Macoupin

 Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch  Statement as of 3:01 am CDT on October 2, 2014


The National Weather Service in St Louis has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...
Calhoun County in southwest Illinois...
Jersey County in southwest Illinois...
Lincoln County in east central Missouri...
Macoupin County in southwest Illinois...
northwestern Montgomery County in south central Illinois...
southern Greene County in southwest Illinois...

* until 900 am CDT

* at 300 am CDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
thunderstorms with heavy rainfall have continued to occur
overnight with rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches in the advised
area... with locally higher amounts possible.

* Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause minor flooding to
occur... especially along small streams and near low water
crossings. Some locations that will experience minor flooding
include... Carlinville... Elsberry... Jerseyville... Troy...
Carrollton... Davis... Farmersville... Girard... Greenfield... Hardin...
Kemper... Moscow Mills... Old Kane... Palmyra... Raymond... Shipman...
White Oak and Winfield.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated or ponding
of water is occurring or is imminent. Excessive runoff from this
storm will cause minor flooding of small creeks and
streams... country roads... as well as farmland along the banks of
creeks and streams.


Lat... Lon 3925 8949 3900 9051 3889 9109 3912 9111
      3953 8967 3953 8961 3951 8953 3936 8953
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1241 am CDT Thu Oct 2 2014

... Flash Flood Watch in effect through this evening...

The National Weather Service in St Louis has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of Illinois and
Missouri... including the following counties... in Illinois...
Adams IL... Brown IL... Calhoun IL... Greene IL... Jersey IL...
Macoupin IL... Montgomery IL and Pike IL. In Missouri... Knox
MO... Lewis MO... Lincoln MO... Marion MO... Pike MO... Ralls MO...
Shelby MO and Warren MO.

* Through this evening

* heavy rain is expected to come in waves of thunderstorms
overnight and during the day on Thursday. Rainfall amounts in
excess of 3 inches with locally higher amounts are possible.

* Heavy rainfall will result in flooding of low lying or poor
drainage areas... and ultimately dangerous flash flooding on
smaller creeks and streams. Significant rises on larger
streams and rivers will also be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that flash flooding is possible but not
imminent in the watch area. People in the watch area should be
aware of the possibility of heavy rainfall and flash flooding.
Check your preparedness requirements... especially if you live in
flood prone areas. Stay informed... and be ready for quick action
if flooding is observed or if a Flash Flood Warning is issued.






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