Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1100 AM EST THU FEB 4 2016

...The flood advisory continues for the following rivers in Southwest
Lower Michigan...

  Grand River At Ionia affecting Ionia County
  Maple River At Maple Rapids affecting Clinton County
  Flat River Near Smyrna affecting Ionia County
  Rogue River Below Rockford affecting Kent County

.Colder weather with lake effect snow expected through tonight.
Accumulations will be on the lighter end with one to three inches
west of U.S. 131 by Friday morning. Locations farther inland will
generally see less than an inch. The following forecast is based on
observed and forecast 48 hour precipitation.

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 for further information.

&&

MIC067-051800-
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1100 AM EST THU FEB 4 2016

The Flood Advisory is extended for
  the Grand River At Ionia
* until late Sunday night.
* at 10 AM Thursday the stage was 14.2 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 13.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 21.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 14.6 feet by tomorrow
  morning.
* Impact, at 15.0 feet...High water affects North Drive on Ionia
  Fairgrounds.

&&

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

$$

MIC037-051800-
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1100 AM EST THU FEB 4 2016

The Flood Advisory is extended for
  the Maple River At Maple Rapids
* until Wednesday afternoon.
* at 10 AM Thursday the stage was 7.5 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 7.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 7.9 feet by tomorrow early
  afternoon.
* Impact, at 7.0 feet...River is bankfull. Expect minor flooding in
  low lying pastures, farmland, and wooded areas adjacent to the
  river.

&&

LAT...LON 4298 8493 4308 8468 4310 8457 4317 8456
      4314 8471 4302 8495

$$

MIC067-051759-
/O.EXT.KGRR.FL.Y.0014.000000T0000Z-160209T0600Z/
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1100 AM EST THU FEB 4 2016

The Flood Advisory is extended for
  the Flat River Near Smyrna
* until late Monday night.
* at 09 AM Thursday the stage was 5.0 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 5.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.5 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 5.6 feet by Saturday morning.
* Impact, at 5.5 feet...River is bankfull. Overflow begins in low
  areas adjacent to the river.

&&

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

$$

MIC081-051759-
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/ROCM4.N.MC.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
1100 AM EST THU FEB 4 2016

The Flood Advisory is extended for
  the Rogue River Below Rockford
* until Friday afternoon.
* at 10 AM Thursday the stage was 7.2 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 7.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will remain near 7.2 feet through this
  afternoon.
* Impact, at 7.0 feet...River is bankfull.

&&

LAT...LON 4306 8555 4309 8555 4313 8551 4313 8559
      4310 8562 4306 8562

$$

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