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1159 AM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of southern Illinois, 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
western Kentucky, Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman, and
McCracken. In southeast Missouri, Bollinger, Butler, Cape
Girardeau, Carter, Mississippi, New Madrid, Perry MO, Ripley,
Scott, Stoddard, and Wayne MO.
* From 7 PM CDT this evening through late Sunday night
* The Flood Watch remains in in effect for all of southeast
Missouri and southern Illinois, and also includes the bordering
western Kentucky counties. Numerous thunderstorms with very
heavy rain are expected to develop later this afternoon and
continue tonight. Some areas may see a break in the
precipitation Saturday into Saturday night, but will then see
more thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall move in from the
west late Saturday night and through the day Sunday. From 3 to 6
inches of rain could fall in the watch area by the time the
entire event is finished Sunday night. Locally higher amounts
are also possible where numerous thunderstorms repeat.
* In addition to the possibility of flash flooding of some
roadways and streams, the heavy rainfall is expected to cause
rises on many of the area rivers, particularly the smaller
rivers in southeast Missouri, such as the Saint Francis,
Black, and Current.
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.
830 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017
The Flood Warning continues for the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau
* from Saturday evening until further notice.
* At 8 PM Friday the stage was 30.6 feet.
* Flood Stage is 32.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage late Saturday evening and
crest near 43.0 feet Friday May 5.
* 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
1018 PM CDT FRI APR 28 2017
The National Weather Service in St. Louis has issued a
* Flood Warning for
The Mississippi River at Chester
* From Saturday afternoon until further notice.
* At 10:00 PM Friday the stage was 25.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 27.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* The river is forecast to rise above flood stage Saturday
afternoon and crest near 41.4 feet Thursday afternoon. Additional
rises are possible.
* 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 04/29 04/30 05/01 05/02 05/03
Chester 27.0 25.41 25.6 31.4 35.9 38.8 40.5
LAT...LON 3826 9043 3826 9030 3769 8935 3769 8959
$$Severe Thunderstorm Watch
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
172 IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM CDT SATURDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
IN ILLINOIS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 13 COUNTIES
IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
ALEXANDER FRANKLIN GALLATIN
HAMILTON HARDIN JACKSON
JOHNSON POPE PULASKI
SALINE UNION WHITE
IN MISSOURI THIS WATCH INCLUDES 9 COUNTIES
IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
BOLLINGER BUTLER CAPE GIRARDEAU
CARTER PERRY RIPLEY
SCOTT STODDARD WAYNE
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF BLOOMFIELD, CAIRO, CAPE GIRARDEAU,
CARBONDALE, CARMI, DONIPHAN, ELIZABETHTOWN, GOLCONDA, HARRISBURG,
HERRIN, JACKSON, JONESBORO, MARBLE HILL, MCLEANSBORO, MOUND CITY,
MURPHYSBORO, PERRYVILLE, PIEDMONT, POPLAR BLUFF, SHAWNEETOWN,
SIKESTON, VAN BUREN, VIENNA, AND WEST FRANKFORT.