Service Change Notice 15-39 National Weather Service Headquarters Washington dc



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Service Change Notice 15-39

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

110 PM EDT Mon Jul 6 2015


To: Subscribers:

-Family of Services

-NOAA Weather Wire Service

-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

-NOAAPORT

Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees


From: Heath Hockenberry

Acting Chief; Severe, Fire, Public, and Winter Services

Branch
Subject: Changes in Fire Weather Forecast Zone for Puerto Rico

(PR) and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) effective

August 4, 2015
Effective Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at 800 AM Atlantic Standard Time (AST), 1200 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in San Juan, PR (SJU), will split fire weather forecast zone PRZ014, South Coastal Plain and Mona Island, into two zones:
Zone Code New Zone Name

--------- -------------

PRZ014 Southeast Coastal Plains (includes the Aguirre

State Forest and Camp Santiago)


PRZ027 Southwest Coastal Plains and Mona Island (includes

the Guanica State Forest, Boqueron State Forest,

the Cabo Rojo and Cartagena Lagoon National

Wildlife Refuges, Boqueron Bird Sanctuary, and the

Mona Island Nature Reserve in PR)
This change has been requested by and coordinated with the USDA International Institute of Tropical Forestry, Puerto Rico Fire Corps, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other fire weather partners and users in PR and the USVI.
WFO SJU Fire weather products affected by this change:
Product Name: WMO Heading AWIPS ID

------------ ----------- --------

Fire Weather Planning Forecast FNCA52 TJSJ FWFSJU

Fire Weather Watch/Red Flag WWCA82 TJSJ RFWSJU

Warning

Rangeland/Grassland Fire



Danger Statement FNCA52 TJSJ RFDSJU
Additional information regarding this fire weather forecast zone change is online at:
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/sju/?n=firezonechanges
Partners and users of WFO SJU fire weather products will need to update their system(s) to continue receiving correct fire weather forecasts/products.
An updated fire weather zone map shapefile is online at:
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/firezone.htm
If you have any questions or comments, please contact:
Roberto Garcia

Meteorologist-in-Charge



roberto.garcia@noaa.gov
Gary Votaw

Fire Weather Program Leader



gary.votaw@noaa.gov
NWS Weather Forecast Office

Carolina, PR 00979



787-253-4586
National Service Change Notices are online at:
http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm
$$


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