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SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 16-06
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
623 PM EDT SAT APR 2 2016

...UPCOMING CHANGE TO THE BOUNDARIES OF CHARLESTON HARBOR...

TO:  SUBSCRIBERS:
  -NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE
  -EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK
  -NOAAPORT
  OTHER NWS PARTNERS AND NWS EMPLOYEES

FROM:  MICHELLE HAWKINS
      ACTING CHIEF, MARINE, TROPICAL, AND TSUNAMI
      SERVICES BRANCH

      ROBYN HEFFERNAN
      ACTING CHIEF, SEVERE, FIRE, PUBLIC AND WINTER
      SERVICE BRANCH

SUBJECT:  CHANGE TO THE BOUNDARIES FOR CHARLESTON
      HARBOR MARINE ZONE, EFFECTIVE APRIL 5, 2016

EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016, AT 10 AM EASTERN DAYLIGHT
TIME (EDT), 1400 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME (UTC), THE NWS
WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE (WFO) IN CHARLESTON, SC, (CHS) WILL
MAKE THE FOLLOWING MODIFICATIONS TO BOUNDARIES TO CHARLESTON
HARBOR MARINE ZONE AMZ330.

1. EXPAND AMZ330 NORTH TO INCLUDE A SMALL AREA NORTH OF THE
RAVENEL BRIDGE, BOUNDED BY THE ENTRANCE TO THE WANDO AND COOPER
RIVERS.

2. EXPAND AMZ330 WEST TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF THE ASHLEY RIVER
UP TO THE HIGHWAY 17 DRAW BRIDGES.

THESE CHANGES ARE BEING MADE TO IMPROVE FORECAST AND WARNING
SERVICES FOR BOTH RECREATIONAL CRAFT AND CARGO SHIP TRAFFIC
INTO AND OUT OF THE CHARLESTON HARBOR.

THE MODIFIED ZONES ARE LISTED IN TABLES 1 AND 2 BELOW. WFO CHS
WILL CONTINUE TO ISSUE FORECASTS AND WARNINGS FOR THE MODIFIED
ZONES VIA THE PRODUCTS IN TABLE 3.

TABLE 1:  MARINE ZONES BEING MODIFIED.THE ZONE NAME AND UGCS
WILL NOT CHANGE.

MARINE ZONE NAME       UGC(Z)COMMENT
-------------------------  -------------
CHARLESTON HARBOR       AMZ330SMALL AREA NORTH OF THE
                RAVENEL BRIDGE AND
                PORTIONS OF THE ASHLEY
                RIVER WILL BE ADDED TO
                THE CHARLESTON HARBOR
                MARINE ZONE.

TABLE 2: FIRE AND PUBLIC ZONES BEING MODIFIED.THE ZONE NAMES
AND UGCS WILL NOT CHANGE.

PUBLIC ZONE NAME       UGC(Z)COMMENT
-------------------------  -----------
CHARLESTON           SCZ050PORTIONS OF THE ASHLEY
                RIVER BETWEEN THE
                BATTERY AND THE
                HIGHWAY 17 DRAW BRIDGES
                WILL BE REMOVED FROM
                SCZ050 AND ADDED TO
                CHARLESTON HARBOR
                MARINE ZONE AMZ330.

TIDAL BERKELEY       SCZ052PORTIONS OF THE
                CHARLESTON HARBOR
                BETWEEN THE ENTRANCES
                TO THE COOPER AND
                WANDO RIVERS AND THE
                RAVENEL BRIDGE WILL
                BE REMOVED FROM SCZ052
                AND ADDED TO CHARLESTON
                HARBOR MARINE ZONE
                AMZ330.

FIRE ZONE NAME       UGC(Z)COMMENT
-----------------------    -------------
CHARLESTON           SCZ050PORTIONS OF THE ASHLEY
                RIVER BETWEEN THE
                BATTERY AND THE
                HIGHWAY 17 DRAW BRIDGES
                WILL BE REMOVED FROM
                SCZ050 AND ADDED TO
                CHARLESTON HARBOR
                MARINE ZONE AMZ330.

TIDAL BERKELEY       SCZ052PORTIONS OF THE
                CHARLESTON HARBOR
                BETWEEN THE ENTRANCES
                TO THE COOPER AND
                WANDO RIVERS AND THE
                RAVENEL BRIDGE WILL
                BE REMOVED FROM SCZ052
                AND ADDED TO CHARLESTON
                HARBOR MARINE ZONE
                AMZ330.

THESE GRAPHIC CHANGES CAN BE VIEWED AT

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/CHS/HARBOR.

UPDATED SHAPEFILES ARE ONLINE AT

HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/MARINEZONES.HTM.

HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/PUBZONE.HTM

HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/GEODATA/CATALOG/WSOM/HTML/FIREZONE.HTM


TABLE 3. WFO CHS TEXT PRODUCTS IMPACTED BY THIS CHANGE

PRODUCT NAME     WMO HEADINGAWIPS ID
------------     -------------------
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST  FZUS52 KCHSCWFCHS
MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE WHUS72 KCHSMWWCHS
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING WHUS52 KCHSSMWCHS
MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT FZUS72 KCHSMWSCHS
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FLUS42 KCHSHWOCHS
*WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION WWUS62 KCHSWCNCHS
*WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE WOUS62 KWNSWOUN (N=1-9)
TSUNAMI MESSAGE      WEXX20 PAAQTSUAT1
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE WHUS42 KCHSCFWCHS
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING WUUS52 KCHSSVRCHS
TORNADO WARNING      WFUS52 KCHSTORCHS
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT WWUS52 KCHSSVSCHS
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT WWUS82 KCHSSPSCHS
ZONE FORECAST     FPUS52 KCHSZFPCHS
SHORT TERM FORECAST     FPUS72 KCHSNOWCHS
FIRE WEATHER FORECAST FNUS52 KCHSFWFCHS
FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE WWUS82 KCHSRFWCHS
HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT WTUS82 KCHSHLSCHS
SURF ZONE FORECAST     FZUS52 KCHSSRFCHS
TIDE REPORT         SOUS42 KCHSTIDCHS

* THESE UGC C PRODUCTS MAY CONTAIN MARINE ZONES.

PARTNERS AND USERS DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE ACTION TO CONTINUE
RECEIVING THESE TEXT PRODUCTS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

 RON MORALES
 WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
 NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29406-6162
 843-747-5860 X223
 RON.MORALES@NOAA.GOV

NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT:

 HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM

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