Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 121546
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1146 AM EDT Wednesday, March 12, 2014
A return to sharply colder air today has triggered a wide variety of weather in
the Ohio Valley from thunderstorms to heavy snow. this system will exit the
basin tonight and the basin will return to dry weather until Friday night when
another cold front brings some light rain to the region Friday night into
Saturday. More significant amounts of rain and snow are expected again early
next work week.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Minor flooding is forecast in the northwest basin and is continuing in a part of
the Green River. The potential for new flooding in response to the current
weather event is only slightly higher.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
An inch or more of rain was observed in pasts of Indiana and eastern Illinois.
Most of the remaining are, except in the southeastern quarter of the basin, had
rain (or snow in the northern edge of the region) totaling mainly under a half
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Up to an inch of precipitation is forecast in the northeast basin in the 24
hours ending near daybreak Thursday.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Wednesday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Green River Paradise 380 380.3 Falling
Wabash River West Lafayette 11 14.2 Rising
Wabash River Covington 16 16.6 Rising
Maumee River Root Ski Haus 12 12.6 Falling
Maumee River Defiance 10 10.6 Steady
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.
Mark J. Fenbers