Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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1015 PM EDT MON APR 24 2017

...The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a flood
advisory for the following rivers in Southwest Lower Michigan...

  Portage River Near Vicksburg affecting Kalamazoo County

.Dry weather is expected through Wednesday afternoon, which will allow rivers to continue receding. Rain chances will return late Wednesday into Thursday and Saturday into Sunday, with totals by next Monday potentially exceeding two inches in a number of river basins. As rivers are still running higher than normal for the time of year, they will be prone to minor flooding once again if heavy rain materializes. The following forecast is based on observed and forecast 24 hour precipitation only.


Safety message...Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks.

A flood advisory means minor flooding is possible and rivers are
forecast to exceed bankfull.  If you are in the advisory area remain
alert to possible flooding...or the possibility of the advisory being
upgraded to a warning.  Report observed flooding to local emergency
services or law enforcement and request they pass this information on
to the National Weather Service.

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


1015 PM EDT MON APR 24 2017

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* Flood Advisory for
  the Portage River Near Vicksburg.
* from late tonight to Thursday morning.
* at 06 PM Monday the stage was 4.99 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 5.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 5.0 feet.
* Impact, at 4.99 feet...Expect minor overflows into wooded areas                   and farmland adjacent to the river.


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


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