NWS Taunton Public Information Statement – River Gauge on Connecticut River in Middletown CT No Longer In Service

Hello to all..

The following NWS Taunton Public Information Statement is on the River Gauge on the Connecticut River no longer in service and that forecasting and warnings for this point will not be given as in the past.

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NOUS41 KBOX 211742
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CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-NHZ011-012-015-RIZ001>008-231200-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1240 PM EST TUE FEB 21 2012

…THE RIVER GAUGE ON THE CONNECTICUT RIVER IN MIDDLETOWN IS NO
LONGER IN SERVICE RESULTING IN TERMINATION OF RIVER FORECASTS AND
WARNINGS FOR THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MIDDLETOWN CONNECTICUT…

THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY HAS DISCONTINUED THE OPERATION
OF THE MIDDLETOWN CONNECTICUT RIVER GAUGE ON THE CONNECTICUT RIVER.
WITH THE LOSS OF THE REAL TIME RIVER DATA FROM THIS GAUGE…THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO PROVIDE FORECAST
AND WARNING SERVICE FOR THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MIDDLETOWN.
EFFECTIVE TODAY ALL RIVER WARNINGS AND FORECASTS FOR THE CONNECTICUT
RIVER AT MIDDLETOWN HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED.

TO MITIGATE THE LOSS OF WARNINGS FOR THIS SITE THE NWS WILL BE
TAKING THE FOLLOWING MEASURES.

THE NWS WILL INCORPORATE EXISTING FLOOD IMPACT STATEMENTS FOR
MIDDLETOWN AND THE SURROUNDING AREA WITH THE CURRENT IMPACT
STATEMENTS INCLUDED FOR RIVER FLOOD WARNINGS ISSUED FOR HARTFORD
CONNECTICUT. THIS WILL TAKE 1 TO 3 MONTHS TO ACCOMPLISH.

THE NWS WILL ESTABLISH NEW RIVER FORECAST AND FLOOD WARNING SERVICES
FOR THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MIDDLE HADDAM CONNECTICUT. A USGS
STREAM GAUGE AT MIDDLE HADDAM IS LOCATED LESS THAN TWO MILES
DOWNSTREAM OF THE MIDDLETOWN GAUGE. THIS TASK WILL TAKE 12 TO 18
MONTHS TO ACCOMPLISH.

FOR INQUIRIES CONCERNING THE IMPACT OF THE MIDDLETOWN GAUGE BEING
DISCONTINUED CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN
TAUNTON MASSACHUSETTS AT 508-823-1900

$$

DUNHAM

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org

Hello to all..

The following NWS Taunton Public Information Statement is on the River Gauge on the Connecticut River no longer in service and that forecasting and warnings for this point will not be given as in the past.

000
NOUS41 KBOX 211742
PNSBOX
CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-NHZ011-012-015-RIZ001>008-231200-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1240 PM EST TUE FEB 21 2012

…THE RIVER GAUGE ON THE CONNECTICUT RIVER IN MIDDLETOWN IS NO
LONGER IN SERVICE RESULTING IN TERMINATION OF RIVER FORECASTS AND
WARNINGS FOR THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MIDDLETOWN CONNECTICUT…

THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY HAS DISCONTINUED THE OPERATION
OF THE MIDDLETOWN CONNECTICUT RIVER GAUGE ON THE CONNECTICUT RIVER.
WITH THE LOSS OF THE REAL TIME RIVER DATA FROM THIS GAUGE…THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO PROVIDE FORECAST
AND WARNING SERVICE FOR THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MIDDLETOWN.
EFFECTIVE TODAY ALL RIVER WARNINGS AND FORECASTS FOR THE CONNECTICUT
RIVER AT MIDDLETOWN HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED.

TO MITIGATE THE LOSS OF WARNINGS FOR THIS SITE THE NWS WILL BE
TAKING THE FOLLOWING MEASURES.

THE NWS WILL INCORPORATE EXISTING FLOOD IMPACT STATEMENTS FOR
MIDDLETOWN AND THE SURROUNDING AREA WITH THE CURRENT IMPACT
STATEMENTS INCLUDED FOR RIVER FLOOD WARNINGS ISSUED FOR HARTFORD
CONNECTICUT. THIS WILL TAKE 1 TO 3 MONTHS TO ACCOMPLISH.

THE NWS WILL ESTABLISH NEW RIVER FORECAST AND FLOOD WARNING SERVICES
FOR THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MIDDLE HADDAM CONNECTICUT. A USGS
STREAM GAUGE AT MIDDLE HADDAM IS LOCATED LESS THAN TWO MILES
DOWNSTREAM OF THE MIDDLETOWN GAUGE. THIS TASK WILL TAKE 12 TO 18
MONTHS TO ACCOMPLISH.

FOR INQUIRIES CONCERNING THE IMPACT OF THE MIDDLETOWN GAUGE BEING
DISCONTINUED CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN
TAUNTON MASSACHUSETTS AT 508-823-1900

$$

DUNHAM

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org

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