Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 211515
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1115 AM EDT Thursday, August 21, 2014
An active weather pattern will continue in the Ohio Valley through the early
weekend. The focus of this activity will continue to be from northwest Ohio
to central West Virginia. In particular, a series of storm complexes will push
through the area today, tonight and tomorrow featuring some areas of very heavy
High pressure will build stronger over the basin late in the weekend. As a
result, conditions will not become dry, but storm activity will be more
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
The potential for river flooding is generally low. Flash flooding is likely to
occur in areas that see locally heavy rainfall. There is a low potential that
some small rivers may be pushed to minor flood levels due to the rains.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain fell across most of the Ohio Valley, with the lowest coverage over Ohio.
Basin averages topped out in the 1-1.50 inch range in local basins scattered
throughout the region.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain is generally forecast north of a line from central Illinois to
southeastern Kentucky. Basin averages will be highest in the northwestern half
of Indiana, all but northern Ohio and in West Virginia where they will range
from 1.00 to 2.25 inches, with West Virginia expecting the highest amounts.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Thursday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Beaver River Leavittsburg 10 10.7 Falling
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.