Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Gaylord, MI

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Flood Statement
National Weather Service Gaylord MI
103 PM EDT Thu Apr 20 2017

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in

  Rifle River near Sterling AFFECTING Arenac County

.Overnight and morning rainfall is expected to push the Rifle
River near Sterling to above flood stage on Friday and remain
above flood into the weekend.


Safety message...

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio...or local media outlets...for the
latest information concerning this flooding situation.

The National Weather Service in Gaylord will issue another statement
on this developing situation as new information becomes available.


103 PM EDT Thu Apr 20 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Rifle River near Sterling.
* from Friday afternoon to Saturday evening.
* At 12:30 PM Thursday the stage was 3.6 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 6.0 feet.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by tomorrow afternoon and
  continue to rise to near 6.7 feet by early Saturday morning.the
  river will fall below flood stage by Saturday afternoon.
* Impact...At 6.0 feet...High water begins to impact canoe livery at
  River View Campground.


                   FLD      OBSERVED               FORECAST 7AM
LOCATION           STG    STG  DAY  TIME       Fri     Sat     Sun

Rifle River
  Sterling           6    3.6  Thu 12 PM       4.4     6.7     5.2


LAT...LON 4399 8384 4407 8408 4416 8408 4416 8398
      4408 8384 4399 8379


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