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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
954 AM EDT MON SEP 22 2014

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT REGARDING CHANGE IN FORECAST
AREA RESPONSIBILITIES...

SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 14-48
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC

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)

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)

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

$$

LULOFS



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