Carbondale, IL (62901)

4:05 AM CDT on April 30, 2017 (GMT -0500)
Fire station #2 | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Flash Flood Warning, Flash Flood Watch Active Notice: Flash Flood Watch

Elev 407 ft 37.73 °N, 89.24 °W | Updated 4 minutes ago

Rain
Rain
63.9 °F
Feels Like 63.9 °F
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0.0
Wind Variable Wind from SSW
Gusts 14.0 mph

Today
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--% Chance of Precip.
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Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.80 in
Visibility 2.5 miles
Clouds Few 600 ft
Mostly Cloudy 4200 ft
Overcast 6500 ft
Dew Point 61 °F
Humidity 90%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:02 AM 7:46 PM
Waxing Crescent, 21% visible
SPECI KMDH 300858Z AUTO 23022G30KT 2 1/2SM +RA BR FEW006 BKN042 OVC065 17/17 A2980 RMK AO2 PK WND 23030/0857 VIS 1 1/4V4 PRESRR P0001 T01720172 TSNO
Pressure 29.80 in
Visibility 2.5 miles
Clouds Few 600 ft
Mostly Cloudy 4200 ft
Overcast 6500 ft
Dew Point 61 °F
Humidity 90%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:02 AM 7:46 PM
Waxing Crescent, 21% visible
SPECI KMDH 300858Z AUTO 23022G30KT 2 1/2SM +RA BR FEW006 BKN042 OVC065 17/17 A2980 RMK AO2 PK WND 23030/0857 VIS 1 1/4V4 PRESRR P0001 T01720172 TSNO

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Flash Flood Warning
Issued: 12:54 AM CDT Apr. 30, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Paducah has extended the

* Flash Flood Warning for...
southern Perry County in south central Illinois...
northern Union County in southern Illinois...
northern Johnson County in southern Illinois...
Williamson County in southern Illinois...
Jackson County in southern Illinois...
Franklin County in south central Illinois...
Bollinger County in southeastern Missouri...
Perry County in southeastern Missouri...
northern Wayne County in southeastern Missouri...
northern Cape Girardeau County in southeastern Missouri...

* until 700 am CDT Sunday

* at 1251 am CDT, Doppler radar indicated that showers and
thunderstorms producing heavy rain will move back across the
warned area overnight. Flash flooding is already occurring in some
locations, and the additional heavy rain will only make things
worse. Another 1 to 2 inches of additional rain is expected
through daybreak.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Carbondale, Marion, Jackson, Herrin, Perryville, West Frankfort,
Murphysboro, Benton, Du Quoin, Pinckneyville, Carterville, Anna,
Johnston City, Christopher, Piedmont, Jonesboro, Marble Hill,
Greenville, Sam A Baker State Park 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.


Lat... Lon 3727 9073 3727 9055 3732 9055 3732 9014
      3764 9015 3787 8994 3791 8985 3780 8968
      3796 8959 3803 8959 3815 8915 3812 8914
      3812 8870 3756 8871 3740 8964 3705 9043
      3706 9078


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1044 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Chester
* until further notice.
* At 10:00 PM Saturday the stage was 29.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 27.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* The river is forecast to crest near 41.3 feet by Thursday evening.
* 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.
* Impact: at 31.5 feet... in Perry County, Highway E is closed between
County Road 322 and levee Road (county Road 354) at Bois Brule
creek.

                   Fld latest 7 a.M. Forecast
location stg obs stg 04/30 05/01 05/02 05/03 05/04

Mississippi River
Chester 27.0 29.01 30.6 33.8 36.3 38.7 40.8


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



1025 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau
* until further notice.
* At 10:00 PM Saturday the stage was 33.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 32.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 43.0 feet by
Saturday... may 6.
* Impact... at 43.0 feet... the flood gate on north Main Street closes.


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




936 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the big Muddy river near Murphysboro
* until further notice.
* At 9:00 PM Saturday the stage was 24.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 38.4 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: 4:40 PM CDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through late Sunday
night...

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 Sunday night

* 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. Numerous thunderstorms with very heavy rain
are expected to spread eastward across mainly southeastern
Missouri and parts of southern Illinois this evening, and
develop there again overnight. This will only worsen an already
serious situation in this part of the region. Meanwhile, areas
further east may not see much precipitation tonight. However,
thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall are expected to expand
eastward into the rest of the region throughout the day Sunday.
Radar estimates of as much as eight inches of rain have already
fallen over parts of the watch area. An additional two to six
inches of rain is expected to occur before the storm system
exits the area Sunday night, with the heaviest rainfall expected
in the Missouri Ozark foothills. Locally higher amounts are
also possible where numerous thunderstorms move across the same
area.


* In addition to the possibility of flash flooding of some
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 transitioned to overland
flood warnings.

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
should flash flood warnings be issued.