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Service Change Notice 13-40

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1036 AM EDT Fri Jun 21 2013


TO:       Subscribers: 

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


          Other NWS partners and employees


FROM:     Mary Mullusky

          Chief, Hydrologic Services Branch


SUBJECT:  Transfer of Hydrologic Services for the Moose River at

          McKeever Forecast Location in New York Effective

          September 19, 2013


Effective Thursday, September 19, 2013, at 12 PM Eastern

Daylight Time (EDT), 1600 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC),

hydrologic service responsibility for the river location at

McKeever, NY, along the Moose River (location identifier: MCKN6)

in Herkimer County, NY, will be transferred from Weather

Forecast Office (WFO) Albany, NY, WFO ALY) to the WFO Buffalo,



Because of this transfer, users must take appropriate action to

receive the products listed in Table 1 for the Moose River at

McKeever forecast point in Herkermer County, NY, using the BUF



Table 1. Text products affected by this change for the Moose

River at McKeever forecast location (MCKN6) in New York.


PRODUCT                WMO HEADING              AWIPS ID


Flood Watch           /NEW/ WGUS61 KBUF        /NEW/ FFABUF

                    * /OLD/ WGUS61 KALY      * /OLD/ FFAALY


Flood Warning         /NEW/ WGUS41 KBUF        /NEW/ FLWBUF

                    * /OLD/ WGUS41 KALY      * /OLD/ FLWALY


Flood Statement       /NEW/ WGUS81 KBUF        /NEW/ FLSBUF

                    * /OLD/ WGUS81 KALY      * /OLD/ FLSALY


Daily River and       /NEW/ FGUS51 KBUF        /NEW/ RVDBUF

Lake Summary        * /OLD/ FGUS51 KALY      * /OLD/ RVDALY


River Statement       /NEW/ FGUS81 KBUF        /NEW/ RVSBUF

                    * /OLD/ FGUS81 KALY      * /OLD/ RVSALY


* These old products will continue to exist, but will cover

locations and areas other than Moose River at McKeever, NY.


If you have any questions, you may contact:


   Jason Franklin                    Raymond O’Keefe

   Meteorologist-in-Charge           Meteorologist-in-Charge 

   NWS Buffalo                              NWS Albany

   Cheektowaga, NY 14225             Albany, NY 12203

   (716)565-0204                     (518)435-9580


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