19990929: Fire Wx-Jacksonville-ADMIN NOTICE NOUS41 KWBC (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 99-94
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS SILVER SPRING MD
820 AM EDT WED SEP 29 1999
  
TO:       FAMILY OF SERVICE /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...EMERGENCY  
           MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK /EMWIN/
           SUBSCRIBERS...FEDERAL AND NON-FEDERAL LAND
           MANAGEMENT AGENCIES...NOAA WEATHER WIRE
           SERVICE/NWWS/ SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NATIONAL WEATHER
           SERVICE/NWS/CUSTOMERS...AND NWS EMPLOYEES
  
FROM:     THERESE Z. PIERCE
           CHIEF INTEGRATED HYDROMETEOROLOGY SERVICES
  
SUBJECT:  TRANSFER OF FIRE WEATHER SERVICE RESPONSIBILITY TO NWS
           JACKSONVILLE EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 15 1999
  
EFFECTIVE MONDAY NOVEMBER 15 1999 AT 1200 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED
TIME (700 AM EST)...SERVICE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PREPARATION
AND ISSUANCE OF FIRE WEATHER PRODUCTS...INCLUDING FIRE WEATHER
WATCHES AND RED FLAG WARNINGS...FOR LAND MANAGEMENT AGENCIES IN
NORTHEAST FLORIDA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO
THE NWS OFFICE AT JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA. THESE PRODUCTS WILL BE
ISSUED FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
  
IN NORTHEAST FLORIDA...
HAMILTON...SUWANEE...COLUMBIA...GILCHRIST...BAKER...UNION...BRADFORD...ALACHUA.
.MARION...NASSAU...DUVAL...CLAY...ST JOHNS... PUTNAM AND FLAGLER
  
IN SOUTHEAST GEORGIA...JEFF DAVIS...APPLING...COFFEE...BACON...
ATKINSON...CLINCH...ECHOLS...WAYNE...PIERCE...WARE... BRANTLEY...
CHARLETON...GLYNN AND CAMDEN
  
THE SERVICE TRANSFER IS CONSISTENT WITH THE OVERALL STRATEGIC
PLAN OF THE NWS MODERNIZATION EFFORT AND WILL ENABLE THE
JACKSONVILLE NWS OFFICE TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF ITS INCREASED
TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES THEREBY PROVIDING AN ENHANCED LEVEL OF
FIRE WEATHER SERVICE FOR NORTHEAST FLORIDA...SOUTHEAST GEORGIA 
AND THE FOLLOWING SPECIFIC LAND MANAGEMENT AREAS:
           
                OSCEOLA NATIONAL FOREST
                OCALA NATIONAL FOREST
           OKEFENOKEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
  
CUSTOMERS OF NWS FIRE WEATHER PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IN THESE LAND
MANAGEMENT AREAS SHOULD NOTE THAT...COINCIDENT WITH THE
ASSUMPTION OF SERVICE RESPONSIBILITY BY THE JACKSONVILLE NWS
OFFICE...ALL PRODUCTS WILL BE ISSUED UNDER NEW PRODUCT
IDENTIFIERS. THE IDENTIFIERS AND THEIR ASSOCIATED WMO HEADERS ARE
AS FOLLOWS:
  
           MIAFWFJAX   FNUS52  KJAX      ROUTINE FIRE WEATHER
           FORECAST MIAFWLJAX   FNUS82 KJAX  LAND MANAGEMENT FORECAST
           MIAFWMJAX   FNUS82  KJAX      MISCELLANEOUS FIRE
           WEATHER PRODUCT MIAFWNJAX   SHUS82  KJAX      FIRE WEATHER
           NOTIFICATION MESSAGE
           MIAFWOJAX   SHUS62  KJAX      FIRE WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
           MIAFWSJAX   FNUS72  KJAX      FIRE WEATHER SUPPRESSION
                                         FORECAST
           MIARFDJAX   FNUS62  KJAX      RANGELAND FIRE DANGER
                                         FORECAST
           MIARFWJAX   WWUS82  KJAX      RED FLAG WARNING
           MIASMFJAX   FNUS72  KJAX      SMOKE MANAGEMENT WEATHER
                                         FORECAST
  
THE ISSUANCE OF THESE PRODUCTS ARE BASED ON SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
ESTABLISHED IN CLOSE COORDINATION WITH BOTH FEDERAL AND
NON-FEDERAL LAND MANAGEMENT AGENCIES.
  
PLEASE NOTE...SUBSCRIBERS TO THE FAMILY OF SERVICES (FOS) AND THE
EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK (EMWIN) MUST TAKE
THE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO ENSURE RECEIPT OF THESE NEW PRODUCTS.
  
TO REPEAT...THE NWS OFFICE IN JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA  WILL ASSUME
SERVICE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PREPARATION AND ISSUANCE OF FIRE
WEATHER PRODUCTS FOR NORTHEAST FLORIDA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
BEGINNING MONDAY NOVEMBER 15 1999 AT 1200 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED
TIME...700 AM EST.
  
QUESTIONS REGARDING THE SERVICE TRANSFER SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO:
  
STEPHEN LETRO                      JUDSON LADD
METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE            REGIONAL PROGRAM MANAGER
NWS FORECAST OFFICE                NWS SOUTHERN REGION HQ
13701 FANG DRIVE                   819 TAYLOR STREET ROOM 10A26JACKSONVILLE FL
32218                FORT WORTH, TX 76102 (904) 741-5186
(817) 978-2652 EXT. 109
  
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