Snow Cover for Arlington Heights and Flood Warning

Local Severe Weather Alert for Arlington Heights, IL (60004) below …

Snow cover is less than 20% of ground cover with only piles from snow

removal remaining. Snow cover was 100% at 9:00 a.m. with about 3 inch

depth.

Current Observations:

Temperature: 60F

Wind: SW 25 MPH

Heavy rain periods

Tornado Watch whole Chicago area with severe thunderstorms south and

west metro area.

FLOOD WARNING BELOW:

/O.EXT.KLOT.FL.W.0129.081227T1917Z-081230T2230Z/ /RVRI2.3.ER.

081227T1917Z.081228T1800Z.081230T1630Z.NR/ 1045 AM CST SAT DEC 27 2008

…FORECAST FLOODING INCREASED FROM MINOR TO MAJOR SEVERITY… THE

FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE DES PLAINES RIVER AT RIVERSIDE. *

UNTIL TUESDAY AFTERNOON…OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED. * AT 945

AM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 6.0 FEET. * MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. *

FLOOD STAGE IS 7.0 FEET. * FORECAST…RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY THIS

AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 9.7 FEET BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY LATE TUESDAY MORNING. THIS

FORECAST INCLUDES AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 1.5 INCHES OF RAIN FORECAST TODAY.