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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
133 PM EDT WED OCT 7 2020

...FLOOD ONLY RIVER LEVEL FORECASTS FOR THE LUMBER RIVER AT
NICHOLS SOUTH CAROLINA TO BEGIN NOVEMBER 9TH...

ON NOVEMBER 9, 2020, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL BEGIN
ISSUING FLOOD ONLY RIVER LEVEL FORECASTS FOR THE LUMBER RIVER AT 
NICHOLS, SOUTH CAROLINA. FORECASTS FOR THE LUMBER RIVER AT 
NICHOLS WILL BE ISSUED BY THE SOUTHEAST RIVER FORECAST CENTER IN 
PEACHTREE CITY, GEORGIA ANY TIME THE RIVER HAS EXCEEDED OR IS 
EXPECTED TO EXCEED THE ACTION STAGE OF 18 FEET. 

WHEN THE RIVER REACHES OR IS FORECAST TO REACH OR EXCEED THE 
FLOOD STAGE OF 20 FEET, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN 
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA WILL ISSUE A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE 
LUMBER RIVER AT NICHOLS. STATEMENTS ABOUT THE FLOODING WILL BE 
ISSUED IN THE MORNING AND EVENING DURING A FLOOD EVENT TO KEEP 
PEOPLE WITH INTERESTS IN THE AREA APPRISED OF EXPECTED IMPACTS. 
THESE STATEMENTS WILL CEASE FOR AN EVENT WHEN THE RIVER STAGE 
FALLS BELOW 20 FEET. 

INFORMATION REGARDING WATER LEVELS AND FORECASTS OVER SOUTHEAST 
NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA CAN BE FOUND ON THE 
ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC  PREDICTION SERVICE (AHPS) - 
HTTPS://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=ILM . OBSERVED WATER
LEVELS FOR THE LUMBER RIVER AT NICHOLS CAN BE FOUND ON AHPS VIA 
THIS DIRECT LINK: 
HTTPS://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/HYDROGRAPH.PHP?WFO=ILM&GAGE=NICS1
BEGINNING NOVEMBER 9, 2020, FORECAST WATER LEVELS FOR THE LUMBER 
RIVER AT NICHOLS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE SAME LINK WHENEVER THE 
RIVER STAGE IS EXPECTED TO EXCEED 18 FEET.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS NEW FORECAST SERVICE CAN BE 
DIRECTED TO RICK NEUHERZ, THE SERVICE HYDROLOGIST FOR THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA VIA 
E-MAIL AT RICHARD.NEUHERZ@NOAA.GOV . 

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RAN

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