Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 191557
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1057 AM EST Thursday, November 19, 2015
The tail end of precipitation associated with Wednesday`s weather system will
taper off today in the eastern Ohio Valley as high pressure builds into the
A cold front will race through the basin over the weekend. While this front
will not bring much moisture, it will feature significantly colder
temperatures, resulting in some rain showers changing to snow across the Ohio
Valley. Across the northern Ohio Valley this event will be completely snow.
Temperatures will warm again next week, with warmer than normal conditions
expected by mid-next week. The next chances of precipitation will be toward
the end of the week as a slow moving cold front approaches the area.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Very minor flooding is occurring on the Little Wabash River of southern
Illinois. While some significant river rises are likely, no additional
flooding is expected.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain fell over virtually the entire Ohio Valley. Basin average amounts greater
than an inch were generally found in middle Kentucky, middle Tennessee, far
southern Indiana, far southern West Virginia and far western Virginia. Some
basin averages in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia were 1.50 to 2.50 inches.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Light precipitation is forecast in far western New York, western Pennsylvania
and eastern West Virginia. An additional area of precipitation is forecast in
northern Ohio, northwestern Indiana and eastern Illinois. Basin averages will
be 0.20 inch or less.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Thursday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Little Wabash Clay City 18 19.6 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.