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AGUS71 KTIR 021523
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1123 AM EDT Thursday, July 2, 2015

Several waves of low pressure will slide across the southern Ohio Valley
today through the holiday weekend. As a result, unsettled weather is
forecast primarily for areas along and south of the Ohio River. Some storms
could produce heavy rainfall totals of 3" to 5". Meanwhile, high pressure
centered over the Great Lakes will keep much of the northern basin dry.
A cold front may sweep across the region next Tuesday bringing more
widespread precipitation.

Minor to moderate flooding continues across the western and northwestern
Ohio Valley.  Rivers here will be slow to recede and should linger above
flood stage for several more days.

With thunderstorm activity sagging mainly into the southern basin, the risk
of new river flooding will shift southward as well.  However, the main
threat will likely be urban/flash flooding.

Showers and thunderstorms affected much of the western and southern Ohio
Valley. Parts of IL, IN, KY, and TN received 1" to 3" with locally heavier
amounts over 4". A large portion of the central and northern basin was dry.

Heaviest rainfall totals are expected in KY, TN, southern WV, and western
VA with 1" to 3" possible. The middle tier of the Ohio Valley should see
0.10" to 1.00" on average, while much of the northern third will be dry.

Points along the following river basins were in flood Thursday morning:
 River Basin     Forecast Point   Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
East Fork White  Seymour               12         15.4    Falling
White River      Spencer               14         18.1    Falling
White River      Elliston              18         23.7    Falling
White River      Newberry              13         16.7    Steady
White River      Edwardsport           15         19.7    Steady
White River      Petersburg            16         19.2    Rising
Wabash River     Bluffton              10         11.0    Falling
Wabash River     Wabash                14         16.8    Falling
Wabash River     West Lafayette        11         18.1    Falling
Wabash River     Covington             16         23.9    Falling
Wabash River     Montezuma             14         25.5    Falling
Wabash River     Terre Haute           14         22.6    Steady
Wabash River     Riverton              15         23.3    Steady
Wabash River     Lawrenceville         30         32.8    Steady
Wabash River     Vincennes             16         22.2    Steady
Wabash River     Princeton             18         19.1    Steady
Wabash River     Mount Carmel          19         24.9    Steady
Wabash River     New Harmony           15         18.7    Steady
Little Wabash    Clay City             18         19.6    Steady
Little Wabash    Carmi                 27         33.6    Falling
Maumee River     Newville              12         14.4    Falling
Maumee River     Decatur               17         18.1    Falling
Maumee River     Fort Wayne            17         17.3    Falling
Maumee River     Stryker               11         14.7    Falling
Maumee River     Defiance              10         11.0    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.

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