Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1000 AM CDT FRI OCT 17 2014

...CHANGES TO RIVER FORECAST SERVICES IN CENTRAL IOWA...

TO:       FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER
          WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ SUBSCRIBERS...EMERGENCY
          MANAGERS...WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK /EMWIN/
          SUBSCRIBERS...NOAAPORT SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NATIONAL
          WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ CUSTOMERS AND PARTNERS...NWS
          EMPLOYEES

FROM:     JEFFREY ZOGG
          SENIOR HYDROLOGIST...NWS DES MOINES IA

SUBJECT:  CHANGES TO FORECAST ISSUANCE STAGES FOR STREAMS IN
          THE DES MOINES AREA...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 17 2014


PER COORDINATION WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS...THE NWS WILL CHANGE
FORECAST ISSUANCE STAGES FOR THE BELOW LOCATIONS ON THE ABOVE
EFFECTIVE DATE. THESE CHANGES ONLY AFFECT WHEN THE NWS RELEASES
RIVER FORECASTS. RIVER FORECASTS WILL BE RELEASED WHEN EITHER THE
OBSERVED OR FORECAST STAGE IS AT OR ABOVE THE FORECAST ISSUANCE
STAGE.

AS A RESULT OF THESE CHANGES...THE NWS WILL BEGIN ISSUING RIVER
FORECASTS AT LOWER STAGES THAN WHAT WAS DONE BEFORE. THESE CHANGES
WILL NOT AFFECT FLOOD STAGES OR FLOOD WARNINGS.

* DES MOINES RIVER AT DES MOINES 2ND AVE (DMOI4)...LOWER THE
FORECAST ISSUANCE STAGE FROM 21.0 FT TO 19.0 FT.

* DES MOINES RIVER AT DES MOINES SE 6TH ST (DESI4)...LOWER THE
FORECAST ISSUANCE STAGE FROM 22.0 FT TO 20.0 FT.

* RACCOON RIVER AT DES MOINES FLEUR DR (DEMI4)...LOWER THE
FORECAST ISSUANCE STAGE FROM 10.0 FT TO 8.0 FT.

* WALNUT CREEK AT DES MOINES 63RD ST (DOSI4)...LOWER THE FORECAST
ISSUANCE STAGE FROM 12.0 FT TO 10.0 FT.

* FOURMILE CREEK AT DES MOINES EASTON BLVD (DFMI4)...LOWER THE
FORECAST ISSUANCE STAGE FROM 10.0 FT TO 9.0 FT.

AS WITH OTHER NWS RIVER FORECAST POINTS...RIVER FORECASTS FOR THE
ABOVE LOCATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE NWS ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC
PREDICTION SERVICE (AHPS) WEB SITE. IN ADDITION...RIVER FORECASTS
FOR THESE LOCATIONS WILL BE UPDATED AS NEEDED WHILE THE STREAM
REMAINS AT OR ABOVE THE FORECAST ISSUANCE STAGE. AT A
MINIMUM...THE RIVER FORECASTS WILL BE UPDATED ONCE PER DAY IN THE
MORNING.

MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE AT...
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/DESMOINES .


THE NWS WELCOMES PUBLIC FEEDBACK. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR
COMMENTS ON THIS CHANGE...PLEASE CONTACT...

     JEFFREY ZOGG
     NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE
     9607 NW BEAVER DRIVE
     JOHNSTON IOWA 50131-1908

     PHONE 515-270-4501 X493

$$

ZOGG


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