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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
801 PM EDT Sun Oct 22 2017

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Osceola-Clare-Mecosta-Isabella-Montcalm-Gratiot-Kent-Ionia-
Clinton-Barry-Eaton-Ingham-Kalamazoo-Calhoun-Jackson-
Including the cities of Reed City, Clare, Big Rapids,
Mount Pleasant, Greenville, Alma, Grand Rapids, Ionia, St. Johns,
Hastings, Charlotte, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek,
and Jackson
801 PM EDT Sun Oct 22 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Michigan, south central Michigan, and
  southwest 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, Barry,
  Kalamazoo, and Kent.

* From Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning

* One to three inches of rain expected. Isolated higher amounts
  approaching 4 to 5 inches possible.

* Much of the watch area recently received significant rain.
  Additional heavy rain would quickly turn to runoff that could
  overwhelm some local drainage systems.

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.

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Hydrologic Outlook


Hydrologic Outlook
MIC011-230419-


Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Gaylord MI
1219 PM EDT Sun Oct 22 2017

...THE FOLLOWING RIVERS ARE FORECAST TO RISE NEAR OR ABOVE FLOOD
STAGE WITHIN THE NEXT 48 TO 72 HOURS...

  Rifle River at Sterling

An area of rain, associated with a low pressure system, will bring rain over the next 48 hours. Forecast rainfall amounts will be 2-3 inches possbile during the 48 hour period. This is expected to push the Rifle River up to or over the flood stage of 6 feet at Sterling. Other areas nearby could have minor flooding along adjacent creeks and streams and low lying areas.


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                 FLD       OBSERVED             FORECAST 7AM
LOCATION         STG    STG   DAY  TIME    Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri

Rifle River
  Sterling         6   1.51   Sun 11 AM    1.5  2.9  7.1  6.3  3.5


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JSL

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