March 5th, 2011

Flood Watch - Kent (Michigan)

http://www.weather.gov/alerts/MI.html#MIZ057.GRRFFAGRR.212800

MUSKEGON...GREENVILLE...ALMA...
JENISON...GRAND RAPIDS...IONIA...ST. JOHNS...HOLLAND...HASTINGS...
CHARLOTTE...LANSING...SOUTH HAVEN...KALAMAZOO...BATTLE CREEK...
JACKSON
428 PM EST FRI MAR 4 2011

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MICHIGAN...SOUTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN...
SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN AND WEST CENTRAL MICHIGAN...INCLUDING THE
FOLLOWING AREAS...IN CENTRAL MICHIGAN...GRATIOT AND MONTCALM.
IN SOUTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN...CALHOUN...CLINTON...EATON...
INGHAM...IONIA AND JACKSON. IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN...ALLEGAN...
BARRY...KALAMAZOO...KENT...OTTAWA AND VAN BUREN. IN WEST
CENTRAL MICHIGAN...MUSKEGON.

* THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING

* RAIN WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT WITH OVER AN INCH POSSIBLE
IN THE WATCH AREA. IN ADDITION SNOW WILL BE MELTING AS
TEMPERATURES RISE...ADDING TO THE RUNOFF.

* SMALL STREAMS AND URBAN AREAS ARE AT AN INCREASED RISK FOR
FLOODING DUE TO THE POTENTIALLY EXCESSIVE RUNOFF.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

$$
Issuing Weather Forecast Office Homepage

Winter Weather Advisory - Kent (Michigan)

http://www.weather.gov/alerts/MI.html#MIZ057.GRRWSWGRR.025700

JENISON...GRAND RAPIDS...IONIA...
ST. JOHNS
957 PM EST FRI MAR 4 2011

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM EST
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
1 AM TO 9 AM EST SATURDAY.

IMPACTS...

* ROADS AND SIDEWALKS WILL BECOME SLICK LATER TONIGHT AND
TOMORROW MORNING AS TEMPERATURES APPROACH FREEZING AND WET
SURFACES BEGIN TO FREEZE.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

* RAIN CURRENTLY FALLING WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH
MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. RAIN WILL THEN TRANSITION TO SOME FREEZING
RAIN AND SLEET LATER TONIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

* UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG WITH
SOME SLEET.

* PRECIPITATION WILL THEN CHANGE OVER TO LIGHT SNOW SATURDAY
MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

* A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN
AND SLEET WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$
Issuing Weather Forecast Office Homepage

Flood Watch - Kent (Michigan)

http://www.weather.gov/alerts/MI.html#MIZ057.GRRFFAGRR.030200

MUSKEGON...GREENVILLE...ALMA...
JENISON...GRAND RAPIDS...IONIA...ST. JOHNS...HOLLAND...HASTINGS...
CHARLOTTE...LANSING...SOUTH HAVEN...KALAMAZOO...BATTLE CREEK...
JACKSON
1002 PM EST FRI MAR 4 2011

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST SATURDAY...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MICHIGAN...SOUTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN...
SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN AND WEST CENTRAL MICHIGAN...INCLUDING THE
FOLLOWING AREAS...

IN CENTRAL MICHIGAN...GRATIOT AND MONTCALM.

IN SOUTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN...CALHOUN...CLINTON...EATON...
INGHAM...IONIA AND JACKSON.

IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN...ALLEGAN...BARRY...KALAMAZOO...
KENT...OTTAWA AND VAN BUREN.

IN WEST CENTRAL MICHIGAN...MUSKEGON.

* UNTIL 7 AM EST SATURDAY

* RAIN COULD BE HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT WITH OVER AN INCH POSSIBLE
IN THE WATCH AREA. IN ADDITION SNOW WILL BE MELTING AS
TEMPERATURES ARE ABOVE FREEZING...ADDING TO THE RUNOFF.

* SMALL STREAMS AND URBAN AREAS ARE AT AN INCREASED RISK FOR
FLOODING DUE TO THE POTENTIALLY EXCESSIVE RUNOFF.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

$$
Issuing Weather Forecast Office Homepage

Winter Weather Advisory - Kent (Michigan)

http://www.weather.gov/alerts/MI.html#MIZ057.GRRWSWGRR.092100

JENISON...GRAND RAPIDS...IONIA...
ST. JOHNS
421 AM EST SAT MAR 5 2011

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST THIS
MORNING...

IMPACTS...

* ROADS AND SIDEWALKS WILL BECOME SLICK LATER TONIGHT AND
TOMORROW MORNING AS TEMPERATURES APPROACH FREEZING AND WET
SURFACES BEGIN TO FREEZE.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

* LIGHT SNOW IS BEGINNING TO MIX IN WITH THE RAIN ACROSS THE
AREA. THE RAIN MAY TURN INTO SOME LIGHT FREEZING RAIN OR SLEET
BEFORE TURNING OVER TO ALL LIGHT SNOW BY MID MORNING.

* UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG WITH
SOME SLEET.

* AN INCH OR LESS OF SNOW IS EXPECTED THROUGH MID EVENING
SATURDAY EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

* A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN
AND SLEET WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION
WHILE DRIVING.

&&

$$

NJJ
Issuing Weather Forecast Office Homepage