Carbondale, IL (62901)

7:39 PM CDT on April 30, 2017 (GMT -0500)
Fire station #2 | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Areal Flood Warning, Flash Flood Watch Active Notice: Flash Flood Watch

Elev 407 ft 37.73 °N, 89.24 °W | Updated 7 minutes ago

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70.1 °F
Feels Like 70.1 °F
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6.0
Wind Variable Wind from SSE
Gusts 20.0 mph

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Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.57 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 1800 ft
Mostly Cloudy 2500 ft
Overcast 3700 ft
Dew Point 65 °F
Humidity 83%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:02 AM 7:46 PM
Waxing Crescent, 27% visible
METAR KMDH 302352Z 18017G30KT 10SM SCT018 BKN025 OVC037 21/19 A2958 RMK AO2 PK WND 17030/2343 RAB12E22 SLP013 P0000 60039 T02060194 10217 20189 56017
Pressure 29.57 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 1800 ft
Mostly Cloudy 2500 ft
Overcast 3700 ft
Dew Point 65 °F
Humidity 83%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:02 AM 7:46 PM
Waxing Crescent, 27% visible
METAR KMDH 302352Z 18017G30KT 10SM SCT018 BKN025 OVC037 21/19 A2958 RMK AO2 PK WND 17030/2343 RAB12E22 SLP013 P0000 60039 T02060194 10217 20189 56017

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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 5:40 PM CDT Apr. 30, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
Perry County in south central Illinois...
White County in southeastern Illinois...
Wayne County in south central Illinois...
Wabash County in southeastern Illinois...
Jefferson County in south central Illinois...
Edwards County in southeastern Illinois...
Williamson County in southern Illinois...
Saline County in southern Illinois...
Jackson County in southern Illinois...
Franklin County in south central Illinois...
Hamilton County in south central Illinois...

* until 545 am CDT Monday

* at 538 PM CDT, flooding continued in many areas. The threat for
heavy rainfall is over. However, flooding along rivers, creeks
and streams will continue, along with numerous water covered,
flooded roads. The dangers will increase tonight as the dangers
of flooding become harder to recognize.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Carbondale, Marion, Mount Vernon, Herrin, Harrisburg, West
Frankfort, Murphysboro, Mount Carmel, Benton, Du Quoin,
Pinckneyville, Carterville, Carmi, Fairfield, Eldorado, Johnston
City, McLeansboro, Christopher, Albion and Rend Lake area.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

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

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.


Lat... Lon 3857 8765 3829 8784 3826 8799 3816 8791
      3805 8804 3793 8803 3793 8807 3789 8802
      3791 8837 3760 8838 3760 8945 3756 8947
      3769 8951 3782 8968 3796 8959 3822 8959
      3821 8915 3847 8914 3847 8870 3861 8869



531 PM CDT sun Apr 30 2017

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
west central Jackson County in southern Illinois...
Bollinger County in southeastern Missouri...
Carter County in southeastern Missouri...
Scott County in southeastern Missouri...
Perry County in southeastern Missouri...
Ripley County in southeastern Missouri...
Wayne County in southeastern Missouri...
Butler County in southeastern Missouri...
Cape Girardeau County in southeastern Missouri...
Stoddard County in southeastern Missouri...

* until 530 am CDT Monday

* at 528 PM CDT, flooding continued in many areas. The threat
for additional heavy rain is over. However, many creeks, streams
and rivers remain flooded. Many roads, and low lying areas are
affected as well. Improvement may happen in some areas, but many
locations will remain flooded overnight.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

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

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate Route.


Lat... Lon 3709 9122 3710 9097 3705 9097 3705 9078
      3727 9073 3727 9055 3732 9054 3731 9015
      3764 9015 3791 8985 3769 8952 3754 8952
      3740 8942 3728 8952 3710 8941 3663 9015
      3650 9022 3650 9113 3682 9112 3683 9122




114 PM CDT sun Apr 30 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau
* until further notice.
* At 1:00 PM Sunday the stage was 36.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 32.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 48.5 feet by
Saturday morning then begin falling.
* Impact... at 48.5 feet... this flood will exceed the highest stage on
record.


Lat... Lon 3769 8959 3769 8935 3744 8934 3725 8941
      3723 8959 3732 8963




1129 am CDT sun Apr 30 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at chester* at 11:00 am Sunday the stage was 31.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 27.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* The river is forecast to crest near 43.5 feet by early Friday
morning.
* Impact: at 44.0 feet... balwin water treatment plant is flooded.
* Impact: at 42.4 feet... near this height, Missouri Route h is closed
between Route M and Missouri Highway 51.
* Impact: at 42.3 feet... near this height, Missouri State Route u
will be closed in both directions from U.S. Highway 61 to the
Illinois state line at the Kaskaskia Island bridge.
* Impact: at 42.0 feet... four Cottage units at the Menard
correctional center begin flooding near this height.
* Impact: at 41.1 feet... near this height, Missouri Route v southeast
of Bloomsdale is closed between Highway 61 and north White Sands
Road.
* Impact: at 40.8 feet... Main Street in Evansville inundated.
* Impact: at 40.7 feet... at this height, Missouri State Highway 51 is
closed from Perry County Road 944 and the Illinois state line at
the bridge into Chester.
* Impact: at 40.0 feet... a Hunting Lodge near the mouth of the
Kaskaskia River begins flooding.
* Impact: at 39.0 feet... Railroad tracks in St. Mary, Missouri begin
flooding.
* Impact: at 38.7 feet... Illinois State Highway 155 at Prairie Du
Rocher begins flooding near this height.
* Impact: at 38.5 feet... Illinois Route 3 at Rockwood and Missouri
Highway j just west of Highway 61 between Ste. Genevieve and St.
Marys begin flooding near this height.
* Impact: at 38.4 feet... at this level IL Route 3 at levee east of
Cora inundated.
* Impact: at 38.1 feet... near this level, Illinois Route 3 near the
mary's River Bridge is closed.
* Impact: at 37.7 feet... near this height, Route j is closed in both
directions at U.S. Highway 61.
* Impact: at 37.6 feet... at this height, Missouri Route M between
Route h and Perry County Road 924 is closed.
* Impact: at 37.5 feet... the southbound Lane on Kaskaskia street and
the south parking lot at Menard correctional center begins
flooding.
* Impact: at 37.2 feet... near this height, U.S. Highway 61 is closed
between Ste. Genevieve and Route j.
* Impact: at 37.0 feet... Union Pacific property along Water Street
begins to flood.
* Impact: at 36.9 feet... near this height, U.S. Highway 61 is closed
from Route j to St. Mary.
* Impact: at 36.5 feet... Chester water Intake house is flooded...
damage begins to occur to 4 homes and administration buildings at
Menard state prison. Prairie durocher pump station damaged and
Road to Kaskaskia lock inundated.
* Impact: at 36.0 feet... Chester water works pumphouse is threatened
by flood waters. Highway 61 is closed at The Bend at St. Marys and
a DeTour is set up through town.
* Impact: at 35.2 feet... in Perry County, Highway c is closed between
County roads 352 and 354 (the levee road) near Menfro.
* Impact: at 35.0 feet... Ste. Genevieve flood gates are closed at
this level.
* Impact: at 34.8 feet... Kaskaskia street near the Menard prison
begins flooding near this height.
* Impact: at 34.7 feet... the north parking lot at Menard correctional
center begins flooding.
* Impact: at 33.5 feet... Water Street in Chester begins flooding.
* Impact: at 33.0 feet... within a foot of this height, Highway a is
closed between County roads 448 and 460 at Wittenberg in southern
Perry County.
* Impact: at 32.5 feet... the Road at Fort Gage farm begins flooding
at Menard correctional center.

                   Fld latest 7 a.M. Forecast
location stg obs stg 05/01 05/02 05/03 05/04 05/05

Mississippi River
Chester 27.0 31.86 35.3 38.2 41.0 42.9 43.5




Lat... Lon 3826 9043 3826 9030 3769 8935 3769 8959
      3787 9003






1124 am CDT sun Apr 30 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the big Muddy river near Murphysboro
* until further notice.
* At 11:00 am Sunday the stage was 28.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 39.5 feet by
Thursday morning then begin falling.


Lat... Lon 3777 8946 3784 8915 3778 8915 3773 8935
      3760 8941 3760 8947




Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 2:34 PM CDT Apr. 30, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 1 am CDT Monday...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western
Kentucky, and southeast Missouri, including the following
areas, in southern Illinois, Alexander, Edwards, Franklin,
Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson,
Massac, Perry IL, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne
IL, white, and Williamson. In southwest Indiana, Gibson, Pike,
Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick. In western Kentucky,
Ballard, Carlisle, Daviess, Fulton, Henderson, Hickman,
McCracken, and Union KY. In southeast Missouri, Bollinger,
Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Mississippi, New Madrid, Perry
MO, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard, and Wayne MO.

* Until 1 am CDT Monday

* the Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for all of southeastern
Missouri, southern Illinois, southwestern Indiana, and a few
border counties of western Kentucky along the Ohio and
Mississippi rivers. While additional rainfall totals should not
exceed one inch, any and all shower or storm activity that falls
on the already saturated grounds, swollen and flooded creeks,
streams, and tributaries, will result in continuing flooding or
retrograde any gradual water recessions that may be occurring.

* In addition to flash flooding of roadways and streams, the
already fallen heavy rains will be causing further rises on many
of the area rivers, particularly the smaller rivers in southeast
Missouri, such as the Saint Francis, black, and current rivers.
Given the widespread rainfall that has already occurred across
the region, other larger river systems, such as the Mississippi
and Ohio rivers, will likewise see rises in water levels into
early may. Due to the prolonged period of these rains, some of
the flash flood warnings that have been issued or are still in
effect may be transitioned to areal flood warnings after the
rain has finally diminished.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
once flash flood warnings are issued.