Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI
FGUS83 KGRR 030216
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
916 PM EST TUE FEB 2 2016
...Water levels are high or forecast to have significant rises for
the following rivers or creeks: Looking Glass River at Eagle...Pere
Marquette River at Scottville...
.A large storm system will continue moving through the Great Lakes
Region overnight. A variety of precipitation has been observed
through the evening with most locations changing to rain.
Precipitation totals have exceeded forecast values through portions
of Southwest Lower Michigan with heavier rain running from about
South Haven to Grand Rapids through Mount Pleasant, including
locations to the north and west. Additional rainfall will only add to
these amounts through midnight.
Rainfall is expected to taper off after midnight with conditions
trending quieter through Wednesday morning. Lighter precipitation
amounts, including snow, may move back by mid-morning Wednesday.
River forecasts may need adjustment in accordance with final realized
totals. The following forecast is based on observed and forecast 24
For the Looking Glass River Near Eagle... the latest stage was 3.6
feet at 9 PM Tuesday. No flooding is forecast. The maximum stage
forecasted is 5.1 feet Thursday early afternoon. Flood stage is 7.0
feet. At 5.0 feet... River is bankfull..
For the Pere Marquette River Near Scottville... the latest stage was
2.7 feet at 8 PM Tuesday. No flooding is forecast. The maximum
stage forecasted is 4.1 feet Friday evening. Flood stage is 5.5
feet. At 4.0 feet... River is bankfull. Overflow of low lying areas
adjacent to the river occurs..
Safety message...Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks.
Stay tuned to further developments by listening to your local
radio... television... or NOAA Weather Radio for further information.
Flood Observed Forecast 7PM
Location Stage Stage Day Time Wed Thu Fri
Looking Glass River
Eagle 7.0 3.6 Tue 09 PM 4.6 5.1 5.0
Pere Marquette River
Scottville 5.5 2.7 Tue 08 PM 3.3 3.8 4.1