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Flood Watch

1206 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

...The flood watch continues for the following rivers in Southwest
Lower Michigan...
  Grand River Near Comstock Park affecting Kent County
  Sycamore Creek At Holt affecting Ingham County
  Looking Glass River Near Eagle affecting Clinton County
  Portage River Near Vicksburg affecting Kalamazoo County

.NOTE: River forecasts are based on a 48 hour precipitation
forecast valid through Monday morning. Widespread rain moves into the
region late Saturday and river rises will occur as we move through the
weekend. River rises are currently based on an expected 2"-3" of
precipitation over much of the area. However, rainfall amounts over
river basins could vary considerably if the focus for heavy precipitation
shifts position slightly.  A possibility exists for higher rainfall totals
across a narrow region which may impact these crests. Stay tuned to
the latest forecast updates as we approach this rainfall event.


A flood watch means flooding is possible but not imminent.  If you
are in the watch area remain alert to possible flooding. Residents
and those with interests near the river should monitor rising water
levels and be prepared for possible flood warnings.  Report observed
flooding to local emergency services or law enforcement and request
they pass this information to the National Weather Service.

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


1206 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

The Flood Watch continues for
  the Grand River Near Comstock Park
* from Tuesday morning until further notice.
* Minor Flooding is possible.
* Bankfull stage is 11.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast, flood stage may be reached by Tuesday morning.  The river
  is forecast to reach a maximum stage of 12.9 feet by Thursday
* Impact, at 13.0 feet...Abrigador Trail is underwater and minor
  flooding of homes occurs along Abrigador Trail and Willow Drive.


LAT...LON 4298 8572 4308 8570 4309 8557 4302 8559
      4303 8562 4297 8563


Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
357 AM EDT Sat Apr 29 2017

Ingham-Van Buren-Kalamazoo-Calhoun-Jackson-
357 AM EDT Sat Apr 29 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southwest Lower

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Rain will spread from south to north during the mid to late
afternoon hours with embedded thunderstorms. Rainfall is expected
to be locally heavy this evening and tonight. Thunderstorms are
not expected to be severe.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

A stalled frontal system over the extreme southern part of Lower
Michigan Sunday will result in periods of rain and thunderstorm.
Rainfall will be heavy at times into early Monday morning. Some
areas may see more than 3 inches of rain. This will result in
flooding of flood prone area. Thunderstorms are not expected to
be severe.


Spotter activation is not expected through this coming week.


Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
240 AM EDT Sat Apr 29 2017

Kent-Ionia-Clinton-Allegan-Barry-Eaton-Van Buren-Kalamazoo-
Including the cities of Hart, Fremont, Big Rapids,
Mount Pleasant, Muskegon, Greenville, Alma, Grand Haven, Jenison,
Grand Rapids, Ionia, St. Johns, Holland, Hastings, Charlotte,
South Haven, and Kalamazoo
240 AM EDT Sat Apr 29 2017


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Michigan, south central Michigan,
  southwest Michigan, and west central Michigan, including the
  following areas, in central Michigan, Gratiot, Isabella,
  Mecosta, and Montcalm. In south central Michigan, Clinton,
  Eaton, and Ionia. In southwest Michigan, Allegan, Barry,
  Kalamazoo, Kent, Ottawa, and Van Buren. In west central
  Michigan, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana.

* From 2 PM EDT this afternoon through Monday morning

* Periods of rain this afternoon through Monday morning could
  result in rainfall totals of 2-4 inches. Locally higher amounts
  cannot be ruled out in or near thunderstorm development.

* At this point it seems the heaviest rainfall will be tonight and
  then Sunday afternoon into early Monday morning.

* Low lying areas prone to flooding may accumulate standing water
  as steadier rain falls late tonight through early Monday. Low
  lying farm land and roadways could become flooded for a period
  of time into early next week. Drivers are reminded not to drive
  over flooded roadways as water depth and road conditions under
  water are unknown.


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

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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