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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1015 AM EDT MON APR 24 2017

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

  Portage River Near Vicksburg affecting Kalamazoo County

.Mostly dry weather is expected through Tuesday and perhaps most of
Wednesday, with rain likely Wednesday night to Thursday and again
over the weekend. The Portage River is at or around flood stage and
is expected to slowly recede over the next few days. The river has
the potential to flood again if heavy rain materializes on Thursday
and this weekend. The following forecast is based on observed and
forecast 24 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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MIC077-251615-
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/VCKM4.1.ER.170421T0759Z.170421T1145Z.170426T1800Z.UU/
1015 AM EDT MON APR 24 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Portage River Near Vicksburg.
* until Thursday afternoon.
* Flood stage is 5.0 feet.
* The stage was estimated to be around 5.0 feet Monday morning.
* Forecast, the river is forecast to remain near 5.0 feet over the
  next day or two while gradually falling.
* Impact, at 5.0 feet...Expect overflows into wooded areas and
  farmland adjacent to the river.
* Flood history, this crest compares to a previous crest of 5.4 feet
  on Mar 31 2017.

&&

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

$$

CAS


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
428 AM CDT Mon Apr 24 2017

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DuPage-Cook-La Salle-Kendall-Grundy-Will-Kankakee-Livingston-
Iroquois-Ford-Lake Indiana-Porter-Newton-Jasper-Benton-
428 AM CDT Mon Apr 24 2017 /528 AM EDT Mon Apr 24 2017/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
NORTHEAST ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

WEATHER HAZARDS EXPECTED:

  Elevated Fire Weather Risk.

DISCUSSION:

Very dry conditions will again be found across the region today with
relative humidity values falling to 15 to 30 percent. This combined
with increasing southeast winds with gusts to near 20 mph will create
elevated fire weather concerns today.

In addition...portions of the Fox River will be near bankfull through
early evening.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday.

Wednesday...
  Elevated Flooding Risk.
  Limited Severe Thunderstorm Risk.
Friday through Sunday...
  Limited Thunderstorm Risk.

DISCUSSION:

A more active pattern will set up for the latter half of the week, with
periods of heavy rain and possible thunderstorms both Wednesday and then
again over the weekend.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be necessary through tonight.

&&

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