Springfield, IL

11:44 PM CDT on April 29, 2017 (GMT -0500)
SW Springfield | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Areal Flood Warning, Flash Flood Watch Active Notice: Flash Flood Watch

Elev 602 ft 39.78 °N, 89.69 °W | Updated 11 seconds ago

Rain
Rain
45.9 °F
Feels Like 46 °F
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0.0
Wind Variable Wind from SSE
Gusts 0.0 mph

Today
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--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
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Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.87 in
Visibility 9.0 miles
Clouds Overcast 500 ft
Windchill 46 °F
Dew Point 46 °F
Humidity 99%
Rainfall 2.74 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:01 AM 7:51 PM
Waxing Crescent, 19% visible
METAR KSPI 300352Z AUTO 06006KT 9SM -RA OVC005 08/08 A2987 RMK AO2 SLP114 P0009 T00830078
Pressure 29.87 in
Visibility 9.0 miles
Clouds Overcast 500 ft
Windchill 46 °F
Dew Point 46 °F
Humidity 99%
Rainfall 2.74 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:01 AM 7:51 PM
Waxing Crescent, 19% visible
METAR KSPI 300352Z AUTO 06006KT 9SM -RA OVC005 08/08 A2987 RMK AO2 SLP114 P0009 T00830078

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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 11:37 PM CDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
Christian County in central Illinois...
Sangamon County in central Illinois...

* until 830 am CDT Sunday

* at 1130 PM CDT, the heavy rainfall that moved across the area late
Saturday afternoon and evening has ended. However, the threat for
flooding has not, as most areas have received 2 to 3 inches with
additional light to moderate rainfall expected overnight.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Springfield, Taylorville, Chatham, Pana, Auburn, Sherman,
Rochester, Riverton, Pawnee, Kincaid, New Berlin, Divernon,
Edinburg, Morrisonville, Stonington, Illiopolis, Pleasant Plains,
Loami, Mechanicsburg and Mount Auburn.

This includes the following highways...
Interstate 55 between mile markers 77 and 104.
Interstate 72 between mile markers 80 and 123.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.


Lat... Lon 3991 8927 3935 8902 3935 8951 3936 8953
      3952 8954 3952 8992 3976 8999 3990 8999


Smith


919 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Sangamon river at Riverton.
* From Monday afternoon until late Tuesday night.
* At 845 PM Saturday the stage was 10.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 23 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by Monday afternoon and continue
to rise to near 23.7 feet by Tuesday morning. The river will fall
below flood stage by Tuesday evening.
* Impact... at 17.5 feet, water starts encroaching on Wheeland park
campground. At 19 feet, large areas of farmland are inundated.
At 19.9 feet, Oak Creek Road just east of the river begins to flood.



                  Fld observed forecast 6am
location stg stg day time sun Mon Tue

Sangamon river
Riverton 23 10.5 Sat 9 PM 14.8 21.7 23.7



Lat... Lon 3981 8943 3971 8943 3984 8959 3985 8979
      3992 8983 3990 8954




Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 9:00 PM CDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch now in effect through Monday evening...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* a portion of central Illinois, including the following area,
Sangamon County.

* Through Monday evening.

* Periods of heavy rainfall are expected through Sunday night. By
Monday morning, a large area of 2 to 3 inches of additional rain
is expected. The heavy rain threat will end as a cold front
moves through. In addition, water is being released from
Spaulding dam at Lake Springfield. Because of this, there is
substantial flow of water in Sugar Creek downstream of the dam.

* In addition to potential flooding of streets and roads in
flood prone areas, area rivers and streams are also likely to
experience flooding. This would persist for several days after
the rain ends.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation,
especially if driving. Never drive across a flooded roadway. You
should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.