Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 171522
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1122 AM EDT Monday, March 17, 2014
Light snow showers are currently on their out of the extreme southeast and
eastern fringes of the Ohio River forecast basin. Ohio Valley will remain dry
for the rest of the day today and all of Tuesday.
A cold front is forecast to pass through the region on Wednesday. It will
feature limited precipitation, mainly in the north. Another cold front will
pass through next Saturday.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Minor flooding is forecast or already occurring in portions of the northern
and western basin. The potential for new flooding from new rainfall or
snowmelt will remain low next week.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Light to moderate precipitation fell in locations south of the Ohio River over
the past 24 hours. Rain/snow line seemed to run through south central
KY...whereas West Virginia was all snow. Highest amounts of water-equivalent
were in small one inch plus swaths in western KY as well as eastern WV. Almost
every other area ran anywhere from about a quarter of an inch to three-quarters
of an inch. That is, until you got closer to the Ohio River which tapered to a
few hundredths fairly abruptly.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
OHRFC 48-hour QPF contains precip from two events...both light. Light amounts
lingering from yesterday`s system total a couple tenths or less for the far
southeast and eastern fringes. Early Wednesday morning another system will
approach from the northwest, with amounts only totaling a tenth or less in broad
areas of the northwest and northern basin.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Monday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Wabash River Ora 12 12.2 Falling
Wabash River West Lafayette 11 15.7 Falling
Wabash River Covington 16 20.4 Steady
Wabash River Montezuma 14 17.9 Steady
Wabash River Terre Haute 14 17.2 Falling
Wabash River Riverton 15 17.9 Steady
Maumee River Newville 12 13.2 Steady
Maumee River Root Ski Haus 12 14.2 Falling
Maumee River Stryker 11 13.7 Steady
Maumee River Defiance 10 10.2 Falling
Maumee River Waterville 9 9.6 Falling
Detailed precipitation graphics and other maps are available on the HAS Support
Page at this web address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/HAS
QPF from OHRFC, HPC, et al., can be seen at weather.gov/ohrfc/Forecast.php
* Tendency based on observed value and a 1-day forecast.