One to three-inch rainfall over northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana has caused considerable runoff and potential flood problems – following are Flood Warnings, Advisories, Watches issued earlier this morning

A Flood Warning for

   THE EAST BRANCH DU PAGE RIVER AT BOLINGBROOK.
* UNTIL LATE THURSDAY NIGHT.
* AT 300 AM WEDNESDAY THE ESTIMATED STAGE WAS 19.3 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 19.5 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST…RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY AFTER MIDNIGHT AND CONTINUE TO
  RISE TO NEAR 20.7 FEET BY THIS AFTERNOON. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW
  FLOOD STAGE BY THURSDAY EVENING.
* IMPACT…AT 21.0 FEET…NORTH WEBER/NAPERVILLE ROAD FLOODS

 

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE FOX RIVER NEAR NEW MUNSTER.
* AT  4:00 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 9.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST…RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE TO
  RISE TO NEAR 11.2 FEET BY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. THE RIVER WILL FALL
  BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY SUNDAY EVENING.
* IMPACT…AT 11.4 FEET…THERE ARE 2 INCHES OF WATER OVER 77TH
  STREET IN THE WHEATLAND AREA.

 

FLOOD WATCH

…THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN ILLINOIS…
  DES PLAINES RIVER NEAR RUSSELL AFFECTING LAKE COUNTY
  DES PLAINES RIVER AT RIVERSIDE AFFECTING COOK COUNTY
  DU PAGE RIVER AT SHOREWOOD AFFECTING WILL COUNTY
  ILLINOIS RIVER AT LA SALLE AFFECTING BUREAU AND LA SALLE COUNTIES

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
  THE DES PLAINES RIVER NEAR RUSSELL
* FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT TO FRIDAY EVENING.
* AT  3:45 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 4.2 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 7.0 FEET.
* FORECAST…FLOOD STAGE MAY BE REACHED BY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT…AT 7.0 FEET…WATER FLOWS INTO SURROUNDING FARM AND MARSH
  LAND NEAR THE RIVER

 

FLOOD ADVISORY
KANE IL-KANKAKEE IL-KENDALL IL-IROQUOIS IL-LA SALLE IL-LIVINGSTON IL-
MCHENRY IL-WILL IL-GRUNDY IL-DUPAGE IL-FORD IL-PORTER IN-NEWTON IN-
JASPER IN-BENTON IN-LAKE IL-COOK IL-LAKE IN-
528 AM CST WED JAN 30 2013

…URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR
NORTHEAST AND PORTIONS OF CENTRAL ILLINOIS AS WELL AS FAR NORTHWEST
INDIANA UNTIL 830 AM CST…

AT 525 AM CST…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
THAT THE STEADY RAIN HAS GENERALLY ENDED…HOWEVER RUNOFF WILL
CONTINUE FROM YESTERDAYS HEAVY RAINFALL. SOME MINOR FLOODING OR
PONDING OF WATER IN LOW LYING AREAS WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE EARLY THIS
MORNING.

Flood Advisory

...THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE FOX RIVER...ILLINOIS RIVER...
  FOX RIVER AT MONTGOMERY AFFECTING KANE AND KENDALL COUNTIES
  ILLINOIS RIVER AT OTTAWA AFFECTING LA SALLE COUNTY

THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR
  THE ILLINOIS RIVER AT OTTAWA
* UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING.
* AT  330 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 460.2 FEET.
* ACTION STAGE IS 461.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 463.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL RISE TO NEAR 462.0 FEET BY THURSDAY
  EVENING.
* IMPACT...AT 462.4 FEET...ALLEN PARK ENTRANCE THREATENED AND WEST
  BOAT RAMP SUBMERGED

Flood Advisory

FLOOD ADVISORY FOR SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD AFFECTING IROQUOIS COUNTY
* UNTIL FRIDAY MORNING.
* AT 1000 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 8.8 FEET.
* ACTION STAGE IS 15.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL RISE TO NEAR 17.6 FEET BY THURSDAY
  AFTERNOON.

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