128  
WGUS43 KLSX 181544  
FLWLSX  
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO  
1044 AM CDT THU APR 18 2019  
 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST. LOUIS HAS ISSUED A FLOOD  
WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN ILLINOIS...  
 
KASKASKIA RIVER AT VANDALIA  
 
RIVER FORECASTS ARE BASED ON OBSERVED PRECIPITATION AND FORECAST  
PRECIPITATION FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL MONITOR  
THIS DEVELOPING SITUATION AND ISSUE FOLLOW UP STATEMENTS AS  
CONDITIONS OR FORECASTS CHANGE.  
 
SAFETY MESSAGE: NEVER DRIVE CARS, TRUCKS, OR SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES  
THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. THE WATER MAY BE TOO DEEP TO ALLOW FOR SAFE  
PASSAGE.  
 
THIS PRODUCT, ALONG WITH ADDITIONAL WEATHER AND STREAM INFORMATION,  
IS AVAILABLE AT HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=LSX.  
 

 
 
ILC051-191543-  
/O.NEW.KLSX.FL.W.0099.190418T1800Z-190423T0400Z/  
/VNDI2.1.ER.190418T1800Z.190420T1200Z.190422T0400Z.NO/  
1044 AM CDT THU APR 18 2019  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST. LOUIS HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE KASKASKIA RIVER AT VANDALIA  
* UNTIL MONDAY EVENING.  
* AT 10:30 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 16.5 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY THIS AFTERNOON  
AND CREST NEAR 22.6 FEET BY SATURDAY MORNING. THE RIVER IS FORECAST  
TO FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY SUNDAY BEFORE MIDNIGHT.  
* IMPACT: AT 19.2 FEET...STATE HIGHWAY J JUST EAST OF COUNTY ROAD 206  
BEGINS TO FLOOD NEAR THIS HEIGHT.  
* IMPACT: AT 18.0 FEET...FLOOD STAGE. MINOR FLOODING BEGINS.  
UNPROTECTED FARMLAND BEGINS TO FLOOD.  
 

 
FLD LATEST 7 A.M. FORECAST  
LOCATION STG OBS STG 04/19 04/20 04/21 04/22 04/23  
 
KASKASKIA RIVER  
VANDALIA 18.0 16.47 21.0 22.6 20.5 17.0 15.0  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3903 8910 3903 8906 3885 8909 3879 8919  
3882 8922  
 

 
 
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