Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Gaylord, MI

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Flood Warning
National Weather Service Gaylord MI
1003 PM EDT WED APR 19 2017

...The National Weather Service in Gaylord has issued a flood warning
for the following rivers in Michigan...

  Rifle River near Sterling AFFECTING Arenac County

.Expected heavy rainfall...of 1.00 to 1.50 inches to impact the
Rifle River basin during the next 24 hours. The river is expected to
rise above flood stage by early Saturday morning.


Safety message...

Persons in the warned areas should take steps to protect property
from rising water levels.

The National Weather Service in Gaylord will issue another statement
on this developing situation Thursday morning as new information
becomes available.


1003 PM EDT WED APR 19 2017

The National Weather Service in Gaylord has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  The Rifle River near Sterling.
* from Friday afternoon to Saturday evening....
* At  8:30 PM Wednesday the stage was 3.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 6.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by Friday afternoon and continue
  to rise to near 6.7 feet by early Saturday morning.the river will
  fall below flood stage by Saturday afternoon.
* Impact...At 6.0 feet...High water begins to impact canoe livery at
  River View Campground.


                   FLD      OBSERVED               FORECAST 7AM
LOCATION           STG    STG  DAY  TIME       Thu     Fri     Sat

Rifle River
  Sterling           6    3.3  Wed 08 PM       4.4     6.7     5.2


LAT...LON 4399 8384 4407 8408 4416 8408 4416 8398
      4408 8384 4399 8379



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