Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 271740
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
140 PM EDT Friday, March 27, 2015
An upper level trough will cross the Ohio Valley tonight bringing colder than
normal air to the basin. Though rain and snow showers are expected over much of
the basin during the remainder of today, most areas will not receive enough to
High pressure over the area Saturday and early Sunday will keep the area dry.
A quick moving cold front will push through the basin late Sunday to early
Monday bringing light showers, mostly in the form of rain, to much
of the basin.
The next chance for any significant rain appears to be late next week, but it
is too early to tell whether any rainfall will be excessive.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Flooding continues in the lower Ohio Valley. The potential for any additional
flooding is low.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Nearly all of the Ohio Valley saw rainfall. Basin averages were heaviest,
ranging from 0.50 to 0.90 inch, in eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Very light amounts of precipitation, with liquid-equivalent amounts less than
0.10 inch, will be scattered across much of the Ohio Valley, with most coverage
in the northeast.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Friday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Ohio River Mount Vernon 35 39.8 Falling
Ohio River J T Myers Dam 37 42.0 Falling
Ohio River Shawneetown 33 41.2 Falling
Ohio River Golconda 40 43.7 Falling
Green River Paradise 380 381.5 Falling
Wabash River West Lafayette 11 12.2 Rising
Little Wabash Clay City 18 18.8 Steady
Little Wabash Carmi 27 30.8 Falling
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.