Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Wilmington, OH

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595 FGUS71 KILN 041820 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- 135-141-145-149-159-165-061830- WINTER/SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH 120 PM EST THU FEB 4 2016 ...WINTER FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK... FLOOD POTENTIAL THROUGH FEBRUARY 18 IS NEAR NORMAL ACROSS THE REGION. NORMAL FLOOD POTENTIAL MEANS THERE IS A CHANCE THAT A RIVER OR TWO TO RISE TO OR NEAR FLOOD STAGE. THIS OUTLOOK IS PART OF A BIWEEKLY SERIES OF OUTLOOKS 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... THERE IS NO SNOW PACK OVER THE AREA. ...STREAMFLOW... STREAMFLOW VALUES WERE NEAR NORMAL FOR EARLY FEBRUARY ACROSS THE REGION. ...ICE... RIVER ICE IS NOT A CONCERN. ...SOIL MOISTURE... SOIL MOISTURE WAS GENERALLY NEAR NORMAL ACROSS THE MIDDLE OHIO VALLEY. ...RESERVOIR CAPACITY... AREA RESERVOIRS WERE AT OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE THEIR WINTER POOL LEVELS. ...WEATHER TRENDS AND PRECIPITATION... PERIODIC LIGHT PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR DURING THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT WEEK. THIS MAY INITIALLY BE RAIN BUT THEN COLDER AIR WILL RESULT IN PRECIPITATION FALLING AS SNOW. LIQUID EQUIVALENT AMOUNTS WILL BE LESS THAN 1 INCH. IN THE 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK...NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION ARE 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): WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=ILN $$

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