Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 231633
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1233 PM EDT Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Drier weather than expected has moved into the Ohio Valley. Much of the rain
expected this week so far hasn`t materialized. Thunderstorm activity is still
expected in the Appalachians this afternoon but the rainfall won`t be as broad
as was forecast yesterday. Significant rainfall will return Wednesday night and
Thursday and linger in the southeastern half of the basin through the weekend.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Flooding is already occurring in parts of the Ohio Valley (see below). New
flooding or worsening is possible with the developing thunderstorm activity
later this week.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Areas east of Cleveland has over an inch of rain overnight, but the majority of
the basin was dry yesterday and overnight.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rainfall forecast through just after daybreak on Thursday is expected to be
greatest in the Appalachians today and tonight, and in the northwest basin on
Wednesday night. Amounts could be up to an inch.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Tuesday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Scioto River Prospect 9 9.1 Falling
White River Spencer 14 16.0 Falling
White River Elliston 18 21.8 Falling
White River Newberry 13 15.3 Steady
White River Edwardsport 15 18.9 Steady
White River Petersburg 16 21.4 Steady
Wabash River Bluffton 10 11.1 Falling
Wabash River Ora 12 12.6 Steady
Wabash River Winamac 10 10.2 Steady
Wabash River West Lafayette 11 17.1 Falling
Wabash River Covington 16 23.9 Falling
Wabash River Montezuma 14 26.0 Falling
Wabash River Terre Haute 14 23.2 Steady
Wabash River Riverton 15 21.3 Rising
Wabash River Ste Marie 19 19.4 Falling
Wabash River Lawrenceville 30 34.9 Steady
Wabash River Vincennes 16 19.0 Rising
Wabash River Mount Carmel 19 22.7 Rising
Wabash River New Harmony 15 16.5 Rising
Little Wabash Ri Clay City 18 21.7 Falling
Little Wabash Ri Wayne City 15 16.9 Falling
Little Wabash Ri Carmi 27 31.4 Rising
Maumee River Decatur 17 17.9 Falling
Great Lakes Drai Painesville 8 8.8 Falling
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.
Mark J. Fenbers