St. Joseph Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 11:53 AM EST Feb. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Saint Joseph River Michigan at Three Rivers
* until further notice.
* At 11 am Thursday the stage was 10.3 feet and rising.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will rise to a crest near 11.1 feet around 7
PM Friday February 23 and begin falling.
* At 10.6 feet... expect moderate flooding of scidmore park. Flooding
of the basements of several homes and businesses along south Main
Street in the vicinity of the lumber yard can be expected.


Lat... Lon 4186 8568 4197 8564 4197 8554 4196 8554
      4193 8561 4184 8566




1153 am EST Thu Feb 22 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Saint Joseph River Michigan at Elkhart
* until further notice.
* At 11 am Thursday the stage was 28.3 feet and rising.
* Major flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 24.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to 28.5 feet around 1 PM
Thursday February 22 with additional rises possible thereafter.
* At 29.0 feet... extensive flooding of the commercial district along
East Jackson street is in progress.


Lat... Lon 4166 8616 4168 8616 4171 8594 4169 8594
      4167 8599




1153 am EST Thu Feb 22 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Saint Joseph River Michigan at Mottville
* until further notice.
* At 11 am Thursday the stage was 8.9 feet and rising.
* Minor flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will rise to a crest near 10.3 feet around 7
am Saturday February 24 and begin falling.
* At 10.0 feet... a major flood is in progress. Expect extensive
inundation and damage. Many primary roads and bridges will be
closed and many people evacuated.


Lat... Lon 4186 8568 4184 8566 4175 8578 4177 8581
      4180 8578




146 am EST Thu Feb 22 2018

... A Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams remains in
effect until 1145 PM EST Thursday/1045 PM CST Thursday/ for
Elkhart... St. Joseph... northern Kosciusko... Starke... LaGrange...
Marshall... La Porte... Cass... St. Joseph and Berrien counties...

Trained weather spotters and emergency management reported flooding
across the warned area including southwest lower Michigan and
Northwest Indiana. Storm total rainfall of 3 to 6 inches were
reported from late Sunday night through late Tuesday night, with
localized amounts of 6 to 7 inches reported in the South Bend,
Bremen, Elkhart, and North Judson areas.

Many roads remain closed. Others remain open with water impeding
traffic on one or more lanes. Many rivers are approaching or have
exceeded record crest levels. Please reference the individual river
forecasts for more detailed information.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
South Bend, Elkhart, Mishawaka, Goshen, Michigan City, La Porte,
Warsaw, Niles, Sturgis, Benton Harbor, Plymouth, St. Joseph, Three
Rivers, Nappanee, Dowagiac, Westville, Winona Lake, Bremen, Buchanan
and Knox.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.


Lat... Lon 4207 8622 4206 8529 4176 8530 4176 8520
      4153 8519 4153 8566 4121 8566 4117 8693
      4171 8693 4176 8680 4193 8659 4211 8649
      4224 8637 4224 8622


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