National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
932 AM EDT Wed Oct 17 2018

...River Forecast Services for the Grand River at Painesville Ohio
will be modified effective January 8, 2019...

Effective Tuesday January 8, 2019 the National Weather Service
(NWS) will change the flood stage at the Grand River official
forecast point at Painesville. The minor flood stage will change
from 8.0 feet to 12.5 feet. This change is the result of the
closure of a portion of Vrooman Road. The permanent closure of the
flood origination point on Vrooman Road invalidates the need for
the lower flood stage. Moderate and major flood stages of 15.0 and
17.0 feet respectively remain valid and will not be changed.

It is necessary for the National Weather Service to periodically
update flood stages at river forecast points as changes, both
natural and man-made, occur over a watershed. These updates are
needed to ensure the best quality river forecasts and resulting
warnings to local communities. The NWS, Ohio River Forecast Center
(OHRFC), and Local and County Officials have supported the above

The data and forecasts for its site can be found at:

Additional river forecasts can be found at:

The data for these sites are provided by our partner the USGS.
Without this critical data forecasts and warnings would not be
possible. The USGS website is:

For further information regarding this change please contact:

Sarah Jamison
Senior Service Hydrologist
National Weather Service
Cleveland Ohio