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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY
922 AM EDT FRI JUL 6 2018

TO:       SUBSCRIBERS: 
          -FAMILY OF SERVICES 
          -NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE 
          -EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK 
          OTHER NWS PARTNERS, USERS, AND EMPLOYEES 

FROM:     DOUGLAS A. BUTTS, JR.
          METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE 
          WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE, BINGHAMTON NY

SUBJECT:  PLANNED CHANGES IN FLOOD CATEGORY FOR THE STREAM GAGE
          AT MONTAGUE ON THE DELAWARE RIVER (MTGN4)

EFFECTIVE AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME ON AUGUST 6, 2018, 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INTENDS TO CHANGE THE MAJOR FLOOD 
CATEGORY STAGE FOR THE STREAM GAGE AT MONTAGUE ON THE DELAWARE 
RIVER.

BECAUSE OF THIS CHANGE, STARTING MONDAY AUGUST 6, 2018, FLOOD 
WARNINGS AND FLOOD STATEMENTS WILL REFERENCE THE NEW CATEGORY 
LEVEL. THIS CHANGE IS PART OF A RECENT RE-EVALUATION OF THE 
FLOODPLAIN WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM COUNTY AND LOCAL EMERGENCY 
MANAGEMENT, AS WELL AS OTHER OFFICIALS. THIS CHANGE WILL PUT 
FUTURE FLOODING IN A MORE HISTORICALLY APPROPRIATE CONTEXT 
ACCORDING TO NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLOOD DEFINITIONS.

THE NEW FLOOD CATEGORIES WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

 1. MAJOR FLOOD STAGE BECOMES 31.0 FEET ABOVE GAGE ZERO. THE 
PREVIOUS MAJOR FLOOD STAGE WAS 33.0 FEET ABOVE GAGE ZERO.

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

DOUGLAS A. BUTTS, JR.
METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE
32 DAWES DRIVE
JOHNSON CITY, NY 13790
PHONE: 607-770-9531 EXT.222
E-MAIL: DOUGLAS.BUTTS@NOAA.GOV

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