Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI
FGUS83 KGRR 200303
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1003 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017
...Water levels are high or forecast to have significant rises for
the following rivers or creeks: Flat River at Smyrna...Thornapple
River at Caledonia...Kalamazoo River at New Richmond...
.A storm system will track through the region tonight producing
generally under a half inch of rain. Water levels will remain elevated
for the next couple of days as a result. The following forecast is
based on observed and forecast 48 hour precipitation.
For the Flat River Near Smyrna... the latest stage was 4.9 feet at 8
PM Thursday. No flooding is forecast. The maximum stage forecasted
is 5.4 feet early Sunday morning. Flood stage is 8.5 feet.
For the Thornapple River Near Caledonia... the latest stage was 6.8
feet at 8 PM Thursday. No flooding is forecast. The maximum stage
forecasted is 7.8 feet Monday morning. Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
For the Kalamazoo River Near New Richmond... the latest stage was
14.9 feet at 9 PM Thursday. No flooding is forecast. The maximum
stage forecasted is 14.9 feet tomorrow morning. Flood stage is 17.0
Safety message...Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks.
Stay tuned to further developments by listening to your local
radio... television... or NOAA Weather Radio station for further
Flood Observed Forecast 7PM
Location Stage Stage Day Time Fri Sat Sun
Smyrna 8.5 4.9 Thu 08 PM 5.1 5.3 5.4
Caledonia 10.0 6.8 Thu 08 PM 7.1 7.6 7.8
New Richmond 17.0 14.9 Thu 09 PM 14.9 14.5 14.7