Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 021721
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
121 PM EDT Friday, October 2, 2015
A strong upper level low centered over the southeastern US will drag more
moisture into the Ohio Valley from the East Coast. This will bring significant
rainfall to the Appalachians area, but be a light to moderate rainfall event for
the remainder of the Ohio Valley. Hurricane Joaquin will begin to move rapidly
northeast and will remain well off-shore and is no longer a threat to the Ohio
Valley. Dry weather will return to the area after the weekend and last most of
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
The river flood potential will be low through today. Flood potential will
rise in southeast sections of the Ohio basin over the weekend as this weather
system lingers for a couple of days.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain fell mostly in the southeastern third of the Ohio Valley. Highest amounts
were over an inch in southeastern Kentucky.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain will be heaviest the new River basin in the Appalachians. A few inches of
rain is forecast there through daybreak Sunday. The rest of the basin is at
risk for at least some measurable rain early in the weekend, but amounts should
be much lighter.
...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