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Changes in Coastal Waters Marine Zones for Portions of Downeast Maine

WFO Caribou

Here is a map showing WFO Caribou's new nearshore marine zone configuration, effective October 2, 2007.

Map of Caribou Marine Zones

That was a map showing WFO Caribou's new nearshore marine zone configuration, effective October 2, 2007.

 

Effective Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at 13:00 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), or 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), three new coastal waters marine forecast zones will be designated adjacent to portions of Downeast Maine. These zones will be created from the existing marine zone named "Coastal Waters from Eastport ME to Stonington ME out 25 nautical miles (NM)." The changes will allow forecasts and short fused warnings issued by the Caribou, Maine Weather Forecast Office (WFO) to be more area specific. The new zones are listed in Table 3.

Table 1: WFO Caribou products that will be affected by marine zone changes, effective
October 2, 2007
Product Name WMO Heading AWIPS Id
Coastal Waters Forecast FZUS51 KCAR CWFCAR
Special Marine Warning wHUS51 KCAR SMWCAR
Marine Weather Statement FZUS71 KCAR MWSCAR

 

Table 2: Current marine zone and corresponding Universal Geographic Codes (UGC) that will be replaced, effective October 2 2007
Marine Zone Name UGC
Coastal waters from Eastport ME to Stonington ME out 25 nautical miles ANZ050

 

Table 3: New marine zones and corresponding UGCs, effective October 2 2007
Marine Zone Name UGC
Coastal waters from Eastport ME to Schoodic Point ME out 25 nm ANZ050
Coastal waters from Schoodic Point ME to Stonington ME out 25 nm ANZ051
Intra coastal waters from Schoodic Point ME to Stonington ME ANZ052

Because of these changes, customers who wish to receive the more specific information that will be provided for new marine zones ANZ050, ANZ051, and ANZ052 must reprogram affected hardware and software.

An updated zone map shapefile containing the new boundaries for these marine zones is available for download from the following web site:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/marinezones.htm

if you have any questions, please contact:

 

Hendricus Lulofs Don Miller
Meteorologist in Charge Marine Program Leader
National Weather Service
810 Main Street
Caribou ME 04736
National Weather Service
Eastern Region Headquarters
630 Johnson Avenue
Bohemia NY 11716
Phone: 207-492-0180 ext. 222 Phone: 631-244-0122
Email: Henricus.Lulofs@noaa.gov Email: Donald.J.Miller@noaa.gov

 

This and all other NWS Service Change Notices are posted at:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm

 

For related information about changes to WFO Gray, Maine's nearshore marine zones (ANZ150-154), please see:

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/gyx/new_marine_zones_2007.htm


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    • Current Tides

      Quickly displays current water levels and temp. for Eastport, Cutler Naval Base, Bar Harbor and Portland

    • All Data

      Same interface, more data.

    • Tide Predictions

      More Maine locations than the last two links. Gives stats and tide tables for 2007.























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