Wildcat Creek Public Information Statement

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
627 AM CDT THU JUN 14 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 KANSAS

SUBJECT: NEW FORECAST AND WARNING SERVICE ON THE WILDCAT CREEK IN
         AND NEAR MANHATTAN KANSAS AT SCENIC DRIVE.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA...IN COOPERATION WITH RILEY
COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND THE CITY OF MANHATTAN...WILL BEGIN TO
PROVIDE FORECAST AND WARNING SERVICES FOR THE WILDCAT CREEK AT
SCENIC DRIVE IN MANHATTAN KANSAS STARTING JULY 9 2012.

THE NEW FORECAST POINT IS LOCATED ON THE WILDCAT CREEK AT SCENIC
DRIVE IN MANHATTAN IN RILEY COUNTY KANSAS. FLOOD STAGE IS 14 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 WILDCAT CREEK AT SCENIC DRIVE IN MANHATTAN IS
FORECAST TO REACH FLOOD STAGE. THE NWS IDENTIFIER /NWSLI/ AT THIS
LOCATION IS MWCK1.

SPECIFIC PRODUCTS AFFECTED INCLUDE:

PRODUCT TYPE		WMO HEADER	PRODUCT IDENTIFIER

FLASH FLOOD WATCH-FFA 	WGUS63		KTOPTOPFFATOP
FLOOD WARNING-FLW		WGUS43		KTOPTOPFLWTOP
FLOOD STATEMENT-FLS	WGUS83		KTOPTOPFLSTOP
RIVER STATEMENT-RVS	FGUS83		KTOPTOPRVSTOP
HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK-ESF	FGUS7		3KTOPTOPESFTOP

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 KANSAS 66616

PHONE:785-232-1493
EMAIL:JOHN.WOYNICK@NOAA.GOV


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