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A Powerful Storm System To Impact the Southern Plains through the Gulf Coast

A vigorous storm system will develop over the southern Plains today, bringing strong winds and fire weather concerns from southeast New Mexico to south Texas, as well as a risk of severe storms and heavy rainfall from the ArkLaTex to the central Gulf Coast. The severe storm and heavy rainfall threat will spread across the Southeast on Friday. Read More >

What's New?

Flood Inundation Maps are now available for 3 locations along the Fox River in southeast Wisconsin in Waukesha, Racine, and Kenosha counties. These interactive maps will help convey the impacts of flooding for local officials and property owners. Use it to answer questions like, "If the river reaches 8 feet, how may my property be affected?". This service is also available for 5 locations along the Rock River, including Watertown, Jefferson, Fort Atkinson, Lake Koshkonong, and Afton.

In addition, river forecasts will now be available when the river is expected to approach or exceed the river bank for the Fox River in Waukesha. This means river flood watches and warnings will also be issued when the river is expected to go above flood stage. This service is already available at downstream locations of the Fox River including Burlington and New Munster.

 

How Do You Interpret River Forecasts?

Note, below is not a current forecast - example only!

 

Here's How You Find It

Go to our main webpage and Select the Rivers and Lakes tab:

Then select the river gauge you are interested in:

View the observed and forecast river levels. River flooding impacts are listed below the graphic on the webpage.

Then select Inundation Mapping to get to the interactive tool:

Note, below is not a current hydrograph - example only!


Contact Sarah.Marquardt@noaa.gov for questions or more information.