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Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1052 AM EST Thursday, February 4, 2016

...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION...
Some lake effect snow showers will affect the typical areas of the northeast
today and tonight, but they are not expected to be excessive.

High pressure will build into the basin Friday keeping conditions dry.

Next Monday morning a broad area of low pressure will begin to drop into the
Ohio Valley. This will bring some light rain initially, but much of the
precipitation should be in the form of snow. While some snow accumulations are
expected Monday through Wednesday, amounts should be modest.

Temperatures are expected to remain normal to cooler than normal through next
week.

...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
While significant rises on rivers are expected across much of the basin, minor
flooding is only expected in southern Indiana and western Kentucky.

...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain was confined mostly to the eastern half of the Ohio Valley with amounts
increasing to the east. Basin averages were highest in southern West Virginia
and far western Virginia where totals ranged from 0.50 to nearly 1.50 inches.
Some very light showers affected portions of Indiana and western Ohio as well.

...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Basin average amounts of less than 0.05 inch are forecast along the far
northern and far eastern tiers of the Ohio Valley.

...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Thursday morning:
 River Basin     Forecast Point   Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Green River      Woodbury              33         34.5    Rising
Green River      Paradise             380        382.9    Rising
East Fork White  Seymour               12         13.4    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.
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