Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 211705
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
105 PM EDT Tuesday, July 21, 2015
A cold front pushing southward through the Ohio Valley will keep rain confined
to the southern basin for the rest of the week beginning tonight. For this
afternoon however, some shower and thunderstorm activity will redevelop behind
the front in the Appalachians area in the air that still has some humidity
leftover, but this too will wane as the humidity dries up.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Flood potential will remain elevated. Some new flooding is possible with some
locally heavy rains that have recently occurred..
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Most areas of the Ohio Valley, except the northern half of Ohio, had scattered
thunderstorm activity as the cold front passed through most of the area
overnight. Isolated areas had over 2 inches, but most areas having rain were
well under an inch.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Showers and thunderstorms will produce 0.25" or less in the Appalachians region
and in much of Tennessee into parts of Kentucky. Little or no precip is
expected elsewhere in the region throughout most of the basin through Thursday
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Tuesday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Ohio River Newburgh Lock & 38 39.4 Falling
Ohio River Mount Vernon 35 38.0 Falling
Ohio River J T Myers Dam 37 40.2 Falling
Ohio River Shawneetown 33 38.4 Steady
Scioto River Prospect 9 9.9 Steady
East Fork White Rivervale 20 28.7 Falling
East Fork White Williams 8 12.0 Falling
East Fork White Shoals 20 24.2 Steady
White River Elliston 18 21.1 Falling
White River Newberry 13 15.6 Falling
White River Edwardsport 15 19.5 Steady
White River Petersburg 16 23.3 Steady
White River Hazleton 16 22.8 Rising
Wabash River Wabash 14 14.8 Falling
Wabash River Ora 12 12.1 Steady
Wabash River West Lafayette 11 15.2 Falling
Wabash River Covington 16 20.3 Steady
Wabash River Montezuma 14 20.8 Steady
Wabash River Terre Haute 14 19.0 Falling
Wabash River Riverton 15 20.7 Steady
Wabash River Vincennes 16 18.5 Steady
Wabash River Mount Carmel 19 23.2 Rising
Wabash River New Harmony 15 16.9 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.
Mark J. Fenbers