19990811: San Joaquin Vally, CA-zone changes-NOUS (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 99-69
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1201 PM EDT WED AUG 11 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   RECONFIGURATION OF PUBLIC FORECAST ZONES IN SAN JOAQUIN
           VALLEY CA AND EXTREME NORTHERN CA...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER
           13 1999
  
  
THE NWS WILL RECONFIGURE PUBLIC ZONE FORECAST AREAS IN SAN
JOAQUIN VALLEY CA... AND EXTREME NORTHERN CALIFORNIA...ON OCTOBER
13 1999 AT 1100 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME /UTC/ /4 A.M. PDT. 
THESE RECONFIGURATIONS WILL HELP PROVIDE BETTER SITE-SPECIFIC
FORECASTS BY AFFORDING FORECASTERS THE NEEDED FLEXIBILITY TO
GROUP NEW SMALLER ZONES TOGETHER OR SEPARATE THEM OUT TO MORE
ACCURATELY REFLECT ONGOING AND PREDICTED WEATHER.
  
TABLE 1 LISTS THE PRODUCT CATEGORIES AFFECTED.  TABLE 2 IS A LIST
OF THE NEW ZONES.  A ZONE WILL BE NAMED EITHER BY COUNTY /OR
COUNTIES/ OR OTHER RECOGNIZABLE GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES.
  
MANY NWS PRODUCTS /NOT JUST ZONE FORECASTS/ WILL BE AFFECTED
BY ZONE RECONFIGURATIONS.  THIS IS BECAUSE THE Z FORM OF THE
UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODE /UGC/ USED IN THESE PRODUCTS WILL CONTAIN
THE NEW ZONE NUMBERS TO FURTHER IDENTIFY SPECIFIC AREAS BY ZONE
WITHIN THE STATE.  THE CATEGORIES OF AFFECTED PRODUCTS THAT USE
THE Z FORM OF THE UGC ARE LISTED IN TABLE 1 WITH THEIR NOAA
WEATHER WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ IDENTIFIERS AND WMO HEADINGS.  USERS
WHO SELECT INFORMATION FOR SPECIFIC ZONES WILL NEED TO USE THE
NEW UGC FOR THE RECONFIGURED ZONES.
  
THESE ZONE CHANGES UPDATE PAGES A-107 THROUGH A-110 OF NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE OPERATIONS MANUAL CHAPTER C-11...ZONE AND LOCAL
FORECASTS...APPENDIX A /ZONE FORECAST MAPS/. UPDATED ZONE MAPS
CAN BE DOWNLOADED OFF THE FOLLOWING WEB SITE:
       
HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/MODERNIZE/ST-MAPS/MAPS.HTML /LOWER CASE/
  
OR YOU MAY CONTACT THE FOLLOWING:
  
NWS MEDFORD OREGON - 541-776-4303
NWS SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA - 559-584-3752
  
THIS MESSAGE IS POSTED ON THE FOLLOWING INTERNET ADDRESS:
  
HTTP//WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM /LOWER CASE/
  
TABLE 1. PRODUCT CATEGORIES AFFECTED BY ZONE RECONFIGURATIONS. 
  
NEVADA PRODUCTS                         NWWS /WMO 
ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT                    ZFP /FPUS56 -SEE TABLE 2
WINTER WEATHER WATCH/WARNING/ADVISORY    WSW /WWUS46
NON-PRECIPITATION WATCH/WARNING/ADVISORY NPW /WWUS45 +
FLASH FLOOD WATCH                        FFA /WGUS46
SHORT TERM FORECAST                      NOW /FPUS76
AREA FORECAST PRODUCT                    SFP /FPUS66
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT                 SVS /WWUS34 +
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT                SPS /WWUS35 +
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT                    FFS /RWUS32 +
FLOOD STATEMENT                          FLS /RWUS42 +
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT             PNS /ABUS34 +
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE                  CEM /MMUS40 +
LOCAL STORM REPORT                       LSR /WWUS30 +
  
N/CENT CA WEATHER ROUNDUP           SFOSWRCA / ASUS46 KSFO +
N/CENT CA FORECAST PRODUCT          SFOSFPCA / FPUS66 KMTR
  
+ THESE WMO HEADINGS TO BE CHANGED AT A LATER DATE. MONITOR
HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OSO/NOTICES/NOTICES.SHTML /LOWER CASE/ OR
NOXX10 KWBC FOR ANNOUCEMENTS REGARDING WMO HEADING CHANGES.
                       
TABLE 2. RECONFIGURED CALIFORNIA ZONES EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 13 1999
AT 1100 UTC.
  
ISSUED BY NWSO MEDFORD OREGON - PDXZFPMFR - FPUS56 KMFR
  
UGC Z   ZONE NAME
CAZO80- WESTERN SISKIYOU COUNTY
CAZ081- CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY
CAZ082- SOUTH CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY
CAZ083- NORTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST SISKIYOU COUNTY
CAZ084- NORTHEAST SISKIYOU AND NORTHWEST MODOC COUNTIES
CAZ085- MODOC COUNTY 
  
ISSUED BY NWSO SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA - SFOZFPHNX -
FPUS56 KHNX
  
UGC Z   ZONE NAME
CAZ089- WEST-CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY
CAZ090- EAST-CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY
CAZ091- SOUTHWEST SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY
CAZ092- SOUTHEAST SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY
CAZ093- MARIPOSA MADERA AND FRESNO COUNTY FOOTHILLS
CAZ094- TULARE COUNTY FOOTHILLS
CAZ095- KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS
CAZ096- SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON
CAZ097- TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS
CAZ098- INDIAN WELLS VALLEY
CAZ099- SOUTHEAST KERN COUNTY DESERT
  
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