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Watches & Warnings

Areal Flood Watch, Flood Advisory
Issued: 2:40 AM EDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect from 2 PM EDT this afternoon
through Monday morning...

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, Gratiot, Isabella,
Mecosta, and Montcalm. In south central Michigan, Clinton,
Eaton, and Ionia. In southwest Michigan, Allegan, Barry,
Kalamazoo, Kent, Ottawa, and Van Buren. In west central
Michigan, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana.

* From 2 PM EDT this afternoon through Monday morning

* periods of rain this afternoon through Monday morning could
result in rainfall totals of 2-4 inches. Locally higher amounts
cannot be ruled out in or near thunderstorm development.

* At this point it seems the heaviest rainfall will be tonight and
then Sunday afternoon into early Monday morning.

* Low lying areas prone to flooding may accumulate standing water
as steadier rain falls late tonight through early Monday. Low
lying farm land and roadways could become flooded for a period
of time into early next week. Drivers are reminded not to drive
over flooded roadways as water depth and Road conditions under
water are unknown.

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.



Wdm


1045 PM EDT Fri Apr 28 2017

The flood advisory continues for
the Grand River at Ionia
* until further notice.
* At 09 PM Friday the stage was 13.5 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 13.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 21.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 19.6 feet by early Wednesday
morning.
* Impact, at 21.0 feet... expect minor flooding of several buildings
in the Ionia Fairgrounds, a shopping mall near the Fairgrounds, and
several businesses and residences in the southern portion of Ionia.


Lat... Lon 4297 8524 4303 8488 4296 8499 4290 8521





Areal Flood Watch, Flood Advisory
Issued: 2:40 AM EDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect from 2 PM EDT this afternoon
through Monday morning...

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, Gratiot, Isabella,
Mecosta, and Montcalm. In south central Michigan, Clinton,
Eaton, and Ionia. In southwest Michigan, Allegan, Barry,
Kalamazoo, Kent, Ottawa, and Van Buren. In west central
Michigan, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana.

* From 2 PM EDT this afternoon through Monday morning

* periods of rain this afternoon through Monday morning could
result in rainfall totals of 2-4 inches. Locally higher amounts
cannot be ruled out in or near thunderstorm development.

* At this point it seems the heaviest rainfall will be tonight and
then Sunday afternoon into early Monday morning.

* Low lying areas prone to flooding may accumulate standing water
as steadier rain falls late tonight through early Monday. Low
lying farm land and roadways could become flooded for a period
of time into early next week. Drivers are reminded not to drive
over flooded roadways as water depth and Road conditions under
water are unknown.

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.



Wdm


1045 PM EDT Fri Apr 28 2017

The flood advisory continues for
the Grand River at Ionia
* until further notice.
* At 09 PM Friday the stage was 13.5 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 13.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 21.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 19.6 feet by early Wednesday
morning.
* Impact, at 21.0 feet... expect minor flooding of several buildings
in the Ionia Fairgrounds, a shopping mall near the Fairgrounds, and
several businesses and residences in the southern portion of Ionia.


Lat... Lon 4297 8524 4303 8488 4296 8499 4290 8521