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Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory

Statement as of 12:41 AM CDT on October 02, 2014

Expires 3:00 AM EDT on October 02, 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.





1112 PM CDT Wed Oct 1 2014

The National Weather Service in St Louis has issued a

* small stream Flood Advisory for...
Macoupin County in southwest Illinois...
northeastern Jersey County in southwest Illinois...
southeastern Greene County in southwest Illinois...

* until 200 am CDT

* at 1110 PM CDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
thunderstorms with heavy rainfall across the advisory area. Doppler
radar estimates that widespread amounts of 1 to 3 inches with
isolated areas in excess of 4 inches have fallen since this afternoon.

* 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... Gillespie... Jerseyville... Virden...
Girard... Greenfield... Kemper... Old Kane... Palmyra and Shipman.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A small stream Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are
elevated or ponding of water is occurring or is imminent.

An additional 1 to 2 inches of rainfall are still possible in the
advisory area.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding. If flooding is observed act quickly. Do not
drive through areas where water covers the roadway.


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