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Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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Service Change Notice
National Weather Service Topeka KS
1048 AM CDT Mon Sep 11 2017

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

From:     John Woynick
          Hydrologic Program Manager
          NWS Topeka, KS

Subject:  Addition of Probabilistic Forecasts to River Forecasts
          for the Marais Des Cygnes River near Quenemo and
          at Ottawa KS

On September 26, 2017, The National Weather Service office in
Topeka, KS will implement AHPS probabilistic forecasts for the
Marais Des Cygnes River near Quenemo and at Ottawa, KS. 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=TOP 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 across
north central, northeast and east central Kansas.

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 and sometimes photographs showing the location of
          the gage.

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

John Woynick
NWS Forecast Office
1116 NE Strait Ave.
Topeka, KS 66616

Phone: 785-232-1493
email: john.woynick@noaa.gov

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