046  
WGUS43 KAPX 200203  
FLWAPX  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI  
1003 PM EDT WED APR 19 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  
   
EXPECTED HEAVY RAINFALL
 
OF 1.00 TO 1.50 INCHES TO IMPACT THE  
RIFLE RIVER BASIN DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO  
RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.  
 
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 THURSDAY MORNING AS NEW INFORMATION  
BECOMES AVAILABLE.  
 

 
 
MIC011-201300-  
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1003 PM EDT WED APR 19 2017  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GAYLORD HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE RIFLE RIVER NEAR STERLING.  
* FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON TO SATURDAY EVENING....  
* AT 8:30 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 3.3 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 6.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE  
TO RISE TO NEAR 6.7 FEET BY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.THE RIVER WILL  
FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON.  
* IMPACT...AT 6.0 FEET...HIGH WATER BEGINS TO IMPACT CANOE LIVERY AT  
RIVER VIEW CAMPGROUND.  
 
 

 
 
FLD OBSERVED FORECAST 7AM  
LOCATION STG STG DAY TIME THU FRI SAT  
 
RIFLE RIVER  
STERLING 6 3.3 WED 08 PM 4.4 6.7 5.2  
 

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

 
 
JSL  
 
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