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Service Change Notice
National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan WI
245 AM CDT FRI MAR 30 2018

TO:   Family of Services /FOS/ Subscribers, NOAA Weather Wire
      Service /NWWS/ Subscribers, Emergency Managers Weather
      Information Network /EMWIN/ Subscribers...NOAAPORT
      Subscribers, National Weather Service Partners and Other
      Users, and NWS Employees.

FROM:  Sarah Marquardt - Hydrology Program Leader
       NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan WI

SUBJECT: New forecast service for the Fox River at Waukesha
         in Waukesha County, Wisconsin

Beginning May 1 2018 the National Weather Service (NWS)
Milwaukee/Sullivan Forecast Office will begin providing river
forecast services for the Fox River at Waukesha. These forecasts
will be provided as needed when flooding becomes a concern.
Currently river products for this location are issued based
on the observed water level and not a forecast value.

The NWS Location Identifier is WKEW3.

The hydrologic products are listed below:

PRODUCT TYPE   WMO HEADER  PRODUCT IDENTIFIER

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK   FGUS73 KMKX    MKEESFMKX
FLOOD WATCH       WGUS63 KMKX    MKEFFAMKX
FLOOD WARNING   WGUS43 KMKX    MKEFLWMKX
FLOOD STATEMENT   FGUS83 KMKX    MKEFLSMKX
HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT   FGUS83 KMKX    MKERVSMKX
RIVER SUMMARY   SRUS43 KMKX    MKERVAMKX

The NWS defines flood stage as the river level or flow value at
which impacts to life and/or property begin.

Flood stage is designated at 6 feet. The moderate flood level is
established at 8 feet, with major flooding beginning at 10
feet. Forecasts will be issued when water levels are expected to
exceed 5 feet, and flood warnings will be issued when water levels
are expected to reach or exceed the flood stage level.

In addition to the text information detailed above, graphical
depictions of river levels and forecasts are available on our
website. This can be found under the "River and lakes" tab on
the main NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan web page at www.weather.gov/mkx.

River flood information is also broadcast on NOAA Weather Radio.

If you have questions please contact:

Sarah Marquardt - Hydrology Program Leader
National Weather Service Forecast Office
N3533 Hardscrabble Rd
Dousman, WI 53118
Phone: 262-965-5063
Email: sarah.marquardt@noaa.gov

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SM



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