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Flood Watch, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 11:19 AM CST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Watch continues for
the Fox River near New Munster
* from late Tuesday night until further notice.
* At 11:00 am Monday the stage was 8.1 feet.
* Moderate flooding is possible.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Forecast... flood stage may be reached by early Wednesday morning.


Lat... Lon 4262 8832 4262 8814 4252 8813 4245 8811
      4245 8827 4255 8825




1040 am CST Mon Feb 19 2018

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a
* Flood Watch for
the Des Plaines river near Gurnee
* from Wednesday morning to late Thursday night.
* At 10:30 am Monday the stage was 3.3 feet.
* Minor flooding is possible.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast... flood stage may be reached by late Wednesday morning.
* Impact... at 7.0 feet... flooding begins to affect the lowest areas
near the river.


Lat... Lon 4239 8787 4230 8791 4223 8788 4224 8797
      4230 8800 4239 8796




1040 am CST Mon Feb 19 2018

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a
* Flood Watch for
the Des Plaines river near Russell
* from Wednesday evening until further notice.
* At 9:30 am Monday the stage was 4.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is possible.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast... flood stage may be reached by Wednesday evening.
* Impact... at 8.0 feet... agricultural land and park lands flood. Water
approaches a few homes near Railroad tracks.


Lat... Lon 4250 8787 4247 8789 4239 8787 4239 8796
      4247 8799 4251 8797




944 am CST Mon Feb 19 2018 /1044 am EST Mon Feb 19 2018/

... Flood Watch remains in effect from 6 PM CST /7 PM EST/ this
evening through late Tuesday night...

The Flood Watch continues for

* much of northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

* From 6 PM CST this evening through late Tuesday night.

* Unseasonably warm and moist air will overspread the region
beginning today, with several rounds of showers and
thunderstorms expected between today and Wednesday. Widespread
rainfall totals between one and a half and four inches are
likely, with locally heavier totals in excess of four inches
possible.

* Ground remains frozen, therefore much of the rain will result
in rapid runoff. In addition, many areas north of I-80 still
have snow on the ground and melting of this snow will compound
runoff from heavy rainfall. Ice jam break up is also a
concern. Expect rises on area rivers and streams that may
result in flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



- Izzi


Special Statement
Issued: 12:36 PM CST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Period of dense fog early to mid afternoon...

As moist air moves over existing snow cover, dense fog has
developed early this afternoon along and north of the Interstate
80 corridor. Visibility as low as a few hundred feet have been
observed. The fog appears to not last long... only about two to
three hours... before improvement occurs from south to north
occurs.

Allow extra travel time this afternoon and keep extra following
distance from the vehicle ahead of you.


Mtf


1236 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

... Period of dense fog early to mid afternoon...

As moist air moves over existing snow cover, dense fog has
developed early this afternoon along and north of the Interstate
80 corridor. Visibility as low as a few hundred feet have been
observed. The fog appears to not last long... only about two to
three hours... before improvement occurs from south to north
occurs.

Allow extra travel time this afternoon and keep extra following
distance from the vehicle ahead of you.


Mtf

Public Information Statement
Issued: 1:42 PM EST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Rainfall reports through 1230 PM Monday...

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.

Location amount time/date provider
---------------------------------------------------------------
Hebron 1.92 in 1219 PM 02/19 AWS
de motte 1.76 in 1220 PM 02/19 AWS
3 NW de motte 1.28 in 1226 PM 02/19 cwop
3 E brook 1.14 in 1145 am 02/19 USGS
Milford 1.07 in 1225 PM 02/19 cwop
1 W Gibson City 1.01 in 1218 PM 02/19 cwop
4 E Chebanse 0.96 in 1145 am 02/19 USGS
Grant Park 0.88 in 1216 PM 02/19 cwop
2 WSW Valparaiso 0.80 in 0700 am 02/19 cocorahs
Marseilles 0.72 in 1219 PM 02/19 AWS
1 SW Lowell 0.68 in 1220 PM 02/19 AWS
4 WSW Valparaiso 0.68 in 1227 PM 02/19 cwop
Manteno 0.60 in 1220 PM 02/19 AWS
Beecher 0.60 in 1219 PM 02/19 AWS
5 NNE Shabbona 0.59 in 1200 PM 02/19 GOES
Cedar Lake 0.57 in 1225 PM 02/19 cwop
1 W Streator 0.57 in 1220 PM 02/19 cwop
3 NNE Wilmington 0.56 in 1205 PM 02/19 RAWS
4 NNW Coal City 0.55 in 1235 PM 02/19 cwop
Valparaiso 0.55 in 1229 PM 02/19 cwop
5 ENE Symerton 0.54 in 1200 PM 02/19 hads
1 E Rensselaer 0.53 in 1130 am 02/19 hads
Paxton 2wsw 0.52 in 0630 am 02/19 coop
South Holland 0.52 in 1220 PM 02/19 AWS
Orland Park 0.52 in 1220 PM 02/19 AWS
1 ENE Bonfield 0.51 in 1218 PM 02/19 cwop
Peotone 0.50 in 1220 PM 02/19 cwop
2 SSE Boswell 0.49 in 1200 PM 02/19 hads
1 WNW Crestwood 0.48 in 1220 PM 02/19 AWS
Matteson 0.48 in 1220 PM 02/19 AWS
University Park 0.48 in 1219 PM 02/19 AWS
Frankfort 0.46 in 1225 PM 02/19 cwop
1 ESE Glenwood 0.46 in 1224 PM 02/19 cwop
Manhattan 0.46 in 1200 PM 02/19 hads
1 ESE Mokena 0.45 in 1200 PM 02/19 hads
5 S de motte 0.45 in 0700 am 02/19 cocorahs
3 N Beecher 0.45 in 1145 am 02/19 hads
2 ENE Leonore 0.45 in 1145 am 02/19 hads
3 N Manhattan 0.44 in 1218 PM 02/19 cwop
Homewood 0.44 in 1220 PM 02/19 AWS
Crete 0.44 in 1200 PM 02/19 hads
4 ESE Beecher 0.44 in 1225 PM 02/19 cwop
Hobart 0.44 in 1130 am 02/19 hads
Streator 0.44 in 1220 PM 02/19 AWS
2 NE Bradley 0.43 in 1228 PM 02/19 cwop
1 N Morocco 0.43 in 0600 am 02/19 coop
Rockdale 0.43 in 1200 PM 02/19 hads
Shorewood 0.42 in 1145 am 02/19 usarmy-Coe
3 N Manhattan 0.41 in 1218 PM 02/19 cwop
2 W Mokena 0.41 in 1215 PM 02/19 hads
1 NE Union Hill 0.40 in 1228 PM 02/19 cwop
Douglas Park 0.40 in 1220 PM 02/19 AWS
Oak Lawn 0.40 in 1220 PM 02/19 AWS
1 WNW South Haven 0.40 in 1220 PM 02/19 AWS
Highland 0.40 in 1220 PM 02/19 AWS
2 WSW Elwood 0.40 in 1200 PM 02/19 hads
Dwight 0.40 in 1228 PM 02/19 cwop
1 N Chicago Ridge 0.40 in 1220 PM 02/19 AWS
Dwight 0.39 in 1229 PM 02/19 cwop
2 ENE Streator 0.39 in 0700 am 02/19 coop
Pontiac 0.38 in 1145 am 02/19 usarmy-Coe
4 SW Plainfield 0.38 in 1230 PM 02/19 cwop
2 SSW Plainfield 0.38 in 1230 PM 02/19 cwop
Momence 5ene 0.37 in 0800 am 02/19 coop
2 NNE Griffith 0.37 in 1215 PM 02/19 hads
5 E Schneider 0.36 in 1145 am 02/19 hads
Dyer 0.36 in 1200 PM 02/19 hads
1 N Shorewood 0.36 in 1220 PM 02/19 AWS
2 N Shorewood 0.35 in 1224 PM 02/19 cwop
Streator 1.3 WSW 0.34 in 0700 am 02/19 cocorahs
1 WNW Fairmont 0.34 in 1200 PM 02/19 hads
de motte 0.34 in 0600 am 02/19 cocorahs
Mazon 0.33 in 0700 am 02/19 cocorahs
2 SSE Darien 0.33 in 1220 PM 02/19 hads
1 W Marseilles 0.33 in 1200 PM 02/19 hads
1 SW de motte 0.33 in 0800 am 02/19 cocorahs
2 N Dolton 0.32 in 1220 PM 02/19 AWS
Rensselaer 0.32 in 0730 am 02/19 ucoop
1 NNE Evanston 0.32 in 1220 PM 02/19 AWS
Harvey 0.32 in 1220 PM 02/19 AWS
1 WNW Campus 0.32 in 1220 PM 02/19 cwop
1 WSW Crystal lawns 0.32 in 1220 PM 02/19 AWS
Collegeville 0.32 in 0600 am 02/19 cocorahs
2 NW Merrillville 0.31 in 1230 PM 02/19 hads
4 WSW de motte 0.30 in 0700 am 02/19 cocorahs
Orland Park 0.30 in 1229 PM 02/19 cwop
Midlothian 0.29 in 1145 am 02/19 hads
1 SSE Morris 0.29 in 1145 am 02/19 hads
Romeoville WFO 0.29 in 1200 PM 02/19 ucoop
Chicago Heights 0.28 in 1200 PM 02/19 hads
Countryside 0.28 in 1219 PM 02/19 AWS
1 SSW Crest Hill 0.28 in 1228 PM 02/19 cwop
Schererville 0.28 in 1219 PM 02/19 AWS
Midway Airport 0.28 in 1229 PM 02/19 cwop
1 WSW Homer Glen 0.27 in 1200 PM 02/19 hads
1 NNW Munster 0.27 in 1234 PM 02/19 cwop
1 ENE Wheatfield 0.27 in 0530 am 02/19 cocorahs
1 E West Chicago 0.27 in 1223 PM 02/19 cwop
Lakewood Shores 0.27 in 0630 am 02/19 cocorahs
Elburn 0.26 in 1230 PM 02/19 cwop
Elburn 0.26 in 1216 PM 02/19 cwop
Ottawa 0.26 in 1130 am 02/19 hads
1 NE Union Hill 0.25 in 0700 am 02/19 cocorahs
4 SSW Channahon 0.25 in 0700 am 02/19 cocorahs
1 NNE Mount Ayr 0.25 in 0740 am 02/19 cocorahs
2 NNW Carbon Hill 0.25 in 0700 am 02/19 cocorahs


Mtf

Flood Watch, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 11:19 AM CST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Watch continues for
the Fox River near New Munster
* from late Tuesday night until further notice.
* At 11:00 am Monday the stage was 8.1 feet.
* Moderate flooding is possible.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Forecast... flood stage may be reached by early Wednesday morning.


Lat... Lon 4262 8832 4262 8814 4252 8813 4245 8811
      4245 8827 4255 8825




1040 am CST Mon Feb 19 2018

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a
* Flood Watch for
the Des Plaines river near Gurnee
* from Wednesday morning to late Thursday night.
* At 10:30 am Monday the stage was 3.3 feet.
* Minor flooding is possible.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast... flood stage may be reached by late Wednesday morning.
* Impact... at 7.0 feet... flooding begins to affect the lowest areas
near the river.


Lat... Lon 4239 8787 4230 8791 4223 8788 4224 8797
      4230 8800 4239 8796




1040 am CST Mon Feb 19 2018

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a
* Flood Watch for
the Des Plaines river near Russell
* from Wednesday evening until further notice.
* At 9:30 am Monday the stage was 4.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is possible.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast... flood stage may be reached by Wednesday evening.
* Impact... at 8.0 feet... agricultural land and park lands flood. Water
approaches a few homes near Railroad tracks.


Lat... Lon 4250 8787 4247 8789 4239 8787 4239 8796
      4247 8799 4251 8797




944 am CST Mon Feb 19 2018 /1044 am EST Mon Feb 19 2018/

... Flood Watch remains in effect from 6 PM CST /7 PM EST/ this
evening through late Tuesday night...

The Flood Watch continues for

* much of northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

* From 6 PM CST this evening through late Tuesday night.

* Unseasonably warm and moist air will overspread the region
beginning today, with several rounds of showers and
thunderstorms expected between today and Wednesday. Widespread
rainfall totals between one and a half and four inches are
likely, with locally heavier totals in excess of four inches
possible.

* Ground remains frozen, therefore much of the rain will result
in rapid runoff. In addition, many areas north of I-80 still
have snow on the ground and melting of this snow will compound
runoff from heavy rainfall. Ice jam break up is also a
concern. Expect rises on area rivers and streams that may
result in flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



- Izzi