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Watches & Warnings

Areal Flood Watch, Flood Advisory
Issued: 3:02 PM EST Feb. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect from Monday afternoon through Wednesday
afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of central Michigan, south central
Michigan, southwest Michigan, and west central Michigan,
including the following areas, in central Michigan, Clare,
Gratiot, Isabella, Mecosta, Montcalm, and Osceola. In south
central Michigan, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Ionia, and
Jackson. In southwest Michigan, Allegan, Barry, Kalamazoo,
Kent, Ottawa, and Van Buren. In west central Michigan, Lake,
Mason, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana.

* From Monday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon

* 1 to 3 inches of rain is expected from Monday through Wednesday
morning. Locally higher amounts are likely.

* The rainfall, combined with a melting snowpack and a frozen
ground could cause flooding across the area.

* Mainstem rivers and streams are already high, and will be rising
more and could begin to flood areas around them. Ice jams
resulting from the breakup of ice currently on the rivers will
also be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Weather preparedness information is available on line at
www.Ready.Gov/floods.




118 PM EST sun Feb 18 2018

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* flood advisory for
the Flat River near Smyrna.
* Until further notice.
* At 12 PM Sunday the stage was 4.1 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 5.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.5 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 6.4 feet by Friday morning.
* Impact, at 6.0 feet... expect minor flooding of low lying areas
adjacent to the river and double r ranch campground.


Lat... Lon 4308 8520 4296 8528 4296 8534 4298 8541
      4306 8530 4312 8527




118 PM EST sun Feb 18 2018

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* flood advisory for
the Grand River at Ionia.
* Until further notice.
* At 12 PM Sunday the stage was 12.5 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 13.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 21.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 19.9 feet by Friday morning.
* Impact, at 21.0 feet... expect minor flooding of several buildings
in the Ionia Fairgrounds, a shopping mall near the Fairgrounds, and
several businesses and residences in the southern portion of Ionia.


Lat... Lon 4297 8524 4303 8488 4296 8499 4290 8521




Areal Flood Watch, Flood Advisory
Issued: 3:02 PM EST Feb. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect from Monday afternoon through Wednesday
afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of central Michigan, south central
Michigan, southwest Michigan, and west central Michigan,
including the following areas, in central Michigan, Clare,
Gratiot, Isabella, Mecosta, Montcalm, and Osceola. In south
central Michigan, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Ionia, and
Jackson. In southwest Michigan, Allegan, Barry, Kalamazoo,
Kent, Ottawa, and Van Buren. In west central Michigan, Lake,
Mason, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana.

* From Monday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon

* 1 to 3 inches of rain is expected from Monday through Wednesday
morning. Locally higher amounts are likely.

* The rainfall, combined with a melting snowpack and a frozen
ground could cause flooding across the area.

* Mainstem rivers and streams are already high, and will be rising
more and could begin to flood areas around them. Ice jams
resulting from the breakup of ice currently on the rivers will
also be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Weather preparedness information is available on line at
www.Ready.Gov/floods.




118 PM EST sun Feb 18 2018

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* flood advisory for
the Flat River near Smyrna.
* Until further notice.
* At 12 PM Sunday the stage was 4.1 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 5.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.5 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 6.4 feet by Friday morning.
* Impact, at 6.0 feet... expect minor flooding of low lying areas
adjacent to the river and double r ranch campground.


Lat... Lon 4308 8520 4296 8528 4296 8534 4298 8541
      4306 8530 4312 8527




118 PM EST sun Feb 18 2018

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* flood advisory for
the Grand River at Ionia.
* Until further notice.
* At 12 PM Sunday the stage was 12.5 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 13.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 21.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 19.9 feet by Friday morning.
* Impact, at 21.0 feet... expect minor flooding of several buildings
in the Ionia Fairgrounds, a shopping mall near the Fairgrounds, and
several businesses and residences in the southern portion of Ionia.


Lat... Lon 4297 8524 4303 8488 4296 8499 4290 8521