Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 161523
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1123 AM EDT Sunday, March 16, 2014
A weather system will pass through the southeastern US today and Monday.
The basin will remain dry in the north with a transition from snow in the
middle portion of the basin, through a wintry mix to all rain in the southern
portion of the basin.
A cold front is forecast to pass through the region on Wednesday. It will
feature limited precipitation, mainly in the north. Another cold front will
pass through next Saturday.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Minor flooding is forecast or already occurring in portions of the northern
and western basin. The potential for new flooding from new rainfall or
snowmelt will remain low next week.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Light precipitation fell over the upper Allegheny Watershed. Rain also fell
over portions of western Kentucky and middle Tennessee where basin averages
were as high as 0.25 inch.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Precipitation is forecast across southern Illinois, southern Indiana, southern
Ohio, far southwestern West Virginia and all areas to the south. Basin average
amounts will increase to the south with portions of middle Tennessee and far
western Virginia approaching an inch.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Sunday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Wabash River Ora 12 12.0 Steady
Wabash River West Lafayette 11 17.1 Falling
Wabash River Covington 16 19.8 Rising
Wabash River Montezuma 14 18.0 Steady
Wabash River Terre Haute 14 17.2 Steady
Wabash River Riverton 15 17.6 Rising
Maumee River Newville 12 12.9 Steady
Maumee River Root Ski Haus 12 15.4 Falling
Maumee River Stryker 11 13.6 Steady
Maumee River Defiance 10 11.1 Falling
Maumee River Napoleon/Campbell 12 12.8 Falling
Maumee River Waterville 9 10.4 Steady
Detailed precipitation graphics and other maps are available on the HAS Support
Page at this web address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/HAS
QPF from OHRFC, HPC, et al., can be seen at weather.gov/ohrfc/Forecast.php
* Tendency based on observed value and a 1-day forecast.