969  
WGUS43 KGRR 210134  
FLWGRR  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI  
934 PM EDT THU APR 20 2017  
 
...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  
 
.THE LAST 24 HOURS BROUGHT RAINFALL TOTALS NEARING ONE INCH IN SOME  
PLACES WITH BASIN AVERAGES BETWEEN ONE-HALF AND ONE-QUARTER OF AN  
INCH. SATURATED SOILS AND ELEVATED RIVER LEVELS HAVE EXPERIENCED  
QUICK RESPONSES AND WILL CONTINUE TO SEE RISES OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL  
DAYS. FORTUNATELY, DRY WEATHER IS FORECAST THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND  
INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK, WHICH WILL PROVIDE PLENTY OF RESPONSE TIME FOR  
RUNOFF TO MAKE IT DOWNSTREAM. ACTIVE WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO RETURN  
THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF 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  
 

 
 
MIC077-220334-  
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/VCKM4.1.ER.000000T0000Z.170421T0600Z.170424T0000Z.UU/  
934 PM EDT THU APR 20 2017  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE PORTAGE RIVER NEAR VICKSBURG.  
* UNTIL MONDAY EVENING.  
* AT 09 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR 5.0 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 5.0 FEET.  
* FORECAST, THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO HOLD NEAR 5.0 FEET  
THROUGH THE WEEKEND.  
* 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 5.0 FEET  
ON APR 20 2013.  
 

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

 
 
JAM  
 
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