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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Mobile AL
1002 AM CST Mon Jan 9 2017

...Creation of a River Forecast Point For the Leaf River at New

TO:       FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ Subscribers...NOAA Weather Wire
          Service /NWWS/ Subscribers...Emergency Managers...Weather
          Information Network /EMWIN/ Subscribers...NOAAPORT
          Subscribers...and other National Weather Service /NWS/
          Customers and Partners...NWS Employees

FROM:     Jeffrey Medlin
          Meteorologist In Charge...NWS Mobile AL

          Stephen A Miller
          Hydrologic Program Manager...NWS Mobile AL

SUBJECT:  Creation of a FLOOD-ONLY forecast point on the Leaf River
          at New Augusta, Mississippi, effective February 7 2017 at
          12 PM CST

...Creation of a FLOOD-ONLY forecast point on the Leaf River at New
Augusta, Mississippi effective February 7, 2017 at 12 PM CST...

The National Weather Service in Mobile along with the Lower
Mississippi River Forecast Center in Slidell, Louisiana, will begin
issuing FLOOD-ONLY forecasts for the Leaf River at New Augusta,
Mississippi /Site ID NAGM6/, effective Tuesday February 7, 2017 at
12 PM CST. The NWS in Mobile coordinated extensively with the Perry
County Emergency Management Agency to establish this new river
forecast point. By providing this forecast information, local
officials and the general public will have the opportunity to better
prepare for future flood events in the New Augusta area. This
furthers the NWS mission of protecting life and property.

The NWS will provide river forecasts when the observed or forecast
stage is at or above the action stage. In addition, the NWS will
issue River Flood Warnings and follow-up River Flood Statements on
the Leaf River at New Augusta.

* ACTION STAGE:                   17 FT.
* MODERATE FLOODING:              30 FT.
* MAJOR FLOODING:                 35 FT.

The Leaf River at New Augusta is a real-time U.S. Geological Survey
/USGS/ stream gauge which provides stage and discharge data with a
period of record back to 1986. The current gauge is maintained buy
the USGS office in Jackson, Mississippi.

...Concluding Remarks... As with other NWS river forecast points,
river forecasts for the above location will be available on the NWS
Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service /AHPS/ website. In addition,
river forecasts for these locations will be updated as needed while
the river remains at or above the forecast issuance stage. At a
minimum, the river forecasts will be updated once per day in the
morning, when either the observed or forecasted stage is above the
ACTION stage.

More information is available on our website at:

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

     Jeffrey Medlin
     Meteorologist in Charge
     National Weather Service Forecast Office
     8400 Airport Blvd., Bldg. II
     Mobile AL 36608

     Stephen A. Miller
     Hydrologic Program Manager
     National Weather Service Forecast Office
     8400 Airport Blvd., Bldg. II
     Mobile AL 36608

     PHONE 251-633-6443

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