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Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service St Louis MO
541 PM CDT SAT APR 29 2017
The National Weather Service in St Louis has extended the
* Flash Flood Warning for...
Randolph County in southwestern Illinois...
* Until 145 AM CDT Sunday.
* At 539 PM CDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
thunderstorms producing heavy rain moving into the warned area.
This will aggravate or enhance current flooding and create new
areas of flash flooding that may not have experienced it yet.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Chester, Sparta, Red Bud, Bremen, Steeleville, Percy, Coulterville,
Tilden, Evansville, Baldwin, Eden, Preston, Blair, Prairie Du
Rocher, Prairie, Ellis Grove, Ruma, Houston, Rockwood and
Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches are possible in the
warned area. The additional rainfall heading into this evening and
the rainfall from last night could create a highly dangerous
situation in the warned area over the next several hours!
Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
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.
Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.
LAT...LON 3782 8968 3780 8968 3785 8974 3785 8979
3788 8980 3791 8984 3787 8990 3788 8994
3793 8998 3796 8992 3796 8993 3797 9000
3801 9006 3802 9010 3806 9013 3809 9021
3814 9004 3822 9003 3822 8959 3795 8960
$$Flash Flood Watch
Greene IL-Macoupin IL-Montgomery IL-Bond IL-Fayette IL-Clinton IL-
Marion IL-Washington IL-Randolph IL-Pike IL-Calhoun IL-Jersey IL-
Madison IL-Saint Clair IL-Monroe IL-Monroe MO-Ralls MO-Pike MO-
Boone MO-Audrain MO-Moniteau MO-Cole MO-Osage MO-Callaway MO-
Montgomery MO-Lincoln MO-Gasconade MO-Warren MO-Saint Charles MO-
Franklin MO-Saint Louis MO-Saint Louis City MO-Jefferson MO-
Crawford MO-Washington MO-Saint Francois MO-Sainte Genevieve MO-
Iron MO-Madison MO-Reynolds MO-
Including the cities of Litchfield, Vandalia, Centralia, Salem,
Chester, Sparta, Pittsfield, Alton, Edwardsville, Belleville,
Cahokia, Bowling Green, Columbia, Mexico, Jefferson City, Fulton,
Saint Charles, Washington, Union, Sullivan, Saint Louis,
407 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SUNDAY
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* portions of Illinois and Missouri...including the following
counties...in Illinois...Bond IL...Calhoun IL...Clinton IL...
Fayette IL...Greene IL...Jersey IL...Macoupin IL...Madison
IL...Marion IL...Monroe IL...Montgomery IL...Pike IL...
Randolph IL...Saint Clair IL and Washington IL. In Missouri...
Audrain MO...Boone MO...Callaway MO...Cole MO...Crawford MO...
Franklin MO...Gasconade MO...Iron MO...Jefferson MO...Lincoln
MO...Madison MO...Moniteau MO...Monroe MO...Montgomery MO...
Osage MO...Pike MO...Ralls MO...Reynolds MO...Saint Charles
MO...Saint Francois MO...Saint Louis City MO...Saint Louis
MO...Sainte Genevieve MO...Warren MO and Washington MO.
* through late Sunday night
* Recent rainfall has set the stage for a significant flooding
event this weekend. A slow moving and potent storm system will
continue to interact with a very moist airmass to produce heavy
rainfall through Sunday evening. Rainfall totals of 3 to 5
inches are likely with locally higher amounts possible along and
south of the Interstate 44 corridor in Missouri and Interstate
55 corridor in Illinois.
* Heavy rainfall will result in flooding of low lying or poor
drainage areas...and ultimately dangerous flash flooding on
smaller creeks and streams. Moderate to major flooding is also
possible on larger streams and rivers.
A Flash Flood Watch is advanced notice that conditions are
favorable that may lead to flash flooding. People in the Watch
area, especially in flood prone areas, should use this time to
make preparations just in case. Stay informed, and be ready for
quick action if flooding is observed or if a Flash Flood Warning
1215 PM CDT SAT APR 29 2017
The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Chester
* from this afternoon until further notice.
* At 12:00 PM Saturday the stage was 27.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 27.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* The river is forecast to crest near 41.4 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
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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
* Impact: At 28.0 feet...Unleveed islands near Chester and the prison
* Impact: At 27.0 feet...Flood Stage. Unprotected farmland on right
bank begins to flood.
Fld Latest 7 a.m. Forecast
LOCATION Stg Obs Stg 04/30 05/01 05/02 05/03 05/04
Chester 27.0 27.19 30.7 33.9 36.4 38.8 40.9
LAT...LON 3826 9043 3826 9030 3769 8935 3769 8959