Benton, IL

8:43 AM CDT on April 30, 2017 (GMT -0500)
Northeast of Benton | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Flash Flood Warning, Flash Flood Watch Active Notice: Flash Flood Watch

Elev 433 ft 38.01 °N, 88.90 °W | Updated 50 seconds ago

Rain
Rain
63.8 °F
Feels Like 63.8 °F
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3.0
Wind Variable Wind from SSE
Gusts 6.0 mph

Today
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--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
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Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.83 in
Visibility 2.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 6000 ft
Overcast 9000 ft
Dew Point 62 °F
Humidity 95%
Rainfall 0.94 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:00 AM 7:45 PM
Waxing Crescent, 23% visible
SPECI KMWA 301317Z 14005KT 2SM +RA BKN060 OVC090 18/18 A2983
Pressure 29.83 in
Visibility 2.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 6000 ft
Overcast 9000 ft
Dew Point 62 °F
Humidity 95%
Rainfall 0.94 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:00 AM 7:45 PM
Waxing Crescent, 23% visible
SPECI KMWA 301317Z 14005KT 2SM +RA BKN060 OVC090 18/18 A2983

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Flash Flood Warning
Issued: 6:52 AM CDT Apr. 30, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
southern Perry County in south central Illinois...
Union County in southern Illinois...
northern Johnson County in southern Illinois...
Williamson County in southern Illinois...
Saline County in southern Illinois...
Jackson County in southern Illinois...
north central Alexander County in southern Illinois...
Franklin County in south central Illinois...
Hamilton County in south central Illinois...
east central Cape Girardeau County in southeastern Missouri...

* until 1245 PM CDT

* at 648 am CDT, local law enforcement reported that flash flooding
continues over portions of the warned area. The West Frankfort,
brougton and Du Quoin areas continue to have the greatest impacts.
Showers and thunderstorms will continue to stream over the warned
area. Another 1 to 2 inches of rainfall will be possible and will
likely lead to additional flash flooding this morning.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Carbondale, Marion, Herrin, Harrisburg, West Frankfort,
Murphysboro, Benton, Du Quoin, Pinckneyville, Carterville, Anna,
Eldorado, Johnston City, McLeansboro, Christopher, Jonesboro, Rend
Lake area, Sesser, Zeigler and Carrier Mills.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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


Lat... Lon 3761 8839 3760 8871 3734 8904 3733 8923
      3715 8928 3713 8935 3723 8943 3734 8943
      3756 8951 3759 8948 3768 8950 3781 8967
      3796 8959 3803 8959 3813 8916 3812 8872
      3819 8837


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652 am CDT sun Apr 30 2017

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
southern Perry County in south central Illinois...
Union County in southern Illinois...
northern Johnson County in southern Illinois...
Williamson County in southern Illinois...
Saline County in southern Illinois...
Jackson County in southern Illinois...
north central Alexander County in southern Illinois...
Franklin County in south central Illinois...
Hamilton County in south central Illinois...
east central Cape Girardeau County in southeastern Missouri...

* until 1245 PM CDT

* at 648 am CDT, local law enforcement reported that flash flooding
continues over portions of the warned area. The West Frankfort,
brougton and Du Quoin areas continue to have the greatest impacts.
Showers and thunderstorms will continue to stream over the warned
area. Another 1 to 2 inches of rainfall will be possible and will
likely lead to additional flash flooding this morning.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Carbondale, Marion, Herrin, Harrisburg, West Frankfort,
Murphysboro, Benton, Du Quoin, Pinckneyville, Carterville, Anna,
Eldorado, Johnston City, McLeansboro, Christopher, Jonesboro, Rend
Lake area, Sesser, Zeigler and Carrier Mills.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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


Lat... Lon 3761 8839 3760 8871 3734 8904 3733 8923
      3715 8928 3713 8935 3723 8943 3734 8943
      3756 8951 3759 8948 3768 8950 3781 8967
      3796 8959 3803 8959 3813 8916 3812 8872
      3819 8837


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936 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the big Muddy river near Plumfield.
* From late tonight until further notice.
* At 9:00 PM Saturday the stage was 19.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 20.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by after midnight tonight and
continue to rise to near 27.8 feet by Tuesday morning.


Lat... Lon 3801 8901 3801 8895 3789 8898 3778 8915
      3784 8915 3792 8906




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.