Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Duluth, MN

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
115 PM CDT FRI JUN 12 2015

...SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE...

TO:      SUBSCRIBERS:
         -FAMILY OF SERVICES
         -NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE
         -EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK
         OTHER NWS PARTNERS...USERS AND EMPLOYEES

FROM:    MICHAEL STEWART
         METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE
         WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE DULUTH MN

SUBJECT: CHANGE EFFECTIVE JULY 12 2015 CHANGE IN FLOOD STAGE FOR
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER GAGE NEAR AITKIN/ATKM5/. ON JULY 12 2015 AT
1200 PM CDT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN DULUTH
MINNESOTA WILL CHANGE THE FLOOD STAGE FOR THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
GAGE NEAR AITKIN. THE CURRENT FLOOD STAGE OF 12 FEET WILL BE
RAISED TO 13 FEET.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN COORDINATION WITH STATE AND LOCAL
COMMUNITY OFFICIALS HAS CONCLUDED THAT THE OLD FLOOD STAGE OF 12
FEET WAS NO LONGER EFFECTIVELY CONVEYING THE THREAT OF FLOODING TO
THE COMMUNITY. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DEFINES FLOOD STAGE AS
THE RIVER LEVEL THAT BEGINS TO IMPACT LIFE AND/OR PROPERTY. RIVER
FLOOD WARNINGS WILL BE ISSUED WHEN RIVER LEVELS ARE FORECAST TO
REACH FLOOD STAGE AT ANY OFFICIAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVER
FORECAST LOCATIONS.

THE DULUTH OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS IMPLEMENTED
ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICES /AHPS/ FOR RIVERS IN CENTRAL
AND NORTHERN MINNESOTA. AHPS ENABLES THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TO
PROVIDE SEVEN DAY FORECAST AND LONG-RANGE PROBABILISTIC RIVER
OUTLOOKS. ADDITIONAL SUPPORTIVE INFORMATION AND DATA ARE AVAILABLE
ON THE INTERNET AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/ FIND SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT AITKIN AT
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/HYDROGRAPH.PHP?WFO=DLH&GAGE=ATKM5


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WELCOMES YOUR FEEDBACK.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THESE CHANGES...PLEASE CONTACT:


     CRAIG SCHMIDT
     SERVICE HYDROLOGIST
     NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE TWIN CITIES MN
     1733 LAKE DRIVE WEST
     CHANHASSEN, MN 55317-8581
     (952)368-2542
     E-MAIL: CRAIG.SCHMIDT@NOAA.GOV


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