406  
WGUS43 KMQT 061331  
FLWMQT  
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI  
931 AM EDT THU SEP 6 2018  
 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MARQUETTE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD  
WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN UPPER MICHIGAN...  
 
CHOCOLAY RIVER NEAR HARVEY AFFECTING MARQUETTE COUNTY  
 
.HEAVY RAINFALL AND RUNOFF OVER THE UPPER AND LOWER SECTIONS OF THE CHOCOLAY  
RIVER BASIN WILL ENABLE THE RIVER TO CONTINUE TO SLOWLY RISE TO CREST  
LATE THIS AFTERNOON AT AROUND 11.0 FEET. A GENERAL FOUR TO FIVE INCHES  
OF RAIN HAS FALLEN OVER MUCH OF THE CHOCOLAY RIVER BASIN IN THE PAST 48 HOURS.  
NO ADDITIONAL RAINFALL IS EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS, SO EXPECT LEVELS  
TO SLOWLY FALL AFTER THE RIVER CRESTS LATER THIS AFTERNOON.  
 
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.  
 
ADDITIONAL WEATHER AND RIVER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT  
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MQT  
 
THE NEXT STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY 5:00 P.M. EDT.  
 

 
 
MIC103-070330-  
/O.NEW.KMQT.FL.W.0004.180906T1331Z-180907T1400Z/  
/HRVM4.1.ER.180906T0840Z.180906T1800Z.180907T0112Z.NO/  
931 AM EDT THU SEP 6 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MARQUETTE HAS ISSUED A  
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE CHOCOLAY RIVER NEAR HARVEY.  
* UNTIL FRIDAY MORNING.  
* AT 8:25 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 10.8 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 11.2 FEET BY LATE  
THIS AFTERNOON. THE RIVER WILL THEN SLOWLY FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE TONIGHT.  
* AT 11.5 FEET...THE FISHING PIER AND PARKING LOT NEAR THE M-28  
BRIDGE WILL BE UNDER WATER. TIMBER LANE AND RIVERSIDE ROAD MAY BE  
CLOSED. HOMES ALONG TIMBER LANE...AND SOME ALONG RIVERSIDE ROAD...  
WILL EXPERIENCE EXTENSIVE FLOODING.  
* AT 10.0 FEET...WATER INUNDATES THE ENTIRE PARKING LOT AT THE M-28  
BRIDGE...AND THE FISHING PIER BEGINS TO BE SUBMERGED. WATER  
INUNDATES LOW LYING AREAS ALONG TIMBER LANE AND RIVERSIDE ROAD  
DOWNSTREAM OF THE RIVER GAUGE SITE.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4649 8726 4642 8732 4646 8739 4651 8737  
4650 8733 4649 8729  
 

 
 
JSS  
 
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