Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Wilmington, OH

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000 FGUS71 KILN 221041 ESFILN INC029-041-047-115-137-155-161-177-KYC015-023-037-041-077-081-117- 135-161-187-191-201-OHC001-011-015-017-021-023-025-027-037-041- 045-047-049-057-061-065-071-073-089-091-097-107-109-113-129-131- 135-141-145-149-159-165-240815- WINTER/SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH 541 AM EST THU JAN 22 2015 ...WINTER/SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK... ...FLOOD POTENTIAL THROUGH FEBRUARY 5 IS NEAR NORMAL FOR THE MID OHIO VALLEY... THIS OUTLOOK IS THE SECOND IN A BIWEEKLY SERIES OF OUTLOOKS FOR THE WINTER AND EARLY SPRING. NORMAL FLOOD POTENTIAL MEANS AT LEAST SOME MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE. ABOVE NORMAL FLOOD POTENTIAL MEANS AT LEAST A CHANCE OF MORE WIDESPREAD FLOODING WITH SOME POINTS POSSIBLY REACHING MODERATE OR MAJOR FLOOD LEVELS. THE FLOOD OUTLOOK IS ISSUED BY LOCAL NWS OFFICES IN WINTER AND EARLY SPRING TO SUMMARIZE BASIN CONDITIONS AND TO ASSESS THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING. THE OUTLOOKS ARE BASED ON CURRENT AND FORECAST HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS. THE FACTORS CONSIDERED WHEN DETERMINING FLOOD POTENTIAL INCLUDE CURRENT STREAMFLOW AND RESERVOIR LEVELS COMPARED TO NORMAL FOR THE PERIOD...WATER EQUIVALENT IN ANY SNOW PACK...SOIL MOISTURE AND EXPECTED PRECIPITATION. ...SNOW COVER AND SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT... SNOW COVER ACROSS THE AREA WAS LIMITED TO JUST TRACE AMOUNTS. ...STREAMFLOW... STREAMFLOW VALUES WERE NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL FOR LATE JANUARY...BASED ON THE 14-DAY MEAN STREAMFLOW FROM THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY. ...ICE... WHILE RECENT COLD TEMPERATURES HAVE RESULTED IN SOME ICE ON AREA RIVERS...THE ICE IS LIMTED TO THE BANKS AND IS NOT AFFECTING STREAMFLOW. ...SOIL MOISTURE... SOILS WERE EATHER NEARLY SATURATED OR FROZEN THROUGH THE AREA...OPTIMIZING ANY FUTURE RUNOFF. ...RESERVOIR CAPACITY... AREA RESERVOIRS ARE EITHER AT OR EVEN BELOW WINTER POOL...ALLOWING FOR A GREATER FLOOD CONTROL CAPACITY. ...WEATHER TRENDS AND PRECIPITATION... FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF THE OUTLOOK PERIOD...LITTLE TO JUST TRACE AMOUNTS OF LIQUID PRECIPITATION IS EXPTECTED...YIELDING A BELOW NORMAL FLOOD OUTLOOK. FOR THE SECOND WEEK OF THE OUTLOOK PERIOD...BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED. REAL TIME RIVER INFORMATION AND FORECASTS FOR SPECIFIC LOCATIONS ALONG RIVERS ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN OHIO...NORTHERN KENTUCKY AND SOUTHEAST INDIANA CAN BE FOUND AT (ALL IN LOWERCASE): WEATHER.GOV/ILN/ AND THEN CLICK ON THE RIVERS AND LAKES TAB. $$

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