Fairfield, IL

6:38 PM CDT on April 30, 2017 (GMT -0500)
Uptown | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Areal Flood Warning, Flash Flood Watch Active Notice: Flash Flood Watch

Elev 441 ft 38.38 °N, 88.36 °W | Updated 3 minutes ago

Overcast
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71.7 °F
Feels Like 71.7 °F
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2.0
Wind Variable Wind from SSE
Gusts 3.0 mph

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Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.62 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 2300 ft
Mostly Cloudy 7500 ft
Overcast 9500 ft
Dew Point 69 °F
Humidity 91%
Rainfall 1.44 in
Snow Depth Not available.
5:57 AM 7:44 PM
Waxing Crescent, 27% visible
METAR KFWC 302315Z AUTO 16009KT 10SM SCT023 BKN075 OVC095 22/20 A2962 RMK AO1 T02220200
Pressure 29.62 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 2300 ft
Mostly Cloudy 7500 ft
Overcast 9500 ft
Dew Point 69 °F
Humidity 91%
Rainfall 1.44 in
Snow Depth Not available.
5:57 AM 7:44 PM
Waxing Crescent, 27% visible
METAR KFWC 302315Z AUTO 16009KT 10SM SCT023 BKN075 OVC095 22/20 A2962 RMK AO1 T02220200

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Watches & Warnings

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



241 PM CDT sun Apr 30 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
The Skillet Fork river at Wayne City.
* Until late Wednesday night.
* At 2:00 PM Sunday the stage was 17.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 22.0 feet by
tomorrow evening. The river will fall below flood stage Wednesday
evening.


Lat... Lon 3857 8866 3858 8855 3839 8856 3827 8838
      3826 8846 3836 8865




933 am CDT sun Apr 30 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Little Wabash River at Carmi
* until further notice.
* At 8:30 am Sunday the stage was 29.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 27.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to a near crest of 35.0
feet by Saturday evening.
* Impact... at 35.5 feet... businesses just downstream of IL Route 14
and Route 1 in Carmi flood.


Lat... Lon 3826 8816 3825 8802 3804 8813 3793 8808
      3791 8812 3801 8828




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.