Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1058 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

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

  Grand River At Ionia affecting Ionia County

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

  Maple River At Maple Rapids affecting Clinton County
  Thornapple River Above Hastings affecting Barry 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.

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.

&&

MIC067-061658-
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/IONM4.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
1058 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

The Flood Advisory is extended for
  the Grand River At Ionia
* until Sunday afternoon.
* at 10 AM Thursday the stage was 14.0 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 13.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 21.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 14.3 feet by after midnight
  tonight.
* Impact, at 15.0 feet...High water affects North Drive on Ionia
  Fairgrounds.

&&

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

$$

MIC037-061657-
/O.NEW.KGRR.FL.Y.0086.160505T1458Z-160509T0600Z/
/MRPM4.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
1058 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* Flood Advisory for
  the Maple River At Maple Rapids.
* until late Sunday night.
* at 10 AM Thursday the stage was 6.9 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 7.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 7.3 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

$$

MIC015-061657-
/O.NEW.KGRR.FL.Y.0087.160505T1458Z-160509T0600Z/
/HSTM4.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
1058 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* Flood Advisory for
  the Thornapple River Above Hastings.
* until late Sunday night.
* at 10 AM Thursday the stage was 5.0 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 5.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 5.2 feet by tomorrow morning.
* Impact, at 5.0 feet...River is bankfull. Expect minor flooding of
  low lying areas and farmland adjacent to the river.

&&

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

$$

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