New River Forecast Point at Middletown, PA
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New River Forecast Point at Middletown, PA
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
1127 AM EST THU FEB 28 2013

...NEW RIVER FORECAST POINT ON SWATARA CREEK AT MIDDLETOWN TO BEGIN SERVICE ON MARCH 29 2013...

BEGINNING ON MARCH 29 2013 NOAA/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ OFFICE SERVING THE CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA AREA WILL PROVIDE RIVER FORECAST AND WARNING SERVICES ON THE SWATARA CREEK AT A NEW LOCATION IN MIDDLETOWN. THE NWS LOCATION IDENTIFIER /NWSLI/ FOR THIS SITE IS MTLP1. THE LOCATION OF THE RIVER GAGE IS AT THE GRUBB STREET BRIDGE AT HOFFER PARK. THIS LOCATION WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING FORECAST POINT /MIDP1/ LOCATED UPSTREAM AT THE MAIN STREET BRIDGE.

IMPACT LEVELS WILL BE DEFINED AS FOLLOWS:

...ACTION STAGE IS SET AT 10.0 FEET...
...FLOOD STAGE IS SET AT 11.0 FEET...
...MODERATE FLOOD STAGE IS SET AT 15.0 FEET...
...MAJOR FLOOD STAGE IS SET AT 18.0 FEET...

RIVER STAGE AND FORECASTS AND RIVER INFORMATION INCLUDING IMPACTS CAN BE VIEWED ON THE NWS AHPS WEB SITE AT:

http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=ctp&gage=mtlp1

THIS CHANGE WILL BE EFFECTIVE BEGINNING FRIDAY MARCH 29, 2013.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WELCOMES PUBLIC FEEDBACK. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THIS ADDITION...PLEASE CONTACT

CHARLES ROSS
SENIOR SERVICE HYDROLOGIST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE
328 INNOVATION BLVD SUITE 330
STATE COLLEGE PA 16803

PHONE: 814-231-2434
EMAIL: CHARLES.ROSS@NOAA.GOV
Location of MTLP1
Location of MTLP1

Middletown Looking upstream
Middletown Looking upstream

Middletown Looking Downstream
Middletown Looking Downstream

Middletown River Gage
Middletown River Gage


 
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