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951 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

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

  Muskegon River Near Croton affecting Newaygo County
  Grand River At Ionia affecting Ionia County
  Maple River At Maple Rapids affecting Clinton County
  Thornapple River Above Hastings affecting Barry County

.Dry conditions are expected to extend from tonight through Friday.
A frontal boundary will spark a quick round of showers and
thunderstorms Saturday morning before drying out Saturday afternoon
and Sunday. Next week`s weather pattern continues to look active.
This should keep soil moisture intact, resulting in rivers that
are rather responsive. The following forecast is based on observed
and forecast 24 hour precipitation.


Safety message...Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks.

A flood advisory means minor flooding is possible and rivers are
forecast to exceed bankfull.  If you are in the advisory area remain
alert to possible flooding...or the possibility of the advisory being
upgraded to a warning.  report observed flooding to local emergency
services or law enforcement and request they pass this information on
to the National Weather Service.

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


951 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

The Flood Advisory continues for
  the Muskegon River Near Croton
* until late Friday night.
* at 09 PM Thursday the stage was 8.1 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 8.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 8.1 feet by after midnight
* Impact, at 8.0 feet...River is bankfull. River begins to exceed its
  banks and minor flooding begins in low lying areas along the river.


LAT...LON 4328 8604 4338 8578 4342 8562 4346 8570
      4345 8582 4335 8604



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