Rockford Scanner™: Officials Release Drone Footage Of The Local Flooding Impacts





On March 21, 2019 the Winnebago County emergency operations center is releasing images and video of areas impacted where the severe flooding occurred near the Rock River, the Pecatonica River, in the Sugar River.

These images will help show the extent of the flooding and the impact on our community. This is a difficult time for our community and the Winnebago County emergency operations center recognizes the stress on residents waiting for the water to recede.

There are three videos, one above and 2 below.



Below is footage from Dj Jkey

 




 





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Rockford Scanner™: Flooding in Winnebago County




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Update: They have opened up the Fordam Dam in Rockford. It has been wide open for the last 48 hours. 

Forecast flooding Changed from Moderate to Major severity for the
following rivers in Illinois…

Pecatonica River near Shirland affecting Winnebago County
Rock River at Latham Park affecting Winnebago County

The following forecasts are based on observed precipitation as well
as forecast precipitation 24-48 hours into the future.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Safety message…If you encounter a flooded roadway…turn around and
find an alternate route.

Additional information can be found at weather.gov/chicago.

ILC201-150353-
/O.CON.KLOT.FL.W.0034.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/SIRI2.3.RS.190312T2300Z.190317T0600Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1054 AM CDT Thu Mar 14 2019

…Forecast flooding increased from Moderate to Major severity…
The Flood Warning continues for
The Pecatonica River near Shirland, or from Winnebago County line
downstream to confluence with the Rock River.
* until further notice.
* At 1000 AM Thursday the stage was 14.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…The river will continue rising to around 15.5 feet by
early Sunday morning then begin falling.
* Impact…At 15.7 feet…The Shirland Harrison road floods

Photos by the WCSO & Monique Delph





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Rockford Scanner™: Local Park Closed Effective Immediately, Due To Flooding




Effective Immediately:
Baumann Park canoe launch and lower field are closed due to flooding.

They are expected to be closed through the weekend.

Barricades and signage are up.

Information provided by Village of Cherry Valley Public Works.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Rain Develops Today, Then Windy




 

Rain will develop from southwest to northeast across the area from late morning through early this afternoon. Moderate to locally heavy rainfall is possible for a time this afternoon and early this evening, with a few thunderstorms also possible. It will also become windy, with east winds gusting 30-35 mph by afternoon. Winds will shift west this evening, with gusts to 40-45 mph possible overnight into Sunday.

Deep low pressure will move through the area this evening. As the low pulls away from the region tonight, west-southwest winds will increase to 20 to 30 mph, with gusts to 40 mph at times. Winds will only slowly diminish through the day Sunday. Loose outdoor objects may be blown around, and high profile vehicles may experience some difficulty, especially on north-south roads tonight and Sunday morning.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Very Cold Temps & Wind Chills In The Forecast




A chance for light snow for a portion of the area Sunday.

Followed by the increasing potential for dangerous wind chill readings to around -20° late Sunday night through Monday morning.





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Rockford Scanner™: Strong Winds Bring Power Outages & Rolled Vehicles. Roads Flooding





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As you know today’s weather has been very windy and lots of flooding going on.  Comed has been dealing with power outages all day. At the time of writing this, there is good news. Only 200 customers are without power.

Strong winds has caused havoc in the area.  Power lines down, large vehicle blown off the roadways or rolled over, tree have fell, debris from buildings have fallen, etc…

And we are experiencing flooding issues.  Some roads have flooded out and some basements have flooded in the area.

A High Wind Warning remains in effect this afternoon. Westerly wind gusts of 45-62 mph will remain common before easing through tonight. There are hazardous travel conditions for high profile vehicles right now, especially on north-south oriented roads. Isolated wind damage and power outages have been reported and this will continue to be a threat for the afternoon and evening.

Through midnight, sustained winds to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are likely. This will result in minor tree damage and sporadic power outages, and make for difficult travel particularly on north-south roads.

Temperatures will continue to drop through the night, reaching lows near 0° for locations west of the Fox Valley and north of I-80. Lows will be 5° to 10° for the rest of the area. Winds will still be gusting to 20 to 30 mph at daybreak, with wind chill readings for the colder locations low as -15°. There is a chance of light snow Monday night and Tuesday mainly north of I-80, with the possibility of some light freezing rain Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.


HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST /10 PM EST/
THIS EVENING…

* TIMING…Very strong west winds persist into the evening.

* WINDS…Sustained west winds 35 to 40 mph with gusts 55 to 60
mph into this evening, gradually diminishing overnight.

* IMPACTS…Difficult travel, especially for high profile
vehicles on north to south roads. Unsecured objects outdoors
blown around. Tree limb damage and sporadic power outages
possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.


The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Flood Warning for
The Kishwaukee River near Perryville, or from Confluence with South
Branch Kishwaukee River downstream to the Rock River.
* until Tuesday afternoon.
* At 930 AM Sunday the stage was 12.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…The river will continue rising to near 13.5 feet by
Monday morning. The river will fall below flood stage Tuesday
morning.


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Rockford Scanner™: Flooding Issues in Rockford





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RS Source sent us the following in regards to flooding in Rockford .

” Alida street behind the the old Schnucks on Rockton. My car was submerged in the middle and I was stranded for an hour. Tow truck had to come and get me out. Very dangerous location it’s deeper than what it appears because of the big pot holes under the water.  ”


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Rockford Scanner™: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY





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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM
MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM CST SATURDAY 

Expect slippery roads, possible power outages, slippery sidewalks.

* WHAT…Freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations of up
to two tenths of an inch expected.

* WHERE…Winnebago, Boone, McHenry and Ogle Counties.

* WHEN…From midnight tonight to 9 AM CST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Temperatures are expected to climb above
freezing during Saturday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain
will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads. Slow down
and use caution while driving.

 

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. East wind around 5 mph.
Tonight
A slight chance of snow and freezing rain before 3am, then freezing rain. Low around 27. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Saturday
Freezing rain before 9am, then rain likely. High near 39. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
Rain before 3am, then rain and snow likely. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 30. Breezy, with an east wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday
Rain and snow likely before 8am, then a slight chance of snow between 8am and 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Windy, with a west wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 7. Breezy.

 

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North Central
Illinois…Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight.

Weather hazards expected…

Elevated Ice accumulation Risk.

DISCUSSION…

Freezing rain will develop overnight and transition to rain
Saturday morning. There could be a brief period of ice
accumulation, especially in areas north of I-80 and northwest
of I-55. Areas northwest of a line from Ogle to McHenry
counties are expected to see the most accumulation.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Saturday through Thursday.

Saturday…
Limited Thunderstorm Risk.
Limited Non Thunderstorm Wind Risk.
Elevated Ice Accumulation Risk.
Sunday…
Limited Excessive Cold Risk.
Elevated Non Thunderstorm Wind Risk.
Monday through Thursday…
Limited Excessive Cold Risk.

DISCUSSION:

Freezing rain is possible early Saturday, then there is a
chance of thunderstorms toward evening. Very strong and
potentially damaging non-thunderstorm winds are expected
Sunday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation will not be necessary through tonight.


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Rockford Scanner™: Small Taste Of Spring, Before Going Back Down To Single Digits





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High pressure will build across the region to close the week providing fair weather conditions today and Friday. A strong low will lift across the region over the weekend bringing periods of rain. Rain is expected to begin during the predawn hours Saturday morning.

Temperatures will be near freezing across portions of north central and far northeast Illinois as precip begins presenting a brief window of possible icy conditions, but temperatures should quickly warm above freezing Saturday morning. A cold front will sweep across the area Saturday night with very strong winds expected in its wake. Winds gusting 40 to 45 mph appear likely and there could be a few higher gusts.

Temperatures are expected to fall through the day Sunday, back into the teens and single digits Sunday night.

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Slippery Roads, Rockford Begun Salting. Winter Weather Advisory





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UPDATE:  Numerous accidents are being reported this morning. Several rollover accidents. Several accidents are reporting injuries.


The Ogle County & Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office has responded to multiple vehicle crashes and vehicles in the ditch on I-39, I-90, 251, Bypass and Business 20 this morning. Please continue to use caution while traveling.


Be careful if you are traveling this morning. We been told the roads are starting to become slippery. So please slow down and turn your head lights on. We been told there have already been several minor accidents being reported.

Remember we are under a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 pm tonight.

The city of Rockford has begun salting the main roads.

Arterial Salting
February 20, 2019 – ROCKFORD – The City of Rockford Public Works Department began salting Arterial Routes at 5:00 AM today.

Decisions about further deployment will be made, as needed, according to developing conditions.

Citizens are urged to follow at a safe distance behind snowplows. This will prevent the salt that is being spread from hitting your vehicle and the added distance also allows a driver room to back up if needed.

Please contact the Street Division at 779-348-7260 with questions.

When we are not in a snow operation, we handle individual requests as needed.
Please contact us at 779-348-7260.

Decisions about further deployment will be made as needed, according to developing conditions.

The City of Rockford or its contractors are NOT responsible for plowing alley ways.

 


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