19990521: Transfer to ElPaso

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 99-49
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1125 AM EDT FRI MAY 21 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 EL PASO /EPZ/ WEATHER
          FORECAST OFFICE ON JULY 15 1999
 
EFFECTIVE THURSDAY JULY 15 1999 AT 1100 A.M. CENTRAL DAYLIGHT
TIME /CDT/...1600 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME /UTC/...FORECAST AND
LONG-FUSED WATCH/WARNING/ADVISORY RESPONSIBILITY FOR 9 ZONES IN
WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO /TABLE 1/ WILL BE TRANSFERRED
TO THE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ IN EL PASO /EPZ/ TEXAS FROM
THE ALBUQUERQUE NEW MEXICO /ABQ/ AND LUBBOCK TEXAS /LUB/ WEATHER
FORECAST OFFICES. THIS SERVICE TRANSFER IS CONSISTENT WITH THE
OVERALL STRATEGIC PLAN OF THE NWS MODERNIZATION EFFORT AND WILL
ENABLE THE EL PASO NWS OFFICE TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF ITS
INCREASED TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES TO PROVIDE AN ENHANCED LEVEL
OF CUSTOMER SERVICE.
 
BECAUSE OF THESE CHANGES...CUSTOMERS MUST TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION
TO RECEIVE THE PRODUCTS LISTED IN TABLE 2 USING THE NEW PRODUCT
IDENTIFIER FROM WFO EPZ.
 
TABLE 1: ZONES TRANSFERRED TO EPZ.  UNIVERSAL CODES /UGC/ FOR
THESE ZONES /Z/ ARE SHOWN IN THE TABLE.
 
FROM LUBBOCK /LUB/
 
COUNTY         UGC ZONE /Z/ CODE   
EL PASO        TXZ055
HUDSPETH       TXZ056
 
FROM ALBUQUERQUE /ABQ/
 
ZONE                               UGC ZONE /Z/ CODE
SOUTHWEST MTNS/LOWER GILA REGION   NMZ022
SIERRA COUNTY LAKES REGION         NMZ023
TULAROSA BASIN/SOUTHERN DESERT     NMZ024
SOUTHERN SACRAMENTO MTNS           NMZ025
SOUTHWEST DESERT/BOOTHILL          NMZ030
SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN     NMZ031
SOUTHERN DESERT                    NMZ032
 
TABLE 2.  THE FOLLOWING FORECAST AND LONG-FUSED
WATCH/WARNING/ADVISORY PRODUCTS WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO EPZ. 
 
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION           NWWS ID        WMO HEADING
 
**ZONE FORECAST        /NEW/ LBBZFPELP       FPUS55 KEPZ
                    NM /OLD/ ABQZFPNM        FPUS55 KABQ
                    TX /OLD/ LBBZFPTX        FPUS54 KLUB
 
FLASH FLOOD WATCH      /NEW/ LBBFFAELP       WGUS65 KEPZ
                   *NM /OLD/ ABQFFAABQ       RWUS31 KABQ
                   *TX /OLD/ LBBFFALBB       RWUS31 KLBB
 
NON-PRECIPITATION      /NEW/ LBBNPWELP       WWUS75 KEPZ
                   *NM /OLD/ ABQNPWABQ       WWUS45 KABQ
                   *TX /OLD/ LBBNPWLBB       WWUS45 KLBB
 
CODED CITY             /NEW/ LBBCCFELP       FPUS45 KEPZ
FORECAST           *NM /OLD/ ABQCCFABQ       FPUS45 KABQ
                   *TX /OLD/ LBBCCFLBB       FPUS44 KLUB
 
WINTER WEATHER         /NEW/ LBBWSWELP       WWUS45 KEPZ
PRODUCTS           *NM /OLD/ ABQWSWABQ       WWUS45 KABQ
                   *TX /OLD/ LBBWSWLBB       WWUS44 KLUB
 
* THESE OLD PRODUCTS WILL CONTINUE TO EXIST...BUT WILL COVER
AREAS OUTSIDE OF THE EPZ COUNTY WARNING AND FORECAST AREA.
 
** CUSTOMERS THAT USE THE ABQZFPNM AND/OR LBBZFPTX FOR AREAS NOT
LISTED IN TABLE 1...THE PRODUCT AFOS/AWIPS IDENTIFIER WILL CHANGE
TO ABQZFPABQ AND LBBZFPLBB RESPECTIVELY. CUSTOMERS OF NWWS
SERVICE MUST MAKE CHANGES TO RECEIVE THIS PRODUCT AFTER JULY 15
1999.
 
FOR HOLDERS OF WEATHER SERVICE OPERATIONS MANUAL /WSOM/ CHAPTER
C-11...APPENDIX A /ZONE FORECAST BOUNDARIES/.... THIS UPDATES
PAGES A-7...A-61 AND A-69. 
 
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...YOU MAY CONTACT:
 
MAX BLOOD                          KEN GRAHAM
METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE            PUBLIC/MARINE METEOROLOGIST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE           NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
7950 AIRPORT ROAD                  SOUTHERN REGION HEADQUARTERS
SANTA TERESA NM 88008              819 TAYLOR ST. RM 10A11
505-589-4088                       FORT WORTH TX 76102
                                   817-978-2652 EX107
 
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