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NOUS43 KFSD 142100  
PNSFSD  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD  
400 PM CDT MON MAY 14 2018  
 
TO: FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS, NOAA WEATHER WIRE  
SERVICE /NWWS/ SUBSCRIBERS, EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER  
INFORMATION NETWORK /EMWIN/ SUBSCRIBERS, NOAAPORT  
SUBSCRIBERS AND PARTNERS, AND NWS EMPLOYEES  
 
FROM: MIKE GILLISPIE  
SR. SERVICE HYDROLOGIST  
WFO SIOUX FALLS, SD  
 
SUBJECT: CHANGE TO RIVER FORECAST SERVICES FOR LITTLE SIOUX RIVER  
NEAR MILFORD (MIFI4) AND LITTLE SIOUX RIVER ABOVE SPENCER  
(LSSI4) GAUGES BEGINNING ON MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018  
 
ON MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018 NOAA'S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS)  
OFFICE IN SIOUX FALLS SD WILL (1) BEGIN PROVIDING RIVER FORECAST AND  
WARNING SERVICES AT A NEW LOCATION, AND (2) CEASE RIVER FORECAST AND  
WARNINGS SERVICES FOR AN EXISTING LOCATION, BOTH ON THE LITTLE SIOUX  
RIVER IN NORTHWEST IOWA.  
 
THE NEW FORECAST POINT WILL BE THE LITTLE SIOUX RIVER NEAR MILFORD  
IA (MIFI4) GAUGE. THIS GAUGE IS LOCATED 3 MILES WEST OF MILFORD.  
FLOOD STAGE FOR THIS LOCATION IS 12.0 FEET. ADDITIONAL FORECAST  
SERVICES OF 90-DAY PROBABILISTIC OUTLOOKS WILL ALSO BEGIN FOR THIS  
LOCATION. THE AHPS WEBSITE FOR THIS GAUGE IS:  
 
HTTPS://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/HYDROGRAPH.PHP?WFO=FSD&GAGE=MIFI4  
 
THE DISCONTINUED FORECAST POINT WILL BE THE LITTLE SIOUX RIVER ABOVE  
SPENCER IA (LSSI4) GAUGE, LOCATED 4 MILES NORTHWEST OF SPENCER. THE  
GAUGING OPERATIONS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED AT THIS LOCATION AND RIVER  
STAGES ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE.  
 
BOTH CHANGES HAVE BEEN COORDINATED WITH LOCAL, COUNTY, STATE, AND  
FEDERAL STAKEHOLDERS.  
 
SPECIFIC AFFECTED PRODUCTS INCLUDE:  
 
PRODUCT WMO HEADER PRODUCT IDENTIFIER  
 
FLOOD WARNING - FLW WGUS43 KFSD FSDFLWFSD  
FLOOD STATEMENT - FLS WGUS83 KFSD FSDFLSFSD  
RIVER STATEMENT - RVS FGUS83 KFSD FSDRVSFSD  
HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK -ESF FGUS73 KFSD FSDESFFSD  
 
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS REGARDING THESE CHANGES,  
PLEASE CONTACT:  
 
MIKE GILLISPIE  
SR. SERVICE HYDROLOGIST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE  
26 WEATHER LANE  
SIOUX FALLS, SD 57104  
 
PHONE: (605) 330-4247  
E-MAIL: MICHAEL.GILLISPIE@NOAA.GOV  
 

 
 
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