|Flash Flood Watch|
Statement as of 3:48 PM CST on November 24, 2010
... Flash Flood Watch in effect through late tonight...
The National Weather Service in St Louis has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Illinois and Missouri...
including the following counties... in Illinois... Bond IL...
Calhoun IL... Fayette IL... Greene IL... Jersey IL... Macoupin
IL... Madison IL... Monroe IL... Montgomery IL and St. Clair IL.
In Missouri... Crawford MO... Franklin MO... Gasconade MO...
Jefferson MO... Lincoln MO... Osage MO... St. Charles MO... St.
Louis city MO... St. Louis MO... Warren MO and Washington MO.
* Through late tonight
* two to three inches of rain has already fallen across the
area... and an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is likely
* The ground is already saturated from heavy rain earlier
today... so the additional heavy rainfall tonight will likely
cause flash flooding on area creeks... streams... and small
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.
Statement as of 12:15 PM CST on Thu 24, 2010
... Record daily maximum rainfall set at St. Louis today...
a record rainfall of 1.77 inches has already occurred today at
Lambert international Airport in St. Louis. This breaks the previous
record of 1.73 inches set in 1987. With rain currently falling and
more forecast between now and midnight... the daily total will be
higher by midnight. This record report will be updated around 4:30 PM
this afternoon and then a final report will be issued after midnight
with the total for the entire day.