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Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
1005 AM CST THU MAY 21 2015

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 WELVAERT
          SERVICE HYDROLOGIST
          NWS LA CROSSE WI

SUBJECT:  NEW FORECAST SERVICE FOR THE YELLOW RIVER AT NECEDAH IN
          JUNEAU COUNTY IN CENTRAL WISCONSIN

BEGINNING ON WEDNESDAY MAY 20 2015...NOAA/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
/NWS/ OFFICE IN LA CROSSE COMMENCED THE PROVISION OF NEW RIVER
FORECAST SERVICE FOR THE YELLOW RIVER AT NECEDAH.

THIS NEW SERVICE HAS BEEN COORDINATED WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS...AS WELL
AS DAM OWNERS AND OPERATORS ALONG THE YELLOW AND WISCONSIN RIVERS
IN CENTRAL WISCONSIN.

THIS NEW FORECAST SERVICE WILL NOT ONLY PROVIDE FLOODING FORECASTS
FOR THE COMMUNITY OF NECEDAH AND NEARBY AREAS...BUT IT WILL ALSO
ASSIST WATER PLANNERS IN THE REGION WITH OPERATION OF DAMS ON
BOTH THE YELLOW AND WISCONSIN RIVERS.

SO AS OF MAY 20...2015...AT 1800 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/
NWS LA CROSSE BEGAN TO ISSUE HYDROLOGIC PRODUCTS AS NECESSARY
THAT MAY INCLUDE SPECIFIC RIVER FORECASTS. THE HYDROLOGIC PRODUCTS
ARE LISTED IN THE FOLLOWING TABLE.

PRODUCT TYPE                WMO HEADER           PRODUCT IDENTIFIER

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK          FGUS73 KARX              MKEESFARX
FLOOD / FLASH FLOOD WATCH   WGUS63 KARX              MKEFFAARX
FLOOD WARNING               WGUS43 KARX              MKEFLWARX
FLOOD STATEMENT             WGUS83 KARX              MKEFLSARX
HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT        FGUS83 KARX              MKERVSARX
RIVER SUMMARY               SRUS43 KARX              MKERVAARX

AN EXPLICIT LIST OF AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND SAMPLE PRODUCTS ARE POSTED
AT:    WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/PUBLIC/PRODUCT_EXAMPLES/INDEX.PHP

THE NWS DEFINES FLOOD STAGE AS THE RIVER LEVEL OR FLOW VALUE AT
WHICH IMPACTS TO LIFE AND/OR PROPERTY BEGIN. FLOOD STAGE FOR THE
YELLOW RIVER AT NECEDAH HAS BEEN DETERMINED TO BE 15 FEET.

FORECASTS FOR THE YELLOW RIVER AT NECEDAH WILL BE ISSUED WHEN WATER
LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO EXCEED 12 FEET...AND FLOOD WARNINGS WILL BE
ISSUED WHEN WATER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH OR EXCEED THE
FLOOD STAGE LEVEL OF 15 FEET.

THE NWS LOCATION IDENTIFIER /NWSLI/ AT THIS LOCATION IS NCAW3.

IN ADDITION TO THE TEXT INFORMATION DETAILED ABOVE...GRAPHICAL
DEPICTIONS OF RIVER LEVELS AND FORECASTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR
WEBSITE.  THIS CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE RIVERS AND LAKES OPTION ON THE
MAIN LA CROSSE NWS WEB PAGE AT: WWW.WEATHER.GOV/ARX

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THIS NEW SERVICE...PLEASE
CONTACT:

  MIKE WELVAERT
  SERVICE HYDROLOGIST
  NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE
  N2788 COUNTY ROAD FA
  LA CROSSE WI 54601
  PHONE: 608-784-8275 EXT. 493
  E-MAIL: MIKE.WELVAERT@NOAA.GOV

THIS AND OTHER NWS SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT
 HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM

$$

WELVAERT



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