Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 031616
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1216 PM EDT Friday, July 3, 2015
Several waves of low pressure will slide across the southern Ohio Valley
today through the holiday weekend. As a result, unsettled weather is
forecast primarily for areas along and south of the Ohio River. Some storms
could produce heavy rainfall totals of 3" to 5". Meanwhile, high pressure
centered over the Great Lakes will keep much of the northern basin dry.
Conditions will be drier from late Sunday through Monday.
A cold front is expected to sweep across the region next Tuesday bringing
more widespread precipitation. Another front may push through at least the
northern Ohio Valley late next week.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Minor to moderate flooding continues across the western and northwestern
Ohio Valley as well as a couple of isolated points in western Kentucky.
Rivers here will be slow to recede and should linger above flood stage
for several more days.
With thunderstorm activity sagging mainly into the southern basin, the risk
of new river flooding will shift southward as well. However, the main
threat will likely be urban/flash flooding.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rains fell across an area along and south of the Ohio River. Some basin average
amounts in middle Tennessee and portions of Kentucky reached the 1.50 to 3.00
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain is forecast across all but the far northwest, however significant rains
will be confined to middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky where basin averages
will range from 0.75 to 1.50 inches.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Friday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
White River Elliston 18 23.0 Falling
White River Newberry 13 17.1 Falling
White River Edwardsport 15 20.0 Steady
White River Petersburg 16 20.4 Steady
Wabash River Wabash 14 16.3 Steady
Wabash River West Lafayette 11 16.5 Falling
Wabash River Covington 16 22.8 Falling
Wabash River Montezuma 14 24.5 Falling
Wabash River Terre Haute 14 22.2 Falling
Wabash River Riverton 15 23.4 Steady
Embarras River Lawrenceville 30 33.0 Steady
Wabash River Vincennes 16 22.2 Steady
Patoka River Princeton 18 18.6 Falling
Wabash River Mount Carmel 19 25.1 Steady
Wabash River New Harmony 15 18.6 Steady
Little Wabash Clay City 18 20.0 Steady
Little Wabash Carmi 27 33.3 Falling
St. Mary`s River Newville 12 13.5 Falling
Tiffin River Stryker 11 13.7 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.