New River Forecast Point Being Added On The Little Sioux River

Beginning on November 25, 2013 the NWS office in Sioux Falls will begin issuing River Forecast Products for a new location on the Little Sioux River above Spencer Iowa.

The AHPS website for this river gauge can be found at http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=fsd&gage=lssi4

Here is the text for the Service Change Notice issued today:

NOUS43 KFSD 171701
PNSFSD

SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1200 PM CDT THU OCT 17 2013

TO:      FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER
         WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ SUBSCRIBERS...EMERGENCY
         MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK /EMWIN/
         SUBSCRIBERS...NOAAPORT SUBSCRIBERS...NATIONAL WEATHER
         SERVICE /NWS/ PARTNERS AND OTHER USERS...AND NWS
         EMPLOYEES

FROM:    MIKE GILLISPIE
         SERVICE HYDROLOGIST
         WFO SIOUX FALLS SOUTH DAKOTA

SUBJECT: ADJUSTMENT TO SERVICES PROVIDED TO THE SIOUX FALLS
         HYDROLOGIC SERVICE AREA

ON NOVEMBER 25 2013 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ OFFICE
SERVING THE SIOUX FALLS AREA WILL BEGIN TO PROVIDE RIVER FORECAST
AND WARNING SERVICES AT A NEW LOCATION

...AREA ABOVE SPENCER IOWA ON THE LITTLE SIOUX RIVER

THE NEW FORECAST POINT LOCATION IS ON THE LITTLE SIOUX RIVER
UPSTREAM OF SPENCER. THE NWS LOCATION IDENTIFIER /NWSLI/ FOR THIS
SITE IS LSSI4. THE NWS IN SIOUX FALLS WILL START RIVER FORECAST
SERVICES FOR THE LITTLE SIOUX RIVER ABOVE SPENCER ON NOVEMBER 25
2013. THE LOCATION FOR THE GAUGING STATION IS 4 MILES NORTHWEST OF
SPENCER. THE FLOOD STAGE FOR THIS LOCATION IS 10.0 FEET.

THE SIOUX FALLS OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL
IMPLEMENT ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ FOR THE
LITTLE SIOUX RIVER ABOVE SPENCER BY NOVEMBER 25 2013. THE SIOUX
FALLS AHPS WEBSITE IS LOCATED AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/FSD
/INTERNET ADDRESSES ARE ALL LOWER CASE/.

SPECIFIC PRODUCTS AFFECTED INCLUDE:

PRODUCT TYPE               WMO HEADER          PRODUCT IDENTIFIER

FLASH FLOOD WATCH - FFA    WGUS63 KFSD         FSDFFAFSD
FLOOD WARNING - FLW        WGUS43 KFSD         FSDFLWFSD
FLOOD STATEMENT - FLS      WGUS83 KFSD         FSDFLSFSD
RIVER STATEMENT - RVS      FGUS83 KFSD         FSDRVSFSD
HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK - ESF   FGUS73 KFSD         FSDESFFSD

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THIS CHANGE...PLEASE
CONTACT

     MIKE GILLISPIE
     SERVICE HYDROLOGIST
     NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE
     26 WEATHER LANE
     SIOUX FALLS SD 57104

     PHONE: 605-330-4247
     EMAIL: MICHAEL.GILLISPIE@NOAA.GOV

THIS AND OTHER NWS SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT

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



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