Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 031600
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1200 PM EDT Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The Ohio Valley will see a series of light to moderate rain events over the next
10 days. The first one will occur starting tonight as a cold front approaches
the northwest basin and pushes southeastward through Wednesday. This system
will linger in the southeastern basin into Friday. The second system will move
into the basin on Saturday night and linger through Mother`s Day.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
The potential for any new flood from expected rainfall is rather not so great.
Rivers in flood this morning will be allowed to recede even with new rain.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Widespread showers and thunderstorms in the southeastern basin produced
generally less than an inch of rainfall. Little or none fell elsewhere.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Forecast amounts are expected to be mostly less than a half an inch across the
basin through daybreak Thursday.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Tuesday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Kentucky River Ravenna 21 22.1 Falling
White River Edwardsport 15 15.4 Steady
White River Petersburg 16 16.9 Rising
Little Wabash Ri Clay City 18 18.7 Falling
Great Lakes Drai Woodville 9 9.2 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.
Mark J. Fenbers