Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 261515
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1115 AM EDT Thursday, March 26, 2015
A weather system is moving thru the upper Ohio Valley today producing light
to moderate rainfall. A secondary cold front poised to drop southeast
from the upper Mississippi Valley will bring much colder temperatures and snow
flurries on Friday to the Ohio River Basin. Then...high pressure will
produce dry weather to the area over the weekend.
Hydrologically...rivers/creeks are responding to the lastest
rainfall. Action stage rises are expected...as well as scattered
minor flooding in southwest IN and southeast IL.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Flood potential is slightly elevated in the lower Ohio Valley...and
remains low elsewhere.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
1 to 1 1/2 inch rains hit the extreme lower Ohio Valley Wednesday
night. Elsewhere...1/2 to 3/4 inch rainfall totals were common in the
western half of the Ohio Valley.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
1/3 to 2/3 inch rains are forecast in the eastern half of the basin
today as storm system is sheared out.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Thursday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Ohio River Newburgh Lock & 38 38.1 Falling
Ohio River Mount Vernon 35 40.5 Falling
Ohio River J T Myers Dam 37 44.2 Falling
Ohio River Shawneetown 33 43.8 Falling
Ohio River Golconda 40 45.5 Falling
Green River Paradise 380 382.5 Falling
Green River Calhoun 23 24.1 Falling
Little Wabash Ri Carmi 27 31.0 Steady
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.