839  
WGUS83 KAPX 211309 CCA  
FLSAPX  
 
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI  
954 PM EDT THU APR 20 2017  
 
...THE FLOOD WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN  
MICHIGAN...  
 
RIFLE RIVER NEAR STERLING AFFECTING ARENAC COUNTY  
 
.RAINFALL OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS IN THE RIFLE RIVER BASIN WAS  
NOT AS HEAVY AS EXPECTED. BECAUSE OF THIS...THE RIVER IS NO  
LONGER EXPECTED TO REACH FLOOD STAGE NEAR STERLING. THE FLOOD  
WARNING HAS THUS BEEN CANCELLED.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
SAFETY MESSAGE...  
 
INTERESTS ALONG THE RIFLE RIVER SHOULD STILL MONITOR RIVER LEVELS  
OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...  
OR LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS...FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.  
 

 
 
MIC011-210224-  
/O.CAN.KAPX.FL.W.0005.000000T0000Z-170423T0224Z/  
/STRM4.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
954 PM EDT THU APR 20 2017  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR  
THE RIFLE RIVER NEAR STERLING.  
* AT 9:30 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 3.8 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 6.0 FEET.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CREST BELOW FLOOD STAGE AT 5.4 FEET EARLY  
SATURDAY MORNING.  
* 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 FRI SAT SUN  
 
RIFLE RIVER  
STERLING 6 3.8 THU 09 PM 5.4 4.4 3.7  
 

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

 
 
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