Adding insult to injury, most areas saw another quarter of an inch of rain to three quarters of an inch fall yesterday and overnight. Topping the list was Flossmoor with 1.10″ of rain.
Here are some other notable rainfall amounts form our WeatherBug network:
- .91″ Chicago (Nathanael Greene Elementary School)
- .82″ Hoffman Estates
- .81″ Streator
- .79″ Justice
- .79″ Schaumburg
The additional rain may prolong flooding on area rivers and streams and slow the rate at which the water recedes. Still, this recent rain is much lighter in comparison with the record rainfall that occurred last week. That rain has resulted in record flooding. Here are some of the record crests seen recently according to the United States Geological Survey:
- River Location April 2013 Crest Previous Record
- Des Plaines Des Plaines 10.92′ 10.88′
- Fox McHenry, Tailwater 7.49′ 7.20′
- Illinois Morris 24.91′ 24.84′
Check out the NOAA’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (image below) for more detail information regarding area rivers. Chicago’s National Weather Service office also has an excellent review of our recent flooding.