Watch for Rising Water Levels!

With the possibility of receiving more than an inch of rainfall Wednesday night into Thursday, the National Weather Service offices in Chicago and the Quad Cities have issued Flood Watches encompassing all of Northern Illinois.

When we add some fresh rainwater on top of the snow, we will melt off all of the snow within a few hours. All of the runoff will flow into the creeks and rivers (which are frozen over with thick ice). For a few hours, the runoff may actually flow on top of the ice creating mammoth icebergs on area rivers. Ice jams will be a threat by Friday as well, especially once the temperatures fall below freezing again.

If you live in a low-lying area, be mindful of this forecast. In addition, NEVER drive across a flooded roadway. -ERIC

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This post was written by qni_it on February 28, 2007

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  1. Anonymous February 28, 2007 2:53 PM

    So from where we are sitting right now, how does this spring and summer look for us? Could we see alot of active weather just from how this winter was? I noticed when i was younger the pattern was always a bad winter will be a bad spring or summer. I know we need the rain alot in the spring and summer and it would be nice to have some pretty nice storms this year!

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