Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
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
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
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.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
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.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
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.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
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.