Wakarusa River Public Information Statement

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
229 PM CDT THU APR 26 2012
 
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:   KEN HARDING
        METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE
        WFO TOPEKA KS
 
SUBJECT: NEW FORECAST WARNING SERVICE ON THE WAKARUSA RIVER AT
         WAKARUSA KANSAS.
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA...IN COOPERATION WITH
SHAWNEE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT...WILL BEGIN TO PROVIDE
FORECAST AND WARNING SERVICES FOR THE WAKARUSA RIVER AT WAKARUSA
KANSAS STARTING MAY 21 2012.
 
THE NEW FORECAST POINT IS LOCATED ON THE WAKARUSA RIVER IN
WAKARUSA IN SHAWNEE COUNTY KANSAS. THE FLOOD STAGE IS 15 FEET FOR
THIS LOCATION. THE NWS DEFINES FLOOD STAGE AS THE RIVER LEVEL THAT
BEGINS TO IMPACT LIFE AND/OR PROPERTY...AND FLOOD WARNINGS
ARE ISSUED WHEN THE WAKARUSA RIVER AT WAKARUSA IS FORECAST TO
REACH FLOOD STAGE. THE NWS LOCATION IDENTIFIER /NWSLI/ AT THIS
LOCATION IS WRWK1.
 
SPECIFIC PRODUCTS AFFECTED INCLUDE:
 
PRODUCT TYPEWMO HEADERPRODUCT IDENTIFER
 
FLASH FLOOD WATCH-FFAWGUS63 KTOPTOPFFATOP
FLOOD WARNING-FLWWGUS43 KTOPTOPFLWTOP
FLOOD STATEMENT-FLSWGUS83 KTOPTOPFLSTOP
RIVER STATEMENT-RVSFGUS83 KTOPTOPRVSTOP
HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK-ESFFGUS73 KTOPTOPESFTOP
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WELCOMES PUBLIC FEEDBACK. IF YOU HAVE
ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THIS CHANGE...PLEASE CONTACT:
 
     JOHN WOYNICK
     HYDROLOGIC PROGRAM MANAGER
     NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE
     1116 NE STRAIT AVE
     TOPEKA KS 66616
 
PHONE: 785-232-1493
EMAIL: JOHN.WOYNICK@NOAA.GOV


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