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Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
145 PM EST Thursday, March 5, 2015

The weather system that produced so much rain and snow over the Ohio Valley
over the last 2 days is moving east of the area today. High pressure behind it
will usher in cold, dry air. Temperatures will moderate to around normal by
the end of the weekend and become warmer than normal by late next week.

After snows taper off later this afternoon, very little precipitation is
forecast for the basin for the next week.

Widespread rains and melting snows have produced significant river rises on
many rivers in the middle and southern Ohio Valley. Moderate flooding is
occurring or expected along numerous rivers in the southern and eastern
Ohio Valley. Minor flooding is widespread across Kentucky, West Virginia and
some of southwestern Pennsylvania.

While these rivers will crest and fall out of flood stage over the next several
days, new snow has fallen over much of the basin. Warming temperatures from
this weekend and through next week will produce gradual snowmelt, slowing the
recession of area rivers.

Precipitation measured over all but the far northern Ohio Valley. Amounts
increased to the south. Basin averages across much of Kentucky, West Virginia
and middle Tennessee reached 1.25 to 2.25 inches.

Precipitation will be confined to the southeastern half of the Ohio Valley.
Basin averages will increase to the southeast with portions of southern West
Virginia and far western Virginia expecting up to 0.80 inches of
liquid-equivalent precipitation.

Points along the following river basins were in flood Thursday morning:
 River Basin     Forecast Point   Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Ohio River       Point Pleasant        40         40.5    Rising
Monongahela Rvr  Belington             14         17.0    Falling
Monongahela Rvr  Philippi              19         21.7    Falling
Monongahela Rvr  Charleroi             28         32.6    Falling
Monongahela Rvr  Elizabeth             20         23.4    Falling
Kanawha River    Tornado               25         28.0    Falling
Sandy River      Branchland            30         34.2    Falling
Sandy River      Williamson            27         39.4    Falling
Sandy River      Kermit                38         39.4    Rising
Sandy River      Pikeville             35         40.4    Falling
Licking River    Blue Lick Spring      25         29.8    Falling
Kentucky River   Hazard                20         23.3    Falling
Kentucky River   Booneville            27         32.4    Falling
Kentucky River   Heidelberg Lock       20         23.1    Steady
Kentucky River   Ravenna               21         28.7    Falling
Kentucky River   Clay City             17         19.9    Rising
Kentucky River   Boston                35         36.6    Rising
Green River      Munfordville          28         29.9    Falling
Green River      Brownsville           18         19.3    Rising
Green River      Woodbury              33         33.9    Rising
Green River      Rochester Ferry       17         18.2    Rising
Green River      Paradise             380        385.0    Rising
Green River      Dundee                25         26.9    Falling
Cumberland River Pineville           1002       1016.5    Falling
Cumberland River Barbourville          27         32.6    Falling
Cumberland River Williamsburg          21         25.3    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.
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