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A Variety Of Weather Hazards To Start Off The Week

In central Florida, ongoing major to record river flooding across a couple of river basins is expected to continue well into this week and will be slow to recede in the wake of Ian. Locally heavy to excessive rain is possible along the immediate Mid-Atlantic coast. Elevated fire weather conditions are expected in the central Plains. It will be warm in the Northwest and the Plains. Read More >

This page contains information National Weather Service implementation of 
Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Code: changes.


FIPS codes are unique to counties, parishes, boroughs and independent cities. For more information on FIPS codes, refer to the American National Institute (ANSI) Codes, maintained by the Census Bureau (https://www.census.gov/library/reference/code-lists/ansi/ansi-codes-for-states.html). 

It is our job to ensure customers understand the changes and have the information needed to implement them. Customer notification messages are transmitted on NWS dissemination circuits:

If the Census Bureau implements changes in FIPS codes and / or the NWS implements a new six digit SAME location code, the NWS will issue Service Change Notices well in advance of the change.


Recent Service Change Notices of Importance:

Clark County: Implementation of Partial County Alerting via NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) and the Emergency Alert System (EAS) for Clark County, Nevada: Effective on or about June 1, 2021