Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 271624
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1224 PM EDT Sunday, July 27, 2014
Warm, moist air remains in place over the Ohio Valley. A disturbance is
dropping southeast from the Northern Plains to the Great Lakes today,
dragging a cold front into the Ohio Valley. The cold front will cross
the basin today through Monday, generating showers and thunderstorms as
it passes. Rain is expected over the entire basin, with some moderate
rainfall amounts over the eastern Basin.
Once this system passes, cooler, drier air will settle over the eastern
U.S. for the first part of the week.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
River flood potential remains low. However, rainfall amounts of
1.00 to 1.40 inch forecast over the eastern basin may cause rises
on some smaller streams and tributaries there.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain was spread across the entire basin, with the heaviest rain falling
on the western and eastern thirds. Rainfall totals of 1.00 to around
2.50 inches were reported over the western and eastern thirds of the
basin. Amounts of generally 0.75 inch and less were reported across
the center of the basin.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain is forecast over the entire Ohio Valley. The heaviest rain is
expected over the eastern basin, with amounts of 1.00 to 1.40 inches
over eastern Kentucky, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania and southwest
New York state. Lighter amounts are forecast over the remainder of the
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation