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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
1221 PM EDT Wed Mar 13 2019

...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
  Grand River At Robinson Township affecting Ottawa County
  Maple River At Maple Rapids affecting Clinton County
  Rogue River Below Rockford affecting Kent County
  Muskegon River At Newaygo affecting Newaygo County
  Muskegon River AT Bridgeton affecting Newaygo County
  Chippewa River Below Mt Pleasant affecting Isabella County

.Rivers and streams will see significant rises later this week into
next week, as warm temperatures today and Thursday will melt much
of the existing snowpack. Most of the area could also see an inch of
rainfall through Thursday night. In addition, any ice remaining on
the rivers will be broken up and moving. This could lead to
fluctuating river levels. The following forecast is based on
observed and forecast 48 hour precipitation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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
information.

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1221 PM EDT Wed Mar 13 2019

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* Flood Watch for
  the Grand River Near Comstock Park
* from late Thursday night to Wednesday March 20.
* At 10:10 AM Wednesday the stage was 10.0 feet.
* Minor Flooding is possible.
* Bankfull stage is 11.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast, flood stage may be reached by early Friday morning. The
  river is forecast to reach a maximum stage of 13.1 feet by early
  Sunday morning.
* Impact, at 13.0 feet...Abrigador Trail is underwater and minor
  flooding of homes occurs along Abrigador Trail and Willow Drive.

&&

LAT...LON 4298 8572 4308 8570 4309 8557 4302 8559
      4303 8562 4297 8563

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1221 PM EDT Wed Mar 13 2019

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* Flood Watch for
  the Grand River At Robinson Township
* from Friday evening to Wednesday March 20.
* At 7:55 AM Wednesday the stage was 11.4 feet.
* Minor Flooding is possible.
* Bankfull stage is 13.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 13.3 feet.
* Forecast, flood stage may be reached by Friday before midnight.
  The river is forecast to reach a maximum stage of 13.6 feet by
  Saturday early afternoon.
* Impact, at 13.6 feet...Eastern edge of Vanlopik and the western
  edge of Limberlost Roads begin to flood. Flooding begins to occur
  in low lying areas in Deer Creek Park.

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LAT...LON 4307 8610 4304 8591 4297 8583 4291 8589
      4297 8595 4300 8610

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1221 PM EDT Wed Mar 13 2019

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* Flood Watch for
  the Maple River At Maple Rapids
* from late Thursday night until further notice.
* At 11:15 AM Wednesday the stage was 7.8 feet.
* Minor Flooding is possible.
* Bankfull stage is 7.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* Forecast, flood stage may be reached by early Friday morning. The
  river is forecast to reach a maximum stage of 9.5 feet by Saturday
  early afternoon.
* Impact, at 9.0 feet...Expect minor flooding of County Line Road and
  a home along County Line Road.

&&

LAT...LON 4302 8495 4314 8471 4317 8456 4310 8457
      4308 8468 4298 8493

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1221 PM EDT Wed Mar 13 2019

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* Flood Watch for
  the Rogue River Below Rockford
* from Friday morning to late Sunday night.
* At 11:00 AM Wednesday the stage was 5.3 feet.
* Minor Flooding is possible.
* Bankfull stage is 7.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Forecast, flood stage may be reached by Friday morning. The river
  is forecast to reach a maximum stage of 8.9 feet by early Saturday
  morning.
* Impact, at 9.3 feet...Expect minor to moderate flooding of several
  residences adjacent to the river.

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LAT...LON 4306 8562 4310 8562 4313 8559 4313 8551
      4309 8555 4306 8555

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1221 PM EDT Wed Mar 13 2019

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* Flood Watch for
  the Muskegon River At Newaygo
* from Saturday afternoon to Wednesday March 20.
* At 11:45 AM Wednesday the stage was 8.2 feet.
* Minor Flooding is possible.
* Bankfull stage is 10.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Forecast, flood stage may be reached by Saturday early afternoon.
  The river is forecast to reach a maximum stage of 11.9 feet by
  Sunday early afternoon.
* Impact, at 12.0 feet...Flood water begins surrounding cottages and
  homes downstream from the City of Newaygo in the area of Sycamore
  Flats in Ashland Township.

&&

LAT...LON 4336 8594 4335 8593 4337 8585 4341 8578
      4343 8578 4343 8581

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1221 PM EDT Wed Mar 13 2019

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* Flood Watch for
  the Muskegon River AT Bridgeton
* from Saturday evening until further notice.
* At 11:00 AM Wednesday the stage was 8.9 feet.
* Minor Flooding is possible.
* Bankfull stage is 12.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* Forecast, flood stage may be reached by Saturday before midnight.
  The river is forecast to reach a maximum stage of 14.1 feet by
  Sunday evening.
* Impact, at 14.0 feet...Flood water begins surrounding cottages and
  homes downstream from the City of Newaygo in the areas of Leisure
  Land Subdivision in Bridgeton Township.

&&

LAT...LON 4333 8604 4331 8604 4334 8593 4335 8593
      4336 8594

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1221 PM EDT Wed Mar 13 2019

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* Flood Watch for
  the Chippewa River Below Mt Pleasant
* from Friday afternoon to late Monday night.
* At 11:15 AM Wednesday the stage was 3.8 feet.
* Minor Flooding is possible.
* Bankfull stage is 6.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Forecast, flood stage may be reached by Friday afternoon. The
  river is forecast to reach a maximum stage of 9.1 feet by Saturday
  evening.
* Impact, at 10.0 feet...Expect minor flooding of residences located
  in the north part of Mt. Pleasant, with many homes surrounded by
  high water.

&&

LAT...LON 4362 8485 4367 8475 4366 8461 4358 8461
      4360 8472 4356 8480

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