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