FORECASTS FOR NORTHERN NEW YORK  /NEW/ ALBZFPBTV  FPUS51 KBTV
AND THE NORTHERN THREE FOURTHS OF    */OLD/ ALBZFPNY   FPUS51 KALY
VERMONT                              */OLD/ ALBZFPVT   FPUS51 KBTV
                                     
FLASH FLOOD WATCHES FOR NORTHERN      /NEW/ ALBFFABTV  WGUS61 KBTV
NEW YORK AND THE NORTHERN THREE      */OLD/ ALBFFAALB  WGUS61 KALY
FOURTHS OF VERMONT                    
 
NON-PRECIPITATION ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING /NEW/ ALBNPWBTV  WWUS71 KBTV ** 
FOR NORTHERN NEW YORK AND THE        */OLD/ ALBNPWALB  WWUS71 KALY **
NORTHERN THREE FOURTHS OF VERMONT     
 
WINTER STORM ADVSY/WATCH/WARNING      /NEW/ ALBWSWBTV  WWUS41 KBTV
FOR NORTHERN NEW YORK AND THE        */OLD/ ALBWSWALB  WWUS41 KALY
NORTHERN THREE FOURTHS OF VERMONT     
 
* THESE PRODUCTS WILL CONTINUE TO BE ISSUED FROM THE ALBANY
FORECAST OFFICE...BUT WILL NOW COVER SMALLER GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS.
 
** PRIOR WMO HEADINGS: WWUS45 KBTV AND WWUS45 KALB...
RESPECTIVELY.
 
     FOR HOLDERS OF WEATHER SERVICE OPERATIONS MANUAL CHAPTER
C-11... APPENDIX A /ZONE FORECAST AREA MAPS/... THIS NOTICE
UPDATES PAGES A-7... A-25... AND A-39.   
 
     IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS... PLEASE CONTACT:
 
     ROBERT BELL                        GENE AUCIELLO
     METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE            METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE       
     NWS FORECAST OFFICE... NOAA        NWS FORECAST OFFICE... NOAA
     BURLINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT   251 FULLER ROAD... B300    
     S. BURLINGTON VT 05403             ALBANY NY 12203       
     PHONE 802-862-2475                 PHONE 518-435-9566
 
THIS AND OTHER SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE POSTED AT
HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM /LOWER CASE/
     
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