Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 011657
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1257 PM EDT Thursday, October 1, 2015
Remnants of moisture from the weather system that moved west into the Ohio
Valley earlier this week is still affecting parts of the Ohio Valley, and will
continue to linger in the region through Friday. The main focus, however, is
how remnants from Hurricane Joaquin will affect the region. Our 3-day precip
forecast gives more than 5 inches to the New River basin in the southeast
portion of the Ohio River catchment.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
The river flood potential will be low through Friday. Flood potential will
rise, especially in southeast sections of the Ohio basin, as remnants of Joaquin
spread rain in to that part of the basin over the weekend.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain fell mostly in Kentucky in the 24 hours ending near daybreak today.
Although the northeast basin parts of the Appalachians had some, too! Amounts
were mostly under a half inch, but parts of Kentucky into Tennessee had over an
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain will be heaviest over the eastern Tennessee, southeast Kentucky through
Virginia and southern West Virginia with a half inch to an inch and a half.
Amounts taper to a tenth inch or less over middle Tennessee, central Kentucky,
northern West Virginia. No rain is forecast over Illinois, nearly all of
Indiana and the northern half of Ohio.
...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