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SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF ARIZONA
121 PM MST TUESDAY SEP 19 2017

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

FROM: BRIAN KLIMOWSKI METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE WEATHER FORECAST
OFFICE FLAGSTAFF ARIZONA

SUBJECT: ESTABLISHMENT OF FLOOD CATEGORIES FOR STREAM GAGE NEAR
RIMROCK ON WET BEAVER CREEK /WBVA3/

EFFECTIVE AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 1,
2017...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL ESTABLISH FLOOD CATEGORY
STAGES FOR THE STREAM GAGE NEAR RIMROCK ON WET BEAVER CREEK.
BECAUSE OF THIS CHANGE...STARTING ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 1, 2017...FLOOD
WARNINGS...FLOOD STATEMENTS AND FLOOD ADVISORIES WILL REFERENCE THE
NEW CATEGORY LEVELS. THIS CHANGE IS PART OF A RECENT RE-EVALUATION
OF THE FLOOD PLAIN.

THE NEW FLOOD CATEGORIES WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

1. NEW MINOR FLOOD STAGE IS 9.5 FEET ABOVE GAGE ZERO.
2. NEW MODERATE FLOOD STAGE IS 10.5 FEET ABOVE GAGE ZERO.
3. NEW MAJOR FLOOD STAGE IS 12 FEET ABOVE GAGE ZERO.

REALTIME DATA AND FORECASTS FOR THE STREAM GAGE NEAR RIMROCK ON WET
BEAVER CREEK /WBVA3/ CAN BE FOUND AT:

http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=fgz&gage=wbva3

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WELCOMES PUBLIC FEEDBACK. IF YOU HAVE
ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THIS CHANGE...PLEASE CONTACT:

BRIAN KLIMOWSKI
METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
FLAGSTAFF WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE
P.O. BOX 16057
BELLEMONT, AZ 86015-6057
PHONE: (928) 556-9161
E-MAIL: BRIAN.KLIMOWSKI@NOAA.GOV


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