Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Indianapolis, IN

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PROBABILISTIC HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
753 AM EST FRI FEB 17 2017

...SPRING FLOOD AND WATER RESOURCE OUTLOOK FOR CENTRAL AND MUCH OF
SOUTHERN INDIANA...

The late winter and early spring flood potential outlook for much of
the White and Wabash River basins in central and southern Indiana is
near normal. A near normal flood potential outlook means that
significant rainfall is necessary to cause extensive flooding in
central and southern Indiana.

As of February 17, stream levels in central and southern Indiana were
near normal to slightly below normal seasonal levels.   Rainfall
has been below normal for the area.  Most locations have received
less than an inch so far in February.

Much of central and southern Indiana experienced lowland flooding
during the later part of January.  Since then, stream levels have
declined and soil have dried somewhat. Temperatures for February have
been above normal with little snowfall.

Warm weather and generally little rainfall is expected through the
weekend and next week. As a result, streams levels will remain at low
levels through at least February 25.

The 6 to 10 day outlook from February 22 through February 26 and the
8 to 14 day outlook from February 24 through March 2 indicate
above normal rainfall and above normal temperatures across Indiana.
Some lowland flooding may develop during the last part of February
and early March if an inch or more of rain falls.

Persons with interests in flood prone areas should remain alert to
daily weather conditions. Flood conditions can develop quickly during
early March. Many of the significant floods to strike Indiana have
occurred during March.

Additional statements will be issued as changing weather and river
conditions warrant. The next flood outlook will be issued March 2.

Additional supportive data and explanations are available for
precipitation and temperatures forecasts and current soil moisture
data at www.cpc.noaa.gov/products. Current snowpack data are
available at www.nohrsc.nws.gov/nsa. Current streamflow data are
available at water.usgs.gov/watchwatch. Visit out home page at
weather.gov/ind for more weather and water information.

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