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Illinois, Marion

Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 11:09 PM CDT on September 01, 2014

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on September 02, 2014


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 7 am CDT Tuesday...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Illinois and Missouri... including the following
counties... in Illinois... Bond IL... Calhoun IL... Clinton IL...
Fayette IL... Greene IL... Jersey IL... Macoupin IL... Madison
IL... Marion IL... Monroe IL... Montgomery IL... Randolph IL...
St. Clair IL and Washington IL. In Missouri... Callaway MO...
Cole MO... Crawford MO... Franklin MO... Gasconade MO... Iron
MO... Jefferson MO... Lincoln MO... Madison MO... Moniteau MO...
Montgomery MO... Osage MO... Pike MO... Reynolds MO... St.
Charles MO... St. Francois MO... St. Louis city MO... St. Louis
MO... Ste. Genevieve MO... Warren MO and Washington MO.

* Until 7 am CDT Tuesday

* thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall are expected to train
over the area tonight. Widespread rainfall amounts between
1.5 and 2 inches are expected... with localized rainfalls of 3
to 4 inches. Areas along and south of the Interstate 44
corridor in Missouri... and along and south of the Interstate
70 corridor in Illinois are expected to get the heaviest
amounts of rain tonight.

* 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.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:10 PM CDT on September 01, 2014


... Safety rules for severe thunderstorms...

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by the National
Weather Service. In the interest of public safety, the
following safety rules are provided. Public and commercial
broadcast stations serving the affected area are asked to
broadcast these safety measures frequently while the watch is
in effect.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for
the development of severe thunderstorms in and close to the
watch area. If you are in the watch area, keep up to date of
the latest weather information. These storms can develop
rapidly so there may be occasions when advance warning is not
possible.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means a severe thunderstorm has
been observed or indicated on radar. If you are in the path
or near the storm, take immediate actions to protect life and
property. Follow these safety rules:

(1) in open country, you should seek shelter and avoid trees
which can be targets for lightning. If there is no shelter,
go to a ditch or culvert but beware of rising water which can
cause flooding.

(2) when indoors, stay away from outside walls and windows
and go to an interior room on the lowest level. Avoid using
electrical appliances while the storm is nearby.

(3) in Mobile homes, you should leave and seek nearby safe
shelter.

(4) if swimming or on a boat, you should get to shore as
quickly as possible and find shelter.

A thunderstorm is considered severe when it contains one inch
or larger diameter size hail and/or wind gusts of 58 miles an
hour or greater. A severe thunderstorm can also produce deadly
lightning and very heavy rain which can lead to flash flooding.

Remember, with any severe thunderstorm there is always the
possibility of tornadoes.


Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Coastal Hazard Statement , Record Report
Alaska - High Surf Advisory, Areal Flood Advisory , High Surf Advisory , Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report
Arkansas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flood Warning , Record Report
California - Fire Weather Watch , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Public Information Statement
Florida - Areal Flood Advisory , Coastal Hazard Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Georgia - Record Report
Hawaii - Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report
Idaho - Public Information Statement
Illinois - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tornado Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Record Report
Iowa - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Hydrologic Statement , Record Report
Kansas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch
Kentucky - Record Report
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Record Report
Michigan - Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Record Report
Mississippi - Record Report
Missouri - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tornado Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Montana - Flood Warning
Nebraska - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Hydrologic Statement , Record Report
New Mexico - Record Report
New York - Special Statement
North Dakota - Flood Warning
Oklahoma - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Special Weather Statement , Record Report
Oregon - Fire Weather Watch
Puerto Rico - Areal Flood Warning
South Carolina - Record Report
South Dakota - Record Report
Tennessee - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Texas - High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Coastal Hazard Statement , Record Report
Washington - Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
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