Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 111456
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1056 AM EDT Friday, April 11, 2014
By sunrise Friday morning, a cold front had pushed south and was aligned
generally across southern Indiana, through central Ohio and into western
Pennsylvania. This front will continue to slowly drop through the basin,
passing to the southeast of the area on Friday evening.
A warm front will develop over the basin Saturday and begin to lift north.
Other than some isolated shower activity the Ohio Valley will see dry and warm
conditions over the weekend.
By late Sunday night and Monday morning, another cold front will begin to
move through the basin. The front and associated rainfall will move east of
the basin by Tuesday night. This front will provide some significant rains to
areas northwest of the Ohio Valley as well as over southeastern portions of
the basin. The remainder of next week will likely be drier than normal with
temperatures normal to cooler than normal.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Minor flooding continues across much of Illinois, Indiana, northwest Ohio,
and western Kentucky. Moderate flooding remains across the lower portions
of the White, East Fork White, Wabash, and Little Wabash. Major flooding is
ongoing on portions of the Patoka River in southern Indiana. The threat of
additional flooding is low this week and into the weekend. Flood potential
may increase again early next week.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain generally affected areas north of the Ohio River. Highest basin average
amounts were 0.50 to 0.90 inch in east central Indiana and the northern half
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
The bulk of the rain in the forecast is in the first 24 hours. Highest basin
average amounts will range from 0.25 to 0.40 inch in far eastern Ohio, western
Pennsylvania and much of West Virginia.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Friday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Ohio River Newburgh Dam 38 40.6 Falling
Ohio River Mount Vernon 35 39.1 Falling
Ohio River J T Myers Dam 37 42.5 Falling
Ohio River Shawneetown 33 41.2 Steady
Ohio River Golconda 40 41.4 Steady
East Fork White Rivervale 20 25.4 Falling
East Fork White Williams 8 10.4 Falling
East Fork White Shoals 20 24.1 Falling
White River Elliston 18 22.2 Falling
White River Newberry 13 16.5 Falling
White River Petersburg 16 24.8 Falling
White River Hazleton 16 25.8 Steady
Wabash River West Lafayette 11 14.1 Falling
Wabash River Covington 16 20.1 Falling
Wabash River Montezuma 14 19.8 Falling
Wabash River Terre Haute 14 18.5 Steady
Wabash River Riverton 15 19.4 Steady
Wabash River Vincennes 16 17.9 Steady
Patoka River Princeton 18 22.1 Steady
Wabash River Mount Carmel 19 27.1 Steady
Wabash River New Harmony 15 19.4 Steady
Little Wabash Carmi 27 33.2 Steady
Tiffin River Stryker 11 11.0 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.