765  
WGUS43 KGRR 191434  
FLWGRR  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI  
1033 AM EDT SAT MAY 19 2018  
 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A FLOOD  
WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN...  
 
PORTAGE RIVER NEAR VICKSBURG AFFECTING KALAMAZOO COUNTY  
 
.ON AND OFF RAIN IS POSSIBLE INTO MONDAY. TOTAL RAINFALL UP TO AN  
INCH IS POSSIBLE. MINOR FLOODING WILL CONTINUE ON THE PORTAGE RIVER  
NEAR VICKSBURG INTO NEXT WEEK. THE FOLLOWING FORECAST IS BASED ON  
OBSERVED AND FORECAST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
SAFETY MESSAGE...EVEN 6 INCHES OF FAST-MOVING FLOOD WATER CAN KNOCK  
YOU OFF YOUR FEET... AND A DEPTH OF 2 FEET WILL FLOAT YOUR CAR.  
NEVER TRY TO WALK... SWIM... OR DRIVE THROUGH SUCH SWIFT WATER. IF  
YOU COME UPON FLOOD WATERS... STOP... TURN AROUND AND GO ANOTHER WAY.  
 
THIS WARNING WILL BE IN EFFECT UNTIL THE RIVER FALLS BELOW ITS FLOOD  
STAGE.  
 
STAY TUNED TO FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS BY LISTENING TO YOUR LOCAL  
RADIO... TELEVISION... OR NOAA WEATHER RADIO STATION FOR FURTHER  
INFORMATION.  
 
ADDITIONAL WEATHER AND RIVER INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON OUR HOMEPAGE  
AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GRR  
 

 
 
MIC077-201634-  
/O.NEW.KGRR.FL.W.0039.180519T1433Z-180521T1500Z/  
/VCKM4.1.ER.000000T0000Z.180519T0845Z.180520T1500Z.UU/  
1033 AM EDT SAT MAY 19 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE PORTAGE RIVER NEAR VICKSBURG.  
* UNTIL MONDAY MORNING.  
* AT 4:45 AM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 5.5 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 5.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST, THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY  
MONDAY.  
* IMPACT, AT 5.0 FEET...EXPECT OVERFLOWS INTO WOODED AREAS AND  
FARMLAND ADJACENT TO THE RIVER.  
* FLOOD HISTORY, THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 5.5 FEET  
ON MAR 21 1982.  
 

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

 
 
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