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Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1249 PM EDT Friday, June 24, 2016

...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION...
A ridge of high pressure will begin building into the region for the weekend.
A drier airmass settling into the Ohio Valley will result in fewer showers
and thunderstorms the next few days, although some activity is still
expected each afternoon.  Temperatures will steadily increase through the
weekend until the next cold front arrives on Monday.

...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Extremely heavy rain in WV resulted in devastating flooding in the Kanawha
watershed. Significant rises and some flooding also affected OH,
KY, and TN where heavy rain fell the past couple days. As quieter weather
moves in, rivers will recede over the weekend.

...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Heavy rains fell across WV, southern OH, parts of KY and Middle TN. Parts
of central WV received 4-8", with 1-3" observed elsewhere in these areas.
Much of the western and northern Ohio Valley received little or no
rainfall.

...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Showers and thunderstorms are once again forecast in the southeast Ohio
Valley although amounts should only range from 0.25" to 0.50" with locally
heavier amounts in thunderstorms. The next front arriving late this weekend
could bring some light amounts to the northwest basin by Sunday morning.

...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Friday morning:
 River Basin     Forecast Point   Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Kanawha River    Alderson              14         20.2    Falling
Kanawha River    Queen Shoals          19         31.1    Falling
Scioto River     La Rue                11         13.0    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.
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jm




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