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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
100 PM CST THU JAN 22 2015

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

FROM:      TABITHA A. CLARKE
           SENIOR SERVICE HYDROLOGIST
           NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR

SUBJECT:   CHANGE IN RIVER FORECASTING SERVICES EFFECTIVE ON
           MONDAY FEBRUARY 23 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE (WFO) IN LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS
AND THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER FORECAST CENTER IN SLIDELL LOUISIANA
(LMRFC) ARE DISCONTINUING RIVER FORECAST SERVICES AT GILBERT (GLBA4)
ON THE BUFFALO RIVER EFFECTIVE ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 23 2015.

AN AUTOMATED RIVER GAGE IS LOCATED ABOUT THREE MILES UPSTREAM
ON THE BUFFALO RIVER NEAR ST JOE (SJOA4) WHICH PROVIDES LONGER
LEAD TIME FOR ANY FLOODING THAT WOULD OCCUR IN OR AROUND THE GILBERT
COMMUNITY DOWNSTREAM. THIS AUTOMATED RIVER GAGE NEAR ST JOE IS OWNED
BY THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS LITTLE ROCK DISTRICT AND OPERATED BY THE
UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY IN LITTLE ROCK AND IS PART OF THE
BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER GAGE NETWORK. MONITORING THIS NETWORK IS
CRITICAL DURING PERIODS OF FLOODING AND TO FORECASTING THE WHITE
RIVER WHERE ESTABLISHED FORECAST LOCATIONS EXIST FROM CALICO ROCK TO
CLARENDON.

THE LMRFC PREPARES RIVER STAGE FORECASTS FOR THE MAJOR RIVERS IN THE
SOUTH CENTRAL PART OF THE UNITED STATES COVERING APPROXIMATELY
200000 SQUARE MILES. THE LMRFC AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY INCLUDES
MOST OF MISSISSIPPI...LOUISIANA...ARKANSAS...AND TENNESSEE AND
PORTIONS OF NEIGHBORING STATES.

WFO LITTLE ROCK PROVIDES HYDROLOGIC SERVICES FOR 48 COUNTIES IN
ARKANSAS. THE WFO COLLECTS METEOROLOGICAL DATA...PREPARES AND
DISSEMINATES WEATHER FORECASTS...RIVER...AND FLOOD FORECASTS AND
WARNINGS AND ISSUES SEVERE WEATHER WATCHES AND WARNINGS TO THE
PUBLIC.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT

TABITHA CLARKE
SENIOR SERVICE HYDROLOGIST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
TABITHA.CLARKE@NOAA.GOV
501-834-0308

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