162  
WGUS83 KAPX 210823  
FLSAPX  
 
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI  
323 AM EST WED FEB 21 2018  
 
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN  
MICHIGAN...  
 
RIFLE RIVER NEAR STERLING AFFECTING ARENAC COUNTY  
 
.RECENT HEAVY RAIN AND RUNOFF FROM SNOWMELT WILL CONTINUE  
TO RESULT IN WATER RISES ON THE RIFLE RIVER NEAR STERLING THROUGH  
THIS MORNING.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
SAFETY MESSAGE...  
 
PERSONS IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT PROPERTY  
FROM THE RISING WATER LEVELS.  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GAYLORD WILL ISSUE ANOTHER STATEMENT  
ON THIS FLOODING SITUATION AS NEW INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.  
 

 
 
MIC011-212023-  
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323 AM EST WED FEB 21 2018  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE RIFLE RIVER NEAR STERLING.  
* UNTIL FRIDAY MORNING.  
* AT 2:30 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 10.4 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 6.0 FEET.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 10.9 FEET BY THIS  
MORNING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE EARLY FRIDAY  
MORNING.  
* IMPACT...AT 11.0 FEET...HIGH WATER IMPACTS PROPERTY SOUTH OF  
TOWNLINE ROAD DOWNSTREAM OF MELITA ROAD BRIDGE.  
 
 

 
 
FLD OBSERVED FORECAST 7AM  
LOCATION STG STG DAY TIME THU FRI SAT  
 
RIFLE RIVER  
STERLING 6 10.4 WED 02 AM 9.2 6.0 4.5  
 

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

 
 
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