Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 221453
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1053 AM EDT Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Progressive cold front is pushing light showers through the eastern half of the
Ohio River forecast basin. These will finish up sometime later today, with high
pressure moving in its wake. Dry weather will remain in place for 36 to 48
hours before another cold front will approach from the west. This will be very
similar to the current front: moves through relatively quickly with not a whole
lot of moisture. That front is slated for the day on Friday.
Next week seems to signal a different outlook than this week. a cut-off low
pressure system will meander from the central plains to the TN and OH valley
early to midweek. With a much slower progression, this will mean an unsettled
and wet week. Details are still highly variable in the models.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
The potential for flooding is low this week.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Widespread light rain fell across many areas of the Ohio River forecast basin.
Amounts topped out at a quarter to a half inch in very small areas. Most other
places saw a tenth of an inch or less.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Light amounts forecast for the eastern half of the Ohio River basin are
forecast. Quarter of an inch or so for areas of PA, SW NY, and northern WV.
Most areas are a tenth or less.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
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