Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 301705
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
105 PM EDT Thursday, March 30, 2017
A storm system west of the Ohio River drainage basin this afternoon will trigger
widespread showers and thunderstorms in the region today and tonight, and will
linger in the eastern basin on Friday. Another system early next week will
affect the southern basin the most, and sharply colder air will push into the
area by late next week.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
The relatively wet pattern affecting the Ohio Valley will produce some
significant rises on area rivers, especially in the Wabash watershed, and the
potential for flooding increases with each new weather system.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain began in the northwest part of the service area last night, giving mostly a
quarter inch or less prior to 8 AM EDT.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain is forecast across the entire OHRFC service area, with the most widespread
activity occurring tonight, where amounts over an inch is forecast in much of
the eastern half of the service area.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation
Mark J. Fenbers