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Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1244 PM EST Friday, February 5, 2016

...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION...
Other than some light lake effect snows off of Lake Erie, high pressure will
keep conditions dry in the Ohio Valley.

Next Monday morning a broad area of low pressure will begin to drop into the
Ohio Valley. This will bring some light rain initially, but much of the
precipitation should be in the form of snow. While some snow accumulations are
expected Monday through Wednesday, amounts should be modest.

Temperatures are expected to remain normal to cooler than normal through next
week. No storm runoff or snowmelt of any significance is expected through at
least President`s Day.

...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Minor flooding is expected or occurring along the lower Ohio River and in
portions of western Kentucky. Otherwise, flood potential is very low in the
Ohio Valley.

...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Snow showers affected scattered portions of the northern and eastern Ohio
Valley. Basin average liquid-equivalent amounts were all light at less than
0.10 inch, with the exception of some higher amounts immediately downwind of
Lake Erie.

...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Some snow showers will affect far northeastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania and
far western New York. Basin average liquid-equivalent amounts will be
0.10 inch or less.

...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Friday morning:
 River Basin     Forecast Point   Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Green River      Woodbury              33         35.1    Falling
Green River      Paradise             380        384.1    Rising

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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