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 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.
000 FGUS73 KILX 280257 ESFILX ILC033-079-101-183-INC165-290257- Hydrologic Outlook National Weather Service Lincoln IL 957 PM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017 This hydrologic outlook includes the following rivers: Embarras River...Vermilion River... 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 Embarras River at Ste. Marie...the latest stage is 10.3 feet at 10 PM Thursday. Flood stage is 19.0 feet. Moderate flooding is forecast...with a crest of 22.5 feet Sunday evening...which is 3.5 feet above flood stage. The river should rise above the flood stage of 19.0 feet early Sunday morning. The river should fall below flood stage Wednesday evening. At 21.0 feet...Water overtops a few private levees in the Ste. Marie area. For the Embarras River at Lawrenceville...the latest stage is 21.0 feet at 9 PM Thursday. Flood stage is 30.0 feet. Minor flooding is forecast...with a crest of 36.0 feet Tuesday morning...which is 6.0 feet above flood stage. The river should rise above the flood stage of 30.0 feet Sunday afternoon. At 36.0 feet...Billet-Vincennes River road is inundated. For the Vermilion River near Danville...the latest stage is 5.0 feet at 10 PM Thursday. Flood stage is 18.0 feet. Moderate flooding is forecast...with a crest of 25.0 feet Sunday afternoon...which is 7.0 feet above flood stage. The river should rise above the flood stage of 18.0 feet early Sunday morning. The river should fall below flood stage early Tuesday morning. At 26.0 feet...Flooding begins downstream in Eugene and Cayuga Indiana. && Fld Observed Forecast 6AM Location Stg Stg Day Time Fri Sat Sun Embarras River Ste. Marie 19 10.3 Thu 10 PM 9.6 8.1 20.0 Lawrenceville 30 21.0 Thu 9 PM 24.0 25.7 28.4 Vermilion River Danville 18 5.0 Thu 10 PM 4.8 5.2 23.9 $$