746  
WGUS43 KGRR 211315  
FLWGRR  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI  
915 AM EDT SUN MAY 21 2017  
 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A FLOOD  
WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVER IN SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN...  
 
PORTAGE RIVER NEAR VICKSBURG AFFECTING KALAMAZOO COUNTY  
 
.RECENT RAIN IS EXPECTED TO BRING RISING LEVELS TO RIVER SYSTEMS  
IN SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN. MORE RAIN IS EXPECTED THOUGH THE WEEK,  
SO LEVELS MAY REMAIN ELEVATED FOR SOME TIME. 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  
 

 
 
MIC077-221515-  
/O.NEW.KGRR.FL.W.0031.170521T1315Z-170527T0000Z/  
/VCKM4.1.ER.000000T0000Z.170522T0000Z.170526T0000Z.UU/  
915 AM EDT SUN MAY 21 2017  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE PORTAGE RIVER NEAR VICKSBURG.  
* UNTIL FRIDAY EVENING.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 5.0 FEET.  
* FORECAST, THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO HAVE A MAXIMUM VALUE OF 5.2 FEET  
THIS EVENING.  
* 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 5.2 FEET  
ON MAR 9 1974.  
 

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

 
 
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