Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 151800
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
200 PM EDT Saturday, March 15, 2014
A weather system will pass through the southeastern US Sunday and Monday.
The basin will remain dry in the north with a transition from snow in the
middle portion of the basin, through a wintry mix to all rain in the southern
portion of the basin.
A cold front is forecast to pass through the region on Wednesday. It will
feature limited precipitation, mainly in the north. Another cold front will
pass through next Saturday.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Minor flooding is forecast or already occurring in portions of the northern
and western basin. The potential for new flooding from new rainfall or
snowmelt will remain low next week.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Light precipitation was scattered across portions of Ohio, western New York,
western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Precipitation is generally forecast south of a line from Indianapolis to
Columbus to Pittsburgh. Amounts will increase to the south with middle
Tennessee expecting basin averages approaching 1.25 inches.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Saturday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Wabash River West Lafayette 11 15.8 Rising
Wabash River Covington 16 19.6 Steady
Wabash River Montezuma 14 18.0 Steady
Wabash River Terre Haute 14 17.2 Steady
Wabash River Riverton 15 17.2 Rising
Maumee River Newville 12 12.1 Steady
Maumee River Root Ski Haus 12 14.1 Steady
Maumee River Stryker 11 12.5 Steady
Detailed precipitation graphics and other maps are available on the HAS Support
Page at this web address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/HAS
QPF from OHRFC, HPC, et al., can be seen at weather.gov/ohrfc/Forecast.php
* Tendency based on observed value and a 1-day forecast.