Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 171331
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
931 AM EDT Thursday, April 17, 2014
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...
...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.