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Flood Advisory
Statement as of 08:18 PM CST die 24o January, anno 2015

The Flood Advisory continues for the Kankakee River near Wilmington * until Tuesday morning. * At 745 PM Saturday the stage was 6.3 feet. * Action stage is 5.0 feet. * Flood stage is 6.5 feet. * Forecast...the river has been elevated due to ice moving down the Kankakee from Indiana with a jam right at the gauge. A large channel has opened up in the jam...so the ice should move through and allow the river to continue to fall. Ice jams can result in rapid rises in water levels with little or no warning. * Impact...ice jam flooding can be very localized and not affect all locations along the river. Residents in low lying flood prone areas should remain alert for possible flooding due to ice jams.

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Special Statement
Statement as of 04:39 AM EST die 25o January, anno 2015

...Wintry mix changing to wet snow today with gusty northeast winds...

A mix of rain and wet snow will develop across the area this morning...followed by a change over to all snow from northwest to southeast through early afternoon. A band of moderate snow is expected to develop south of the Interstate 80 corridor by late morning to early afternoon...with 1 to 2 inches of accumulation possible from the Streator and Pontiac areas...east through Kankakee...Watseka and Rensselaer. Farther north...less than an inch of snow is expected for areas north of Interstate 80. The snow is expected to taper off later this afternoon.

In addition to the snow...it will become increasingly windy by midday...with northeast winds gusting to 30 mph. This may result in patchy blowing snow resulting in reduced visibility...namely in open areas.

Persons planning travel across portions of north central and east central Illinois and Northwest Indiana today should plan for some wintry travel conditions. Allow extra time to reach your destination safely.


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