Flood Warning for Des Plaines River in Des Plaines; 5.6 Ft Stage Forecast (Flood Stage Is 5.0 Ft)

Flood warning for the Des Plaines River. Many areas in the northwest suburbs and north suburbs received two to three inches of rainfall as significant rain fell from about 3:00 p.m. Tuesday until 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. The Cardinal rain gauge reported 2.0 inches of rainfall (See NWS Chicago official rainfall report below).

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
1046 AM CDT WED JUN 11 2014

…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN ILLINOIS…

DES PLAINES RIVER NEAR DES PLAINES AFFECTING COOK COUNTY

.HEAVY RAINFALL OF BETWEEN 2 AND 3 INCHES FELL OVER PORTIONS OF THE
UPPER DES PLAINES RIVER WATERSHED. THIS IS RESULTING IN RISES ON
THE DES PLAINES RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SAFETY MESSAGE…IF YOU ENCOUNTER A FLOODED ROADWAY…TURN AROUND AND
FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT WEATHER.GOV/CHICAGO.

1046 AM CDT WED JUN 11 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR
THE DES PLAINES RIVER NEAR DES PLAINES.
* FROM LATE TONIGHT TO FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
* AT 1030 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS ESTIMATED AT 1.9 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 5.0 FEET.
* FORECAST…THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO HAVE A MAXIMUM VALUE OF
AROUND 5.6 FEET BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON.
* IMPACT…AT 5.5 FEET…WATER REACHES SOME BACKYARDS ALONG BIG BEND
DRIVE.

Areas in Illinois reporting over 0.90 inch of rain …

ILLINOIS 

    JACKSONVILLE                         4.00
    MUNDELEIN 4WSW                       3.21
    WAUKEGAN AIRPORT                     2.62
    WHITE HALL                           2.40
    CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDENS              2.39
    CASEY                                2.37
    WATSEKA                              2.36
    WINCHESTER                           2.33
    MCHENRY                              2.31
    JOLIET LOCK AND DAM                  2.25
    MILFORD 5NW                          2.24
    BARRINGTON 3SW                       2.18
    BOURBONNAIS 3NNW                     2.16
    CHICAGO WHEELING AIRPORT             1.99
    GREENFIELD                           1.94
    KANKAKEE                             1.93
    PLAINFIELD 3NE                       1.81
    ST ANNE                              1.80
    ELGIN                                1.72
    CHICAGO OHARE AIRPORT                1.72
    PEOTONE                              1.65
    GLEN ELLYN                           1.62
    PARIS SEWAGE PLANT                   1.58
    LAWRENCEVILLE-VINCENNES AIRPORT      1.58
    JERSEYVILLE 2SW                      1.58
    WHEATON                              1.57
    GENOA                                1.57
    MOMENCE 5ENE                         1.56
    MONEE 3SW                            1.52
    CHICAGO MIDWAY AIRPORT               1.51
    OGDEN                                1.40
    DEKALB NIU                           1.35
    MATTOON AIRPORT                      1.23
    PERRY                                1.22
    AURORA                               1.22
    PARK FOREST                          1.20
    AURORA AIRPORT                       1.20
    MENDOTA 2SE                          1.19
    PRAIRIE CITY 2S                      1.15
    PITTSFIELD                           1.09
    MEDORA 1S                            1.07
    EFFINGHAM WATER PLANT                1.06
    DANVILLE AIRPORT                     1.03
    PAXTON 2WSW                          1.00
    HARVARD                              0.98
    CHICAGO DUPAGE AIRPORT               0.97
    PICKNEYVILLE                         0.96
    NASHVILLE                            0.90
   

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