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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:00 PM
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Mississippi River nears highest level since '37
Source: ChicagoBreakingNews

VICKSURG, Miss. -- The National Weather Service has forecast that the Mississippi River will crest at 52.5 feet in Vicksburg on May 13, the highest level since 1937.

"We've got water coming down on top of heavy rain," Marty Pope, senior service hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson, told the Vicksburg Post.

"It's looking pretty bad right now. We have lots of rain to come, too."

The Mississippi River at Cairo, Ill., at the confluence with the Ohio River, stood at 53.5 feet overnight Sunday, 13.5 feet above flood stage, and it was predicted to crest there May 3 at 60 feet.

Read more: http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/news/local/chibrknew...
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:07 PM
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1. Was in Le Claire Iowa on Friday, it was out of it's banks there
Le Claire is north of Davenport where I80 crosses the river.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:39 PM
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2. we are about 3 inches over normal in northern il and to the north
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 06:40 PM by madrchsod
we have`t had the rains that have fallen south of I80. at least not yet.
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bongbong Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:02 PM
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3. My old stomping grounds
I still remember the 1965 monster flood.
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AC_Mem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:33 PM
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4. Memphis here
People are loading up their belongings in the midsouth, if we continue to get rain like we got today, we are going to see some major flooding.



Annette
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:14 PM
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5. To think we used to look forward to a rain storm - now we fear them.
We are due tomorrow.
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:22 PM
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6. Just remember it has NOTHING to do with global warming!!!
:sarcasm:
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RantinRavin Donating Member (423 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:47 PM
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7. 1937...
What explains the high level then ?
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:11 PM
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8. LOTS of serious floods involving the Mississippi and its tributaries
over the past 15-20 years.
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:51 PM
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9. "1937: What explains the high level then ?"
Jesus was angered by sin.
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 01:56 AM
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10. We would love to have some of the extra water out here in California.
Please send it right away.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 08:59 AM
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12. Hell, we'd love to have some of it just one state to the west!
Drought-city here in Texas
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 08:33 AM
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11. Not quite as bad but family/friends back in Louisville sent me pics (flooding widespread)
Edited on Tue Apr-26-11 08:39 AM by Roland99
looks almost as bad as it did in '97 when we had 14" of rain pretty much overnight.

All that water is heading downstream adding on to the rains up the Mississippi.


http://blogs.wave3.com/weather_blog /

4:01 AM
Trees have been reported down in Caneyville in Grayson Co., KY with these storms. The most intense damage appears to be in Murray. The KY MesoNet station recorded a wind speed of 100.8 MPH in Murray as the line approached... damage to structures, trees & power lines reported.

...

12:01 AM
Poplar Bluff, MO predicting a record crest... Ohio River at Cairo, IL predicting a record 60.5'. WOW!

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11:46 PM
The popular question has been (well in addition to if areal is a real word - yes it is) has been how will this compare to 1997. The flood of 1997 was Louisville's 7th largest flood on record. We could reach into the top 10 is the rain forecasts pan out.

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10:15 PM
Officials in Vilonia, AR report that the town is gone... they are asking for help. Radar imagery showed an impressive return (reflectivity & velocity) very close to the town. A tornado emergency was issued for the town, population 3,800, before the storm hit. Daybreak will bring horrifying images from this location just northeast of Little Rock. Reports say that the pavement was even scoured... this only happens in the strongest tornadoes.

...

9:58 PM
Officials in Henry County said that they are inspecting the dam at Jericho Lake carefully. There are signs of erosion. Evacuation orders were give to those that live along the flood threat area. A shelter at 4H in New Castle has been opened for those affected. A Flash Flood WARNING remains in effect for this portion of Henry County until 1am.

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