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SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOSTON/NORTON MA  
145 PM EDT TUE JUL 27 2021  
 
TO: SUBSCRIBERS:  
-FAMILY OF SERVICES  
-NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE  
-EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK  
-OTHER NWS PARTNERS, USERS AND EMPLOYEES  
 
FROM: ANDY NASH  
METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE  
WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE BOSTON/NORTON MA  
 
SUBJECT: NEW RIVER STAGE FORECAST AND FLOOD WARNING SERVICES  
FOR THE DEERFIELD RIVER AT CHARLEMONT /CLMM3/ AND WEST  
DEERFIELD MA /WDEM3/  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) FORECAST OFFICE IN BOSTON/NORTON MA,  
IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NORTHEAST RIVER FORECAST CENTER, ANNOUNCES  
THAT THE DEERFIELD RIVER AT CHARLEMONT AND DEERFIELD RIVER AT WEST  
DEERFIELD MASSACHUSETTS WILL BECOME RIVER FORECAST POINTS EFFECTIVE  
THURSDAY AUGUST 26TH, 2021.  
 
BEGINNING AUGUST 26TH, RIVER STAGE FORECASTS FOR CHARLEMONT AND  
WEST DEERFIELD WILL BE ISSUED ONCE A DAY BY THE NWS DURING NORMAL  
AND LOW FLOWS, AND UPDATED AS CONDITIONS WARRANT DURING HIGH FLOWS.  
FORECASTS ARE ISSUED BY 12 PM DAILY.  
 
WHEN FLOODING IS EXPECTED, RIVER FLOOD WARNINGS AND FOLLOW-UP  
RIVER FLOOD STATEMENTS WILL BE ISSUED FOR THESE 2 FORECAST POINTS.  
RIVER FLOOD WARNINGS AND STATEMENTS WILL BECOME AVAILABLE VIA  
VARIOUS MEANS, INCLUDING NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND ON THE WEB VIA  
HTTPS://WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON AND HTTPS://WATER.WEATHER.GOV. DAILY  
RIVER STAGE FORECASTS WILL BECOME AVAILABLE FOR THE DEERFIELD  
RIVER VIA THE WEB SITE HTTPS://WATER.WEATHER.GOV.  
 
FLOOD STAGES HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR THE DEERFIELD RIVER AT  
CHARLEMONT AND WEST DEERFIELD. FLOOD STAGE FOR THE DEERFIELD RIVER  
AT CHARLEMONT MA IS 10 FEET, AND FLOOD STAGE AT WEST DEERFIELD IS  
9 FEET.  
 
PROVIDING RIVER STAGE FORECASTS, AND FLOOD WARNINGS AS NECESSARY,  
FOR THE DEERFIELD RIVER WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE MISSION TO PROVIDE WEATHER AND WATER FORECAST AND WARNING  
SERVICES TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.  
 
PLEASE DIRECT ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THIS NEW SERVICE TO  
THE FOLLOWING NWS BOSTON/NORTON CONTACTS:  
 
NICOLE BELK, SENIOR SERVICE HYDROLOGIST  
NICOLE.BELK@NOAA.GOV  
 
ANDY NASH, METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE  
ANDY.NASH@NOAA.GOV  
 

 
 
FOR THE LATEST UPDATES...PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBPAGE AT  
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON  
 
YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AT  
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWSBOSTON  
 
YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AT  
@NWSBOSTON  
 
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