198  
WGUS83 KLSX 191610  
FLSLSX  
 
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO  
1010 AM CST SUN JAN 19 2020  
 
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN  
ILLINOIS...  
 
ILLINOIS RIVER AT MEREDOSIA  
ILLINOIS RIVER AT LA GRANGE LD  
ILLINOIS RIVER AT VALLEY CITY  
ILLINOIS RIVER AT HARDIN  
 
RIVER FORECASTS ARE BASED ON OBSERVED PRECIPITATION AND FORECAST  
PRECIPITATION FOR THE NEXT 48 HOURS.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
RAINFALL HEAVIER THAN FORECAST COULD CAUSE RIVER LEVELS TO RISE EVEN  
HIGHER THAN PREDICTED. 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.  
 

 
 
ILC009-202210-  
/O.CON.KLSX.FL.W.0036.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/NLGI2.1.ER.200119T0900Z.200125T0000Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
1010 AM CST SUN JAN 19 2020  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE ILLINOIS RIVER AT LA GRANGE LD  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 9:00 AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 23.1 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 23.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO CREST NEAR 24.5 FEET BY FRIDAY EVENING.  
* IMPACT: AT 24.0 FEET...EXTENSIVE WETLAND ACREAGE SOUTH OF LA GRANGE  
BEGINS FLOODING.  
 

 
FLD LATEST 6 A.M. FORECAST  
LOCATION STG OBS STG 01/20 01/21 01/22 01/23 01/24  
 
ILLINOIS RIVER  
LA GRANGE LD 23.0 23.10 23.4 23.7 24.1 24.3 24.4  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3999 9058 3999 9046 3988 9051 3988 9063  
 

 
 
ILC137-149-202210-  
/O.EXT.KLSX.FL.W.0037.200120T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/MROI2.1.ER.200120T0000Z.200124T0000Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
1010 AM CST SUN JAN 19 2020  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE ILLINOIS RIVER AT MEREDOSIA  
* FROM THIS EVENING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 9:00 AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 16.8 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 17.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY THIS EVENING AND  
CREST NEAR 18.3 FEET BY THURSDAY EVENING.  
* IMPACT: AT 18.0 FEET...CITY OF MEREDOSIA PLUGS STORM SEWER OUTLETS.  
 

 
FLD LATEST 6 A.M. FORECAST  
LOCATION STG OBS STG 01/20 01/21 01/22 01/23 01/24  
 
ILLINOIS RIVER  
MEREDOSIA 17.0 16.77 17.3 17.8 18.1 18.2 18.3  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3988 9063 3988 9051 3977 9053 3977 9067  
 

 
 
ILC149-171-202210-  
/O.CON.KLSX.FL.W.0031.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/VALI2.1.ER.200117T2300Z.200124T1800Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
1010 AM CST SUN JAN 19 2020  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE ILLINOIS RIVER AT VALLEY CITY  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 9:00 AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 15.2 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 14.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO CREST NEAR 16.7 FEET BY FRIDAY EARLY  
AFTERNOON.  
* IMPACT: AT 14.0 FEET...THE ROAD TO NORBUT FISH AND WILDLIFE AREA IS  
FLOODED.  
 

 
FLD LATEST 6 A.M. FORECAST  
LOCATION STG OBS STG 01/20 01/21 01/22 01/23 01/24  
 
ILLINOIS RIVER  
VALLEY CITY 14.0 15.18 15.6 16.0 16.3 16.5 16.5  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3977 9067 3977 9053 3952 9052 3952 9064  
 

 
 
ILC013-061-083-202210-  
/O.CON.KLSX.FL.W.0038.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/HARI2.1.ER.200119T0733Z.200120T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
1010 AM CST SUN JAN 19 2020  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE ILLINOIS RIVER AT HARDIN  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 9:30 AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 25.2 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 25.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO CREST NEAR 25.6 FEET BY TOMORROW MORNING.  
* IMPACT: AT 25.0 FEET...FLOOD STAGE. LOWLAND FLOODING OF  
UNPROTECTED AGRICULTURAL LAND BEGINS.  
 

 
FLD LATEST 6 A.M. FORECAST  
LOCATION STG OBS STG 01/20 01/21 01/22 01/23 01/24  
 
ILLINOIS RIVER  
HARDIN 25.0 25.16 25.6 25.5 25.3 25.1 25.1  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3952 9064 3952 9052 3898 9048 3891 9054  
3903 9062  
 

 
 
CLICK HERE TO GO TO PREVIOUS BULLETINS.

The Nexlab MO Page
The Nexlab IL Page Main Text Page