Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
944 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...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
  WHITE RIVER ABOVE WHITEHALL AFFECTING MUSKEGON COUNTY

.A COLD FRONT IS CURRENTLY TRACKING ACROSS LOWER MICHIGAN...BUT
RAINFALL TOTALS ARE EXPECTED TO BE A TENTH OF AN INCH OR LESS.
TEMPERATURES WILL MODERATE FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND...BUT EXPECTED
CHILLY LOWS FRIDAY NIGHT. 70 DEGREE READINGS ARE LIKELY ON EASTER
SUNDAY. THE NEXT CHANCE FOR RAIN MOVES IN ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. RIVER
LEVELS CONTINUE TO FALL. 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.


&&

MIC067-190344-
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944 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR
  THE GRAND RIVER AT IONIA
* UNTIL MONDAY MORNING.
* AT 08 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE HAD FALLEN TO 14.6 FEET.
* BANKFULL STAGE IS 13.5 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 21.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL.
* IMPACT...AT 15.0 FEET...HIGH WATER AFFECTS NORTH DRIVE ON IONIA
  FAIRGROUNDS

&&

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


$$

MIC037-190344-
/O.CON.KGRR.FL.Y.0048.000000T0000Z-140422T0000Z/
/MRPM4.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
944 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR
  THE MAPLE RIVER AT MAPLE RAPIDS
* UNTIL MONDAY EVENING.
* AT 09 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE HAD FALLEN TO 7.9 FEET.
* BANKFULL STAGE IS 7.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 9.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL.
* 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

$$

MIC067-190344-
/O.CON.KGRR.FL.Y.0049.000000T0000Z-140422T0000Z/
/SMYM4.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
944 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR
  THE FLAT RIVER NEAR SMYRNA
* UNTIL MONDAY EVENING.
* AT 08 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE HAD FALLEN TO 6.1 FEET.
* BANKFULL STAGE IS 5.5 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 8.5 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL.

&&

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

$$

MIC121-190344-
/O.CON.KGRR.FL.Y.0058.000000T0000Z-140421T0600Z/
/WHTM4.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
944 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR
  THE WHITE RIVER ABOVE WHITEHALL
* UNTIL LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.
* AT 09 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE HAD FALLEN TO 5.5 FEET.
* BANKFULL STAGE IS 5.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 6.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL.
* IMPACT...AT 5.0 FEET...RIVER IS BANKFULL.  OVERFLOW BEGINS IN LOW
  LYING AREAS

&&

LAT...LON 4338 8633 4346 8613 4354 8601 4360 8607
      4352 8618 4344 8638

$$

EBW





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