Weather Alerts for Illinois

Recent Locations: Bement, IL  

1. Flood Warning for: Carroll; Whiteside

2. Flood Warning for: Hancock

3. Flood Warning for: Hancock

4. Flood Warning for: Hancock; Henderson

5. Flood Warning for: Henderson

6. Flood Warning for: Henderson; Mercer

7. Flood Warning for: Jo Daviess

8. Flood Warning for: Mercer

9. Flood Warning for: Mercer; Rock Island

10. Flood Warning for: Rock Island

11. Flood Warning for: Rock Island

12. Flood Warning for: Rock Island

13. Flood Warning for: Rock Island; Whiteside

14. Flood Warning for: Carroll; Jo Daviess

15. Flood Warning for: Jo Daviess

16. Flood Warning for: Henry; Rock Island

17. Flood Warning for: Henry; Rock Island; Whiteside

18. Flood Warning for: Hancock; McDonough

19. Flood Warning for: Lake

20. Flash Flood Watch for: Bureau; Hancock; Henderson; Henry; McDonough; Mercer; Putnam; Rock Island; Warren

21. Flood Warning for: Brown

22. Flood Warning for: Calhoun; Greene; Jersey

23. Flood Warning for: Morgan; Pike

24. Flood Warning for: Pike; Scott

25. Flood Warning for: Fulton; Knox

26. Flood Warning for: Fulton

27. Flood Warning for: Bureau; La Salle; Putnam

28. Flood Warning for: Brown; Cass; Morgan; Schuyler

29. Flood Warning for: Cass; Fulton; Mason

30. Flood Warning for: Marshall; Putnam

31. Flood Warning for: Peoria; Tazewell; Woodford

32. Flood Warning for: Adams

33. Flood Warning for: Adams

34. Flood Warning for: Adams

35. Flood Warning for: Adams

36. Flood Warning for: Calhoun

37. Flood Warning for: Calhoun

38. Flood Warning for: Jackson; Randolph

39. Flood Warning for: Jersey

40. Flood Warning for: Madison

41. Flood Warning for: Pike

42. Flood Warning for: Pike

43. Flood Warning for: Pike

44. Flood Warning for: St. Clair

45. Flood Warning for: Alexander; Pulaski

46. Flood Warning for: Alexander

47. Flood Warning for: Alexander; Jackson; Union

48. Flood Warning for: Wabash

49. Flood Warning for: Edwards; Gallatin; Wabash; White

50. Flood Warning for: Clark; Crawford

51. Flood Warning for: Crawford; Lawrence

52. Flood Warning for: Crawford; Lawrence

53. Flood Warning for: Jackson

54. Flood Warning for: Gallatin; Wabash; White

55. Flood Warning for: Fayette

56. Flood Warning for: Clay; Richland

57. Flood Warning for: Lawrence

58. Flood Advisory for: Ogle

59. Flood Advisory for: Winnebago

60. Flood Advisory for: Lee

61. Flood Warning for: Winnebago

62. Flood Warning for: Winnebago

63. Flood Warning for: Brown

64. Flood Warning for: Kane; McHenry

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Weather Topic: What is Precipitation?

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Precipitation can refer to many different forms of water that may fall from clouds. Precipitation occurs after a cloud has become saturated to the point where its water particles are more dense than the air below the cloud.

In most cases, precipitation will reach the ground, but it is not uncommon for precipitation to evaporate before it reaches the earth's surface. When precipitation evaporates before it contacts the ground it is called Virga. Graupel, hail, sleet, rain, drizzle, and snow are forms of precipitation, but fog and mist are not considered precipitation because the water vapor which constitutes them isn't dense enough to fall to the ground.

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Weather Topic: What is Sleet?

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Sleet is a form of precipitation in which small ice pellets are the primary components. These ice pellets are smaller and more translucent than hailstones, and harder than graupel. Sleet is caused by specific atmospheric conditions and therefore typically doesn't last for extended periods of time.

The condition which leads to sleet formation requires a warmer body of air to be wedged in between two sub-freezing bodies of air. When snow falls through a warmer layer of air it melts, and as it falls through the next sub-freezing body of air it freezes again, forming ice pellets known as sleet. In some cases, water droplets don't have time to freeze before reaching the surface and the result is freezing rain.

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