9 June 2019
According to the National Weather Service:
The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Illinois...Missouri..
Mississippi River at Canton
Mississippi River at LaGrange
Mississippi River at Quincy
Mississippi River at Lock & Dam 21
Mississippi River at Hannibal
Mississippi River at Saverton
Mississippi River at Louisiana
Mississippi River at Clarksville
Mississippi River at Winfield
Mississippi River at Grafton
Mississippi River at Mel Price LD
Mississippi River at St. Louis
Mississippi River at Chester River forecasts are based on observed precipitation and forecast precipitation for the next 24 hours.
The Flood Warning continues for the Mississippi River at St. Louis
until further notice. * At 10:30 AM Sunday the stage was 45.8 feet. * Flood stage is 30.0 feet. * Major flooding is forecast. * The river is forecast to continue rising to near 45.8 feet by this afternoon. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
Fld Latest 7 a.m. Forecast
LOCATION Stg Obs Stg 06/10 06/11 06/12 06/13 06/14
St. Louis 30.0 45.79 45.7 45.5 45.0 44.0 42.9
Instructions: Rainfall heavier than forecast could cause river levels to rise even higher than predicted. The National Weather Service will monitor this developing situation and issue follow up statements as conditions or forecasts change. Safety message: Never drive cars, trucks, or sport utility vehicles through flooded areas. The water may be too deep to allow for safe passage. This product, along with additional weather and stream information, is available at http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=lsx.
Target Area: St. Louis St. Louis City
28 May 2019
The Mississippi River levels are expected to continue to rise to near historic levels as heavy rain continues to fall throughout the Upper Mississippi basin. Over the next week it is expected to crest at 44 feet downtown St. Louis - 14 feet above flood level, according to U.S. Geological Survey data.
25 May 2019
There is currently a high risk of tornados, severe storms and flooding across the states of Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma; you're advised to check weather forecasts and warnings from the US National Weather Service.
Flooding expected over the weekend and into next week. Following a flood-prone spring across the Plains and levees that have had to endure long periods at flood stage there is an increased risk for severe flooding as more rain is expected.
Downtown, the Mississippi River is expected to climb to its 4th or 5th highest level since records began in 1700s.
Projected crest of 41.9 ft, 12 feet above flood stage, possibly higher (see chart below)
Rising flood waters have already prompted severe warnings in the area
Coast Guard issued notice closing portions of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers near St. Louis to all vessels – citing extremely high water and fast moving currents
Monitor local media to track potentially dangerous weather and flood alerts
Establish where to take shelter in the event of a tornado at your place of work and where you’re living
Make sure that electronics are fully charged in the event of power outages
Never drive through flooded areas
Avoid flooded areas altogether
Keep a supply of bottled water in the event that water supplies are compromised
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