Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 091443
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
943 AM EST Friday, December 9, 2016
Lake-effect snow showers will continue across the northern Ohio Valley today
and into the weekend. The next organized weather system will enter the region
this weekend as well. Light snow beginning late Saturday will mostly
transition over to rain on Sunday as some warmer air gets pulled into the
basin ahead of the actual low pressure area. Rainfall totals could range
from a half inch to one inch. Later in the week, a strong cold front is
expected to push through the basin, allowing a very frigid airmass to settle
over the Ohio Valley beyond midweek. .
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
The threat of flooding is low
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Heavy snow to the lee of Lake Erie produced liquid amounts over 0.50" in
northeast OH, northwest PA, and western NY. Light snow showers and flurries
peppered other parts of the basin with just a few hundredths or less.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Measurable precipitation will be confined to mainly the northern half
of the region. Amounts will be light (under 0.10") except in the usual
snowbelt areas of northern IN, northeast OH, northwest PA, and western NY
with anywhere from 0.10" to 0.60" of liquid equivalent forecast.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation