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Agency:

NOAA National Weather Service

Resource:

(NOAA NWS) Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services (AHPS)

Overview:

Provides enhanced hydrologic information, products, and services through the infusion of new science and technology. River flooding and drought forecasts are prepared by hydrologists and hydro-meteorologists at the NWS 13 River Forecast Centers and 122 Weather Forecast Offices. River forecasts and observations are available at the AHPS website, as well as Precipitation Analysis, Long Range Flood Risk, Probabilistic Forecasts, and Flood Inundation Mapping (FIM). These products and services are provided to assist community leaders and emergency managers in making better life- and cost-saving decisions about evacuations and movement of property before flooding occurs. Please see AHPS User‘s Guide for description of the suite of graphical and numerical products.

Funding Information:

  • 100 percent federally funded.
  • Sponsors asked to contribute $4,000 to help defray NWS Flood Inundation Mapping costs to host AHPS

Resource Website(s):

http://water.weather.gov/ahps/

Keywords:

Business, Local Government, State Government, Tribal, Preparing for Flood Response, Data & Tools

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