Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 281731
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1231 PM EST Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Two significant rain events will affect the Ohio Valley in the next week or
more. The first is the current weather system which is in two phases, the first
of which is passing through the southeast half of the Ohio Valley this
afternoon, and the second which is expected to develop tonight and affect a more
widespread area of the basin. The second weather system look similar, but will
affect the region Monday night and Tuesday. Cold weather will bring some light
snow to the northern basin in between these weather systems.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
The threat of flooding is on the rise in the Ohio Valley. Today`s weather
system will be enough to produce several locations of flooding in the
northwestern half of the Ohio Valley.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Some rain began to move into the Ohio Valley prior to daybreak today, giving
some rain over most of the area, but amounts averaged about a tenth of an inch.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Much of the basin is forecast to receive at least a half inch of rain through
daybreak Thursday. Some areas near the Ohio River are forecast to receive about
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation
Mark J. Fenbers