Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 081724
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1224 PM EST Monday, February 8, 2016
A large low pressure system will continue to drop out of the Great Lakes and
through the Ohio Valley over the next couple of days. As a result, scattered
showers are possible for the next couple of days. This will be as rain in the
southeast today, but once they change over, they will be completely as snow.
From west to east a break in the weather will develop as the low moves out of
On Friday, a clipper-type system is forecast to move through the Ohio Valley
providing another dose of snow showers. Temperatures are expected to remain
below normal through early next week.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Minor flooding is occurring from previous rainfall along the lower Ohio River
and in portions of western Kentucky. Otherwise, cold temperatures and a lack of
any significant rainfall will keep flood potential very low in the Ohio Valley.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Light showers fell across portions of Ohio, southern Indiana, eastern Illinois,
and Kentucky. Basin average amounts were low at 0.20 inch or less.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Precipitation is forecast basinwide. Basin average liquid-equivalent amounts
will be highest in eastern Ohio, northern West Virginia and southwestern
Pennsylvania where they will range from 0.50 to 0.75 inch.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Monday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Ohio River Newburgh Lock & 38 38.9 Falling
Ohio River Mount Vernon 35 35.0 Steady
Ohio River Shawneetown 33 33.2 Steady
Green River Paradise 380 380.2 Falling
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.