Fairfield, IL

1:16 PM CDT on April 30, 2017 (GMT -0500)
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Active Advisory: Flash Flood Warning, Flash Flood Watch Active Notice: Flash Flood Watch

Elev 441 ft 38.38 °N, 88.36 °W | Updated 1 minute ago

Light Rain
Light Rain
64.6 °F
Feels Like 64.6 °F
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1.0
Wind Variable Wind from East
Gusts 2.0 mph

Today
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Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.76 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 500 ft
Mostly Cloudy 3700 ft
Overcast 11000 ft
Dew Point 65 °F
Humidity 100%
Rainfall 1.44 in
Snow Depth Not available.
5:57 AM 7:44 PM
Waxing Crescent, 25% visible
METAR KFWC 301755Z AUTO 10005KT 10SM -RA SCT005 BKN037 OVC110 18/18 A2976 RMK AO1 LTG DSNT SE P0009 60103 T01810181 10181 20172
Pressure 29.76 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 500 ft
Mostly Cloudy 3700 ft
Overcast 11000 ft
Dew Point 65 °F
Humidity 100%
Rainfall 1.44 in
Snow Depth Not available.
5:57 AM 7:44 PM
Waxing Crescent, 25% visible
METAR KFWC 301755Z AUTO 10005KT 10SM -RA SCT005 BKN037 OVC110 18/18 A2976 RMK AO1 LTG DSNT SE P0009 60103 T01810181 10181 20172

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Flash Flood Warning
Issued: 12:35 PM CDT Apr. 30, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Paducah has extended the

* Flash Flood Warning for...
northern 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...
northern Hamilton County in south central Illinois...

* until 545 PM CDT

* at 1234 PM CDT, trained weather spotters reported upwards to 4
inches across portions of the warned area had already fallen.
Spotters also reported creeks and streams still at or above
bankfull in some locations, with numerous reports of flooded
roadways still ongoing. Given continuing rainfall, and a threat of
heavy rain still forecast, the Flash Flood Warning has been
extended through the remainder of the afternoon into the early
evening hours.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Mount Vernon, Mount Carmel, Pinckneyville, Carmi, Fairfield,
Albion, Grayville, Lancaster, Norris City, Wayne City, West Salem,
New Harmony, Crossville, Woodlawn, Bluford, Cisne, Tamaroa,
Enfield, Parkersburg and Ina.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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


Lat... Lon 3857 8765 3851 8765 3847 8775 3828 8784
      3830 8793 3824 8797 3826 8799 3816 8791
      3807 8797 3805 8804 3790 8803 3791 8838
      3818 8837 3804 8960 3822 8959 3821 8915
      3847 8915 3847 8870 3861 8869




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




927 am CDT sun Apr 30 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
The Skillet Fork river at Wayne City.
* Until Wednesday evening.
* At 9:00 am Sunday the stage was 15.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 20.6 feet by
Monday evening. The river will fall below flood stage Wednesday
afternoon.


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




Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 4:16 AM CDT Apr. 30, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

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.

* Through late tonight

* 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. Another thunderstorm complex early this
morning is dumping heavy rain across the watch area, which is
worsening flooding conditions. Significant additional rainfall
is likely today, which could produce locally life-threatening
flash flooding. The Current River in the Ozark foothills of
southeast Missouri is forecast to reach a record flood crest
today. Five to nine inches of rain have already fallen over
parts of the watch area in the past couple days, and an
additional couple of inches are expected to occur before the
storm system exits the area tonight. Again, the heaviest
rainfall is expected in the Missouri Ozark foothills. Locally
higher amounts are also possible where numerous thunderstorms
move across the same area.

* In addition to flash flooding of roadways and streams, the heavy
rainfall is expected to cause 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 across the region, other larger river
systems, such as the Mississippi and Ohio rivers will see rises
in water levels occur in early may. Due to the prolonged period
of rain, some of the flash flood warnings that are issued may be
converted to areal flood warnings after the rain diminishes.

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.