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Watches & Warnings

Flood Warning
Issued: 1:06 PM EST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Grand River at Ionia.
* From Thursday morning until further notice.
* At 12:45 PM Monday the stage was 11.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 21.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast, rise above flood stage by late Thursday morning and
continue to rise to near 22.9 feet by Friday evening.
* Impact, at 23.0 feet... expect moderate flooding of several roads,
businesses, and residences, in the Ionia area and of structures
located in the Ionia Fairgrounds. Water halfway up windows on
automobile building at Ionia Fairgrounds. Water begins to flood
parking lot of dollar general store, save-a-lot, and the Ionia
Secretary of state office. Homes along Quarry Road begin to flood.


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1253 PM EST Mon Feb 19 2018

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Grand River at Portland.
* From Thursday afternoon to Monday February 26.
* At 12:00 PM Monday the stage was 6.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast, rise above flood stage by Thursday afternoon and continue
to rise to near 12.4 feet by early Saturday morning. The river will
fall below flood stage by Sunday evening.
* Impact, at 12.0 feet... expect minor flooding in the Village of
Lyons and low lying areas adjacent to the river. Two Rivers Park in
Portland flooded.
* Flood history, this crest compares to a previous crest of 12.4 feet
on Feb 8 1918.


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      4278 8499 4296 8499




Areal Flood Watch, Flood Advisory
Issued: 10:19 AM EST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Wednesday afternoon...

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, Clare, Gratiot,
Isabella, Mecosta, Montcalm, and Osceola. In south central
Michigan, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Ionia, and Jackson.
In southwest Michigan, Allegan, Barry, Kalamazoo, Kent,
Ottawa, and Van Buren. In west central Michigan, Lake, Mason,
Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana.

* Through Wednesday afternoon

* 1 to 3 inches of rain is expected from today through Wednesday
morning. Locally higher amounts are likely.

* The rainfall, combined with a melting snowpack and a frozen
ground could cause flooding across the area.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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
www.Ready.Gov/floods.




1021 PM EST sun Feb 18 2018

The flood advisory continues for
the Flat River near Smyrna
* until further notice.
* At 09 PM Sunday the stage was 4.1 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 5.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.5 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 7.4 feet by early Saturday
morning.
* Impact, at 7.0 feet... expect minor flooding of about 30 double r
ranch campground sites and in low lying areas adjacent to the
river.


Lat... Lon 4308 8520 4296 8528 4296 8534 4298 8541
      4306 8530 4312 8527




1021 PM EST sun Feb 18 2018

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* flood advisory for
the Grand River at Portland.
* Until further notice.
* At 10 PM Sunday the stage was 6.9 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 11.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 11.7 feet by Thursday
morning.
* Impact, at 12.0 feet... expect minor flooding in the Village of
Lyons and low lying areas adjacent to the river. Two Rivers Park in
Portland flooded.


Lat... Lon 4303 8488 4284 8486 4283 8484 4277 8484
      4278 8499 4296 8499




Special Statement
Issued: 10:11 AM EST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Dense fog moving in this morning...

An area of dense fog is moving into the area from the south this
morning. This fog will reduce visibilities down to around a quarter
of a mile, or even less into early this afternoon before improving
some.

Reduce driving speeds a bit and keep extra space in between vehicles
in the more dense fog.


Njj


1011 am EST Mon Feb 19 2018

... Dense fog moving in this morning...

An area of dense fog is moving into the area from the south this
morning. This fog will reduce visibilities down to around a quarter
of a mile, or even less into early this afternoon before improving
some.

Reduce driving speeds a bit and keep extra space in between vehicles
in the more dense fog.


Njj

Areal Flood Watch, Flood Advisory
Issued: 10:19 AM EST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Wednesday afternoon...

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, Clare, Gratiot,
Isabella, Mecosta, Montcalm, and Osceola. In south central
Michigan, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Ionia, and Jackson.
In southwest Michigan, Allegan, Barry, Kalamazoo, Kent,
Ottawa, and Van Buren. In west central Michigan, Lake, Mason,
Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana.

* Through Wednesday afternoon

* 1 to 3 inches of rain is expected from today through Wednesday
morning. Locally higher amounts are likely.

* The rainfall, combined with a melting snowpack and a frozen
ground could cause flooding across the area.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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
www.Ready.Gov/floods.




1021 PM EST sun Feb 18 2018

The flood advisory continues for
the Flat River near Smyrna
* until further notice.
* At 09 PM Sunday the stage was 4.1 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 5.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.5 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 7.4 feet by early Saturday
morning.
* Impact, at 7.0 feet... expect minor flooding of about 30 double r
ranch campground sites and in low lying areas adjacent to the
river.


Lat... Lon 4308 8520 4296 8528 4296 8534 4298 8541
      4306 8530 4312 8527




1021 PM EST sun Feb 18 2018

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* flood advisory for
the Grand River at Portland.
* Until further notice.
* At 10 PM Sunday the stage was 6.9 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 11.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 11.7 feet by Thursday
morning.
* Impact, at 12.0 feet... expect minor flooding in the Village of
Lyons and low lying areas adjacent to the river. Two Rivers Park in
Portland flooded.


Lat... Lon 4303 8488 4284 8486 4283 8484 4277 8484
      4278 8499 4296 8499