Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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WGUS83 KGRR 052048

448 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

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

  Muskegon River Near Croton affecting Newaygo County

.Few isolated showers may pop up Thursday afternoon... but is not
expected to result in any widespread measureable precipitation. Dry
and sunny conditions on Friday. Overall precipitation through the
next week looks to fall under one inch. This will keep soils moist
and rivers somewhat elevated with most sites remaining within banks
if not slowly trending downward. The following forecast is based on
observed and forecast 24 hour precipitation.


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


448 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* Flood Advisory for
  the Muskegon River Near Croton.
* until late Friday night.
* at 04 PM Thursday the stage was 8.0 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 8.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 8.1 feet by this evening.
* Impact, at 8.0 feet...River is bankfull. River begins to exceed its
  banks and minor flooding begins in low lying areas along the river.


LAT...LON 4328 8604 4338 8578 4342 8562 4346 8570
      4345 8582 4335 8604



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