Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 071837
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
137 PM EST Saturday, December 7, 2013
Upper level energy currently digging on the west coast of US will
bring precipitation back into Ohio River Basin quickly on Sunday into
Monday. Wintry precipitation is expected across parts of Ohio River Basin
reducing hydrological impacts...but rain will fall across our
southeast watersheds increasing high flow conditions in these
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
High flow conditions currently exist south of the mainstem. Flood
potential will be further elevated early in the upcoming week across
the Cumberalnd...Kanawha and Monongahela watersheds in response to
next wave moving through the Ohio Valley.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
A swath of heavy rains (1-2+ inches) occurred from the Cumberland thru
the Kanawha and upper Monongahela basins. Northwest of this area of
heavy rainfall...1/2 to 1 inch precipitation totals were reported.
These amounts quickly tapered to ~1/2 inch or less just north of the
Ohio River. Along and north of the mainstem...precipitation was
...72-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
1-2 inches from the Cumberland basin northeast into the lower portions
of the upper Ohio Valley.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Saturday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Monongahela Rive Belington 14 14.5 Steady
Kanawha River Queen Shoals 19 20.0 Falling
Detailed precipitation graphics and other maps are available on the HAS Support
Page at this web address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/HAS
QPF from OHRFC, HPC, et al., can be seen at weather.gov/ohrfc/Forecast.php
* Tendency based on observed value and a 1-day forecast.