Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 141748
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
148 PM EDT Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Ohio Valley will be nearly dry today and Wednesday, but some light showers
will continue to stream over the the northeastern Ohio Valley.
Wednesday night a cold front will drop into the basin and will stall out around
the Ohio River. The front will act as a focus for showers and storms to
develop. This activity will likely continue through the end of the week.
Over the weekend, warm and unsettled conditions will continue, though no
significant organized storm system is expected.
A cold front is forecast to push through the region early next week, providing
a dose of rain to the entire area.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Minor flooding continues in portions of the Lower Wabash and Green watersheds.
No additional flooding is expected at this time.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Very light showers fell across isolated portions of the central and northeast
Ohio Valley. Amounts were 0.05 inch or less.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Day 1 (8am EDT Tuesday - 8am EDT Wednesday):
Light rain with basin average amounts of 0.15 inch or less is forecast
across western New York, western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and northeastern
Day 2 (8am EDT Wednesday - 8am EDT Thursday):
Rain will become more widespread, covering areas north of the Ohio River
as well as northern Kentucky and West Virginia. Highest basin average amounts
will be around 0.25 inch in southwestern Pennsylvania
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Tuesday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Green River Paradise 380 381.1 Falling
Wabash River Hutsonville 16 17.8 Falling
Wabash River Riverton 15 17.3 Falling
Wabash River Vincennes 16 16.3 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.