Kane County Smacked By 3.35 Inches of Rain, 50 MPH Winds, Flash Flooding

Kane County Smacked By 3.35 Inches of Rain, 50 MPH Winds, Flash Flooding

Kane County was smacked by 3.35 inches of rain, high winds and flash flooding Sunday night and Monday morning, as the entire region saw quite the rainfall over the past 24 to 36 hours!

Everybody received at least an inch of rainfall, with some spots receiving more than 4 inches. While the rainfall helped the ongoing drought in far northern Illinois, it led to several instances of minor street, field, and ditch flooding, mainly in areas south of I-88, according to the National Weather Service Chicago.

Locally, the Kane County Sheriff’s Office reported downed trees and power lines across Kane County.

As of Monday morning, 253 flights departing or arriving at O’Hare International Airport had been canceled and 259 more were delayed, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.

Aurora led the Kane County rainfall totals, with 3.35 inches.

Sugar Grove was next, with 2.88 inches, followed by St. Charles with 2.67 inches and Geneva with 2.64 inches.

Kane County Rainfall Totals

...KANE COUNTY...
AURORA 2 W                   3.35 IN   0700 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
AURORA                       3.29 IN   0700 AM 10/25   COOP                 
SUGAR GROVE 1 NNW            2.88 IN   0700 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
ST. CHARLES 1 ENE            2.67 IN   0800 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
GENEVA 1 SSW                 2.64 IN   0730 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
GENEVA 1 SSW                 2.51 IN   0700 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
AURORA 3 WSW                 2.50 IN   0624 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
GENEVA 2 WNW                 2.50 IN   0700 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
BATAVIA 1 NW                 2.40 IN   0700 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
ELGIN                        2.34 IN   0800 AM 10/25   UCOOP                
ELGIN 1 SSW                  2.34 IN   0800 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
ELBURN                       2.33 IN   0700 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
BATAVIA 3.4 WSW              2.32 IN   0630 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
BATAVIA 0.3 SE               2.32 IN   0800 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
NORTH AURORA 1 ENE           2.29 IN   0550 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
GENEVA                       2.27 IN   0700 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
CAMPTON HILLS 3 NNE          2.24 IN   0700 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
ELGIN 8 WSW                  2.20 IN   0847 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
ELGIN 3 W                    2.17 IN   0645 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
KANEVILLE 3 NNW              2.14 IN   0700 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
BATAVIA                      2.10 IN   0600 AM 10/25   UCOOP                
BATAVIA 0.8 W                2.10 IN   0725 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
GENEVA                       2.10 IN   0800 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
ELGIN                        2.00 IN   0700 AM 10/25   COOP                 
4 WNW KANEVILLE              1.98 IN   0600 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
GENEVA 4 WSW                 1.96 IN   0500 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
GILBERTS 1 NE                1.87 IN   0705 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
SUGAR GROVE 1 NNE            1.62 IN   0700 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
SLEEPY HOLLOW 1 W            1.43 IN   0700 AM 10/25   COCORAHS             
ELGIN 3 WNW                  1.31 IN   0700 AM 10/25   COCORAHS

 

9AM MONDAY UPDATE

Here’s what to expect for the balance of the morning and early afternoon.

Strong Winds

Heads up: Strong winds will start the day, blowing around twigs, leaves, and possibly even downing small tree limbs. Combined with one and off showers, it will be a messy morning commute. The winds will ease by early afternoon.

Flooding Threat Continues

Strong winds on Lake Michigan will continue to support battering waves, flooding lakeshore parks, trails, and low-lying spots. Stay away from the lakeshore, and dry when waves are high!

Extended Forecast

After a blustery and wet start to the workweek, a couple of dry days are in store with highs in the mid 50s. The next chance of rain will arrive Thursday.

SOURCE: National Weather Service Chicago