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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 99-84
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
300 PM CDT WED SEP 22 1999
  
TO        FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER
           WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ CUSTOMERS...OTHER NATIONAL WEATHER
           SERVICE /NWS/ CUSTOMERS...NWS EMPLOYEES
  
FROM      THERESE PIERCE...CHIEF...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
  
SUBJECT   FORECAST AND LONG-FUSED WATCH/WARNING/ADVISORY
           RESPONSIBILITY TRANSFER TO THE MOBILE WEATHER FORECAST
           OFFICE ON NOVEMBER 15 1999
  
EFFECTIVE THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15 1999 AT 1100 A.M. CENTRAL STANDARD
TIME /CST/... 1200 P.M. EASTERN STANDARD TIME /EST/... OR 1700
UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME /UTC/... MARINE AND PUBLIC FORECAST
AND LONG-FUSED WATCH/WARNING/ADVISORY RESPONSIBILITY FOR 26
COUNTY ZONES AND 5 MARINE ZONES /TABLE 1/ WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO
THE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN MOBILE ALABAMA /MOB/ FROM
THE BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA /BHM/... JACKSON MISSISSIPPI /JAN/ AND NEW
ORLEANS LOUISIANA /NEW/ WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES.
  
BECAUSE OF THESE IMPROVEMENTS... CUSTOMERS MUST TAKE APPROPRIATE
ACTION TO RECEIVE THE PRODUCTS LISTED IN TABLE 2 USING THE NEW
PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS FROM WFO MOB.
  
TABLE 1: ZONES TRANSFERRED TO WFO MOB.  UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODES
/UGC/ FOR THESE ZONES /Z/ ARE SHOWN IN THE TABLE.
  
ZONES IN ALABAMA FROM BIRMINGHAM /BHM/
COUNTY        UGC ZONE /Z/    COUNTY            UGC ZONE /Z/   
  
MARENGO       ALZ039          CHOCTAW           ALZ051
WASHINGTON    ALZ052          CLARKE            ALZ053
WILCOX        ALZ054          MONROE            ALZ055
CONECUH       ALZ056          BUTLER            ALZ057
CRENSHAW      ALZ058          ESCAMBIA          ALZ059
COVINGTON     ALZ060          UPPER MOBILE      ALZ061
UPPER BALDWIN ALZ062          LOWER MOBILE      ALZ063
LOWER BALDWIN ALZ064
  
ZONES IN FLORIDA FROM WFO BIRMINGHAM /BHM/
  
COUNTY              UGC ZONE /Z/
INLAND ESCAMBIA     FLZ001    
COASTAL ESCAMBIA    FLZ002
INLAND SANTA ROSA   FLZ003
COASTAL SANTA ROSA  FLZ004
INLAND OKALOOSA     FLZ005
COASTAL OKALOOSA    FLZ006
  
ZONES IN MISSISSIPPI FROM WFO JACKSON /JAN/
  
COUNTY     UGC ZONE /Z/       COUNTY    UGC ZONE /Z/
WAYNE      MSZ067             PERRY     MSZ075
GREENE     MSZ076             STONE     MSZ078
GEORGE     MSZ079        
  
MARINE ZONES FROM WFO NEW ORLEANS /NEW/
ZONE DESCRIPTION                                  UGC ZONE /GMZ/
DESTIN TO PENSACOLA OUT 20 NM                     GMZ655
DESTIN TO PENSACOLA 20 TO 50 NM OUT               GMZ675
PENSACOLA TO PASCAGOULA OUT 20 NM                 GMZ650
PENSACOLA TO PASCAGOULA 20 TO 50 NM OUT           GMZ670
MOBILE BAY                                        GMZ630
OUTLOOK FROM DESTIN TO PENSACOLA                  GMZ690
  
TABLE 2.  THE FOLLOWING FORECAST AND LONG-FUSED
WATCH/WARNING/ADVISORY PRODUCTS WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO MOB. 
  
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION           NWWS ID        WMO HEADING
**ZONE FORECAST        /NEW/ BHMZFPMOB       FPUS54 KMOB
                    BHM /OLD/ BHMZFPAL        FPUS54 KBMX
                    BHM /OLD/ BHMZFPFL        FPUS52 KTAE
                    JAN /OLD/ JANZFPMS        FPUS54 KJAN          
                                               
COASTAL WATERS         /NEW/ BHMCWFMOB       FZUS54 KMOB
FORECAST             * /OLD/ NEWCWFNEW       FZUS54 KLIX    
  
  
FLASH FLOOD WATCH      /NEW/ BHMFFAMOB       WGUS64 KMOB
                   *BHM /OLD/ BHMFFABHM       RWUS31 KBHM
                   *JAN /OLD/ JANFFAJAN       RWUS31 KJAN
  
NON-PRECIPITATION      /NEW/ BHMNPWMOB       WWUS74 KMOB
PRODUCTS          *BHM /OLD/ BHMNPWBHM       WWUS45 KBHM 
                   *JAN /OLD/ JANNPWJAN       WWUS45 KJAN
  
CODED CITIES           /NEW/ BHMCCFMOB       FPUS44 KMOB
FORECAST          *BHM /OLD/ BHMCCFBHM       FPUS44 KBMX
                   *JAN /OLD/ JANCCFJAN       FPUS44 KJAN
  
WINTER WEATHER         /NEW/ BHMWSWMOB       WWUS44 KMOB
PRODUCTS          *BHM /OLD/ BHMWSWBHM       WWUS44 KBMX
                   *JAN /OLD/ JANWSWJAN       WWUS44 KJAN
  
* THESE OLD PRODUCTS WILL CONTINUE TO EXIST...BUT WILL COVER
AREAS OUTSIDE OF THE MOBILE COUNTY WARNING AND FORECAST AREA.
  
** THE AFOS/AWIPS IDENTIFIERS BHMZFPAL... BHMZFPFL... AND
JANZFPMS WILL CHANGE TO BHMZFPBHM... BHMZFPBHM... AND JANZFPJAN
RESPECTIVELY.  CUSTOMERS OF NWWS SERVICE MUST MAKE CHANGES TO
RECEIVE THESE PRODUCTS STARTING NOVEMBER 15 1999. THE WMO HEADERS
FOR THESE PRODUCTS WILL NOT CHANGE.
  
FOR HOLDERS OF WEATHER SERVICE OPERATIONS MANUAL /WSOM/ CHAPTER
C-11...APPENDIX A /ZONE FORECAST BOUNDARIES/.... THIS UPDATES
PAGES A-47... A-49... A-53... AND A-59.  THIS ALSO CHANGES WSOM
CHAPTER D-51 APPENDIX A... PAGE A-4.
  
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...YOU MAY CONTACT:
  
RANDY MCKEE                        KEN GRAHAM
METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE            PUBLIC/MARINE METEOROLOGIST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE           NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
8400 AIRPORT BLVD.                 SOUTHERN REGION HEADQUARTERS
MOBILE AL 36608                    819 TAYLOR ST. RM 10A11
334-633-6443                       FORT WORTH TX 76102
                                    817-978-2652 EX107
..NOTE TO INTERNET USERS...
THIS AND ALL OTHER NWS SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE POSTED ON /USE
LOWER CASE/  HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM
  
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