Flood Warning

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Flood Warning
National Weather Service Gaylord MI
844 PM EST Mon Feb 19 2018
...The National Weather Service in Gaylord has issued a flood warning
for the following rivers in Michigan...
  Rifle River near Sterling AFFECTING Arenac County
.Forecast rainfall potentially in excess of an inch and a half, as
well as snowmelt from warming temperatures Tuesday into Tuesday 
night will result in significant rises on the Rifle river near
Sterling. The river is expected to rise above flood stage late 
Tuesday night, reaching a crest late Wednesday night into Thursday 
Safety message...
Persons in the warned areas should take steps to protect property 
from rising water levels.
The National Weather Service in Gaylord will issue another statement 
on this developing situation...Tuesday morning...as new information 
becomes available.
844 PM EST Mon Feb 19 2018
The National Weather Service in Gaylord has issued a 
* Flood Warning for 
  The Rifle River near Sterling.
* from late Tuesday night to Friday afternoon....
* At 8:30 PM Monday the stage was 2.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 6.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by Wednesday morning and continue
  to rise to near 8.8 feet by Thursday morning. The river will fall 
  below flood stage by Friday morning.
* Impact...At 9.0 feet...High water begins to impact campground at 
  White's Canoe Livery at Melita Road bridge.
                   FLD      OBSERVED               FORECAST 7AM
LOCATION           STG    STG  DAY  TIME       Tue     Wed     Thu
Rifle River
  Sterling           6    2.8  Mon 08 PM       5.1     8.7     7.0
LAT...LON 4399 8384 4407 8408 4416 8408 4416 8398
      4408 8384 4399 8379