Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI
FGUS83 KGRR 310328
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1128 PM EDT WED MAR 30 2016
...Water levels are forecast to have significant rises for the
following rivers or creeks...
Flat River at Smyrna...
Thornapple River at Hastings...
White River at Whitehall...
Little Muskegon River at Morley...
.Rainfall amounts between 0.5 and 1.5 inches through Thursday evening
will cause these rivers to rise to near bankfull, and possibly above
bankfull. Flood advisories may be issued for these sites if
confidence increases. The following forecasts are based on observed
and forecast 24 hour precipitation.
For the Flat River Near Smyrna... the latest stage was 5.0 feet at 10
PM Wednesday. No flooding is forecast. The maximum stage forecasted
is 5.5 feet Saturday early afternoon. Flood stage is 8.5 feet.
For the Thornapple River Above Hastings... the latest stage was 4.4
feet at 10 PM Wednesday. No flooding is forecast. The maximum stage
forecasted is 5.1 feet early Sunday morning. Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
At 5.0 feet... River is bankfull. Expect minor flooding of low lying
areas and farmland adjacent to the river.
For the White River Above Whitehall... the latest stage was 3.4 feet
at 10 PM Wednesday. No flooding is forecast. The maximum stage
forecasted is 5.4 feet early Saturday morning. Flood stage is 6.0
feet. At 5.0 feet... River is bankfull. Overflow begins in low lying
For the Little Muskegon River Above Morley... no observed stage was
available. No flooding is forecast. The maximum stage forecasted is
4.3 feet Friday early afternoon. Flood stage is 6.0 feet At 4.0
feet... River is bankfull.
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 7am
Location Stage Stage Day Time Thu Fri Sat
Smyrna 8.5 5.0 Wed 10 PM 5.2 5.4 5.5
Hastings 7.0 4.4 Wed 10 PM 4.5 4.9 5.1
Whitehall 6.0 3.4 Wed 10 PM 4.8 5.4 5.3
Morley 6.0 M M 4.2 4.0 3.4