Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 061831
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
131 PM EST Friday, March 6, 2015
Dry weather will remain over the Ohio Valley until a weak snow-maker moves into
the northeast basin on Thursday and Thursday night. Only a tenth or two is
expected. Only minor weather systems are expected in parts of the Ohio Valley
throughout the next week, but a major rain event looks poised to effect the
region next weekend.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Several rivers are still on the rise and worsening flooding is still anticipated
at some locations. Added to the concern is the fact that snow melt will begin
after today and high temperatures begin to increase throughout the next week.
Temperatures may even reach the 60s north of the Ohio River by the end of next
week. Fortunately, no widespread heavy rainfall is expected until next weekend.
By then, much of the snowpack over the majority of the basin will have melted
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Precipitation measured an inch or less over the southeast third of the Ohio
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Precipitation will be confined to the northeastern half of the Ohio Valley
beginning Thursday. Amounts should only be a tenth or two.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Friday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Ohio River Point Pleasant 40 44.5 Falling
Ohio River Huntington 50 50.5 Falling
Ohio River Ashland 52 54.0 Steady
Ohio River Portsmouth 50 50.1 Rising
Licking River Blue Lick Sprin 25 28.5 Falling
Kentucky River Booneville 27 28.1 Falling
Kentucky River Heidelberg Lock 20 22.8 Falling
Kentucky River Ravenna 21 30.2 Falling
Kentucky River Clay City 17 18.3 Falling
Kentucky River Boston 35 40.7 Steady
Green River Munfordville 28 32.1 Falling
Green River Brownsville 18 22.7 Rising
Green River Rochester Ferry 17 19.8 Rising
Green River Paradise 380 386.8 Rising
Green River Dundee 25 25.7 Falling
Cumberland River Barbourville 27 35.0 Falling
Cumberland River Williamsburg 21 28.0 Rising
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