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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
148 PM EDT MON SEP 16 2013

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...HYDROLOGIC SERVICE TRANSFER FOR THE MOOSE RIVER AT THE MCKEEVER
FORECAST POINT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) FORECAST OFFICE IN ALBANY NEW
YORK WILL TRANSFER HYDROLOGIC SERVICE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE MOOSE
RIVER AT MCKEEVER (LOCATION IDENTIFIER: MCKN6) TO THE NWS BUFFALO
OFFICE. THIS CHANGE WILL BE MADE ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH
2013...AT 1200 PM EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME (EDT) OR 1600 COORDINATED
UNIVERSAL TIME (UTC).

THE CHANGE IS NEEDED TO ENSURE THE BEST QUALITY RIVER FORECASTS AND 
WARNINGS TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES. THERE WILL BE NO INTERRUPTION IN 
SERVICE TO RIVER FORECASTS OR WARNINGS FOR THE MOOSE RIVER AT 
MCKEEVER. BECAUSE OF THIS TRANSFER...USERS MUST TAKE APPROPRIATE
ACTION TO RECEIVE PRODUCTS FOR THE MOOSE RIVER AT MCKEEVER. THE
TABLE BELOW SHOWS PRODUCTS WHICH WILL BE AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE.


PRODUCT                WMO HEADING              AWIPS ID
--------------------------------------------------------------
FLOOD WATCH           /NEW/ WGUS61 KBUF        /NEW/ FFABUF
                      /OLD/ WGUS61 KALY        /OLD/ FFAALY

FLOOD WARNING         /NEW/ WGUS41 KBUF        /NEW/ FLWBUF
                      /OLD/ WGUS41 KALY        /OLD/ FLWALY

FLOOD STATEMENT       /NEW/ WGUS81 KBUF        /NEW/ FLSBUF
                      /OLD/ WGUS81 KALY        /OLD/ FLSALY

DAILY RIVER AND       /NEW/ FGUS51 KBUF        /NEW/ RVDBUF
LAKE SUMMARY          /OLD/ FGUS51 KALY        /OLD/ RVDALY

RIVER STATEMENT       /NEW/ FGUS81 KBUF        /NEW/ RVSBUF
                      /OLD/ FGUS81 KALY        /OLD/ RVSALY

NOTE THAT OLD PRODUCTS WILL STILL EXIST...BUT WILL COVER
LOCATIONS AND AREAS OTHER THAN THE MOOSE RIVER AT MCKEEVER.

LINKS TO THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICES (AHPS) WEBSITE 
WILL ALSO HAVE TO BE UPDATED. THE NEW WEB ADDRESS FOR THE MOOSE
RIVER AT MCKEEVER WILL BE...

WWW.WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/HYDROGRAPH.PHP?WFO=BUF&GAGE=MCKN6

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY CONTACT

JASON FRANKLIN
METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE
BUFFALO NEW YORK
JASON.FRANKLIN@NOAA.GOV

OR

BRITT WESTERGARD
HYDROLOGIST
ALBANY NEW YORK
BRITT.WESTERGARD@NOAA.GOV

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