Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 061717
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1217 PM EST Thursday, March 6, 2014
A significant storm system will move through the southern and southeastern
states today and Friday, but this will only provide precipitation on the
southeastern edge of the forecast area.
Temperatures will continue to moderate, migrating towards more normal levels
for the next several days.
A slow moving and weakening cold front will push into the northern portion
of the basin by Saturday morning. As it pushes southeastward over the weekend,
precipitation amounts will taper off.
The next system that offers to bring any significant precipitation is a system
forecast to move through next Tuesday and Wednesday, but amounts will still
not be very significant.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Minor flooding persists mainly on the lower half of the Wabash River Some minor
flooding is also possible along isolated portions of the Green River.
Elsewhere, there is still the risk for ice jam flooding across the far
northern basins as temperatures slowly warm to more normal levels.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Some light basin average amounts of less than 0.10 inch fell over the northern
half of Indiana and Ohio.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Tonight and Friday southern West Virginia and far western Virginia will see
basin average amounts up to 0.50 inch, increasing towards the south. Then on
Friday night some very light accumulations of less than 0.05 inch are forecast
in far northern Indiana and northwestern Ohio.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Thursday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Wabash River Covington 16 21.3 Falling
Wabash River Riverton 15 17.7 Falling
Wabash River New Harmony 15 15.3 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.