Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 031714
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
114 PM EDT Saturday, October 3, 2015
A strong upper level low centered over the southeastern US will pull
moisture into the Ohio Valley from the East Coast. Hurricane Joaquin
is moving northeast away from the U.S. The threat of significant
rains in the Ohio River Basin no longer exists.
Hydrologically...rises on rivers in the southeastern part of the Ohio
Valley will be within channel.
Dry weather will return after the weekend and last most of next week.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Flood potential is low.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rainfall totals were between 1/2 and 3/4 of an inch in the southeast
half of the basin.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
~1 3/4 inches in the New River basin
3/4 to 1 1/2 inches in the upper Cumberland
1/2 to 1 inch in the remainder of the Kanawha watershed
~2/3 inch in the Monongahela
1/2 inch in the Kentucky and Sandy basins
<1/3 inch elsewhere
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
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.