Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Marquette, MI

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
951 AM EDT TUE APR 22 2014

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MARQUETTE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD
ADVISORY FOR THE STURGEON RIVER...

  STURGEON RIVER NEAR ALSTON AFFECTING HOUGHTON AND BARAGA COUNTIES

.WARMER TEMPERATURES IN THE PAST FEW DAYS HAS LEAD TO INCREASED RUNOFF
ACROSS THE STURGEON RIVER BASIN. COLDER CONDITIONS IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
WILL SLOW THE RUNOFF INTO THE RIVER BASIN. NO PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED
IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SAFETY MESSAGE...RESIDENTS ALONG THESE RIVERS SHOULD REMAIN ALERT AND
EXERCISE CAUTION 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 NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA OUTLET FOR
FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS AND INFORMATION FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

&&

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951 AM EDT TUE APR 22 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MARQUETTE HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR
  THE STURGEON RIVER NEAR ALSTON.
* UNTIL WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
* AT 7 AM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 7.7 FEET.
* BANKFULL STAGE IS 7.5 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL HOLD STEADY THEN BEGIN A SLOW FALL.
* AT 8.0 FEET...HOMES AND STRUCTURES ALONG THE LOW LYING AREAS AND
  NUMEROUS ROADS BECOME IMPACTED BY FLOOD WATER. IN HOUGHTON
  COUNTY...STURGEON RIVER ROAD...AHO ROAD...AND RAJALA ROAD ARE
  IMPACTED. IN BARAGA COUNTY...STURGEON ROAD...HALONEN ROAD AND
  USITALO ROAD ARE IMPACTED. ALONG FROBERG ROAD...TAHTINEN ROAD...
  IRWIN ROAD...AND PIETI ROAD ARE IMPACTED.

&&

LAT...LON 4672 8872 4683 8866 4692 8861 4692 8848
      4687 8850 4672 8860

$$



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