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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 99-70 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1100 AM EDT THU AUG 12 1999
  
TO        FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER
           WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NATIONAL
           WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ CUSTOMERS...NWS EMPLOYEES
  
FROM      THERESE PIERCE...CHIEF...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
  
SUBJECT   CHANGE TO ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT FORMAT TO INCLUDE THE
           THREE TO FIVE DAY EXTENDED FORECAST FOR 24 NATIONAL
           WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES IN WESTERN REGION...
           EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 13 1999
  
EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY... OCTOBER 13 1999... AT 0300 PACIFIC
STANDARD TIME/0400 MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME /1100 UNIVERSAL
COORDINATED TIME/ ALL WESTERN REGION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
FORECAST OFFICES WILL INITIATE CHANGES TO THE ZONE FORECAST
PRODUCT FORMAT TO INCLUDE THE THREE TO FIVE DAY EXTENDED FORECAST
TO EACH ZONE OR ZONE GROUPING. THESE OFFICES ARE EUREKA CA...
HANFORD CA...LOS ANGELES CA...SACRAMENTO CA...SAN DIEGO CA...SAN
FRANCISCO BAY AREA CA...FLAGSTAFF AZ...PHOENIX AZ...TUCSON
AZ...ELKO NV... LAS VEGAS NV...RENO NV...SALT LAKE CITY
UT...MEDFORD OR...PENDLETON OR...PORTLAND OR...BOISE
ID...POCATELLO ID...SEATTLE WA ...SPOKANE WA...BILLINGS
MT...GLASGOW MT...GREAT FALLS MT...AND MISSOULA MT.
  
THE ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT NWWS IDENTIFIERS /CCCZFPXXX/...WMO
HEADINGS /FPUS5I CCCC/ AND DISSEMINATION TIMES WILL NOT CHANGE.  
THE FOLLOWING ARE TWO GENERIC EXAMPLES OF THE NEW FORMAT...ONE
WITH SPOT TEMPERATURES AND PROBABILITY OF PRECIPITATION AND ONE
WITHOUT THE SPOT TEMPERATURES AND PROBABILITY OF PRECIPITATION. 
  
EXAMPLE 1: EARLY MORNING ZONE FORECAST WITH THREE TO FIVE DAY
EXTENDED FORECAST WITHOUT SPOT TEMPERATURES/PROBABILITY OF
PRECIPITATION. 
           
SSZNNN>NNN-DDHHMM- 
ZONE NAME-ZONE NAME-ZONE NAME-
400 AM MDT MON MTH DD YYYY
      
..HEADLINE...     /IF REQUIRED/
.TODAY...TEXT.
.TONIGHT...TEXT.
.TUESDAY...TEXT.
  
.EXTENDED FORECAST...
.WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY...TEXT.
.FRIDAY...TEXT.
  
$$
  
EXAMPLE 2: LATE AFTERNOON ZONE FORECAST WITH THREE TO FIVE DAY
EXTENDED FORECAST AND SPOT TEMPERATURES /FFF - IN FAHRENHEIT/ AND
SPOT PROBABILITY OF PRECIPITATION /PPP - IN PERCENT/. THE SPOT
NUMBERS ARE FOR THE FOUR 12-HOUR PERIODS OF 1- TO 2-DAY FORECAST. 
  
  
SSZNNN-DDHHMM-
ZONE NAME-
300 PM PDT MON MTH DD YYYY
  
..HEADLINE...       /IF REQUIRED/
.TONIGHT...TEXT.
.TUESDAY...TEXT.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...TEXT.   
.WEDNESDAY...TEXT.
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                   TEMPERATURE           /    PRECIPITATION        
SPOT LOCATION   FFF    FFF    FFF    FFF/PPP    PPP    PPP   PPP      
.EXTENDED FORECAST...
.THURSDAY...TEXT.
.FRIDAY...TEXT.
.SATURDAY...TEXT.
  
$$
  
FOR GENERAL QUESTIONS OR INFORMATION...PLEASE CONTACT 
CARL GORSKI...DEPUTY CHIEF OF METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES FOR THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WESTERN REGION AT:
  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
WESTERN REGION HEADQUARTERS
ATTN: CARL GORSKI
125 SOUTH STATE STREET
SALT LAKE CITY UT 84138
801-524-4000
  
FOR SPECIFIC QUESTIONS CONCERNING INDIVIDUAL OFFICE/S ZONE
FORECASTS... PLEASE CONTACT THE METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE OF THE
LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE AT:
  
..IN CHARGE...     NWS OFFICE     TELEPHONE
ROBERT DIAZ         BILLINGS MT    406-652-0851
JOHN JANNUZZI       BOISE ID       208-334-9508
KEVIN BAKER         ELKO NV        775-738-6716
NANCY DEAN          EUREKA CA      707-443-5610
MICHAEL CAMPBELL    FLAGSTAFF AZ   520-556-9161
JIM REA             GLASGOW MT     406-228-4042
KEN MIELKE          GREAT FALLS MT 406-453-2081
LARRY JENSEN        LAS VEGAS NV   702-263-9744
TODD MORRIS         LOS ANGELES CA 805-988-6615
ROGER WILLIAMS      MEDFORD OR     541-773-1067
DAVID GOENS         MISSOULA MT    406-329-4840
BRUCE BAUCK         PENDLETON OR   541-276-4493
ANTON HAFFER        PHOENIX AZ     602-379-4607
MARK MOLLNER        POCATELLO ID   208-232-9309
STEVE TODD          PORTLAND OR    503-326-2340
STEVE BROWN         RENO NV        775-673-8100
ELIZABETH MORSE     SACRAMENTO CA  916-979-3041
WILLIAM ALDER       SALT LAKE CITY 801-524-5154
ARMANDO GARZA       SAN DIEGO CA   858-675-8700
NORMAN HOFFMANN     S.F. BAY AREA  831-656-1710
STEVEN MENDENHALL   HANFORD CA     559-584-0583
CHRIS HILL          SEATTLE WA     206-526-6095
JOHN LIVINGSTON     SPOKANE  WA    509-244-0110
GLEN SAMPSON        TUCSON AZ      520-670-5156   
  
THIS AND OTHER SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ON THE INTERNET AT
WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM /LOWER CASE/
  
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