Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 271417
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
917 AM EST Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Some light snow will continue across the eastern and southeastern Ohio Valley
today, but this activity will end later today as high pressure builds into the
basin from the northwest.
A weak disturbance passing to the north of the Ohio Valley on Thursday will
bring some light precipitation to the basin. This will be rain in the south and
snow in the north.
Another weather system is forecast to pass through the basin on Sunday, but the
path of this storm system is not clear at this time. Widespread light to
moderate precipitation is expected with this system, but the track of the low
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
The potential for new river flooding is low, aside from the small possibility
of ice-jam flooding.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Precipitation fell over most of the Ohio Valley. Only the northern central
portions of the basin remained dry. Basin averages were mostly very light at
0.10 inch or less. In portions of West Virginia and western Pennsylvania some
liquid equivalent basin average amounts ranged from 0.25 to 0.40 inch.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Light amounts of precipitation, amounting to 0.05 inch or less, are expected in
the western half of the Ohio Valley as well as some portions of the eastern and
southeastern edge of the basin.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation