Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 231513
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1013 AM EST Monday, January 23, 2017
Low pressure over South Carolina at sunrise Monday will lift northeast along
the Atlantic coast. Moisture wrapping around the low will affect the basin
today, but begin to lift northeast out of the area tonight and Tuesday.
Warmer than normal temperatures will remain over the basin until Wednesday when
a cold front pushes through the region. Behind the front northwest flow will
prevail. Occasional disturbances in this flow will provide opportunities for
snow showers or some rain showers in the south. The first disturbance will drop
through the basin on Thursday.
This pattern change will bring cooler and drier conditions for at least the
next couple of weeks.
..FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Minor flooding will continue on many of the western rivers in the Ohio Valley.
Rainfall today will allow rivers to rise again, increasing the potential for
some additional minor flooding in portions of northern Ohio.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain was scattered over much of the Ohio Valley, though there was very little
over the northwest quadrant. Basin average amounts generally increased to the
southeast. Amounts greater than 0.50 inch fell over portions of middle
Tennessee, southeastern Kentucky, southern West Virginia and far western
Virginia. In fact, far western Virginia saw basin averages in the 1.00 to 1.75
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain is forecast over all but the southwestern Ohio Valley. Basin averages
will range from 0.50 to 1.25 inches in portions of far western New York,
western Pennsylvania all of West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and far western
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Monday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Ohio River Newburgh Lock & 38 40.0 Falling
Ohio River Mount Vernon 35 37.5 Falling
Ohio River J T Myers Dam 37 38.9 Steady
Ohio River Shawneetown 33 36.7 Steady
Green River Paradise 380 383.2 Falling
East Fork White Rivervale 20 21.7 Rising
White River Spencer 14 16.4 Steady
White River Elliston 18 22.8 Falling
White River Edwardsport 15 19.7 Steady
White River Petersburg 16 20.3 Steady
Wabash River West Lafayette 11 16.1 Falling
Wabash River Covington 16 22.7 Falling
Wabash River Montezuma 14 22.8 Falling
Wabash River Terre Haute 14 19.7 Steady
Wabash River Riverton 15 18.5 Rising
Embarras River Lawrenceville 30 32.0 Falling
Wabash River Vincennes 16 16.5 Steady
Wabash River Mount Carmel 19 20.2 Rising
Wabash River New Harmony 15 15.6 Rising
Little Wabash Clay City 18 19.8 Falling
Tiffin River Stryker 11 11.7 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.