Day Four - National Weather Service Water Resources
The NWS homepage, WWW.WEATHER.GOV, provides up to date weather and water advisory, watch and warning information for the U.S. and its territories. However, the NWS provides many additional resources to help emergency managers, public officials and private citizens make water decisions.
ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE (AHPS)
AHPS provides a suite of river and flood forecsats and water information to protect life and property and help ensure the nation's economic well-being. WATER.WEATHER.GOV
FLOOD INUNDATION MAPPING
The ability to look into the future to see how many city blocks and roads might be flooded is becoming clearer with flood inundation mapping. NOAA's NWS and National Ocean Service are collaborating with the USGS, USACE, FEMA and other partners to develop these inundation maps for flooding. HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/INUNDATION.PHP
WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER (WPC) PRECIPITATION FORECASTS
WPC provides precipitation forecasts for the entire U.S., including Puerto Rico. WPC also issues excessive rainfall forcasts, short-range discussions of heavy rainfall events, and snow and freezing rain probabilities. WWW.WPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV
NWS RIVER FORECAST CENTERS (RFCS)
The National Weather Service has a network of thirteen River Forecast Centers across the United States. These RFC's collect, process and provide water resource and river forecasts and information for major river basins across the country. HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/RFC/RFC.PHP
FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEBSITE
On this page, you will find information on what to do before, during and after a flood. WWW.FLOODSAFETY.NOAA.GOV Staying aware of an evolving weather situation can help you prepare when flooding or other weather hazards impact your area. Be a force of nature! WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION
JOIN US TOMORROW ON THE FINAL DAY OF FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK TO FIND OUT ABOUT SOME GREAT RESOURCES OFFERED BY NWS PARTNERS!