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Flood Watch, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 11:19 AM CST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Watch continues for
the Fox River near New Munster
* from late Tuesday night until further notice.
* At 11:00 am Monday the stage was 8.1 feet.
* Moderate flooding is possible.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Forecast... flood stage may be reached by early Wednesday morning.


Lat... Lon 4262 8832 4262 8814 4252 8813 4245 8811
      4245 8827 4255 8825




1040 am CST Mon Feb 19 2018

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a
* Flood Watch for
the Des Plaines river near Gurnee
* from Wednesday morning to late Thursday night.
* At 10:30 am Monday the stage was 3.3 feet.
* Minor flooding is possible.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast... flood stage may be reached by late Wednesday morning.
* Impact... at 7.0 feet... flooding begins to affect the lowest areas
near the river.


Lat... Lon 4239 8787 4230 8791 4223 8788 4224 8797
      4230 8800 4239 8796




1040 am CST Mon Feb 19 2018

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a
* Flood Watch for
the Des Plaines river near Russell
* from Wednesday evening until further notice.
* At 9:30 am Monday the stage was 4.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is possible.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast... flood stage may be reached by Wednesday evening.
* Impact... at 8.0 feet... agricultural land and park lands flood. Water
approaches a few homes near Railroad tracks.


Lat... Lon 4250 8787 4247 8789 4239 8787 4239 8796
      4247 8799 4251 8797




944 am CST Mon Feb 19 2018 /1044 am EST Mon Feb 19 2018/

... Flood Watch remains in effect from 6 PM CST /7 PM EST/ this
evening through late Tuesday night...

The Flood Watch continues for

* much of northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

* From 6 PM CST this evening through late Tuesday night.

* Unseasonably warm and moist air will overspread the region
beginning today, with several rounds of showers and
thunderstorms expected between today and Wednesday. Widespread
rainfall totals between one and a half and four inches are
likely, with locally heavier totals in excess of four inches
possible.

* Ground remains frozen, therefore much of the rain will result
in rapid runoff. In addition, many areas north of I-80 still
have snow on the ground and melting of this snow will compound
runoff from heavy rainfall. Ice jam break up is also a
concern. Expect rises on area rivers and streams that may
result in flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



- Izzi


Special Statement
Issued: 12:36 PM CST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Period of dense fog early to mid afternoon...

As moist air moves over existing snow cover, dense fog has
developed early this afternoon along and north of the Interstate
80 corridor. Visibility as low as a few hundred feet have been
observed. The fog appears to not last long... only about two to
three hours... before improvement occurs from south to north
occurs.

Allow extra travel time this afternoon and keep extra following
distance from the vehicle ahead of you.


Mtf


1236 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

... Period of dense fog early to mid afternoon...

As moist air moves over existing snow cover, dense fog has
developed early this afternoon along and north of the Interstate
80 corridor. Visibility as low as a few hundred feet have been
observed. The fog appears to not last long... only about two to
three hours... before improvement occurs from south to north
occurs.

Allow extra travel time this afternoon and keep extra following
distance from the vehicle ahead of you.


Mtf

Flood Watch, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 11:19 AM CST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Watch continues for
the Fox River near New Munster
* from late Tuesday night until further notice.
* At 11:00 am Monday the stage was 8.1 feet.
* Moderate flooding is possible.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Forecast... flood stage may be reached by early Wednesday morning.


Lat... Lon 4262 8832 4262 8814 4252 8813 4245 8811
      4245 8827 4255 8825




1040 am CST Mon Feb 19 2018

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a
* Flood Watch for
the Des Plaines river near Gurnee
* from Wednesday morning to late Thursday night.
* At 10:30 am Monday the stage was 3.3 feet.
* Minor flooding is possible.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast... flood stage may be reached by late Wednesday morning.
* Impact... at 7.0 feet... flooding begins to affect the lowest areas
near the river.


Lat... Lon 4239 8787 4230 8791 4223 8788 4224 8797
      4230 8800 4239 8796




1040 am CST Mon Feb 19 2018

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a
* Flood Watch for
the Des Plaines river near Russell
* from Wednesday evening until further notice.
* At 9:30 am Monday the stage was 4.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is possible.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast... flood stage may be reached by Wednesday evening.
* Impact... at 8.0 feet... agricultural land and park lands flood. Water
approaches a few homes near Railroad tracks.


Lat... Lon 4250 8787 4247 8789 4239 8787 4239 8796
      4247 8799 4251 8797




944 am CST Mon Feb 19 2018 /1044 am EST Mon Feb 19 2018/

... Flood Watch remains in effect from 6 PM CST /7 PM EST/ this
evening through late Tuesday night...

The Flood Watch continues for

* much of northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

* From 6 PM CST this evening through late Tuesday night.

* Unseasonably warm and moist air will overspread the region
beginning today, with several rounds of showers and
thunderstorms expected between today and Wednesday. Widespread
rainfall totals between one and a half and four inches are
likely, with locally heavier totals in excess of four inches
possible.

* Ground remains frozen, therefore much of the rain will result
in rapid runoff. In addition, many areas north of I-80 still
have snow on the ground and melting of this snow will compound
runoff from heavy rainfall. Ice jam break up is also a
concern. Expect rises on area rivers and streams that may
result in flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



- Izzi