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474 NOUS41 KWBC 181952 PNSWSH Service Change Notice 14-47 National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC 350 PM EDT Thu Sep 18 2014 To: Subscribers: -Family of Services -NOAA Weather Wire Service -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network -NOAAPORT Other NWS partners and NWS employees From: Eli Jacks Chief, Fire and Public Weather Services Branch Subject: New Fire and Public Forecast Zones and Boundary Changes for Central and Northeast Maryland, Northern Virginia and the Blue Ridge of Virginia, effective December 3, 2014. Effective Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at 800 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST), 1300 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), several changes will be made to existing fire and public forecast zones in central and northeast Maryland, Northern Virginia, and the Blue Ridge of Virginia. These include: Three existing fire and public forecast zones in central and northeast Maryland will be split into six separate zones. The new zones are shown below in Table 1. The dividing line between two existing fire and public forecast zones in northeast Maryland will be adjusted slightly to match with the other six zones being implemented. These two existing zones are Northern Baltimore (MDZ006) and Southern Baltimore (MDZ011). One existing fire and public forecast zone in Northern Virginia will be split into two separate zones. The new zones are shown below in Table 2. The Blue Ridge of Virginia will be split off from the counties that contain it. This will result in two separate new zones. The new zones are shown below in Table 3. In all cases above, both fire and public zones are identical to each other in zone name, zone number and geographic extent. A graphic depicting these changes is online at: http://nws.noaa.gov/om/public/zones-lwx.pdf These zones are being changed to improve warning accuracy in highly populated areas in central and northeast Maryland and northern Virginia that have significant elevation differences that affect weather. These changes will result in more geographically precise forecast, watch and warning products for the general public and will enhance web-based graphical product consistency and appearance. These zone changes require partners and users to take appropriate action to receive the new zone products using the Universal Generic Code (UGC) zone code format (Z) listed in Tables 1, 2, and 3. Products affected by this change are listed in Table 4. This list of products may not be exhaustive and other products which contain universal generic coding may also be affected. TABLE 1. New Fire and Public Zone Names and Numbers. Central and northeast Maryland. OLD ZONE NAME OLD UGC(Z) NEW ZONE NAME NEW UGC (Z) ------------- ---------- ------------- ----------- HARFORD MDZ007 SOUTHEAST HARFORD MDZ508 NORTHWEST HARFORD MDZ507 HOWARD MDZ010 CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST HOWARD MDZ506 NORTHWEST HOWARD MDZ505 MONTGOMERY MDZ009 CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST MONTGOMERY MDZ504 NORTHWEST MONTGOMERY MDZ503 TABLE 2. New Fire and Public Zone Names and Numbers. Northern Virginia. OLD ZONE NAME OLD UGC(Z) NEW ZONE NAME NEW UGC (Z) ------------- ---------- ------------- ----------- LOUDOUN VAZ042 EASTERN LOUDOUN VAZ506 WESTERN LOUDOUN VAZ505 TABLE 3. New Fire and Public Zone Names and Numbers. Blue Ridge of Virginia. NEW ZONE NAME NEW UGC (Z) ------------- ----------- NORTHERN VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE VAZ507 CENTRAL VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE VAZ508 TABLE 4. WFO LWX Products affected by these changes: PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADER AWIPS ID ------------ ----------- -------- SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT WWUS81 KLWX SPSLWX HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT WTUS81 KLWX HLSLWX ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT FPUS51 KLWX ZFPLWX ENHANCED LOCAL FORECAST FEUS71 KLWX EOLLWX SHORT TERM FORECAST FPUS71 KLWX NOWLWX HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FLUS41 KLWX HWOLWX NON-PRECIPITATION MESSAGE WWUS71 KLWX NPWLWX WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE WWUS41 KLWX WSWLWX AREA FORECAST MATRICES FOUS51 KLWX AFMLWX FIRE WEATHER FORECAST FNUS51 KLWX FWFLWX REGIONAL WEATHER STORY AWUS81 KLWX RWSLWX FLOOD WATCH WGUS61 KLWX FFALWX HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK FGUS71 KLWX ESFLWX FIRE WEATHER WATCH WWUS81 KLWX RFWLWX RED FLAG WARNING WWUS81 KLWX RFWLWX PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT WOUS41 KLWX PNSLWX POINT FORECAST MATRICES FOUS51 KLWX PFMLWX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FXUS61 KLWX AFDLWX PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE SUMMARY SXUS51 KLWX HYDLWX DAILY RIVER AND LAKE SUMMARY FGUS51 KLWX RVDLWX HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT FGUS81 KLWX RVSLWX HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY SRUS41 KLWX RVALWX AIR QUALITY ALERT AEUS71 KLWX AQALWX AIR QUALITY FORECAST AEUS71 KLWX AQILWX If you are affected by these changes, take the appropriate action so your system(s) recognize the new zone (Z) Universal Geographic Codes (UGC) and the new zone alignments. An updated public zone shapefile is online at: http://www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/pubzone.htm An updated fire zone shapefile is online at: http://www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/firezone.htm The proposed changes to the LWX zone boundaries have been closely coordinated with local partners and users to be ready for implementation on December 3 2014. For more information, please contact: Christopher Strong John Koch Warning Coordination Meteorologist Public Program Leader NWS Baltimore/Washington NWS Eastern Region HQ Sterling VA 20166 Bohemia NY 11716 703-996-2223 631-244-0104 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org National Service Change notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ 352 NOUS41 KWBC 181952 PNSWSH Service Change Notice 14-48 National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC 350 PM EDT Thu Sep 18 2014 To: Subscribers: -Family of Services -NOAA Weather Wire Service -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network -NOAAPORT Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees From: Eli Jacks Chief, Fire and Public Weather Services Branch Ernie Wells Acting Chief, Hydro Services Branch Subject: Service Transfer of Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties to the Gray, Maine, NWS Weather Forecast Office, Effective December 3, 2014 Effective Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at 800 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST), 1300 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), NWS will transfer all warning and forecast responsibility for Cheshire and Hillsborough counties, NH, to the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Gray, ME, (GYX), from WFO Taunton, MA (BOX). This transfer will enable more efficient service. Partners and users must take appropriate action to receive the products listed in the tables below using the new communication headers shown below. This list of products is not exhaustive. Other products that contain universal generic coding may also be affected. Table 1: Counties to be transferred to WFO GYX from WFO BOX County Name UGC County (C) Code UGC Zone (Z) Code ----------- ------------------- ----------------- Cheshire NHC005 NHZ011 Western and Central Hillsborough NHC011 NHZ015 Eastern Hillsborough NHC011 NHZ012 Table 2: Short-Fused Warning Products (UGC C) PRODUCT WMO HEADING AWIPS ID ------- ----------- -------- TORNADO WARNING (NEW) WFUS51 KGYX TORGYX *(OLD) WFUS51 KBOX TORBOX* SEVERE THUNDER- (NEW) WUUS51 KGYX SVRGYX STORM WARNING *(OLD) WUUS51 KBOX SVRBOX* FLASH FLOOD (NEW) WGUS51 KGYX FFWGYX WARNING *(OLD) WGUS51 KBOX FFWBOX* SEVERE WEATHER (NEW) WWUS51 KGYX SVSGYX STATEMENT *(OLD) WWUS51 KBOX SVSBOX* FLASH FLOOD (NEW) WGUS71 KGYX FFSGYX STATEMENT *(OLD) WGUS71 KBOX FFSBOX* CIVIL EMERGENCY (NEW) WOUS41 KGYX CEMGYX MESSAGE *(OLD) WOUS41 KBOX CEMBOX* Table 3: Long-fused products and products related to short-fused products listed in table 2 (UGC Z) PRODUCT WMO HEADING AWIPS ID ------- ----------- -------- ZONE FORECAST (NEW) FPUS51 KGYX ZFPGYX PRODUCT *(OLD) FPUS51 KBOX ZFPBOX* FLASH FLOOD (NEW) WGUS61 KGYX FFAGYX WATCH *(OLD) WGUS61 KBOX FFABOX* NON-PRECIPITATION (NEW) WWUS71 KGYX NPWGYX WATCH/WARNING/ *(OLD) WWUS41 KBOX NPWBOX* ADVISORY SPECIAL WEATHER (NEW) WWUS81 KGYX SPSGYX STATEMENT *(OLD) WWUS81 KBOX SPSBOX* PUBLIC (NEW) NOUS41 KGYX PNSGYX INFORMATION *(OLD) NOUS41 KBOX PNSBOX* STATEMENT LOCAL STORM (NEW) NWUS51 KGYX LSRGYX REPORT *(OLD) NWUS51 KBOX LSRBOX* Hydrologic Service Area (HSA) responsibilities for the river forecast locations in the affected counties also will change. NWS will transfer the responsibility for issuing river statements/summaries and flood watches/warnings/statements from WFO BOX to WFO GYX: On the Connecticut River, for North Walpole (WLPN3) On the Souhegan River, for Merrimack (SOHN3) On the Merrimack River, for Goffs Falls (GOFN3) and Nashua (NSHN3) On the Contoocook River, for Petersborough (PTRN3). On the Piscataquog River, for Goffstown (GFFN3). Table 4: River Products issued for the above mentioned locations PRODUCT WMO HEADING AWIPS ID ------- ----------- -------- FLOOD STATEMENT (NEW) WGUS81 KGYX FLSGYX *(OLD) WGUS81 KBOX FLSBOX* FLOOD WARNING (NEW) WGUS41 KGYX FLWGYX *(OLD) WGUS41 KBOX FLWBOX* FLOOD WATCH (NEW) WGUS61 KGYX FFAGYX *(OLD) WGUS61 KBOX FFABOX* RIVER STATEMENT (NEW) FGUS81 KGYX RVSGYX *(OLD) FGUS81 KBOX RVSBOX* HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK (NEW) FGUS71 KGYX ESFGYX *(OLD) FGUS71 KBOX ESFBOX* RIVER STAGE (NEW) FGUS51 KTAR RVFGYX FORECAST *(OLD) FGUS51 KTAR RVFBOX HYDROLOGIC (NEW) SXUS51 KGYX HYDGYX OBSERVATIONS *(OLD) SXUS51 KBOX HYDBOX* DAILY RIVER AND (NEW) FGUS51 KGYX RVDGYX LAKE SUMMARY *(OLD) FGUS51 KBOX RVDBOX* MAX/MIN (NEW) ASUS61 KGYX RTPGYX TEMPERATURE AND *(NEW) ASUS61 KBOX RTPBOX* PRECIPITATION TABLE Products marked with an asterisk (*) will continue to be issued by WFO BOX but will no longer contain warning and forecast information for Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties, NH. Table 5: Products issued for the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, NH (KMHT) Product WMO Heading AWIPS ID ------- ----------- -------- Terminal Aerodrome (NEW) FTUS41 KGYX TAFMHT Forecast (OLD) FTUS41 KBOX TAFMHT Airport Weather (NEW) WWUS81 KGYX AWWMHT Warning (OLD) WWUS81 KBOX AWWMHT In addition, the TAF will be remain in the existing TAF collectives below, which are transmitted to FAA personnel and other external customers. WMO Headings Available to the following customers ___________ _______________________________________ FTUS80 KWBC Non-FAA Domestic and Family of Services FTUS90 KWBC FAA Weather Message Switching Center and FAA Facilities FTUS52 KWBC Global Telecommunication System Customers Holders of NWS Procedural Instruction 10-813 (Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts) should make appropriate additions to the appendices. Updated service area shapefiles are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/pubzone.htm http://www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/firezone.htm http://www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/county/html/county.htm http://www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/cwa.htm http://www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/hydro/html/hsa.htm For more information, please contact: Robert Thompson Hendricus Lulofs Meteorologist in Charge Meteorologist in Charge NWS Taunton MA 02780 NWS Gray ME 04039 Phone: 508-823-1900 Phone: 207-688-3221 Robert.Thompson@noaa.gov Hendricus.Lulofs@Noaa.Gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$