Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 011559
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1159 AM EDT Sunday, May 1, 2016
Low pressure crossing the OH Valley will generate scattered showers and
thunderstorms this afternoon into the overnight hours. Another area of low
pressure moving through the TN Valley on Monday will provide more showers and
storms for the southern half of the region. Relatively quieter conditions
will prevail Tuesday, but more unsettled weather is expected midweek as a
strong cold front drops into the basin.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Minor flooding is forecast in the western Ohio Valley over the next few
days. Locally heavy rain that fell last night in southeast KY could
also cause some minor flooding on the Kentucky. Elsewhere, while some
significant river rises are expected, no flooding is anticipated.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain was widespread. Much of the basin received 0.25" to 1" with locally
heavier amounts in KY and WV of 1" to 3".
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
The western basin will see the lightest amounts with less than 0.25" forecast.
The middle of the basin can expected 0.10" to 0.50". The eastern and
southern parts of the basin should see the heaviest totals ranging from
0.25" to 1.25".
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Sunday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
White River Petersburg 16 16.1 Rising
Little Wabash Ri Clay City 18 18.5 Steady
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.