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January 28, 2013

Flood Watch update

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Written by: Bruce Snook
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A Flood Watch remains in effect from Tuesday morning (January 29th) through Wednesday morning with a potential for significant flooding in the area this week.

Convergence of the Rocky and St. Joseph rivers in Scidmore Park, Three Rivers, Michigan around noon on Monday, January 28, 2013 (Click on photo to enlarge)

The National Weather Services (NWS) says a series of low pressure systems will move northeast from the Central and Southern Plains across the Great Lakes Monday through Wednesday.  These systems are expected to cause periods of heavy rain and melting snow in the area over the next few days.  The period of heaviest rain is expected Tuesday evening into early Wednesday morning.  Runoff from the heavy rain and snow melt will be very efficient due to frozen soil conditions and may result in flooding of many rivers and streams in the area.  Flooding of low lying areas and ponding of water on the roads are also expected.

St. Joseph River at Three Rivers, Michigan – noon on January 28, 2013

Source:  Flood Watch from National Weather Service/Northern Indiana at 11:27 a.m. Monday, January 28, 2013


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