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A Snowy Afternoon

A weakening storm system will pass through the area this afternoon into this evening with light snow. However, the snow my be briefly heavy at times west of Battle Creek and south of I-96 during the mid to late afternoon. Most areas in southwest Michigan will get less than an inch of snow today. Between I-96 and I-94 up to 2 inches of snow is expected. Roads may become icy . Read More >




Severe Weather Awareness Week
  April 16th - April 22nd


  Severe Weather Awareness Week Information
  • Michigan Committee for Severe Weather Awareness Contacts
  • 2016 Severe Weather Review
  • Michigan Tornado History by County
  • Tornado and Thunderstorm Safety
  • Tornado and Thunderstorm Facts
  • Flood Preparation and Planning 
  • Flood Insurance
  • Lightning Safety
  • Disaster Preparedness for Pets
  • Weather Warning Systems
  • National Weather Service Contacts
Governor's Proclamation
  • Officially stating April 16th through 22nd as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Michigan
  • Prepare
  • Plan
  • Stay Informed
  • Know Your Risk
  • Take Action                   Image result for Weather Ready Nation
  • Be An Example
  • Become a WRN Ambassador
  • Videos
  • Brochures
  • Articles
  • Presentation
  • Social Media Plans
  • Weather Safety Web Sites
  • 2017 Poster Contest Winners
  • Severe Weather Awareness Week packet
  • Preparedness



Click here for the most recent flood warning bulletin.

Click here for the most recent flood advisory bulletin.


River Level Charts

The blue curve on the left half of the chart is the measured river level over the past several days.

The purple curve on the right half of the chart is the forecast river level over the next week.

Forecasts take into account any expected precipitation over the next 24 hours.

Click on a chart for additional information about that river point, including flood impact levels and crest history.

Click here for current information on all river levels around the area. The river points below are only a partial selection.


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Grand River at Grand Rapids Grand River at Comstock Park Grand River at Ionia


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Muskegon River at Evart Muskegon River at Croton Kalamazoo River at Comstock


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Maple River at Maple Rapids Looking Glass River near Eagle Portage River at Vicksburg


This Month's Flooding in Perspective

  • The Red Cedar River at East Lansing reached its highest crest since February 2001.
  • The Grand River at Lansing reached its highest crest since September 2008.
  • The Kalamazoo River at Comstock/Kalamazoo reached its highest level since September 2008.
  • The Grand River at Ionia crested 2.5 feet below where it did in April 2013.
  • The Grand River in Kent County/Grand Rapids reached its highest crest since April 2013, but stayed a few feet below the level of 2013.

Five tornadoes have occurred in Michigan so far this year.

February 28: Four tornadoes in or near Niles, Dowagiac, Vandalia, and Centreville.

April 10: One tornado southeast of Alto / north of Freeport.

Damage to a barn on 92nd St (M-50) east of Wingeier Ave southeast of Alto, MI. (NWS, picture taken Apr 11, 2017)

Only a few weather spotter training opportunities are left this spring:


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