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Heads-up: Zone changes by multiple WFOs on 22-Mar-2022
« on: January 06, 2022, 04:18:57 PM »
A host of changes were announced today (6-Jan-2022):

SCN22-01: Changes to Fire Forecast Zones for WFO Burlington, VT, and WFO Albany, NY, Effective March 22, 2022
  https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/pdf2/scn22-01_fire_forecast_zones_aly.pdf

SCN22-02: Implementing Improved Public and Fire Weather Forecast Zone Coverage for WFO Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley, TX, Effective March 22, 2022
  https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/pdf2/scn22-02_weather_forecast_zones_bro.pdf

SCN22-03: Changes to Public Forecast Zones for NWS Burlington, VT, Effective March 22, 2022
  https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/pdf2/scn22-03_public_weather_forecast_zones_btv.pdf

SCN22-04: Changes to Marine Zones for NWS Weather Forecast Office Corpus Christi, TX, Effective March 22, 2022
  https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/pdf2/scn22-04_marine_zones_crp.pdf
 
Changes to the Boundaries of Fire Weather Forecast Zones in Southeast Wyoming (WY) Served by NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Cheyenne, Wyoming (CYS),
  and West Nebraska Panhandle (NE), Effective March 22, 2022
  https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/pdf2/scn22-05_fire_forecast_zones_cys.pdf

SCN22-06: Changes to Public and Fire Forecast Zones for Weather Forecast Office Greenville-Spartanburg, SC, Effective March 22, 2022
  https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/pdf2/scn22-06_weather_forecast_zones_gsp.pdf
 
SCN22-07: Changes to Public and Marine Forecast Zones for WFO Tiyan, GUAM, Effective March 23, 2022
  https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/pdf2/scn22-07_weather_forecast_zones_gum.pdf

SCN22-08: Changes to Fire Forecast Zones for WFO Gray, ME, Effective March 22, 2022
  https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/pdf2/scn22-08_fire_forecast_zones_gyx.pdf
 
SCN22-09: Changes to Public and Fire Weather Zones for NWS Weather Forecast Office New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA, Effective March 22, 2022
  https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/pdf2/scn22-09_weather_forecast_zones_lix.pdf

SCN22-10: Changes to Public and Fire Weather Forecast Zones for Weather Forecast Office Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA, Effective March 22, 2022
  https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/pdf2/scn22-10_weather_forecast_zones_lox.pdf

SCN22-11: Changes to Public and Fire Forecast Zones for NWS Weather Forecast Office Little Rock, AR, Effective March 22, 2022
  https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/pdf2/scn22-11_weather_forecast_zones_lzk.pdf

SCN22-12: Changes in Fire and Public Forecast Zones for NWS Weather Forecast Office Melbourne, FL,
 for Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, Saint Lucie, and Martin Counties in Florida, Effective March 22, 2022
  https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/pdf2/scn22-12_weather_forecast_zones_mlb.pdf

SCN22-13: Reconfiguration of Public and Fire Weather Forecast Zones by WFO San Francisco Bay Area, CA, Effective March 22, 2022
  https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/pdf2/scn22-13_weather_forecast_zones_mtr.pdf
 
SCN22-14: Reconfiguration of Fire Weather Zones by WFO Spokane, WA and WFO Pendleton, OR, Effective March 22, 2022
  https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/pdf2/scn22-14_fire_forecast_zones_pdt.pdf

SCN22-15: Changes to Atlantic Offshore Forecast Zones for the Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch
 of the National Hurricane Center Effective March 22, 2022
  https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/pdf2/scn22-15_atlantic_offshore_forecast_zones_tafb.pdf

See the PDF announcements linked above for details about the changes.
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Re: Heads-up: Zone changes by multiple WFOs on 22-Mar-2022
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2022, 04:55:46 PM »
Looks like these changes will have to wait a week.  A CWD has been declared for the changeover date, and per the SCN's, the fallback date is March 29.

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SENIOR DUTY METEOROLOGIST NWS ALERT ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE
NWS NCEP CENTRAL OPERATIONS COLLEGE PARK MD
1849Z SUN MAR 20 2022


...CRITICAL WEATHER DAY DECLARED...

A Critical Weather Day (CWD) has been declared for...

* NWS Southern Region
    - START: 1200Z Mon Mar 21 2022
    - END:   1200Z Wed Mar 23 2022
    - REASON: Several hazards throughout the period including
fire weather, severe weather, and heavy rainfall/flash flooding
Monday & Tuesday across portions of the southern U.S.


* NCEP and NCF are also participating in this CWD to
  ensure a reliable flow of weather data.

All scheduled software/hardware/network changes for the
impacted offices will be postponed until the CWD has ended.
Any emergency changes will be evaluated and approved by
regional management officials. NWS offices should contact
their regional offices for further questions about this
CWD.

Please visit the CWD status page for more information:
https://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/status/cwd/



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Re: Heads-up: Zone changes by multiple WFOs on 22-Mar-2022
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2022, 10:54:20 AM »
Another update:
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The National Weather Service (NWS) is delaying all zone change
implementations originally scheduled for March 29, 2022 (March 30, 2022 in
Tiyan and Guam) for a second time. The delay is due to a CWD declaration
for extremely critical fire weather conditions in the central/southern
Plains today, prompting a zone change implementation date in a more
favorable weather window of opportunity.
The implementation date is now scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, 2022 (April
6, 2022 in Tiyan and Guam). If April 5, 2022 is also declared a CWD,
another Public Information Statement (PNS) will be issued specifying the
alternate date.
Service Change Notices (SCNs) affected include:
SCN21-102 (Alaska Public and Fire Zones)
SCN21-103 (Alaska Marine Zones)
SCN21-104 (Alaska Census Area Changes)
SCN22-01 (Burlington and Albany Fire Weather Zone Changes)
SCN22-02 (Brownsville, TX Public and Fire Weather Zone Changes)
SCN22-03 (Burlington, VT Public Zone Changes)
SCN22-04 (Corpus Christi, TS Marine Zone Changes)
SCN22-05 (Cheyenne, Wyoming and western Nebraska
Fire Zone Changes)
SCN22-06 (Greenville-Spartanburg, SC Public and
Fire Zone Changes)
SCN22-07 (Tiyan, Guam Public and Marine Zones)
SCN22-08 (Gray, ME Fire Weather Zones)
SCN22-09 (New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA Public and Fire Zones)
SCN22-10 (Oxnard, CA Public and Fire Zones)
SCN22-11 (Little Rock, AR Public and Fire Zone Changes)
SCN22-12 (Melbourne, FL Public and Fire Zone Changes)
SCN22-13 (San Francisco Bay Area, CA Public and
Fire Zone Changes)
SCN22-14 (Spokane, WA and Pendleton, OR
Fire Weather Zone Changes)
SCN22-15 (Atlantic Offshore Forecast Zones)
CWD status can be found at the following link:
https://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/status/cwd/
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Re: Heads-up: Zone changes by multiple WFOs on 22-Mar-2022
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2022, 09:54:35 PM »
I'm not holding my breath.  More severe weather & critical fire weather looks likely Monday-Tuesday.  At this rate, might not get done until July...
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Re: Heads-up: Zone changes by multiple WFOs on 22-Mar-2022
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2022, 10:15:23 PM »
They issued this message earlier today
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SENIOR DUTY METEOROLOGIST NWS ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE
NWS NCEP CENTRAL OPERATIONS COLLEGE PARK MD
1336Z SUN APR 03 2022

The 12Z NCEP model production suite is currently running on time.

12Z NAM RAOB RECAP...
72208/CHS - No report
72214/TAE - 10148
72318/RNK - 10142
72403/LWX - 10159
72489/REV - 10159
72501/OKX - 10159
72518/ALY - 10159
72520/PBZ - 10159
72528/BUF - 10148


CRITICAL WEATHER DAY STATUS...
NCEP does not anticipate a CWD during the next 3 days. However,
NCEP is monitoring the increasing threat for severe weather and
excessive rainfall over the southeastern quarter of the nation
Monday and Tuesday.


Gerhardt/SDM/NCO/NCEP
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Re: Heads-up: Zone changes by multiple WFOs on 22-Mar-2022
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2022, 12:42:26 PM »
Wow, color me surprised.  Changes have been pushed out.
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