Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 231558
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1158 AM EDT Saturday, August 23, 2014
The Ohio Valley will remain in a warm..moist and unstable air mass
through the middle of next week. The threat for heavy rain has
decreased as a ridge of high pressure has strengthened across
the region. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will still be
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Flood potential is low in most areas. However...flood potential is
elevated across areas such as northern Indiana..extreme southern
Indiana...eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia that have
received heavy rainfall over the last few days.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Most areas across the Ohio Valley received rainfall. The heaviest
amounts fell across eastern Kentucky...western West Virginia and
southern Indiana. Amounts there were as high as 2.5-3.0 inches.
Isolated amounts of 1.5-2.5 inches fell across northern West
Virginia. Elsewhere amounts were less than 0.50 inches.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rainfall is forecast across the southern two thirds of the basin.
The highest amounts are around 0.50 inches across middle Tennessee
and southern Kentucky. Amounts taper to zero across the northern basin.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Saturday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Wabash River Warren 12 13.5 Falling
Wabash River Marion 12 12.0 Rising
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.