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Watches & Warnings

Areal Flood Watch, Flood Advisory
Issued: 3:39 AM EDT Apr. 30, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect 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.

* Through Monday morning

* periods of rain with embedded thunderstorms will continue into
mid morning Monday. Storm total rainfalls of 2 to 4 inches are
still expected. Locally higher amounts cannot be ruled out in
near thunderstorms.

* Rainfall amounts through 3 am were in the range of a half inch
to near an inch from Kent County south and west. Areas north and
east of Grand Rapids have had between a quarter and a half inch.

* Heaviest rain will come in three waves, the first will be around
sunrise Sunday, then another during the late morning into the
early afternoon with the final and strongest storms this evening
into early tonight as the front comes through.


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



1103 PM EDT Sat Apr 29 2017

The flood advisory continues for
the Grand River at Ionia
* until further notice.
* At 09 PM Saturday the stage was 13.0 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 13.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 21.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river is expected rise to around 19.1 feet by early
Wednesday morning.
* Impact, at 18.0 feet... water surrounds automobile building at Ionia
Fairgrounds.


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





Areal Flood Watch, Flood Advisory
Issued: 3:39 AM EDT Apr. 30, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect 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.

* Through Monday morning

* periods of rain with embedded thunderstorms will continue into
mid morning Monday. Storm total rainfalls of 2 to 4 inches are
still expected. Locally higher amounts cannot be ruled out in
near thunderstorms.

* Rainfall amounts through 3 am were in the range of a half inch
to near an inch from Kent County south and west. Areas north and
east of Grand Rapids have had between a quarter and a half inch.

* Heaviest rain will come in three waves, the first will be around
sunrise Sunday, then another during the late morning into the
early afternoon with the final and strongest storms this evening
into early tonight as the front comes through.


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



1103 PM EDT Sat Apr 29 2017

The flood advisory continues for
the Grand River at Ionia
* until further notice.
* At 09 PM Saturday the stage was 13.0 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 13.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 21.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river is expected rise to around 19.1 feet by early
Wednesday morning.
* Impact, at 18.0 feet... water surrounds automobile building at Ionia
Fairgrounds.


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