FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
REFERENCE: WSOM Chapter E-20, Section 8
ISSUED BY: All warning offices
PURPOSE: The FFS is used to provide follow-up information regarding a flash flood watch or warning. When used during a flash flood watch, the FFS contains information regarding large-scale features and how they are affecting the flash flood potential. When following up a warning the FFS describes the location of heavy rain areas and their expected movement and impact over the next 1-2 hours.
CHANGES: No significant programmatic changes have taken place during the past year.
COMMENTS: The FFS should provide updated information on flash flood watches and warnings. The NOW should be the primary source of short-fuse information during non watch/warning situations. Information contained in the NOW should complement any FFSs in effect, and may include the location and movement of heavy rain areas and ground-truth rainfall reports. Since heavy rain and flooding are significant threats to life and safety, call-to-action statements should be included in FFSs.
CONTACT: Larry Vannozzi, W/SR1x4, (817) 978-2652 x 106