Flood Watch

03/14/2019 4:24 PM through 03/15/2019 6:00 AM

Update to NWS-IDP-PROD-3422233-2999063 NWS-IDP-PROD-3420989-2997879 NWS-IDP-PROD-3423600-3000400 NWS-IDP-PROD-3426163-3002857 NWS-IDP-PROD-3425225-3001965

Flood Watch issued March 14 at 4:24PM EDT expiring March 15 at 8:00AM EDT by NWS Marquette MI


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Upper Michigan and western Upper Michigan,
including the following areas, in central Upper Michigan,
Alger, Baraga, Delta, Dickinson, Iron, Luce, Marquette,
Menominee, Northern Schoolcraft, and Southern Schoolcraft. In
western Upper Michigan, Gogebic, Keweenaw, Northern Houghton,
Ontonagon, and Southern Houghton.

* Through Friday morning

* Temperatures staying above freezing combined with additional
rainfall amounts of a quarter of an inch to half of an inch may
lead to minor flooding through Friday. The flooding potential
will begin to ease on Friday as temperatures fall back below

* Though the snowpack will absorb some of the rain, slowing the
runoff into primary rivers, it is likely that the rainfall and
snowmelt will cause some rise in water levels on smaller streams
and rivers through Friday. Breakup ice jams may also develop on
some rivers and streams. In addition, there will be ponding of
water in low- lying and poor drainage areas as well as possible
basement flooding. The added weight of the rain soaked snow
could also result in roof collapses.


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for at least minor
flooding based on current forecasts. Additional impacts are
likely due to the deep, water logged snow pack on the ground.

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.

Target Area

Gogebic; Ontonagon; Keweenaw; Delta; Menominee; Alger; Dickinson; Southern Houghton; Luce; Houghton; Baraga; Iron; Marquette; Northern Schoolcraft; Southern Schoolcraft

Sender: NWS Marquette MI
Sent: 4:24 PM on 03-14-2019