Rockford Scanner™: Flash Flood Watch




A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for portions of north central Illinois for tonight. This watch could need to be expanded eastward to include portions of the Chicago metro area if forecast confidence continues to increase.

Have multiple ways to receive warnings if any are issued for your area. Do not drive onto flooded roadways- Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

Note: Clear off your sewer drains, so the water can flow freely and not cause any flooding.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: NWS Issues A FLASH FLOOD WATCH




FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING 

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Illinois and northwest
Indiana, including the following areas, in Illinois, Boone,
Cook, De Kalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, La Salle, Lake,
Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Will, and Winnebago. In northwest Indiana,
Lake.

* From this evening through Saturday morning

* Showers and thunderstorms are expected to impact the watch area
tonight and these storms will be capable of producing heavy
rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour.

* Runoff from this heavy rainfall may result in areas of flash
flooding, along with additional rises on area rivers.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.


An active weather pattern will continue to produce periods of showers and thunderstorms across the area this weekend. This does not mean it will be raining constantly, but a few periods of storms will be likely each day. After this morning’s shower and thunderstorm activity there will likely be several hours of dry time this afternoon, before additional thunderstorms develop over the area by this evening. Some the storms this evening could be severe and produce very heavy rainfall. The primary focus for storms will temporally shift mainly south of I-80 Saturday night into Sunday.


 

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Flood Warning for
The Rock River at Latham Park, or from Swanson Road in Roscoe
downstream to Shorewood Park in Loves Park.
* from Saturday morning until further notice.
* At 1030 AM Friday the stage was 7.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…Rise above flood stage by Saturday morning and continue
to rise to near 10.7 feet by Tuesday evening.
* Impact…At 10.5 feet…Low-lying sections of Shore Drive are
threatened between Wilson Avenue and Park Road in Machesney Park.
Water overflows low-lying river banks along East Drive in Loves
Park. Low-lying areas of Martin Memorial Park are inundated.


The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Flood Warning for
The Rock River at Rockton, or from Prairie Hill Road downstream to
Swanson Road in Roscoe.
* from late Saturday night until further notice.
* At 1030 AM Friday the stage was 7.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…Rise above flood stage by Sunday morning and continue to
rise to near 10.7 feet by Monday evening.
* Impact…At 10.5 feet…Edgemere Terrace is inundated near Roscoe.


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.
* from this evening to late Monday night.
* At 1030 AM Friday the stage was 9.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…Rise above flood stage by this evening and continue to
rise to near 16.1 feet by Saturday evening.


The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Flood Warning for
The Pecatonica River near Shirland, or from Winnebago County line
downstream to confluence with the Rock River.
* from Saturday evening until further notice.
* At 1100 AM Friday the stage was 10.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…Rise above flood stage by Saturday evening and continue
to rise to near 13.7 feet by Monday afternoon.
* Impact…At 14.0 feet…Structures threatened at Rivers Edge
Campground east of Shirland.

 

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Flash Flood Watch



Flood Watch
National Weather Service Chicago IL  238 PM CDT Sun Sep 2 2018

…Thunderstorms This Evening and Tonight…

.Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon
and expand in coverage across far northern Illinois this evening.
A very moist airmass will allow for efficient and heavy rainfall
rates. Thunderstorms may repeatedly move across some areas, many
of which saw very heavy rainfall last night, resulting in flash
flooding.

Winnebago-Boone-McHenry-Lake IL-Ogle-
Including the cities of Rockford, Belvidere, Woodstock, Waukegan,
and Oregon
238 PM CDT Sun Sep 2 2018

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING…

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of north central Illinois and
northeast Illinois, including the following areas, in north
central Illinois, Boone, Ogle, and Winnebago. In northeast
Illinois, Lake IL and McHenry.

* From 7 PM CDT this evening through Monday morning

* Repeated rounds of thunderstorms producing very heavy rainfall
may result in flash flooding.

* Expect rises on area rivers and streams. Flooding of low lying
areas and roadside ditches is possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.








Rockford Scanner™: Flash Flood Watch



Flood Watch National Weather Service Chicago IL 307 PM CDT Sat Sep 1 2018

…Additional Thunderstorms This Evening and Overnight…

Thunderstorms are expected to redevelop this evening and tonight across far northern Illinois. A tropical, moisture rich air mass will promote efficient and heavy rainfall rates.

Thunderstorms may regenerate or move over areas already impacted by heavy rainfall resulting in flash flooding.

Winnebago-Boone-McHenry-Lake IL-Ogle-Lee-DeKalb-Kane-DuPage-Cook- Including the cities of Rockford, Belvidere, Woodstock, Waukegan, Oregon, Dixon, DeKalb, Aurora, Elgin, Wheaton, and Chicago 307 PM CDT Sat Sep 1 2018

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING..

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a:

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of north central Illinois and northeast Illinois, including the following areas, in north central Illinois, Boone, DeKalb, Lee, Ogle, and Winnebago. In northeast Illinois, Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake IL, and McHenry.
* From 7 PM CDT this evening through Sunday morning
*Repeated rounds of thunderstorms producing very heavy rainfall may result in flash flooding. * Expect rises on area rivers and streams.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.








Rockford Scanner™: Flooding Update, TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN!




Please remember if you come across a flooded roadway to turn around and don’t drown. Emergency personnel are working very hard to help people who are already stranded due to flood waters, please make their job easier by not adding to the problem!

With that being said, several areas that were experiencing flooding initially have receded, but several spots along Auburn are still experiencing major flooding including in the area of Bond Ave and Auburn. Also avoid south of Charles St to Broadway from around 11th to 20th street.



Rockford Scanner™: Flash Flooding Video In Rockford




 

 

 

Flash Flooding Video In Rockford, on 23rd ave.

(Might have to wait a minute for the video to load)

The driver, Daniel Sundell helped push the stranded vehicles out of the flooded roadway.

He saw random strangers, stranded in the flooded waters.
And used his truck to help the victims out of the flooded waters.