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AGUS71 KTIR 241720
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
120 PM EDT Friday, July 24, 2015

High pressure building into the Ohio Valley will keep things dry in the Ohio
River forecast basin for the next couple of days.  On Sunday, a weak cold front
will approach and enter the area from the northwest.  This front, however, will
have little moisture associated with it so only some areas of light, scattered
showers will fall across the northern basin.  After this front, the beginning of
the week will see more ridging building back into the midwest and hot and humid
air.  Monday night into Tuesday carries some chance of a convective system swath
through the western basin.  The ridge soon will strengthen more and keep the
basin dry through the second half of next week.

Flood potential will remain elevated due to existing flooding. New flooding is
not likely for the foreseeable future.

The far southern basin received some areas of showers and thunderstorms over the
past 24 hours.  Heaviest totals were in a small two inch core in south-central
Kentucky.  Other areas of TN and southern KY saw about a half inch to one inch.
The rest of the basin was dry.

Light amounts of a tenth or two of an inch or less were forecast over the
northern fringes of the basin for Sunday morning.  Otherwise, zero for most of
the basin.

Points along the following river basins were in flood Friday morning:
 River Basin     Forecast Point   Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Ohio River       Shawneetown           33         33.7    Falling
East Fork White  Rivervale             20         23.2    Falling
East Fork White  Bedford NWS           20         20.8    Falling
East Fork White  Williams               8          8.3    Falling
East Fork White  Shoals                20         20.4    Falling
White River      Petersburg            16         22.7    Falling
White River      Hazleton              16         23.3    Steady
Wabash River     Wabash                14         14.2    Steady
Wabash River     West Lafayette        11         14.2    Steady
Wabash River     Covington             16         18.9    Steady
Wabash River     Montezuma             14         18.9    Falling
Wabash River     Terre Haute           14         18.1    Falling
Wabash River     Riverton              15         20.2    Falling
Wabash River     Vincennes             16         18.3    Steady
Wabash River     Mount Carmel          19         24.2    Steady
Wabash River     New Harmony           15         17.7    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.

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