|This document is the first annual Texas Fire Weather Operating Plan (TX-FWOP) serving to consolidate documentation of all fire weather services provided by NWS offices across the state. This consolidation is part of the further Modernization and Associated Restructuring (MAR) of the NWS, under which fire weather services provided to Texas will become more standardized over the next several years.
The basic format of the TX-FWOP is such that information regarding fire weather services common to all state NWS offices is presented first. This is followed by information on products issued and special services offered by the NWS. Finally, information on fire weather services specific to each NWS office's County Warning and Forecast Area (CWFA) is presented. Customers of NWS fire weather products and services in Texas must understand that the current information provided in the General Information section of the Plan may not completely apply to them.
Due to the continuing changes in the NWS, this operating plan will be somewhat of a living document, and parts of it may need to be updated before the issuance of the 2002-3 plan. In the event this is necessary, affected agencies will be notified and addendums to the TX-FWOP will be issued. Important changes and clarifications of these fire weather services, including both general and specific information, will be listed in this introductory section in the annual update next year.
The chief editor of this first edition of the TX-FWOP is...
Contents | Introduction | General Information | Forecast Products | Weather Parameters
Special Services | Forecast Offices | Glossary | RAWS/FTS Stations
Sample Narrative | Form D-1 | National Agreement | Internet Links
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