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Issued by NWS Quad Cities, IA IL

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA/IL
215 PM CDT MAR 29 2016

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

FROM: JESSICA BROOKS...SERVICE HYDROLOGIST
      NWS QUAD CITIES IA/IL

SUBJECT: ADDITION OF SERVICES
         FLOOD WATCHES FOR RIVER FORECAST POINTS
         EFFECTIVE APRIL 1 2016

EFFECTIVE FRIDAY APRIL 1 2016...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD
CITIES IA/IL /WFO DVN/ WILL BEGIN ISSUING FLOOD WATCHES FOR RIVER
FORECAST POINTS IN SITUATIONS WHEN RIVERS MAY RISE ABOVE FLOOD
STAGE...BUT WHEN FLOODING IS NOT YET CERTAIN. THE FLOOD WATCH IS A
WAY FOR THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ TO INFORM THE PUBLIC AND
OTHER CUSTOMERS OF THE POSSIBILITY OF FLOODING. THESE WATCHES WILL
BE FOR THE FORECAST POINTS ON RIVERS AND STREAMS FOR WHICH THE NWS
CURRENTLY ISSUES RIVER FORECASTS AND FLOOD WARNINGS.

THE FOLLOWING FORECAST PRODUCT WILL BE ISSUED ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS
BY WFO DVN.

PRODUCT NAME            WMO HEADING         AWIPS IDENTIFIER
FLOOD WATCH             WGUS63 KDVN         CHIFFADVN

FLOOD WATCHES HELP THE NWS MEET ITS MISSION TO PROTECT LIVES AND
PROPERTY BY PROVIDING ADVANCE NOTICE AND UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON
THE POSSIBILITY OF FLOODING. THIS ALLOWS PEOPLE WITH INTERESTS ALONG
THE RIVER TO CLOSELY MONITOR CONDITIONS AND TO ELEVATE FLOOD
MITIGATION RESOURCES TO A HIGHER STATE OF READINESS SHOULD THE RIVER
IN QUESTION RISE TO PARTICULAR VALUES ABOVE FLOOD STAGE.

FLOOD WATCHES FOR FORECAST POINTS WILL BE ISSUED WHEN 50 TO 80
PERCENT CONFIDENCE EXISTS THAT METEOROLOGICAL...SOIL... AND/OR
HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS WILL LEAD TO FLOODING AT A PARTICULAR FORECAST
POINT ON A RIVER.

WHEN CONFIDENCE IS GREATER THAN 80 PERCENT THAT THE RIVER WILL RISE
ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AT A PARTICULAR FORECAST POINT...THE FLOOD WATCH
WILL BE UPGRADED TO A WARNING. CONVERSELY...IF FORECAST CONDITIONS
CHANGE AND FLOODING IS NO LONGER A THREAT...THE FLOOD WATCH WILL BE
CANCELLED.

QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS ADDITIONAL SERVICE SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO:

JESSICA BROOKS
SERVICE HYDROLOGIST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA/IL
DAVENPORT IA 52806
563-391-7094 EXT 493
JESSICA.BROOKS@NOAA.GOV

NWS SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM

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BROOKS



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