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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Gaylord MI
818 AM EDT Tue Oct 24 2017

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Straits of Mackinac within 5 nm of Mackinac Bridge including
Mackinac Island-St Ignace to False Detour Channel-
5NM East of Mackinac Bridge to Presque Isle Light MI including
Bois Blanc Island-
Presque Isle Light to Sturgeon Pt MI Including Thunder Bay
National Marine Sanctuary-Sturgeon Pt to Alabaster MI-
Grand Traverse Bay south of a line Grand Traverse Light to
Norwood MI-Seul Choix Point to 5NM West of Mackinac Bridge-
Norwood MI to 5NM West of Mackinac Bridge including Little
Traverse Bay-Sleeping Bear Point to Grand Traverse Light MI-
Point Betsie to Sleeping Bear Point MI-
Manistee to Point Betsie MI-
Whitefish Bay (U.S. Portion)/Whitefish Point to Point Iroquois MI-
St. Marys River Point Iroquois to E. Potagannissing Bay-Chippewa-
Mackinac-Emmet-Cheboygan-Presque Isle-Charlevoix-Leelanau-Antrim-
Otsego-Montmorency-Alpena-Benzie-Grand Traverse-Kalkaska-Crawford-
Oscoda-Alcona-Manistee-Wexford-Missaukee-Roscommon-Ogemaw-Iosco-
Gladwin-Arenac-
818 AM EDT Tue Oct 24 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for northern Lower Michigan...
eastern Upper Michigan...and adjacent nearshore waters of Lake
Michigan...Lake Huron and Lake Superior.

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

Moderate to heavy rains will start to taper off later today, but
when combined with runoff from earlier heavy rains, flooding
remains a possibility across the region. See the ongoing flood
watch for details.

Windy conditions will continue to impact northern Michigan into
much of tonight, with the strongest winds along the Lake Michigan
and Lake Superior coastlines. See the ongoing wind advisory for
details.

Gale force wind gusts will occur on all nearshore waters
surrounding the Great Lakes through tonight.

The Rifle River near Sterling, the Manistee River near Sherman, and
the Au Sable River near Red Oak are expected to exceed flood stage
beginning today. Please see the latest river flood warnings for
additional information.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday.

River flooding will continue for the Rifle river near Sterling and
for the Manistee near Sherman through Wednesday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotters are encouraged to report any significant weather and
rainfall amounts to the National Weather Service. Reports may be
made one of three ways:

Online:   weather.gov/gaylord
Facebook: facebook.com/nwsgaylord
Twitter: twitter.com/nwsgaylord

&&

For more information visit http://weather.gov/gaylord.

$$

JZ




Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Gaylord MI
425 AM EDT Tue Oct 24 2017

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Emmet-Cheboygan-Presque Isle-Charlevoix-Leelanau-Antrim-Otsego-
Montmorency-Alpena-Benzie-Grand Traverse-Kalkaska-Crawford-Oscoda-
Alcona-Manistee-Wexford-Missaukee-Roscommon-Ogemaw-Iosco-Gladwin-
Arenac-
Including the cities of Petoskey, Cheboygan, Rogers City,
Charlevoix, Northport, Mancelona, Gaylord, Atlanta, Alpena,
Frankfort, Traverse City, Kalkaska, Grayling, Mio, Harrisville,
Manistee, Cadillac, Lake City, Houghton Lake, West Branch,
Tawas City, Gladwin, and Standish
425 AM EDT Tue Oct 24 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY...

The FLOOD WATCH continues for

* Northern Lower Michigan, including the following areas, Alcona,
  Alpena, Antrim, Arenac, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan,
  Crawford, Emmet, Gladwin, Grand Traverse, Iosco, Kalkaska,
  Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda,
  Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, and Wexford.

* Until noon EDT today

* Persistent rainfall will be heavy at times through this morning,
  with intensities diminishing later today.

* Widespread rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches have already
  occurred, with an additional inch to an inch and a half expected
  in many areas today, especially northwest lower Michigan.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts. Standing water will develop in low-lying areas
and other places that drain poorly.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

&&

$$



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