Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
359 AM EST Sun Feb 18 2018

...Increased Potential for Flooding This Week...

Several Rounds of heavy rain are forecasted Monday afternoon
into Tuesday night for much of Southwest Lower Michigan. The
potential exists for storm total rainfall amounts to exceed
3 inches where the heaviest rain persists. This combined with
snow melt and frozen ground will generate considerable runoff
into the area streams...creeks and rivers.  In addition there
was still a lot of ice in some of the rivers...which adds to
the flood potential risk this week.

There is some uncertainty as to the exact location of the heaviest
rain and how much will ultimately fall...which will determine how
much impacts occur.

If you live in areas prone to flooding or ice jams...monitor the
situation closely as an increased risk for flooding exists this week.
Urban and poor drainage flooding may be an issue as well.


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