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 051516 ESFILX ILC025-159-061516- HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL 916 AM CST FRI DEC 5 2014 ...Little Wabash River near Clay City may reach flood stage on Saturday... 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 $$ Geelhart