Addition of New Probabilistic River Forecast Sites

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE  
537 AM CDT MON AUG 2 2010  
 
TO:      FAMILY OF SERVICES/FOS/SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER WIRE  
         SERVICE/NWWS/SUBSCRIBERS...EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER  
         INFORMATION NETWORK/EMWIN/SUBSCRIBER...NOAAPORT  
         SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE/NWS/  
         CUSTOMERS AND PARTNERS...AND NWS EMPLOYEES.  
 
FROM:    JEREMY WESELY  
         HYDROLOGY PROGRAM MANAGER   
         WFO HASTINGS NE  
 
SUBJECT: ADDITION OF PROBABILISTIC FORECASTS TO RIVER FORECASTS IN  
         SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.  
 
BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 21...2010...WFO HASTINGS WILL IMPLEMENT AHPS  
PROBABILISTIC FORECASTS FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS ON THE SAPPA  
CREEK: NEAR BEAVER CITY...AND STAMFORD. PROBABILISTIC FORECASTS  
WILL ALSO BE IMPLEMENTED FOR THE BEAVER CREEK NEAR BEAVER CITY.  
ADVANCED HYDROLOGY PREDICTION SERVICE OR AHPS IS THE  
MODERNIZATION OF HYDROLOGY SERVICES TO IMPROVE FLOOD FORECASTS  
AND WATER RESOURCES INFORMATION. GRAPHICAL INFORMATION IS  
AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/UNDER THE  
WATER TAB. ADDITIONALLY...A HYDROLOGY OUTLOOK TEXT  
PRODUCT...CATEGORY ESF...WILL BE ISSUED AT THE END OF EACH MONTH  
WITH PROBABILISTIC FORECASTS FOR THESE NEW SITES IN ADDITION TO  
THE EXISTING PROBABILISTIC FORECAST POINTS.  
 
INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE INTERNET INCLUDES:  
     - GRAPHS SHOWING CURRENT AND FORECAST RIVER LEVELS  
     - GRAPHS SHOWING CHANCES OR PROBABILITIES OF EXCEEDING CERTAIN    
       LEVELS...FLOW AND VOLUME  
     - IMPACT INFORMATION WHICH IS A DESCRIPTION OF WHAT HAPPENS       
       WHEN THE WATER REACHES A CERTAIN LEVEL  
     - A MAP AND SOMETIMES PHOTOGRAPHS SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE     
       GAGE  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WELCOMES PUBLIC FEEDBACK.  IF YOU HAVE   
ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS CHANGE...PLEASE CONTACT:  
 
      JEREMY WESELY  
      HYDROLOGY PROGRAM MANAGER  
 
      NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  
      6365 NORTH OSBORNE DRIVE WEST  
      HASTINGS...NE 68901-9163   
      PHONE:402-462-4287  
      E-MAIL:JEREMY.WESELY@NOAA.GOV  



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