591  
NOUS41 KCLE 171332  
PNSCLE  
OHZ003-006>014-017>023-027>033-036>038-047-089-PAZ001>003-181345-  
 
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  
CORRECTIONS.  
 
THE DATA AND FORECASTS FOR ITS SITE CAN BE FOUND AT:  
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/HYDROGRAPH.PHP?WFO=CLE&GAGE=PNVO1  
 
ADDITIONAL RIVER FORECASTS CAN BE FOUND AT:  
WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/  
 
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: HTTP://OH.WATER.USGS.GOV  
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THIS CHANGE PLEASE CONTACT:  
 
SARAH JAMISON  
SENIOR SERVICE HYDROLOGIST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  
CLEVELAND OHIO  
SARAH.JAMISON@NOAA.GOV  
 

 
 
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