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Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
844 AM EST Wednesday, January 21, 2015

...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION...
Weak low pressure will slide through the Ohio Valley today producing
scattered, light rain and snow showers. High pressure will build in on
Thursday. A fairly potent low pressure system will cross the Southeast US
Friday-Saturday bringing as much as 0.50" to 1.00" to the southeast Ohio
Valley - mainly in the form of rain.

...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
The potential for river flooding is low, however, some local flooding
is occurring on the Wabash in northwest IN due to ice jams.

...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
A wintry mix generated amounts of 0.15" or less for parts of the Ohio Valley,
mostly across the northern and eastern thirds.

...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Light rain/snow is forecast for the northern half of the Ohio Valley
through tonight.  Amounts will mainly be below 0.10", but could reach as
high as 0.10" to 0.25" across the higher elevations of PA and WV.

...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Wednesday morning:
 River Basin     Forecast Point   Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Wabash River     Covington             16         16.1    Steady
Wabash River     Montezuma             14         15.8    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.
$$
jm




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