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Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1121 AM EDT Saturday, April 29, 2017

...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION...
A significant weather system will continue to continue to affect the Ohio
River Valley through the beginning of the work week.  A warm front currently
lifting north across the Ohio Valley will continue to push north.  This
will allow for a brief lull in the heavy rainfall.  A cold front will push
across the region bringing more showers and thunderstorms Sunday into
Monday.

...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Flood potential is high across Indiana, western Ohio and southeastern
Illinois where excessive heavy rain has fallen over the last 12-18 hours.
Moderate to major flooding is forecast across Indiana and southeastern
Illinois.  Minor flooding is forecast across a handful of locations
in western Ohio.

...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Excessive heavy rainfall fell across extreme southern Indiana overnight.
A swath of 4 to 8 inches of rainfall was measured in that area.  The
highest amounts fell across the Patoka River.

...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Two-day rainfall forecasts range from 3-4" in Illinois and western Indiana.
1.5-3 inches is forecast across eastern Indiana, western Ohio and central
Kentucky.  Around an inch or less is forecast for the remainder of the
basin with the lowest amounts across Waster Virginia and the New River
Valley.

...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Saturday morning:
 River Basin     Forecast Point   Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Little Wabash Ri Clay City             18         19.2    Rising

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.
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