Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 021745
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
145 PM EDT Monday, May 2, 2016
A batch of showers and thunderstorms associated with a low pressure system
rolling through the southern Ohio Valley will produce locally heavy
rainfall today. Some isolated showers may linger into Tuesday. A strong cold
front expected to dive into the region midweek will bring more widespread
showers and thunderstorms, although with limited moisture, amounts will be
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Rain from this past weekend has resulted in minor flooding in the western
Ohio Valley and in eastern Kentucky. This flooding will persist a few more
days. Otherwise, with relatively lighter rainfall expected the rest of the
week, the flood threat will dwindle.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Widespread showers and thunderstorms produced 0.25" to 0.75" across much of
the basin. Locally heavier amounts over 1.50" were observed in
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Forecast amounts in the southern basin range from 0.25" to 1.25".
Meanwhile, less than 0.20" is expected north of the Ohio River.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Monday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Kentucky River Heidelberg Lock 20 20.5 Falling
Kentucky River Ravenna 21 23.2 Falling
White River Petersburg 16 16.3 Rising
Little Wabash Ri Clay City 18 18.9 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.