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Flood Warning
Issued: 11:13 PM EST Feb. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Wabash River at Vincennes.
* From late Friday night until further notice.
* At 10:45 PM Thursday the stage was 13.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 16.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by early Saturday morning and
continue to rise to near 24.9 feet by Saturday morning.
* At 25.0 feet... water is at critical stage for England Pond levee on
Illinois side. Pearl City extensively floods. Installation of
flood gates is required for the city of Vincennes. Flooding occurs
in old Vincennes area. Extensive agricultural flooding continues.


Lat... Lon 3887 8750 3874 8746 3846 8764 3847 8778
      3871 8756 3886 8756




1113 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Wabash River at Riverton.
* Until further notice.
* At 11:00 PM Thursday the stage was 16.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 24.7 feet by
Thursday morning then begin falling.
* At 24.0 feet... extensive flooding is in progress. Most levees are
at critical levels. Water level near the top of a few levees.
High water begins to affect residences in eastern Palestine,
Illinois and those along East River Road just southeast of
Palestine. Some evacuations are necessary. Rodeo area in Leaverton
Park begins to flood. Water near or over East River Road south of
Palestine.


Lat... Lon 3913 8761 3899 8748 3886 8750 3885 8756
      3898 8759 3913 8767




1013 PM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Wabash River at Hutsonville legacy Power Plant site.
* Until further notice.
* Flood stage is 16.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river is forecast to have a maximum value of 25.2
feet Wednesday early afternoon.
* At 25.0 feet... extensive flooding is in progress in York and
Hutsonville, Illinois. Flood waters surround homes and are in a
local park. Local River Road south of Hutsonville to Palestine
almost floods.


Lat... Lon 3930 8757 3923 8754 3912 8762 3914 8768
      3922 8762 3932 8763




833 PM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Embarras River at Lawrenceville.
* From late tonight until Friday March 02.
* At 745 PM Thursday the stage was 29.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 30.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by early tomorrow morning and
continue to rise to near 34.4 feet by Monday morning.The river will
fall below flood stage by early Friday morning.
* Impact... at 33.0 feet... Lumber Mill Road is inundated.



                  Fld observed forecast 6am
location stg stg day time Fri Sat sun

Embarras River
Lawrenceville 30 29.3 Thu 8 PM 30.6 31.9 33.6



Lat... Lon 3885 8786 3885 8773 3869 8759 3862 8765



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Special Statement
Issued: 12:20 AM CST Feb. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Patchy dense fog possible the rest of the night...

Expect patchy dense fog over portions of central and southeast
Illinois beyond midnight. Better chances of dense fog look to be
north of I-72/I-74 to Danville. Visibility may be below one half
mile at times. The potential for dense fog should diminish after
sunrise.

Be prepared for sudden drops in visibility. Leave plenty of room
between your car and the car in front of you, reduce speed, and
use low beam headlights.


1220 am CST Fri Feb 23 2018

... Patchy dense fog possible the rest of the night...

Expect patchy dense fog over portions of central and southeast
Illinois beyond midnight. Better chances of dense fog look to be
north of I-72/I-74 to Danville. Visibility may be below one half
mile at times. The potential for dense fog should diminish after
sunrise.

Be prepared for sudden drops in visibility. Leave plenty of room
between your car and the car in front of you, reduce speed, and
use low beam headlights.


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