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408 PM CDT Sun Apr 30 2017
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT MONDAY...
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.
* until 1 AM CDT Monday
* Scattered thunderstorms through this evening could produce
locally heavy rainfall. Additional rainfall amounts of around
one inch with locally higher amounts on top of the already
saturated grounds and ongoing flooding could produce localized
* Heavy rainfall will result in flooding of low lying or poor
drainage areas...and dangerous flash flooding on smaller creeks
and streams. Moderate to major flooding is either occurring or
forecast 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
1121 AM CDT SUN APR 30 2017
...Forecast flooding increased from Moderate to Major severity...
The Flood Warning continues for
The Mississippi River at St. Louis
* until further notice.
* At 11:00 AM Sunday the stage was 30.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 30.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* The river is forecast to crest near 40.1 feet by Wednesday morning.
* Impact: At 40.3 feet...With record inflows from the Meramec, this
was the stage at which U.S. Highway 61/67 at Route K west of
Kimmswick was closed in both directions in December 2015.
* Impact: At 40.0 feet...At this level the Choteau Island Levee,
protecting 2400 acres, is overtopped. Lemay Park just south of
Lemay Ferry Road will begin flooding. The St. Louis Metropolitan
Sewer District will shut down the Watkins Creek pump station in the
11000 block of Riverview Drive in Spanish Lake.
* Impact: At 39.1 feet...Windsor Harbor Road bridge southeast of
Kimmswick begins flooding, isolating residents south of the bridge.
* Impact: At 39.0 feet...The city of Kimmswick, MO begins flooding.
Two more St. Louis floodgates are closed at North Market Street
(north St. Louis) and at Barton Street on the south side.
* Impact: At 38.5 feet...Nellie Avenue, south of Lemay Ferry Road
along River des Peres, begins flooding.
* Impact: At 38.0 feet...The U.S. Coast Guard will consider closing
the St. Louis harbor to navigation above this level. Four more
floodgates are closed at Prairie Avenue, Madison Avenue, Mullanphy
Street, and the railroad bed near Lesparance Street.
* Impact: At 37.5 feet...Highway 61/67 south of Pevely begin flooding
at the Joachim Creek bridge within a foot of this level.
* Impact: At 37.0 feet...Three more floodgates are closed at this
level: the Missouri Illinois Sand Company gate in south St. Louis,
the City of St. Louis railroad gate, and a double gate at East
Grand in north St. Louis. Also, with record inflow from the
Meramec in December 2015, Missouri Route K west of Kimmswick was
closed in both directions at Rock Creek near this height.
* Impact: At 36.5 feet...At this height, water will reach the base of
floodgates at Poplar and at Chouteau. With record inflows from the
Meramec, Missouri Route M was closed near this height from I-55 to
U.S. 61/67 in December 2015.
* Impact: At 36.0 feet...Near this height, Riverview Drive, or Route
H, is closed from the Northernbelt Industrial Railroad bridge to
just past Scranton Avenue.
* Impact: At 35.0 feet...The floodgates at Gratiot Road railroad and
Chouteau Street are closed. At this height, water will reach the
base of the floodgates at Carr Street.
* Impact: At 34.0 feet...Leonor K. Sullivan Bouelvard begins flooding
at this level near the Eads bridge underpass.
* Impact: At 33.0 feet...Floodgates at the Rutger Street railroad and
at Miller Street are closed.
* Impact: At 32.0 feet...Flood panels at Carr Street and Poplar
Street are installed. Water will reach the base of the floodgates
at Carr Street at 35 feet, and at Poplar Street at 36.5 feet.
* Impact: At 31.9 feet...The entrance to the parking garage just
north of Eads bridge begins flooding.
* Impact: At 30.0 feet...Floodwall at Lacledes Landing is closed.
* Impact: At 18.5 feet...Riverfront parking east of Leonor K.
Sullivan Boulevard begins flooding.
Fld Latest 7 a.m. Forecast
LOCATION Stg Obs Stg 05/01 05/02 05/03 05/04 05/05
St. Louis 30.0 30.05 34.5 38.4 40.1 39.6 38.3
LAT...LON 3881 9017 3883 9004 3826 9030 3826 9043
Monroe IL-Randolph IL-St. Clair IL-Calhoun IL-Clinton IL-
Washington IL-Madison IL-Marion IL-St. Charles MO-Jefferson MO-
St. Louis City MO-Ste. Genevieve MO-Franklin MO-St. Louis MO-
Warren MO-Gasconade MO-
448 PM CDT SUN APR 30 2017
...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT FOR MONROE...
NORTHERN RANDOLPH...ST. CLAIR AND SOUTH CENTRAL CALHOUN COUNTIES IN
SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS...CLINTON AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES IN SOUTH
CENTRAL ILLINOIS...MADISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS...MARION
COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...ST. CHARLES AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES
IN EAST CENTRAL MISSOURI...NORTHWESTERN STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY IN
SOUTHEASTERN MISSOURI...FRANKLIN...ST. LOUIS...SOUTHWESTERN WARREN
AND SOUTHERN GASCONADE COUNTIES IN EAST CENTRAL MISSOURI AND ST.
At 447 PM CDT, Law enforcement and the Department of Transporation
was reporting flooding across the area. This flooding is the result
of runoff from 4 to 7 inches of rainfall that has fallen since late
Friday. Flooding will continue on area creeks, streams, poor
drainage areas, and roads which are often subject to minor flooding.
Some locations that will experience flooding include...
St. Louis, St. Charles, St. Peters, Florissant, Chesterfield,
Belleville, Wildwood, University City, Ballwin, Granite City,
Wentzville, O'Fallon, Alton, Kirkwood, Maryland Heights, East St.
Louis, Hazelwood, Collinsville, Edwardsville and Webster Groves.
This also includes Babler Memorial State Park, Scott Joplin
Historic Site, Route 66 State Park, Castlewood State Park,
Confluence State Park, Mastodon Historic Site, Sandy Creek Covered
Bridge Historic Site, Gov. Dunklin's Grave Historic Site, First
Missouri State Capitol Historic Site, Robertsville State Park,
Meramec State Park, Carlyle Lake Recreational Area, and Horseshoe
Lake State Park.
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.
LAT...LON 3847 8914 3821 8915 3821 9003 3813 9004
3801 9058 3821 9079 3815 9163 3845 9164
3845 9137 3870 9135 3855 9096 3888 9095
3895 9066 3894 9066 3887 9055 3900 9025
3900 8964 3873 8960 3882 8870 3847 8870