Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 221639
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1139 AM EST Sunday, January 22, 2017
Low pressure over Dixie today will gradually move eastward and then northeast
up the Atlantic coast Monday and Tuesday. Significant moisture will be drawn
into the Ohio Valley, especially the eastern half.
Warmer than normal temperatures will remain over the basin until Wednesday when
a cold front pushes through the region. 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 tonight and Monday will allow rivers to rise again, raising 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 around the Ohio Valley. Most amounts were fairly light at
less than 0.25 inches.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain is expected across all of the Ohio Valley. Basin averages will increase to
the southeast. Amounts greater than a half inch are generally forecast east of
a line from Nashville to Columbus to Cleveland. Portions of eastern Tennessee,
eastern Kentucky, West Virginia and far western Virginia will see basin
averages range from 1.00 to 1.75 inch.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Sunday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Ohio River Newburgh Lock & 38 41.0 Falling
Ohio River Mount Vernon 35 37.5 Steady
Ohio River J T Myers Dam 37 38.6 Rising
Ohio River Shawneetown 33 36.5 Steady
Green River Paradise 380 384.2 Falling
East Fork White Edinburgh 11 12.1 Falling
White River Spencer 14 16.9 Steady
White River Edwardsport 15 19.4 Steady
White River Petersburg 16 19.6 Rising
Wabash River Bluffton 10 10.0 Steady
Tippecanoe River Ora 12 12.0 Steady
Wabash River West Lafayette 11 17.8 Falling
Wabash River Covington 16 22.3 Steady
Wabash River Montezuma 14 22.7 Steady
Wabash River Terre Haute 14 19.2 Rising
Wabash River Riverton 15 18.3 Rising
Embarras River Lawrenceville 30 31.7 Steady
Wabash River Vincennes 16 16.2 Rising
Wabash River Mount Carmel 19 19.6 Rising
Wabash River New Harmony 15 15.4 Steady
Little Wabash Clay City 18 20.3 Steady
St. Marys River Decatur 17 17.6 Falling
Tiffin River Stryker 11 11.9 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.