Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 241501
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1001 AM EST Wednesday, December 24, 2014
A low pressure system will lift north through the middle of the Ohio Valley
today Rains will be widespread, through not particularly heavy in much of the
basin. With the low quickly lifting northeast out of the area by Christmas
Morning, precipitation will change to snow from west to east tonight before
ending on Christmas morning.
Another weather system is forecast to move through the region late Friday and
over the upcoming weekend. Precipitation from this system is not expected to
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Rainfall will result in some significant rises in the Ohio Valley, especially
in the west. There is some potential of the middle Wabash River flooding,
though any that develops is expected to be very minor in nature.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain fell across nearly the entire Ohio Valley. Heaviest basin average amounts
ranged from 1.00 to nearly 2.00 inches in portions of southeastern Kentucky and
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Precipitation is again expected across the entire area. Basin average amounts
will be less than 0.50 inch, with the exception of far western Virginia and
also northern Indiana and far northwestern Ohio where basin averages will
range up to 0.75 inch.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation