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Weather for Bloomington, Illinois

Lat: 40.48N, Lon: 88.97W
Wx Zone: ILZ038 CWA Used: ILX

Illinois Drought Monitor

The Illinois Drought monitor is a subset of the United States Monitor, issued every Thursday morning, based on drought conditions the previous Tuesday. The map below shows the current drought level around the state, and the percent of Illinois land area in each drought level compared to the previous week.

Read an explanation of the drought intensities and what they mean.

Illinois Drought Monitor

Illinois Hydrologic Information Statement

Note that if drought conditions are not being experienced, or in the case of river flooding or heavy rain, this statement may be used to indicate river flows or flood potential.

FGUS73 KILX 051516

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