Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 201735
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
135 PM EDT Thursday, October 20, 2016
A heavy rain event for the Ohio Valley is underway and will last through Friday
as a strong low approaches the Ohio Valley. Then dry weather will return to the
region for about a week.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Some significant rises are forecast or are already underway in parts of the Ohio
Valley. More rises are forecast -- particularly in the northeastern basin --
after expected rainfall materializes in the next day or two.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Heavy rainfall in excess of 3 inches occurred in several areas -- especially
north of the Ohio River.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Showers and thunderstorms will generate a large swath of 2-3" in the
Appalachians region through Saturday morning. Lighter amounts are expected in
the remaining 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