Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, MO

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Service Change Notice
National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill MO
928 AM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

To:       Subscribers:
          -NOAA Weather Wire Service
          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
          -NOAAPORT
          -Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees

From:     Scott Watson
          Senior Service Hydrologist
          NWS Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, MO

Subject:  Addition of Probabilistic Forecasts to River Forecasts
          for the Marais Des Cygnes River in Kansas at Osawatomie,
          La Cygne, and near Trading Post.

On September 26, 2017, The National Weather Service office in
Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, MO will implement AHPS probabilistic
forecasts for the Marais Des Cygnes River in Kansas at Osawatomie,
La Cygne, and near Trading Post. Advanced Hydrologic Prediction
Service or AHPS is the modernization of hydrologic services to
improve flood forecasts and water resources information.

Graphical information is available on the Internet at
https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=EAX then click on the
Experimental Long Range Flood Risk Tab.

Additionally, a Hydrologic Outlook text product, category ESF, will
be issued near the end of each month with probabilistic forecasts for
these new sites and for existing probabilistic forecast points.

Information provided on the Internet includes:

        - Graphs showing current and forecast river levels
        - Graphs showing chances or probabilities of exceeding
          certain levels, flow and volume
        - Impact information which is a description of what happens
          when the water reaches certain levels
        - A map showing the location of the gage.

The National Weather Service welcomes public feedback. If you have
any questions or comments on this change, please contact:

Scott Watson
NWS Forecast Office
1803 North 7 Highway
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080

Phone: 816-540-6132
email: scott.watson@noaa.gov

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