Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 041528
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1028 AM EST Tuesday, March 4, 2014
A weak wave will pass to the north of the basin today, possibly providing
some very light snow across the northern Ohio Valley. A weak cold front will
push south into the region on Wednesday, but with only modest precipitation
totals across the north.
A significant storm system will move through the southern and southeastern
states on Thursday and Friday, but this will only provide light precipitation
on the southeastern edge of the forecast area.
Temperatures will moderate, becoming more normal toward the end of the week.
The next chance for rainfall resulting in significant runoff will likely not
be until late in the weekend or early next week.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Minor flooding persists mainly on the lower half of the Wabash River and
on isolated portions of the lower Ohio River. There is still the risk for
ice jam flooding across the far northern basins.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Precipitation was widespread along and south of the Ohio River. Basin average
amounts were highest across portions of West Virginia and far western Virginia
where the range was from 0.30-0.60 inch.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Basin average liquid-equivalent totals of less than 0.10 inch are forecast
across the northern 1/3 of the Ohio Valley.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Tuesday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Ohio River Shawneetown 33 33.1 Falling
Wabash River Covington 16 21.9 Falling
Wabash River Riverton 15 18.7 Falling
Wabash River Vincennes 16 16.6 Falling
Wabash River New Harmony 15 16.6 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.