092  
WGUS43 KGRR 300236  
FLWGRR  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI  
1036 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017  
 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A FLOOD  
WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN...  
 
LOOKING GLASS RIVER NEAR EAGLE AFFECTING CLINTON COUNTY  
PORTAGE RIVER NEAR VICKSBURG AFFECTING KALAMAZOO COUNTY  
 
.RIVER FORECASTS ARE BASED ON A 36 HOUR PRECIPITATION FORECAST VALID  
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING, WHICH IS AROUND 1.5 TO 3 INCHES FOR MUCH OF  
THE AREA. A POSSIBILITY EXISTS FOR HIGHER RAINFALL TOTALS ACROSS A  
NARROW REGION WHICH MAY AFFECT THESE CREST FORECASTS. STAY TUNED TO  
THE LATEST FORECASTS AS THE RAINFALL EVENT UNFOLDS.  
 
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  
 

 
 
MIC037-010436-  
/O.NEW.KGRR.FL.W.0029.170501T0000Z-170503T0600Z/  
/EAGM4.1.ER.170501T1500Z.170502T0000Z.170502T1500Z.NO/  
1036 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE LOOKING GLASS RIVER NEAR EAGLE.  
* FROM SUNDAY EVENING TO LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.  
* AT 9:45 PM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 4.9 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 7.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST, THE RIVER WILL RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY MONDAY MORNING  
AND CREST AROUND 7.3 FEET BY MONDAY EVENING. THE RIVER WILL  
FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.  
* IMPACT, AT 7.0 FEET...EXPECT MINOR FLOODING OF HOMES IN DEWITT AND  
ALONG THE RIVER BETWEEN DEWITT AND EAGLE. FLOODING OCCURS IN  
RIVERSIDE PARK IN DEWITT AND LOOKING GLASS VALLEY PARK IN WACOUSTA.  
* FLOOD HISTORY, THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 7.3 FEET  
ON FEB 24 1985.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4290 8489 4286 8474 4287 8455 4281 8455  
4279 8474 4283 8489  
 

 
 
MIC077-010435-  
/O.NEW.KGRR.FL.W.0030.170430T1200Z-000000T0000Z/  
/VCKM4.1.ER.170430T1800Z.170501T1800Z.000000T0000Z.UU/  
1036 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE PORTAGE RIVER NEAR VICKSBURG.  
* FROM SUNDAY MORNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* THE RIVER STAGE WAS ESTIMATED TO BE AROUND 4.9 FEET SUNDAY EVENING.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 5.0 FEET.  
* FORECAST, THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO CREST AROUND 5.5 FEET BY MONDAY  
AFTERNOON.  
* IMPACT, AT 6.0 FEET...EXPECT MINOR BASEMENT FLOODING OF SEVERAL  
HOMES BUILT 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  
 

 
 
CAS  
 
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