Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 201642
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1142 AM EST Friday, January 20, 2017
A warm front will continue to lift through the northeastern Ohio Valley today.
Rain will will move out of the basin later today.
By Saturday night, low pressure will exit the southern Rockies and develop
eastward across the southern plains. Initially, this will draw Gulf moisture
over the southern states, but later on Sunday, this will begin to lift north
into the Ohio Valley. The low will gradually move eastward and up into the
mid-Atlantic states Monday.
Later next week, the ridge that had been holding over the southeastern states
will break down and be replaced by a trof. This will result in cooler and
drier conditions through the end of January.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Minor flooding is forecast or occurring across much of the western basin.
Additional flooding is possible in portions of Indiana that haven`t yet reached
flood, but elsewhere flooding isn`t likely.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain affected all but the far northeastern Ohio Valley. Heaviest basin averages
were in the 0.75 to 1.50 inch range in eastern Illinois, much of Indiana,
western Ohio, middle Kentucky and middle Tennessee.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain is forecast across much of the area, but basin average amounts will be
light. amounts will approach 0.25 inch only in the northeastern and far
southern Ohio Valley.
...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 Newburgh 38 40.7 Rising
Ohio River Mount Vernon 35 36.2 Rising
Ohio River J T Myers Dam 37 37.1 Rising
Ohio River Shawneetown 33 34.8 Rising
Green River Paradise 380 382.9 Rising
White River Elliston 18 19.7 Rising
White River Newberry 13 28.8 Falling
White River Edwardsport 15 17.4 Steady
White River Petersburg 16 17.9 Steady
Wabash River Bluffton 10 10.0 Steady
Eel River North Manchester 9 9.3 Rising
Wabash River West Lafayette 11 15.5 Rising
Wabash River Covington 16 19.9 Rising
Wabash River Montezuma 14 19.2 Rising
Wabash River Terre Haute 14 16.6 Rising
Wabash River Riverton 15 17.7 Steady
Little Wabash Clay City 18 19.9 Steady
Tiffin River Stryker 11 11.6 Steady
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.