Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Central Illinois

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WGUS43 KILX 181430

830 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

...The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a flood
warning for the following rivers in Illinois...

  Embarras River at Lawrenceville affecting Lawrence County.

Heavy rain earlier in the week has resulted in significant rises on
the lower portions of the Embarras River. Rainfall amounts of around
3/4 inch are likely Thursday and Thursday night, which is expected
to push the river above flood stage around Lawrenceville.

The following forecasts are based on observed precipitation, soil
moisture conditions, and forecast precipitation.


Persons with interests along this river need to prepare for flooding.
Stay tuned for further updates on this flooding situation.


830 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  The Embarras River at Lawrenceville.
* From late Thursday night until late Monday night.
* At  745 AM Wednesday the stage was 29.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 30 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river is expected to hover just below flood stage
  much of tonight and Thursday. It will rise above flood stage late
  Thursday evening, and continue to rise to near 32.2 feet by Saturday
  afternoon. The river will fall below flood stage by Monday evening.
* Impact...At 33.0 feet, Lumber Mill Road is inundated.


                  Fld  Observed         Forecast 6AM
Location          Stg  Stg  Day Time    Thu    Fri    Sat

Embarras River
 Lawrenceville     30  29.0 Wed 8 AM    29.6   30.5   32.0


LAT...LON 3885 8786 3885 8773 3869 8759 3862 8765



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