Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 191813
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
113 PM EST Thursday, January 19, 2017
Two significant weather events, one already starting to push into the region,
and a second early next week to affect mainly the southeastern basin. The trend
for this second system looks to be farther south and weaker than previous
forecasts. Cold weather later next week will curtail additional hydrologic
impacts to the Ohio Valley.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Minor flooding is forecast or occurring across much of the western basin. New
flooding is also a threat with the expected rainfall through Friday.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Light rain amounts were observed in the Appalachians yesterday, and in the
southwestern basin early this morning, otherwise, the Ohio Valley was dry
in the past 24 hours.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Forecast rainfall amounts exceed 1.5 inches in the southwestern basin with a
widespread inch or so expected northward through much of Indiana.
Amounts in the eastern basin will be minimal as the system weakens by the
time it reaches there.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Thursday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Ohio River Newburgh Lock & 38 39.8 Rising
Ohio River Shawneetown 33 33.4 Rising
Green River Paradise 380 381.6 Rising
White River Elliston 18 19.0 Falling
White River Newberry 13 17.2 Falling
White River Edwardsport 15 16.7 Steady
White River Petersburg 16 17.4 Steady
Wabash River West Lafayette 11 15.1 Falling
Wabash River Covington 16 18.6 Rising
Wabash River Montezuma 14 17.4 Rising
Wabash River Terre Haute 14 15.7 Steady
Wabash River Riverton 15 16.8 Steady
Little Wabash Ri Clay City 18 19.8 Steady
Maumee River Stryker 11 11.4 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.
Mark J. Fenbers