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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
410 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

MIZ037>040-043>046-050>052-056>059-064>067-071>074-180915-
MASON-LAKE-OSCEOLA-CLARE-OCEANA-NEWAYGO-MECOSTA-ISABELLA-MUSKEGON-
MONTCALM-GRATIOT-OTTAWA-KENT-IONIA-CLINTON-ALLEGAN-BARRY-EATON-
INGHAM-VAN BUREN-KALAMAZOO-CALHOUN-JACKSON-
748 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST LOWER
MICHIGAN.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

HIGH WATER LEVELS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT AS A RESULT OF THE
RECENT RAINFALL AND ICE IN THE RIVERS.

AREAS OF FREEZING RAIN NORTH AND EAST OF BIG RAPIDS WILL END BY
MID MORNING AS TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO RISE ABOVE FREEZING. BACK
ROADS AND LESS TRAVELED ROADS NEAR AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 96 MAY
STILL HAVE SOME ICE ON THEM INTO THE LATE MORNING HOURS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

PATCHY FREEZING RAIN IS POSSIBLE DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF
WEDNESDAY.

THE WATER LEVEL IN THE RIVERS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED DURING THE
PERIOD. A RISK FOR ICE JAM FLOODING WILL CONTINUE. ADDITIONAL
RAINFALL INTO TUESDAY COULD CAUSE AN INCREASE THE IMPACTS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$



Flood Warning

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
915 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Southwest
Lower Michigan...

  Grand River At Robinson Township affecting Ottawa COUNTY
  Looking Glass River Near Eagle affecting Clinton COUNTY

.Rivers remain high due to recent heavy rains and snow melt. Little
to no additional rain is expected through Thursday night. The
following forecast is based on observed and forecast 48 hour
precipitation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...Motorists should not attempt to drive around
barricades or drive cars through flooded areas.

Stay tuned to further developments by listening to your local
radio... television... or NOAA Weather Radio station for further
information.

Additional weather and river information can be found on our homepage
at www.weather.gov/grr

&&

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/RBNM4.1.MC.170112T2240Z.170118T0242Z.170118T1800Z.NO/
915 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Grand River At Robinson Township.
* UNTIL THURSDAY AFTERNOON.
* at  3:59 PM Tuesday the stage was 13.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 13.3 feet.
* Minor Flooding is occurring and Minor Flooding is forecast.
* Forecast, the river will continue rising to near 13.7 feet by
  tonight.  The river will fall below flood stage tomorrow early
  afternoon.
* Impact, at 13.7 feet...Two houses in the Vanlopik subdivision begin
  to be surrounded by water.
* Flood history, this crest compares to a previous crest of 14.2 feet
  on Jan 16 2016.

&&

LAT...LON 4300 8610 4297 8595 4291 8589 4297 8583
      4304 8591 4307 8610

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