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AGUS71 KTIR 241738
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1238 PM EST Tuesday, January 24, 2017

High pressure is gradually building into the Ohio Valley, though some showers
are lingering over the eastern basin. This activity is forecast to diminish
overnight as the high strengthens. A cold front will eventually enter the
western basin Wednesday, bringing another round of widespread, albeit light
rainfall.  Behind the front, temperatures will drop back to near normal
levels accompanied by scattered, light snow showers the rest of the week
into the weekend.

Recent rainfall events have resulted in minor flooding across a large
portion of the western basin, and with additional rainfall earlier this
week, some significant but sub-flood rises are also forecast/occurring across
the eastern parts of the Ohio Valley. With a return to more winter-like
conditions (colder/drier) the flood potential will gradually diminish
the rest of this month.

Moderate to heavy rain fell across parts of the basin, including the
north-central, eastern, and southeastern portions. Amounts in these areas
generally ranged from 0.50" to 1.50". Outside of these areas amounts were
generally 0.10" to 0.50" except the western third of the basin which was
completely dry.

Light rain (eventually transitioning over to a wintry mix of rain and snow)
will produce a few hundredths in most places, but as much as a third of an
inch in the Lake Erie snowbelt and higher elevations of WV.

Points along the following river basins were in flood Tuesday morning:
 River Basin     Forecast Point   Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Ohio River       Newburgh Lock &       38         38.1    Falling
Ohio River       Mount Vernon          35         36.8    Falling
Ohio River       J T Myers Dam         37         38.7    Falling
Ohio River       Shawneetown           33         36.8    Falling
Green River      Paradise             380        380.6    Falling
East Fork White  Rivervale             20         23.4    Steady
White River      Spencer               14         15.1    Falling
White River      Elliston              18         22.3    Falling
White River      Edwardsport           15         20.1    Steady
White River      Petersburg            16         20.5    Steady
Wabash River     West Lafayette        11         14.2    Falling
Wabash River     Covington             16         21.6    Falling
Wabash River     Montezuma             14         22.4    Falling
Wabash River     Terre Haute           14         19.9    Steady
Wabash River     Riverton              15         19.0    Rising
Wabash River     Lawrenceville         30         32.2    Steady
Wabash River     Vincennes             16         16.8    Rising
Wabash River     Mount Carmel          19         20.8    Rising
Wabash River     New Harmony           15         15.9    Steady
Little Wabash    Clay City             18         19.4    Falling
Maumee River     Stryker               11         11.5    Steady

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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