Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 171655
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1255 PM EDT Monday, June 17, 2013
The Ohio Valley remains under a warm, moist airmass today, so showers and
storms could be scattered across anywhere, though they are less likely in the
north. Meanwhile, along the southern edge of the basin, storms will continue
to be more numerous today. Tonight into Tuesday a disturbance will move along
the southern Ohio Valley, enhancing storm activity across the south. On
Tuesday night and into Monday a cold front will push south through the basin,
bringing somewhat drier air to the region. The high pressure behind the front
will suppress rain activity, resulting in drier conditions for the end of the
week and into the weekend.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Minor flooding continues along portions of the Tippecanoe and Wabash Rivers
in western Indiana. The potential for any new flooding remains low.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain was scattered across most of the Ohio Valley. With only a couple of local
exceptions, rains north of the Ohio River were light. Some scattered areas
across Kentucky and Tennessee saw basin averages as high as 1.00 to 1.75
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Day 1 (8am EDT Monday - 8am EDT Tuesday):
Much of the basin will see some rain, with the exception of the northern
Wabash and Maumee Watersheds. Basin averages will increase to the southwest
with amounts up to 0.50 inch in middle Tennessee.
Day 2 (8am EDT Tuesday - 8am EDT Wednesday):
Similar to day 1, all but the far northwest Ohio Valley will see some rainfall.
Amounts increase to the southeast with basin averages ranging from 0.50 to
around 1.00 inch in portions of middle Tennessee, southeastern Kentucky and
far western Virginia.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Monday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Tippecanoe River Ora 12 12.6 Steady
Tippecanoe River Winamac 10 10.6 Falling
Wabash River West Lafayette 11 13.4 Falling
Wabash River Covington 16 20.4 Falling
Wabash River Montezuma 14 17.3 Steady
Wabash River Hutsonville 16 16.9 Steady
Wabash River Riverton 15 16.1 Steady
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.