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NOUS45 KFGZ 192021  
PNSFGZ  
 
SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF ARIZONA  
121 PM MST TUESDAY SEP 19 2017  
 
TO: SUBSCRIBERS:  
-FAMILY OF SERVICES  
-NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE  
-EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK  
-OTHER NWS PARTNERS...USERS AND EMPLOYEES  
 
FROM: BRIAN KLIMOWSKI METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE WEATHER FORECAST  
OFFICE FLAGSTAFF ARIZONA  
 
SUBJECT: ESTABLISHMENT OF FLOOD CATEGORIES FOR STREAM GAGE NEAR  
RIMROCK ON WET BEAVER CREEK /WBVA3/  
 
EFFECTIVE AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 1,  
2017...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL ESTABLISH FLOOD CATEGORY  
STAGES FOR THE STREAM GAGE NEAR RIMROCK ON WET BEAVER CREEK.  
BECAUSE OF THIS CHANGE...STARTING ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 1, 2017...FLOOD  
WARNINGS...FLOOD STATEMENTS AND FLOOD ADVISORIES WILL REFERENCE THE  
NEW CATEGORY LEVELS. THIS CHANGE IS PART OF A RECENT RE-EVALUATION  
OF THE FLOOD PLAIN.  
 
THE NEW FLOOD CATEGORIES WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:  
 
1. NEW MINOR FLOOD STAGE IS 9.5 FEET ABOVE GAGE ZERO.  
2. NEW MODERATE FLOOD STAGE IS 10.5 FEET ABOVE GAGE ZERO.  
3. NEW MAJOR FLOOD STAGE IS 12 FEET ABOVE GAGE ZERO.  
 
REALTIME DATA AND FORECASTS FOR THE STREAM GAGE NEAR RIMROCK ON WET  
BEAVER CREEK /WBVA3/ CAN BE FOUND AT:  
 
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/HYDROGRAPH.PHP?WFO=FGZ&GAGE=WBVA3  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WELCOMES PUBLIC FEEDBACK. IF YOU HAVE  
ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THIS CHANGE...PLEASE CONTACT:  
 
BRIAN KLIMOWSKI  
METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  
FLAGSTAFF WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE  
P.O. BOX 16057  
BELLEMONT, AZ 86015-6057  
PHONE: (928) 556-9161  
E-MAIL: BRIAN.KLIMOWSKI@NOAA.GOV  
 

 
 
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