Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
FGUS73 KILX 051516
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
916 AM CST FRI DEC 5 2014
...Little Wabash River near Clay City may reach flood stage on
A storm system which will track across the Ohio Valley will
produce widespread rain across southeast Illinois. Currently, it
appears that between 1 and 1.25 inches of rain will occur with
this system. This amount of rain would likely push the Little
Wabash River above flood stage.
The following river information is based on future predicted
rainfall. The exact amount, intensity, timing, and location of the
rain that will occur is still uncertain. These outlook stages are
provided to show what may be expected if the forecast precipitation
occurs. Once there is more certainty about the river forecasts, a
flood warning or statement will be issued if the threat materializes.
For the Little Wabash River near Clay City, the latest stage is 6.7
feet at 9 AM Friday. Flood stage is 18.0 feet. Minor flooding is
forecast...with a crest of 19.7 feet Monday afternoon...which is 1.7
feet above flood stage. The river should rise above the flood stage
of 18.0 feet tomorrow afternoon. At 18.5 feet...Wilcox Bridge Lane
floods just east of the Little Wabash River near the gage location.
Blueflower Lane southeast of the gage begins to flood.
Fld Observed Forecast 6AM
Location Stg Stg Day Time Sat Sun Mon
Little Wabash River
Clay City 18 6.7 Fri 9 AM 15.8 19.0 19.5