Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 271752
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
152 PM EDT Saturday, June 27, 2015
Strong frontal system is currently moving slowly across the Ohio River forecast
basin...along with the slow moving precipitation associated with it. Showers
and occasional thunderstorms will impact the eastern and northern halves of the
basin through Sunday. Amounts should be less than the very heavy amounts seen
on Friday, but still moderate amounts with locally heavy swaths are forecast.
After the system moves through, the beginning of the upcoming week will see a
couple of reinforcing pieces of energy dig into the midwest trough, along with
some chances of light to moderate rain.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Flooding is occurring in widespread areas of the northern Ohio River forecast
basin. Today is seeing some continued showers through the far northern reaches
as well as an added threat in the northeast portions of the basin.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Swaths of very heavy rain fell through areas of Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia.
The Upper Wabash, Miami, and White watersheds saw totals of 4 to 5 inches plus
in scattered swaths. Large basin-average totals of 2+ inches were seen here as
well. One inch or greater amounts fell in widespread areas of the northern
basin as well as isolated areas of Kentucky and Tennessee.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Amounts of one and a half to two inches were forecast along the northern and
northeast fringes of the basin. Amounts of one inch or greater were forecast
throughout the northeast quarter of the basin. Amounts tapered off as one heads
further west and south from the heavy axis.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Saturday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
White River Anderson 10 13.5 Steady
White River Noblesville 14 15.3 Rising
White River Nora 11 11.1 Rising
White River Centerton 12 12.2 Rising
White River Edwardsport 15 17.6 Steady
White River Petersburg 16 20.8 Steady
Wabash River Bluffton 10 11.6 Steady
Wabash River Warren 12 13.3 Falling
Wabash River Wabash 14 18.0 Falling
Wabash River North Mancheste 9 12.4 Rising
Wabash River Marion 12 12.7 Falling
Wabash River West Lafayette 11 18.1 Rising
Wabash River Covington 16 20.4 Steady
Wabash River Crawfordsville 8 9.1 Falling
Wabash River Montezuma 14 25.0 Rising
Wabash River Terre Haute 14 21.5 Steady
Wabash River Riverton 15 23.4 Steady
Wabash River Lawrenceville 30 34.8 Steady
Wabash River Vincennes 16 22.5 Steady
Wabash River Princeton 18 19.1 Steady
Wabash River Mount Carmel 19 25.4 Steady
Wabash River New Harmony 15 18.2 Steady
Little Wabash Ri Clay City 18 20.1 Steady
Little Wabash Ri Carmi 27 34.4 Steady
Maumee River Decatur 17 19.4 Rising
Maumee River Fort Wayne 17 18.9 Rising
Maumee River Fort Jennings 13 13.4 Rising
Maumee River Defiance 10 10.2 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.