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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
845 PM EST Sat Jan 20 2018

...The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a flood
watch for the following rivers in Southwest Lower Michigan...

  Looking Glass River Near Eagle affecting Clinton County
  Maple River At Maple Rapids affecting Clinton County
  Portage River Near Vicksburg affecting Kalamazoo County

.The current weather is dominated by a push of warm air ahead of a
low pressure system with locally heavy rain. This will produce
rainfall amounts ranging up to an inch and a half. The extended
outlook is for cold air to move in after the system pulls out of the
area. 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.

&&

MIZ059-220345-
/O.NEW.KGRR.FL.A.0001.180123T0325Z-180127T0600Z/
/EAGM4.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
845 PM EST Sat Jan 20 2018

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* Flood Watch for
  the Looking Glass River Near Eagle
* from Monday evening to Saturday January 27.
* At  7:45 PM Saturday the stage was 4.6 feet.
* Minor Flooding is possible.
* Bankfull stage is 5.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast, flood stage may be reached by Monday before midnight.
  The river is forecast to reach a maximum stage of 8.5 feet by
  Wednesday evening.
* Impact, at 9.0 feet...Expect moderate flooding of homes in Dewitt
  and along the river between Dewitt and Eagle.

&&

LAT...LON 4290 8489 4286 8474 4287 8455 4281 8455
      4279 8474 4283 8489

$$

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
845 PM EST Sat Jan 20 2018

...The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a flood
watch for the following rivers in Southwest Lower Michigan...

  Looking Glass River Near Eagle affecting Clinton County
  Maple River At Maple Rapids affecting Clinton County
  Portage River Near Vicksburg affecting Kalamazoo County

.The current weather is dominated by a push of warm air ahead of a
low pressure system with locally heavy rain. This will produce
rainfall amounts ranging up to an inch and a half. The extended
outlook is for cold air to move in after the system pulls out of the
area. 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.

&&

MIZ059-220344-
/O.NEW.KGRR.FL.A.0002.180124T1800Z-180127T1800Z/
/MRPM4.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
845 PM EST Sat Jan 20 2018

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* Flood Watch for
  the Maple River At Maple Rapids
* from Wednesday afternoon to Saturday January 27.
* At  8:15 PM Saturday the stage was 5.4 feet.
* Minor Flooding is possible.
* Bankfull stage is 7.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* Forecast, flood stage may be reached by Wednesday early afternoon.
  The river is forecast to reach a maximum stage of 9.1 feet by
  early Thursday morning.
* 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

$$

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
845 PM EST Sat Jan 20 2018

...The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a flood
watch for the following rivers in Southwest Lower Michigan...

  Looking Glass River Near Eagle affecting Clinton County
  Maple River At Maple Rapids affecting Clinton County
  Portage River Near Vicksburg affecting Kalamazoo County

.The current weather is dominated by a push of warm air ahead of a
low pressure system with locally heavy rain. This will produce
rainfall amounts ranging up to an inch and a half. The extended
outlook is for cold air to move in after the system pulls out of the
area. 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.

&&

MIZ072-220344-
/O.NEW.KGRR.FL.A.0003.180123T0000Z-180125T1800Z/
/VCKM4.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
845 PM EST Sat Jan 20 2018

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a
* Flood Watch for
  the Portage River Near Vicksburg
* from Monday evening to Thursday afternoon.
* Minor Flooding is possible.
* Bankfull stage is 5.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 5.0 feet.
* Forecast, flood stage may be reached by Monday evening.  The river
  is forecast to reach a maximum stage of 5.3 feet by  Tuesday
  morning.
* Impact, at 5.0 feet...Expect overflows into wooded areas and
  farmland adjacent to the river.

&&

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

$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Gaylord MI
341 PM EST Sat Jan 20 2018

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042-212045-
Straits of Mackinac within 5 nm of Mackinac Bridge including
Mackinac Island-St Ignace to False Detour Channel-
5NM East of Mackinac Bridge to Presque Isle Light MI including
Bois Blanc Island-
Presque Isle Light to Sturgeon Pt MI Including Thunder Bay
National Marine Sanctuary-Sturgeon Pt to Alabaster MI-
Grand Traverse Bay south of a line Grand Traverse Light to
Norwood MI-Seul Choix Point to 5NM West of Mackinac Bridge-
Norwood MI to 5NM West of Mackinac Bridge including Little
Traverse Bay-Sleeping Bear Point to Grand Traverse Light MI-
Point Betsie to Sleeping Bear Point MI-
Manistee to Point Betsie MI-
Whitefish Bay (U.S. Portion)/Whitefish Point to Point Iroquois MI-
St. Marys River Point Iroquois to E. Potagannissing Bay-Chippewa-
Mackinac-Emmet-Cheboygan-Presque Isle-Charlevoix-Leelanau-Antrim-
Otsego-Montmorency-Alpena-Benzie-Grand Traverse-Kalkaska-Crawford-
Oscoda-Alcona-Manistee-Wexford-Missaukee-Roscommon-Ogemaw-Iosco-
Gladwin-Arenac-
341 PM EST Sat Jan 20 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for northern Lower Michigan...
eastern Upper Michigan...and adjacent nearshore waters of Lake
Michigan...Lake Huron and Lake Superior.

.DAY ONE...Remainder of this afternoon and tonight.

Ice jam flooding remains possible on area rivers.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday.

A wintry mix of rain, snow and ice is expected late Sunday night
through Tuesday as a storm system slowly moves through the Great
Lakes. Snow and ice accumulations could be significant in some
areas. Stay tuned for additional details on this developing and
potentially high impact storm system.

Ice jam flooding remains possible on area rivers.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
1057 AM EST Sat Jan 20 2018

MIZ037>040-043>046-050>052-056>059-064>067-071>074-211600-
Mason-Lake-Osceola-Clare-Oceana-Newaygo-Mecosta-Isabella-Muskegon-
Montcalm-Gratiot-Ottawa-Kent-Ionia-Clinton-Allegan-Barry-Eaton-
Ingham-Van Buren-Kalamazoo-Calhoun-Jackson-
1057 AM EST Sat Jan 20 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southwest Lower
Michigan.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Areas of fog may develop tonight. Ice jams on rivers can cause
quick fluctuations of water levels and minor flooding near
riverbanks.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

Fog on Sunday into Sunday night may become dense. Freezing rain
is possible in Central Michigan on Monday morning, especially
north of Big Rapids and Mount Pleasant. Rain and snowmelt on
Monday could cause minor flooding of low lying areas and rivers.
Snow may impact travel conditions on Tuesday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed, but ice and flooding
reports are appreciated.

$$

CAS


Hydrologic Outlook


Hydrologic Outlook
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Adams-Allen IN-Blackford-Cass IN-De Kalb-Elkhart-Fulton IN-Grant-
Huntington-Jay-Kosciusko-Lagrange-La Porte-Marshall-Miami-Noble-
Pulaski-St. Joseph IN-Starke-Steuben-Wabash-Wells-White-Whitley-
Berrien-Branch-Cass MI-Hillsdale-St. Joseph MI-Allen OH-Defiance-
Fulton OH-Henry-Paulding-Putnam-Van Wert-Williams-

Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
1128 AM EST Sat Jan 20 2018 /1028 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018/

...Elevated Risk of River Flooding Next Week...

The combination of snow melt, and upcoming rainfall early next
week, atop frozen ground, will lead to the potential for
sufficient runoff to cause minor to moderate flooding on rivers
across the region.

The rise on rivers will also force breakup of thick ice and may
lead to ice jams, especially near bridges and bends in rivers.
Lowland flooding may occur upstream of ice jams that form.
Furthermore, sudden release of ice jams may lead to rapid
downstream flash flooding, especially in vulnerable areas.

Residents along streams and rivers should remain alert to
potential flooding through late January. If you are in a flood
prone area, prepare now to place sandbag and prepare to move to
higher ground. Listen to NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards for the
latest flood watch and or warning information.

$$

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