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Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
345 AM EDT Fri Apr 28 2017

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345 AM EDT Fri Apr 28 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southwest Lower

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

A strong spring storm system will head toward the Great Lakes over
the weekend. This will bring the rain with embedded thunderstorms
into the area by Saturday night. The rain and embedded
thunderstorms will continue into Monday morning. By then most
areas of Southwest Michigan should expect between 1 and 3 inches
of rain. Some areas may see more than 3 inches of rain. This will
result in localized flooding of flood prone area.


Spotter activation is not expected.


Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
403 PM EDT Fri Apr 28 2017

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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
403 PM EDT Fri Apr 28 2017


The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a

* Flood Watch 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 Saturday afternoon through Monday morning

* Periods of rain Saturday 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.

* Low lying areas prone to flooding may accumulate standing water
  as steadier rain falls late Saturday 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.

Weather Preparedness Information is available on line at



Flood Watch

1151 AM EDT FRI APR 28 2017

...The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a flood
watch 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 72 hour precipitation
forecast valid through Monday morning. Widespread rain moves into the
region later this weekend and river rises will occur. Currently
there is a general 2"-3" being used as a basis for these river
rises. 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


1151 AM EDT FRI APR 28 2017

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* Flood Watch for
  the Portage River Near Vicksburg
* from Sunday morning until further notice.
* At 11:00 AM Friday the stage was estimated at 4.9 feet.
* Minor Flooding is possible.
* Bankfull stage is 5.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 5.0 feet.
* Forecast, flood stage may be reached by Sunday morning.  The river
  is forecast to reach a maximum stage of 5.7 feet by  Monday
* Impact, at 6.0 feet...Expect minor basement flooding of several
  homes built adjacent to the river.


LAT...LON 4208 8552 4211 8553 4215 8548 4216 8544
      4211 8544 4208 8547



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