Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Gaylord, MI

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Flood Warning
National Weather Service Gaylord MI
1159 AM EDT Fri Jun 23 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

.Heavy rainfall last night of 1 to 2 inches in the Rifle River basin
has allowed river levels to rise. Levels on the Rifle River near
Sterling are expected to reach flood stage tonight...before cresting
by Saturday evening.


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 as new information becomes available.


1159 AM EDT Fri Jun 23 2017

The National Weather Service in Gaylord has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  The Rifle River near Sterling.
* from late tonight to Sunday evening....
* At 11:30 AM Friday the stage was 4.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 6.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by after midnight tomorrow and
  continue to rise to near 7.7 feet by tomorrow evening.the river
  will fall below flood stage by Sunday early afternoon.
* Impact...At 9.0 feet...High water begins to impact campground at
  White`s Canoe Livery at Melita Road bridge.


                   FLD      OBSERVED               FORECAST 7AM
LOCATION           STG    STG  DAY  TIME       Sat     Sun     Mon

Rifle River
  Sterling           6    4.2  Fri 11 AM       6.1     7.3     4.8


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


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