January 7-8, 2008: Heavy Rainfall Event

UNSEASONABLY WARM AND MOIST CONDITIONS COMBINED WITH A STALLED FRONTAL BOUNDARY AND A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM RESULTED IN HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE AREA JANUARY 7TH-8TH. ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS WERE SUCH THAT UPWIND CELL REGENERATION WAS POSSIBLE...WHICH HELPED PRODUCE VERY HEAVY RAINFALL TOTALS ACROSS SOME AREAS. AS A RESULT...NUMEROUS RIVERS AND STREAMS ROSE OUT OF THEIR BANKS AND MANY RESIDENTS REMAIN EVACUATED FROM NUMEROUS MUNICIPALITIES DUE TO HIGH WATER. BELOW IS A LISTING OF RAINFALL REPORTS RECEIVED BY MULTIPLE SOURCES FROM MONDAY JANUARY 7TH THROUGH WEDNESDAY JANUARY 9TH...

 STORM TOTAL PRECIPITATION FROM KLOT RADAR ENDING TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2008

Storm Total Precipitation image

LOCATION                    TOTAL
PIPER CITY (0.2ESE)         4.20"
CHATSWORTH                  4.12"
PAXTON                      3.74"
WATSEKA (5.3W)              3.74"
CRETE (1.4SW)               3.68"
GIBSON CITY                 3.66"
PAXTON (0.3NNW)             3.64"
PARK FOREST                 3.60"
PONTIAC                     3.48"
MILFORD (5NW)               3.40"
INDIANA DUNES               3.37"
PARK FOREST (0.8NNE)        3.34"
CRETE (2.6E)                3.33"
LANSING (1.7SSE)            3.24"
PONTIAC (1.0SE)             3.21"
FAIRBURY                    3.20"
COAL CITY (4NNW)            3.00"
CARBON HILL (3.1N)          3.00"
MORRIS                      2.99"
MANHATTAN (4.7ENE)          2.94"
ST ANNE                     2.92"
HOMEWOOD (0.1ESE)           2.88"
KANKAKEE                    2.86"
BOURBONNAIS                 2.81"
KANKAKEE (4.5WNW)           2.80"
BURNHAM-HEGEWISCH (1.6NNW)  2.77"
MANHATTAN (0.8ESE)          2.77"
DWIGHT (4.1NNW)             2.75"
BOURBONNAIS (0.3SSE)        2.72"
HERSCHER                    2.62"
BOURBONNAIS (0.9ENE)        2.60"
TINLEY PARK (1.0SW)         2.47"
JOLIET LOCK/DAM             2.45"
ORLAND HILLS (0.6SE)        2.44"
CORNELL (5.4NNE)            2.43"
CHANNAHON                   2.40"
STREATOR (0.8ESE)           2.40"
WILLOWBROOK                 2.30"
HOMER GLEN (3.9WSW)         2.26"
JOLIET (1.1N)               2.24"
CHICAGO                     2.22"
HOMER GLEN (0.8ENE)         2.21"
PLAINFIELD                  2.19"
LOCKPORT (0.3SSW)           2.18"
MIDWAY (3SW)                2.17"
CREST HILL (1.9WNW)         2.17"
JOLIET (2N)                 2.10"
PALOS PARK (1.3SW)          2.05"
BRIDGEVIEW (1.3NNW)         2.04"
OTTAWA (1.3NW)              1.91"
STICKNEY (1.2W)             1.90"
SENECA (1.5SSW)             1.86"
OTTAWA (1.6N)               1.74"
LISBON (4.4NE)              1.73"
OTTAWA (4SW)                1.71"
PLAINFIELD (4.0NNW)         1.62"
BOLINGBROOK (3.5W)          1.56"
OGLESBY (0.4N)              1.54"
OSWEGO (4.4SSW)             1.45"
ROCKFORD (7.3WNW)           1.45"
CICERO (0.4W)               1.44"
WESTMONT (1.2SSE)           1.43"
MACHESNEY PARK (3.1ENE)     1.41"
SHERIDAN (0.1SSW)           1.38"
NAPERVILLE (2.5ESE)         1.37"
YORKVILLE                   1.36"
LAGRANGE PARK (0.9NE)       1.35"
DOWNERS GROVE (2.1 SE)      1.35"
ROCHELLE                    1.33"
DOWNERS GROVE (0.7S)        1.30"
WHEATON (1.8SSW)            1.30"
OAK PARK (1.0SW)            1.29"
WESTMONT                    1.29"
SOUTH BELOIT (1.9SE)        1.27"
ROSCOE                      1.26"
AURORA (2.0NNE)             1.24"
OAK PARK (1.3NNE)           1.24"
LISLE (0.6W)                1.23"
PERU (0.3SW)                1.23"
LISLE (1.3SE)               1.23"
LISLE (0.5WSW)              1.21"
YORKVILLE (1.1W)            1.19"
NAPERVILLE (0.9ENE)         1.18"
ROCKTON (1.0ESE)            1.18"
NAPERVILLE (3.2ESE)         1.17"
GLEN ELLYN (1.16SSE)        1.16"
AURORA (3.5NE)              1.15"
GLEN ELLYN                  1.15"
OAK BROOK                   1.13"
GLENBARD SOUTH (0.9 ENE)    1.12"
LISLE (MORTN ARB)           1.12"
GLEN ELLYN (1.4SE)          1.09"
MONTGOMERY (3.5WSW)         1.09"
SANDWICH (1.2 WSW)          1.08"
MONTGOMERY (0.8SSE)         1.08"
HARWOOD HEIGHTS (1.0ENE)    0.99"
AURORA (3.6SE)              0.98"
WHEATON (1.7N)              0.96"
WOODSTOCK                   0.93"
AURORA (3.6W)               0.91"
NORTH AURORA (1.5NE)        0.89"
DIXON                       0.89"
BATAVIA                     0.88"
WINFIELD                    0.88"
SHERIDAN (3.4SSE)           0.88"
CAROL STREAM (0.3SSE)       0.83"
SUGAR GROVE (0.7NE)         0.83"
CAROL STREAM (0.7WNW)       0.82"
PAW PAW                     0.81"
MENDOTA (0.9N)              0.81"
BULL VALLEY (2.5 WNW)       0.81"
ELK GROVE VILLAGE (0.6ESE)  0.76"
ANTIOCH (2.1 ESE)           0.75"
BATAVIA (0.7WSW)            0.72"
ELK GROVE VILLAGE (2.2 WSW) 0.68"
GENEVA (3.3 WSW)            0.68"
GENEVA (1.3WSW)             0.68"
BATAVIA (1.5WNW)            0.67"
DES PLAINES (0.5NW)         0.66"
ST. CHARLES (1.6SW)         0.65"
MENDOTA                     0.65"
GENOA                       0.60"
MOUNT PROSPECT (3.0NE)      0.60"
WEST CHICAGO (2.7N)         0.60"
WEST CHICAGO (1.0 SE)       0.59"
GENEVA (1.6 ENE)            0.59"
HUNTLEY (4.3W)              0.59"
ASHTON (0.4SSW)             0.56"
LAKE VILLA (1.1 SSW)        0.53"
SPRING GROVE                0.53"
STREAMWOOD                  0.53"
ST. CHARLES (7NW)           0.52"
ELBURN (2.7NNE)             0.52"
STREAMWOOD (1.1SW)          0.51"
BARTLETT (1.2 NE)           0.51"
ELBURN                      0.50"
BARTLETT (1.9 NNW)          0.50"
BANNOCKBURN (0.5ESE)        0.48"
GENOA (1.7N)                0.46"
ROCKFORD (3.3NE)            0.46"
DIXON (3.0NNW)              0.45"
WAUKEGAN (2.2N)             0.44"
PALATINE (2.7NNE)           0.43"
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS (1.8NNW)  0.40"
GURNEE (2.5NE)              0.40"
ELGIN                       0.39"
LAKE BLUFF (1.3W)           0.39"
WINTHROP HARBOR (0.2SSE)    0.39"
POPLAR GROVE (3.2SW)        0.38"
LINCOLNSHIRE (1.3WSW)       0.38"
MUNDELEIN                   0.37"
DEKALB (1.4W)               0.37"
WINTHROP HARBOR (0.7 SSE)   0.37"
LAKE BLUFF (1.4W)           0.37"
STREAMWOOD (1.1NNE)         0.36"
CORTLAND (0.3SSW)           0.36"
BEACH WOOD (1.4W)           0.36"
CARY (1.9NE)                0.36"
CHICAGO                     0.35"
BYRON (3.2N)                0.34"
DEKALB (0.8SSW)             0.33"
BUFFALO GROVE (1.5N)        0.33"
STERLING (4.3NE)            0.33"
WOODSTOCK (5NW)             0.32"
LAKE ZURICH                 0.31"
WAUCONDA                    0.31"
LONG GROVE (1.1NNE)         0.31"
STEWARD                     0.30"
ROCKFORD (0.7NW)            0.29"
LINCOLNSHIRE (0.9N)         0.28"
ELGIN                       0.27"
NEW MILFORD (3.3W)          0.25"
LAKE FOREST (2.1NNE)        0.24"
ROCKFORD (6.7SSW)           0.21"
DEKALB                      0.14"
INDIANA
REMINGTON                   5.43"
REMINGTON (0.3 SSE)         5.37"
GOODLAND (0.4SSW)           5.38"
RENSSELAER (6.3 SE)         4.94"
KENTLAND (0.3ENE)           4.34"
KENTLAND (1.7SSE)           4.13"
RENSSELAER (5.3WNW)         4.12"
COLLEGEVILLE (1.7SSE)       3.91"
RENSSELAER (0.5SSW)         3.79"
RENSSELAER                  3.74"
CHESTERTON (3.0ESE)         3.64"
VALPARAISO (5.1WSW)         3.64"
PORTAGE (0.9ESE)            3.61"
VALPARAISO (5NNE)           3.49"
KOUTS (2.8N)                3.48"
VALPARAISO (3.9NNW)         3.45"
VALPARAISO (1.8NW)          3.44"
VALPARAISO (6.2WSW)         3.43"
VALPARAISO (5.9NW)          3.43"
HIGHLAND (1.1S)             3.38"
VALPARAISO (2.8WSW)         3.32"
VALPARAISO (5.8WSW)         3.31"
MORROCO                     3.28"
RENSSELAER (8.4ENE)         3.28"
VALPARAISO (1.4ENE)         3.27"
VALPARAISO (0.4SSW)         3.26"
BOSWELL                     3.25"
VALPARAISO (1.8N)           3.25"
CROWN POINT (2.0WSW)        3.24"
MUNSTER (0.8SSE)            3.24"
DYER (1.0 WNW)              3.24"
VALPARAISO (0.6SE)          3.20"
MERRILLVILLE (4.5NE)        3.19"
VALPARAISO (4.3SW)          3.19"
CROWN POINT (7.6ESE)        3.18"
WANATAH                     3.17"
MOUNT AYR (1.6NNE)          3.17"
CEDAR LAKE (1.7SE)          3.07"
VALPARAISO (5.5S)           3.02"
HEBRON (3.7NE)              2.96"
WHEATFIELD (2.8S)           2.82"
HAMMOND (3.0SW)             2.69"
LAKE VILLAGE                2.63"
CROWN POINT (1.1N)          2.28"
$$
GITRO


Return to News Archive

USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.