River Forecasts

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This collection includes any publications or observations about river forecasts within the United States. This includes forecasts for river flooding, water level, and forecast locations. In addition, a historical publication is available that describes in detail the river forecast and warning services as well as other hydrological services provided by the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS), including information highest stages at NWS gauges and at locations prior to gauge records, and a list of points for which water supply forecasts are issued during the Period of Record (1873-1980).
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  • NCEI WebARTIS: FCST
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C00226
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Distribution Formats
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Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
1-828-271-4800
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Time Period 1873-07-01 to 1980-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 72.0
S: 18.0
E: -66.0
W: 172.0
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
    No administrative dates available
Data Presentation Form Hardcopy image - image archived in analog format
Dataset Progress Status Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose The collection provides users with a historical perspective on river forecasting and warnings.
Dataset Citation
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Cited Authors
  • DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Originators
  • DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Surface Water > Rivers/Streams
  • Earth Science > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Surface Water > Surface Water Processes/Measurements > Floods
  • Earth Science > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Surface Water > Surface Water Processes/Measurements > Stage Height
  • Earth Science > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Surface Water > Surface Water Processes/Measurements > Water Depth
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Terrestrial - River Discharge
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America
Use Constraints
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  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Access Constraints
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Fees
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Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement Information was captured by representatives of the US National Weather Service (NWS).
Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Processing Steps
  • Forecasts were produced by representatives of the US National Weather Service (NWS), using the most up-to-date methods available at the time.
    Rationale: To digitize collection in order to make available online.
Source Datasets
  • NCEI WebARTIS - FCST
    • NCEI WebARTIS - FCST
      Search WebARTIS--collection FCST--for more detail about available data in the physical archives.
    • Description of Source: Forecasts were received directly from the National Weather Service.
Lineage information for: repository
Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Last Modified: 2018-05-25
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