Grand Tower, IL
Alerts in Effect
Flood WarningIssued at 21:09 Friday 24 May 2019
Mississippi River at Canton
Mississippi River at LaGrange
Mississippi River at Quincy
Mississippi River at Lock & Dam 21
Mississippi River at Hannibal
Mississippi River at Saverton
Mississippi River at Louisiana
Mississippi River at Clarksville
Mississippi River at Winfield
Mississippi River at Grafton
Mississippi River at Mel Price LD
Mississippi River at St. Louis
Mississippi River at Chester
River forecasts are based on observed precipitation and forecast
precipitation for the next 24 hours.
The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Chester
* until further notice.
* At 9:00 PM Friday the stage was 40.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 27.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* The river is forecast to crest near 42.5 feet by Monday early
* Impact: At 42.4 feet...Near this height, Missouri Route H is closed
between Route M and Missouri Highway 51.
* Impact: At 42.3 feet...Near this height, Missouri State Route U
will be closed in both directions from U.S. Highway 61 to the
Illinois State line at the Kaskaskia Island bridge.
* Impact: At 42.0 feet...Four cottage units at the Menard
Correctional Center begin flooding near this height.
* Impact: At 41.1 feet...Near this height, Missouri Route V southeast
of Bloomsdale is closed between Highway 61 and North White Sands
* Impact: At 40.8 feet...Main Street in Evansville inundated.
Special Weather StatementIssued at 12:24 Friday 24 May 2019
Heat Index values will rise into the lower 90s during the
afternoon hours for most of the Memorial Day weekend, as high
temperatures hover around the 90 degree mark over the Quad State
Temperatures are expected to be 10 to 15 degrees above normal for
the holiday time period. Relative humidity values near or above
50 percent are expected each afternoon.
The combination of the heat and humidity may cause stress for
those unaccustomed to being outdoors for an extended period of
To reduce the impact of the heat on your holiday activities, be
sure to drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids, avoid over-exertion,
and seek shade or a cool shelter, when possible.
Keep an eye on those most sensitive to the effects of heat,
including the very young and old, as well as those with chronic
health conditions. Make sure pets and livestock have a source of
Keep safe from the heat and enjoy the Memorial Day weekend.