547  
WGUS43 KAPX 231559  
FLWAPX  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI  
1159 AM EDT FRI JUN 23 2017  
 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GAYLORD HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING  
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN MICHIGAN...  
 
RIFLE RIVER NEAR STERLING AFFECTING ARENAC COUNTY  
 
.HEAVY RAINFALL LAST NIGHT OF 1 TO 2 INCHES IN THE RIFLE RIVER BASIN  
HAS ALLOWED RIVER LEVELS TO RISE. LEVELS ON THE RIFLE RIVER NEAR  
STERLING ARE EXPECTED TO REACH FLOOD STAGE TONIGHT...BEFORE CRESTING  
BY SATURDAY EVENING.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
SAFETY MESSAGE...  
 
PERSONS IN THE WARNED AREAS SHOULD TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT PROPERTY  
FROM RISING WATER LEVELS.  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GAYLORD WILL ISSUE ANOTHER STATEMENT  
ON THIS DEVELOPING SITUATION AS NEW INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.  
 

 
 
MIC011-240359-  
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1159 AM EDT FRI JUN 23 2017  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GAYLORD HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE RIFLE RIVER NEAR STERLING.  
* FROM LATE TONIGHT TO SUNDAY EVENING....  
* AT 11:30 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 4.2 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 6.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY AFTER MIDNIGHT TOMORROW AND  
CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 7.7 FEET BY TOMORROW EVENING.THE RIVER  
WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY SUNDAY EARLY AFTERNOON.  
* IMPACT...AT 9.0 FEET...HIGH WATER BEGINS TO IMPACT CAMPGROUND AT  
WHITE'S CANOE LIVERY AT MELITA ROAD BRIDGE.  
 
 

 
 
FLD OBSERVED FORECAST 7AM  
LOCATION STG STG DAY TIME SAT SUN MON  
 
RIFLE RIVER  
STERLING 6 4.2 FRI 11 AM 6.1 7.3 4.8  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4399 8384 4407 8408 4416 8408 4416 8398  
4408 8384 4399 8379  
 

 
 
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