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PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT...CORRECTION...SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 99-93
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS SILVER SPRING MD
800 AM EDT MON OCT 4 1999
 
..CORRECTION FOR WMO HEADINGS TO USE  KTAE  INSTEAD OF  KTLH.
ALL OTHER INFORMATION REMAINS THE SAME...
 
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
          TALLAHASSEE 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
NORTHWEST FLORIDA... SOUTHWEST GEORGIA AND EXTREME SOUTHEAST
ALABAMA WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE NWS OFFICE AT TALLAHASSEE
FLORIDA. THESE PRODUCTS WILL BE ISSUED FOR THE FOLLOWING
COUNTIES...
 
IN NORTHWEST FLORIDA...
HOLMES...WALTON...WASHINGTON...JACKSON...BAY...CALHOUN... 
GULF...GADSDEN...LIBERTY...FRANKLIN...LEON...WAKULLA...
JEFFERSON...MADISON...TAYLOR...LAFAYETTE AND DIXIE
 
IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA...
QUITMAN...RANDOLPH...CLAY...EARLY...MILLER...SEMINOLE...
TERRELL...LEE...CALHOUN...DOUGHERTY...BAKER...DECATUR...
WORTH...MITCHELLL...GRADY...TURNER...TIFT...COLQUITT...
THOMAS...BROOKS...BEN...HILL...IRWIN...BERRIEN...COOK...
LANIER AND LOWNDES
 
IN EXTREME SOUTHEAST ALABAMA...
COFFEE...GENEVA...DALE...HENRY AND HOUSTON 
 
THE SERVICE TRANSFER IS CONSISTENT WITH THE OVERALL STRATEGIC
PLAN OF THE NWS MODERNIZATION EFFORT AND WILL ENABLE THE
TALLAHASSEE NWS OFFICE TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF ITS INCREASED
TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES THEREBY PROVIDING AN ENHANCED LEVEL OF
FIRE WEATHER SERVICE FOR NORTHWEST FLORIDA...SOUTHWEST
GEORGIA...EXTREME SOUTHEAST ALABAMA AND THE FOLLOWING SPECIFIC
LAND MANAGEMENT AREA:
                                
              APALACHICOLA NATIONAL FOREST 
          SAINT MARKS 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 TALLAHASSEE NWS
OFFICE...ALL PRODUCTS WILL BE ISSUED UNDER NEW PRODUCT
IDENTIFIERS. THE IDENTIFIERS AND THEIR ASSOCIATED WMO HEADERS ARE
AS FOLLOWS:
 
          MIAFWFTLH   FNUS52 KTAE ++    ROUTINE FIRE WEATHER      
                                        FORECAST
          MIAFWLTLH   FNUS82 KTAE ++    LAND MANAGEMENT FORECAST
          MIAFWMTLH   FNUS82 KTAE ++    MISCELLANEOUS FIRE
                                        WEATHER PRODUCT
          MIAFWNTLH   SHUS82 KTAE ++    FIRE WEATHER NOTIFICATION
                                        MESSAGE
          MIAFWOTLH   SHUS62 KTAE ++    FIRE WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
          MIAFWSTLH   FNUS72 KTAE ++    FIRE WEATHER SUPPRESSION
                                        FORECAST
          MIARFDTLH   FNUS62 KTAE ++    RANGELAND FIRE DANGER
                                        FORECAST
          MIARFWTLH   WWUS82 KTAE ++    RED FLAG WARNING
          MIASMFTLH   FNUS72 KTAE ++    SMOKE MANAGEMENT WEATHER
                                        FORECAST
 
                              ++ KTAE...NOT KTLH
 
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 TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA  WILL ASSUME
SERVICE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PREPARATION AND ISSUANCE OF FIRE
WEATHER PRODUCTS FOR NORTHWEST FLORIDA...SOUTHWEST GEORGIA AND
EXTREME SOUTHEAST ALABAMA BEGINNING MONDAY NOVEMBER 15 1999 AT
1200 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME...700 AM EST.
 
QUESTIONS REGARDING THE SERVICE TRANSFER SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO:
 
PAUL DUVAL                    JUDSON LADD
METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE       REGIONAL PROGRAM MANAGER
NWS FORECAST OFFICE           NWS SOUTHERN REGION HQ
REGIONAL AIRPORT              819 TAYLOR STREET ROOM 10A26
3300 CAPITAL CIRCLE SW        FORT WORTH TX 76102
SUITE 227                     (817) 978-2652 EXT. 109
TALLAHASSEE  FL 32310
(850) 942-8398                
 
THIS AND ALL OTHER PENDING NWS SERVICE CHANGE NOTIFICATIONS ARE
AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING URL ADDRESS /IN SMALL CASE LETTERS/:
 
          HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM
 
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