Statement as of 9:36 AM CST on March 07, 2014
The Flood Warning continues for
the Kankakee River at Momence.
* At 845 am Friday the stage was 5.0 feet and was ice affected.
* Flood stage is 5.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue remain nearly steady
through this evening. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
Ice jams can result in rapid rises in water levels with little or
* Impact... ice jam flooding can be very localized and not affect all
locations along the river. Residents in low lying flood prone areas
should remain alert for possible flooding due to ice jams.
Lat... Lon 4121 8756 4118 8782 4126 8799 4116 8806
4106 8781 4111 8753
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 9:00 am CST on March 7, 2014
... Severe thunderstorm safety...
Severe thunderstorms pose a threat to life and property. They
produce damaging downburst winds of around 60 mph or greater... and
or large destructive hail... one inch in diameter or greater.
Flooding rains... frequent cloud to ground lightning... and tornadoes
are also possible in severe thunderstorms.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means severe thunderstorms are possible
in the next few hours. Be prepared.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means a thunderstorm capable of
causing property damage and injury has been sighted or detected by
radar. Go indoors and stay away from windows.
Damaging straight line or downburst winds from a thunderstorm can do
as much damage as a weak to moderate tornado... so take severe
thunderstorm warnings seriously.
Very large hail... Golf Ball or larger... is not only very
But it occurs with the most violent of storms.
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