Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Indianapolis, IN

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125 PM EST THU FEB 19 2015

...Spring Flood and Water Resource Outlook for Central and much of
Southern Indiana...

The late winter flood potential outlook for the White and Wabash
River basins in central and southern Indiana is near normal.  A near
normal flood potential outlook means that significant rainfall is
necessary to cause extensive flooding in central and southern

As of February 19...stream levels in central and southern Indiana
were near normal to below normal for this time of year. The greatest
snow cover was in southern Indiana where up to 8 inches was on the
ground. Little or no snow was present north of Indianapolis and south
of Rochester.

Rainfall of possibly up to an inch in southern Indiana on Saturday
and early Sunday may cause lowland flooding the week of February 22
in portions of southern Indiana.  Precipitation in central Indiana
is expected to be mostly frozen and flooding is not expected.

The 6 to 10 day outlook from February 24 to 28 and the 8 to 14 day
outlook from February 26 to March 4 indicates below normal
precipitation in much of the area and continued below normal
temperatures. Significant flooding is not expected at this time.

Persons with interests in flood prone areas should remain alert to
daily weather conditions. Flood conditions can develop quickly during
late February and early March. Many of the significant floods to
strike Indiana have occurred during this time.

Additional statements will be issued as changing weather and river
conditions warrant. The next flood outlook will be issued
March 5.

Additional supportive data and explanations are available for
precipitation and temperatures forecasts and current soil moisture
data at www.cpc.noaa.gov/products. Current snowpack data are
available at www.nohrsc.nws.gov/nsa. Current streamflow data are
available at water.usgs.gov/watchwatch. Visit out home page at
weather.gov/ind for more weather and water information.


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