221  
NOUS41 KRNK 141523  
PNSRNK  
NCZ001>006-018>020-VAZ007-009>020-022>024-032>035-043>047-058-059-  
WVZ042>044-507-508-150330-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
1123 AM EDT WED AUG 14 2019  
   
..PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
 
 
...DAILY RIVER FORECASTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE NEW RIVER AT  
ALLISONIA, VA...  
 
EFFECTIVE AUGUST 14, 2019, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS)  
WILL BEGIN ISSUING DAILY RIVER FORECASTS FOR THE NEW RIVER AT  
ALLISONIA, VA (SHEF ID: ALSV2). THE GAGE IS LOCATED IN PULASKI  
COUNTY, VA AND IS OPERATED AND MAINTAINED BY THE UNITED STATE  
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS) VIRGINIA WATER SCIENCE CENTER, WITH  
COOPERATIVE FUNDING FROM AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER (AEP) AND THE  
HUNTINGTON DISTRICT OF THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS. THE GAGE HAS BEEN  
IN OPERATION SINCE 1929. PREVIOUSLY, THIS GAGE WAS A DATA POINT  
WITH OBSERVATIONS BUT NO FLOOD FORECASTS AVAILABLE.  
 
RIVER FORECAST GUIDANCE FOR THE NEW RIVER IS PROVIDED BY THE OHIO  
RIVER FORECAST CENTER (OHRFC) IN WILMINGTON, OH. THE WMO HEADER  
AND AWIPS PRODUCT IDENTIFIER FOR THIS GUIDANCE IS FGUS51  
KTIRRVFKAN. RIVER FLOOD WARNINGS (FLW) FOR ALLISONIA WILL BE  
ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG, VA (RNK)  
UNDER THE WMO AND AWIPS ID OF WGUS41 WBCFLWRNK. FOLLOW-UP FLOOD  
STATEMENTS FOR FLOOD WARNINGS (FLS) WILL BE ISSUED UNDER AND  
WGUS81 WBCFLWRNK. FORECASTS WILL BE CONSIDERED VALID FOR A  
REACH OF THE NEW RIVER IN PULASKI AND WYTHE COUNTIES. THE REACH  
FOR THIS POINT EXTENDS UPSTREAM TO THE CONFLUENCE OF CRIPPLE CREEK  
AND THE NEW RIVER, AND DOWNSTREAM TO WHERE THE NEW RIVER ENTERS  
CLAYTOR LAKE.  
 
FORECAST AND GAGE INFORMATION (SUCH AS FLOOD STAGES AND CREST  
HISTORY WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE NWS BLACKSBURG ADVANCED  
HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION (AHPS) PAGE AT:  
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/HYDROGRAPH.PHP?WFO=RNK&GAGE=ALSV2  
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:  
PETER CORRIGAN, SERVICE HYDROLOGIST (SH):  
PETER.CORRIGAN@NOAA.GOV  
 

 
 
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