Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 141344
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
844 AM EST Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Light rain associated with a warm front situated south of the Ohio Valley will
fall along and south of the Ohio River the next 24 hours. Meanwhile, a cold
front dropping down from the northwest tonight will bring scattered snow
showers mainly to the northeast quarter of the basin. Temperatures behind
the front will drop back down to near normal for midweek, but will moderate
by the end of the week - back to above normal levels. The weekend is shaping
up to be mild with some rain expected for the southern half of the region.
..FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
The lingering minor flooding that had been affecting the northwest Ohio
Valley has finally ended. River levels remain elevated in some spots, but
should remain below flood stage the next few days. With a lack of
significant precipitation in the short and mid-range forecast, the threat of
flooding should be relatively low into late February.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Snow showers in the northeast and rain over the lower Ohio Valley all
produced very light amounts. Locations that received precipitation
generally saw only a few hundredths. Much of the basin was dry.
.48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain over the southern basin will generate around a third of an inch or
less. Snow showers in the northeast basin will generate similar
liquid-equivalent amounts, but possibly higher totals in the Lake Erie
snow-belt, up to around a half inch.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
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.