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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1018 AM EST FRI NOV 14 2014

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...
...RIVER STAGE FORECASTS AND FLOOD WARNING SERVICES WILL BE
PROVIDED FOR THE WOOD RIVER AT HOPE VALLEY RHODE ISLAND STARTING
DECEMBER 15...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN TAUNTON MA...IN
COLLABORATION WITH THE NORTHEAST RIVER FORECAST CENTER...ANNOUNCES
THAT THE WOOD RIVER AT HOPE VALLEY RHODE ISLAND WILL BECOME A
RIVER FORECAST POINT EFFECTIVE MONDAY DECEMBER 15 2014.

THE WOOD RIVER AT HOPE VALLEY GAGE IS PHYSICALLY LOCATED ALONG
THE HOPKINTON SIDE OF THE RIVER IN SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND.
CURRENTLY...OBSERVED STAGE DATA IS THE ONLY DATA AVAILABLE FOR THE
WOOD RIVER AT HOPE VALLEY. BEGINNING DECEMBER 15...THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE WILL ISSUE RIVER STAGE FORECASTS FOR THE HOPE
VALLEY GAGE ONCE DAILY DURING NORMAL AND LOW FLOW...AND MORE
FREQUENTLY AS CONDITIONS WARRANT DURING HIGH FLOW.

THESE FORECASTS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE DAILY RIVER AND LAKE
SUMMARY TEXT PRODUCT /BOSRVDBOX/ PRODUCED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN TAUNTON MA BY 12 PM DAILY. IN ADDITION...FORECAST
HYDROGRAPHS FOR THE WOOD RIVER AT HOPE VALLEY WILL BE AVAILABLE ON
THE NWS TAUNTON WEB PAGE AT HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON...VIA THE
OPTION...RIVERS AND LAKES...AND ALSO VIA THE WEB SITE
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV.

PROVIDING RIVER STAGE FORECASTS AND FLOOD WARNINGS AS
NECESSARY FOR THE WOOD RIVER...WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE MISSION...TO PROVIDE WEATHER AND WATER SERVICES
TO PROTECT LIVES AND PROPERTY.

PLEASE DIRECT ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THIS CHANGE TO:
NICOLE BELK...SENIOR SERVICE HYDROLOGIST TAUNTON MA...NICOLE.BELK@NOAA.GOV
OR ROBERT THOMPSON...METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE TAUNTON MA...
ROBERT.THOMPSON@NOAA.GOV

$$

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