Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 281625
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1225 PM EDT Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Without any strong feature to focus on, showers and storms will develop
randomly, mainly to the south of the Ohio River.
A cold front crossing the upper Mississippi Valley today will reach the
northwest Ohio Valley by Wednesday morning. The front will sweep to south of
the Ohio River by Thursday morning and continue out of the area Thursday
night. While showers and storms will accompany this front, rainfall will be
scattered in nature and is not expected to be excessive.
Behind the front, high pressure will build into the region, reducing the
chances of rainfall through the upcoming weekend.
Next week, occasional disturbances passing through the region should bring a
return of rain to the area.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Minor flooding lingers in the western basin and will continue to do so for
the next few days. Otherwise, the potential for additional flooding will be
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain fell across the southern two-thirds of the Ohio Valley. Basin averages
were generally less than 0.50 inch, though some of eastern Kentucky received
basin average amounts in the 1.50 inch range.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Over the next 2 days, rainfall is expected across nearly the entire basin.
Basin average amounts will mostly be 0.30 inch or less, though the far
southeastern areas in the Kanawha Watershed may see up to 0.60 inch.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Tuesday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Wabash River West Lafayette 11 13.3 Falling
Wabash River Covington 16 18.6 Falling
Wabash River Montezuma 14 19.2 Falling
Wabash River Terre Haute 14 17.0 Steady
Wabash River Riverton 15 18.9 Steady
Wabash River Vincennes 16 17.0 Falling
Wabash River Mount Carmel 19 21.5 Falling
Wabash River New Harmony 15 17.1 Falling
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation
* Tendency based on observed value and a 1-day forecast.