Monday, July 24, 2017

River Updates - Rain Totals

The effects of Friday's heavy rain and severe storms are still being felt this morning. There are multiple Flood Warnings in place for both northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

Back building storms dumped the most amout of rain over western Stephenson county and Jo Daviess county. In this area, roughly 6-8" of rain fell, while just south of that area 4-6" was recorded. Most of Winnebago and Boone received 2-4" and thankfully McHenry and Walworth counties received the least amount of rain, after the experienced quite a bit of flooding from storms in early July.

Here is a graphic made by the NWS that shows rain totals across northern Illinois over a 72-hour period of time: (you can click on the image to make it bigger).

Heavy rain caused quite a bit of flooding in the Stateline, from Pearl City to Freeport, to portions of Rockford due to swollen rivers. To find out about current river level conditions across the area, click here.
 All you have to do once you are on the page is move your cursor over the river level you want to examine. The different color dots corresponds to the stage of flooding the river is at currently, at the position.

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