Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1037 AM EDT MON AUG 22 2016

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Southwest
Lower Michigan...

  Portage River Near Vicksburg affecting Kalamazoo County

.High pressure will bring dry weather to the Vicksburg basin through
midday Wednesday.  A slow fall in the river stage is expected through
at least mid week. Rainfall from Wednesday through Thursday could cause
a new rise to develop on the Portage River by the end of the week. The
following forecast is based on observed and forecast 24 hour precipitation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...Motorists should not attempt to drive around
barricades or drive cars through flooded areas.

Stay tuned to further developments by listening to your local
radio... television... or NOAA Weather Radio station for further
information.

Additional weather and river information can be found on our homepage
at www.weather.gov/grr

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MIC077-231637-
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/VCKM4.1.ER.160815T2150Z.160818T0010Z.160825T1200Z.UU/
1037 AM EDT MON AUG 22 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Portage River Near Vicksburg.
* until Friday morning.
* at  9:42 AM Monday the stage was 5.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 5.0 feet.
* Minor Flooding is occurring and Minor Flooding is forecast.
* Forecast, the river will continue to fall below flood stage by
  Thursday morning.
* Impact, at 5.0 feet...Expect overflows into wooded areas and
  farmland adjacent to the river
* Flood history, this crest compares to a previous crest of 5.0 feet
  on Apr 20 2013.

&&

LAT...LON 4208 8547 4211 8544 4216 8544 4215 8548
      4211 8553 4208 8552

$$

MWS



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