Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 041635
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1235 PM EDT Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Other than a few widely scattered showers today should be fairly quiet in the
Ohio River forecast basin. On Wednesday, a system will approach from the plains
and activate moderate showers and thunderstorms in the western basin through
Thursday morning. These will swath through the basin and be done by Friday
morning. Next chance of widespread precipitation will occur the beginning of
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Minor flooding lingers in the western basin and will continue to do so for
the next few days. Otherwise the potential for additional river flooding
is currently low, but will increase later this week. The greatest risk will
be flash flooding.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
A swath of narrow, but heavy precipitation fell through the central basin the
past 24 hours. Heaviest totals rang in at 2 to 3 inches. Another area of
precipitation fell in western PA where a half inch ti an inch was observed in
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Precipitation is forecast over much of the basin for the next 48 hours,
particularly over the western basin. Amounts top out here at over an inch
basin-average. Amounts do taper off generally as one heads further east into
the Ohio Valley.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Tuesday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Wabash River West Lafayette 11 11.5 Steady
Wabash River Montezuma 14 14.3 Falling
Wabash River Riverton 15 16.8 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.