Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
1017 AM CST SAT FEB 25 2017

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
Wisconsin...
  Wisconsin River At Portage affecting Columbia County


&&
WIC021-260417-
/O.CON.KMKX.FL.W.0017.000000T0000Z-170301T0130Z/
/PORW3.2.ER.170224T1207Z.170226T0000Z.170228T1930Z.NO/
1017 AM CST SAT FEB 25 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Wisconsin River At Portage.
* At  8:00 AM Saturday the stage was 18.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 18.2 feet by this
  evening. The river will fall below flood stage Tuesday early
  afternoon.
* Impact...At 18.2 feet...Floodwaters surround some seasonal homes
  along Old River Road in the Blackhawk Park area. Numerous roads in
  the Blackhawk Park area are affected by floodwaters. Old River Road
  is flooded and closed. West Lane Road in the Long Lake area is
  closed with about 4 feet of water over it in places. This level is
  about a 20 percent chance flood meaning that there is a 20 percent
  chance in any given year of the river reaching this level.

&&

LAT...LON 4351 8970 4365 8966 4359 8937 4339 8939
      4344 8965 4350 8957

$$

&&

River forecasts are available for some but not all river gaging
locations. The 7 day river forecast takes into account past
precipitation...soil moisture conditions etc..and predicted
future 48 hour basin-average precipitation.

(stages in ft.)        Bank-      Latest         Forecast stages
-               Flood  full      observed        ...for 6 pm...
Location       stage  stage    stage/time       Sat  Sun  Mon  Tue
Portage         17.0  12.7  17.98 08 AM 02/25  18.2 18.1 17.5 16.7

-                   Highest      24 hour change
-                   observed     in river stage
-                   stage in      (ft.) up to      Highest stage
-                   the last    latest observed     forecast in
-                   7 days          stage           next 7 days
Portage         17.61  09 PM 02/24    0.99      18.20 06 PM 02/25

Below is the latest predicted precipitation information in 6 hour
increments for the listed sites. This information is updated twice
daily - in the morning and evening. Precipitation prediction is for
48 hours into the future from September through February and for 24
hours into the future from March through August.

Portage: 6 am-noon  Sat Feb 25  0.01
Portage: noon-6 pm  Sat Feb 25  0.00
Portage: 6 pm-midn  Sat Feb 25  0.00
Portage: midn-6 am  Sun Feb 26  0.00
Portage: 6 am-noon  Sun Feb 26  0.00
Portage: noon-6 pm  Sun Feb 26  0.00
Portage: 6 pm-midn  Sun Feb 26  0.00
Portage: midn-6 am  Mon Feb 27  0.00




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