658  
WGUS43 KGRR 181430  
FLWGRR  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI  
1030 AM EDT THU APR 18 2019  
 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A FLOOD  
WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN...  
 
MUSKEGON RIVER AT NEWAYGO AFFECTING NEWAYGO COUNTY  
MUSKEGON RIVER AT BRIDGETON AFFECTING NEWAYGO COUNTY  
 
.RAINFALL ACROSS THE MUSKEGON RIVER BASIN IN COMBINATION WITH  
ALREADY HIGH RIVER LEVELS DUE TO RECENT WET WEATHER HAS  
RESULTED IN FURTHER RISING RIVER LEVELS. THE MUSKEGON RIVER AT  
NEWAYGO AND BRIDGETON IS EXPECTED TO CREST JUST ABOVE MINOR FLOOD  
STAGE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. THE FOLLOWING FORECAST IS BASED ON  
OBSERVED AND FORECAST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION.  
 
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  
 

 
 
MIC123-192029-  
/O.NEW.KGRR.FL.W.0019.190419T0300Z-190420T1800Z/  
/NEWM4.1.ER.190419T0300Z.190419T0600Z.190420T0200Z.NO/  
1030 AM EDT THU APR 18 2019  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE MUSKEGON RIVER AT NEWAYGO.  
* FROM THIS EVENING TO SATURDAY AFTERNOON.  
* AT 8:45 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 10.9 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 11.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST, THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE  
BY THURSDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 11.1 FEET  
BY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW  
FLOOD STAGE BY FRIDAY NIGHT.  
* IMPACT, AT 11.0 FEET...THE RIVER STARTS EXCEEDING ITS BANKS AND  
MINOR FLOODING BEGINS IN LOW LYING AREAS ALONG THE RIVER.  
* FLOOD HISTORY, A CREST OF 15.1 FEET OCCURRED ON FEB 21 2018.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4336 8594 4335 8593 4337 8585 4341 8578  
4343 8578 4343 8581  
 

 
 
MIC123-192029-  
/O.NEW.KGRR.FL.W.0020.190419T0600Z-190421T0000Z/  
/BDGM4.1.ER.190419T0600Z.190419T1800Z.190420T1200Z.UU/  
1030 AM EDT THU APR 18 2019  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE MUSKEGON RIVER AT BRIDGETON.  
* FROM LATE TONIGHT TO SATURDAY EVENING.  
* AT 9:00 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 12.9 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 13.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST, THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE  
BY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR  
13.2 FEET BY FRIDAY EARLY AFTERNOON. THE RIVER WILL FALL  
BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY SATURDAY MORNING.  
* IMPACT, AT 13.0 FEET...WATER OVERFLOWS THE BANKS INTO WOODED AREAS.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4333 8604 4331 8604 4334 8593 4335 8593  
4336 8594  
 

 
 
HONOR  
 
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