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Recipe for flooding

February 23, 2007
  1. Hard freeze for about two weeks, followed by

  2. A couple good-sized snow storms, followed by
  3. A couple days of slight melting (but the ground will still be frozen hard and there’s still eight inches of soggy snow on the ground), followed by
  4. Predicted torrential rains tomorrow.

Add high winds and stir.  Yields flood warnings for most of Central Illinois for Saturday and Sunday.

  1. February 24, 2007 at 20:42 | #1

    Yikes! Stay out of the root cellar, Dorothy! I think anyone would prefer snow in that scenario. Here’s hoping it’s not as bad as it could be.

  2. Abhilasha
    February 25, 2007 at 10:40 | #2

    Is there anything big enough close to Normal which could flood us ????

  3. February 25, 2007 at 13:39 | #3

    Things just seem like they are getting wetter and wetter with no end in sight.  I doubt the underpass at Vernon and Beaufort will be able to survive much longer.

  4. March 1, 2007 at 11:51 | #4

    yep, the recipe is about right. I’ve got 18-20 inches of packed snow on the frozen ground here at the Aerie and the forecast is for 1-2 inches of rain tonight. Glad I’m way up top of the hill. The Tioga River is gonna be sky high tomorrow.

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