Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 211712
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
112 PM EDT Tuesday, March 21, 2017
A very active weather pattern is in store for the Ohio Valley through the rest
of the month. Not counting thunderstorms developing in the Tennessee portion of
our service area today, four significant weather systems are expected to bring
rain to the region in a week`s time starting this weekend. The last of these is
expected to be the heaviest.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
The flood potential for new river flooding will remain low in most areas through
this work week. But with the frequency of rain events to follow, next week looks
more flood-prone at this time.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain fell over the heart of the Ohio Valley yesterday with amounts over an inch
in parts of Indiana and Ohio. Pasts of Tennessee and West Virginia also had a
half inch of rain.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rainfall is expected across most of Tennessee this afternoon and evening.
Amounts should be mostly under an inch.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation
Mark J. Fenbers