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Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1038 AM EDT Tuesday, April 25, 2017

...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION...
A wet weather pattern is beginning to develop in the Ohio Valley for the next 10
days -- particularly in the western basin.  A few heavy rain events are expected
back to back, but the worst of it will be west of the service area.

...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
The potential for new flooding will increase significantly by the weekend.  The
repetitive heavy rain events expected have the potential for widespread
significant flooding, particularly in the western third of the service area.

...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain fell in the Appalachians in the 24 hours ending around daybreak today.
Amounts were over an inch in the extreme southeast portion of the service area,
but mostly less than a quarter inch elsewhere?

...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Light rain will linger in the Appalachians throughout the day, and new rainfall
will begin in the western basin on Wednesday.  Amounts there could be an inch in
eastern Illinois.

...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Tuesday morning:
 River Basin     Forecast Point   Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Kentucky River   Ravenna               21         21.5    Falling
Cumberland River Barbourville          27         30.6    Falling
Cumberland River Williamsburg          21         28.1    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.
$$
Mark J. Fenbers




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