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Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
931 AM EDT Thursday, April 17, 2014

...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION...
Conditions will be dry across the Ohio Valley today. Tonight, some light
rains associated with an approaching cold front will reach the northwestern
corner of the basin. The front will weaken as it moves into the basin, so
rainfall will be very spotty and light.

Monday and Tuesday of next week will see another weather system move through
the basin. While rain will be more widespread, amounts are still expected
to be modest at best.

Another system is forecast to move through the basin late next week, but
rains with this event are also not expected to be excessive.

...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Minor flooding remains on the lower parts of the White, Wabash, Little
Wabash, and Ohio Rivers.

...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
None.

...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Light amounts of less than 0.10 inch are forecast across the far northern
portion of the basin, as well as limited portions of southern Illinois,
western Kentucky and western Virginia.

...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Thursday morning:
 River Basin     Forecast Point   Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Ohio River       Shawneetown           33         34.4    Falling
White River      Petersburg            16         16.9    Falling
Wabash River     Riverton              15         18.1    Falling
Wabash River     Vincennes             16         16.5    Falling
Patoka River     Princeton             18         18.6    Falling
Wabash River     Mount Carmel          19         23.1    Falling
Wabash River     New Harmony           15         18.2    Falling
Little Wabash    Carmi                 27         30.3    Falling

Detailed precipitation graphics and other maps are available on the HAS Support
Page at this web address:  http://weather.gov/ohrfc/HAS

QPF from OHRFC, HPC, et al., can be seen at weather.gov/ohrfc/Forecast.php
* Tendency based on observed value and a 1-day forecast.
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