Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 171814
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
114 PM EST Tuesday, January 17, 2017
A cold front crossing the basin today is generating scattered showers through-
out the region, especially in the eastern and southern sections. Another wave
of energy will move through overnight before high pressure builds in on
Wednesday. Quiet weather conditions will last into Thursday, except for
some rain spilling into the lower Ohio Valley. Low pressure will lift
southwest to northeast Thursday night and Friday bringing widespread rain.
The region should be between systems Saturday. Another large area of low
pressure will bring rain back to the region Sunday into early next week.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Minor flooding is forecast or occurring across much of the western basin.
With a warm and active weather pattern in place for the next week or two,
the threat for flooding will remain elevated the rest of the month.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Widespread rain across the basin resulted in 0.10" to 0.25" for the eastern
third of the Ohio Valley, and heavier amounts between 0.25" to 1.25" for the
central and western parts.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Scattered showers are forecast across the region. Most locations will see
only very light amounts, but the eastern and southern tiers could see 0.10"
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Tuesday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
White River Edwardsport 15 15.9 Steady
White River Petersburg 16 16.2 Steady
Wabash River Covington 16 16.2 Rising
Wabash River Montezuma 14 15.1 Rising
Wabash River Riverton 15 16.3 Steady
Little Wabash Clay City 18 19.0 Rising
Maumee River Stryker 11 11.2 Steady
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.