Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
118 PM EST Sun Feb 18 2018

 ...The flood advisory is cancelled and upgraded to a flood warning
for the following rivers in Southwest Lower Michigan...

  Sycamore Creek At Holt affecting Ingham County
  Looking Glass River Near Eagle affecting Clinton County

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

  Grand River At Ionia affecting Ionia County
  Grand River At Lowell affecting Kent County
  Grand River At Grand Rapids affecting Kent County
  Flat River Near Smyrna affecting Ionia County
  Thornapple River Above Hastings affecting Barry County
  Thornapple River Near Caledonia affecting Kent County

.Widespread rainfall is expected Monday morning through Wednesday
morning. Rain amounts between 1 and 3 inches are expected across all
of Southern Michigan, with locally higher amounts possible. Snow
melt will also continue. This will cause rapid rises on rivers,
creeks, and streams, and allow water to spill into low-lying areas
along rivers.

In addition, rainfall and warmer temperatures will increase the
likelihood for river ice to break up and travel down stream. Large
pieces of ice floating in the river may later pile up as they travel
downstream, particularly near bends in rivers. This could create ice
jams and increase the threat for flooding immediately upstream.

The following forecasts are based on observed and forecast 48 hour
precipitation. This forecast does not take into account rain that
will fall Tuesday night through Wednesday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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
information.

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118 PM EST Sun Feb 18 2018

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* Flood Advisory for
  the Grand River At Ionia.
* until further notice.
* at 12 PM Sunday the stage was 12.5 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 13.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 21.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 19.9 feet by Friday morning.
* Impact, at 21.0 feet...Expect minor flooding of several buildings
  in the Ionia Fairgrounds, a shopping mall near the Fairgrounds, and
  several businesses and residences in the southern portion of Ionia.

&&

LAT...LON 4297 8524 4303 8488 4296 8499 4290 8521

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118 PM EST Sun Feb 18 2018

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* Flood Advisory for
  the Grand River At Lowell.
* until further notice.
* at 07 AM Sunday the stage was estimated at 7.5 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 10.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 13.8 feet Friday evening.
* Impact, at 15.0 feet...Expect minor flooding of commercial
  buildings.

&&

LAT...LON 4298 8541 4296 8534 4297 8524 4290 8521
      4289 8534 4289 8548

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118 PM EST Sun Feb 18 2018

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* Flood Advisory for
  the Grand River At Grand Rapids.
* until further notice.
* at 12 PM Sunday the stage was 8.2 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 12.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 15.6 feet by Saturday
  evening.
* Impact, at 15.0 feet...Expect minor flooding to occur in low lying
  areas upstream and downstream of Grand Rapids, especially in the
  areas of North Park, Comstock Park, and Robinson Township. Some
  seepage into basements of businesses in Grand Rapids occurs.

&&

LAT...LON 4297 8583 4295 8578 4298 8572 4297 8563
      4288 8574 4291 8589

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118 PM EST Sun Feb 18 2018

The Flood Advisory is cancelled for
  the Sycamore Creek At Holt
  and has been upgraded to a flood warning.
* at 07 AM Sunday the stage was 5.0 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 6.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river is forecast to go above flood stage by Tuesday
  evening.  Flood Advisory is cancelled for this location and
  replaced by a Flood Warning.  Please refer to the Flood Warning and
  any follow up statements for further information.
* Impact, at 8.0 feet...Expect minor flooding of low lying areas
  adjacent to the river, in the Lansing Municipal Golf Course and
  sections of East Mt. Hope Road.

&&

LAT...LON 4271 8451 4268 8449 4264 8445 4264 8451
      4268 8455 4271 8455

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118 PM EST Sun Feb 18 2018

The Flood Advisory is cancelled for
  the Looking Glass River Near Eagle
  and has been upgraded to a flood warning.
* at 12 PM Sunday the stage was 4.4 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 5.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river is forecast to go above flood stage by Tuesday
  morning.  Flood Advisory is cancelled for this location and
  replaced by a Flood Warning.  Please refer to the Flood Warning and
  any follow up statements for further information.
* Impact, at 9.0 feet...Expect moderate flooding of homes in Dewitt
  and along the river between Dewitt and Eagle.

&&

LAT...LON 4290 8489 4286 8474 4287 8455 4281 8455
      4279 8474 4283 8489

$$

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118 PM EST Sun Feb 18 2018

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* Flood Advisory for
  the Flat River Near Smyrna.
* until further notice.
* at 12 PM Sunday the stage was 4.1 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 5.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.5 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 6.4 feet by Friday morning.
* Impact, at 6.0 feet...Expect minor flooding of low lying areas
  adjacent to the river and Double R Ranch Campground.

&&

LAT...LON 4308 8520 4296 8528 4296 8534 4298 8541
      4306 8530 4312 8527

$$

MIC015-192017-
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118 PM EST Sun Feb 18 2018

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* Flood Advisory for
  the Thornapple River Above Hastings.
* until further notice.
* at 12 PM Sunday the stage was 4.0 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 5.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 6.9 feet by Thursday early
  afternoon.
* Impact, at 7.0 feet...Expect minor flooding of Tyden Park in
  Hastings, and homes upstream and downstream of Hastings.

&&

LAT...LON 4273 8541 4265 8524 4266 8517 4260 8516
      4259 8523 4268 8550

$$

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118 PM EST Sun Feb 18 2018

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* Flood Advisory for
  the Thornapple River Near Caledonia.
* until Sunday February 25.
* at 12 PM Sunday the stage was 4.5 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 8.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 8.7 feet by Thursday morning.
* Impact, at 8.0 feet...River is bankfull. Expect overflow into low
  lying areas along the river.

&&

LAT...LON 4293 8544 4273 8544 4273 8541 4268 8550
      4273 8551 4298 8552

$$

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