Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 041510
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1110 AM EDT Saturday, July 4, 2015
On Saturday morning a cold front lay across the southern Ohio Valley. Showers
and isolated storms will be possible along and south of the front, but much
more significant storm activity will remain south of the basin today.
A wave moving along the front will lift through the southeastern Ohio Valley on
Sunday and Sunday night, bringing more widespread precipitation into that
A cold front is expected to sweep across the region next Tuesday bringing
more widespread precipitation to the entire basin. Another front may push
through at least the northern Ohio Valley late next week.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Minor to moderate flooding continues across the western and northwestern
Ohio Valley as well as in western Kentucky. Rivers here will be slow to
recede and should linger above flood stage for several more days.
The potential for any new flooding is low.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain fell across all but the northwestern Ohio Valley. Basin average amounts
were highest across Kentucky, portions of West Virginia and southwestern
Pennsylvania where they ranged from 1.00 to 2.50 inches. Isolated portions of
Kentucky saw local basins average 3.00 to 3.50 inches.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain is forecast across the southeast half of the Ohio Valley. Basin average
amounts will increase to the southeast with amounts as high as 0.75 to 1.25
inches in far southeastern Kentucky, eastern Tennessee and far western
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Saturday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Ohio River Shawneetown 33 33.8 Rising
East Fork White Rivervale 20 20.6 Falling
White River Newberry 13 13.9 Falling
White River Edwardsport 15 20.2 Falling
White River Petersburg 16 20.4 Steady
Wabash River Wabash 14 16.1 Steady
Wabash River West Lafayette 11 15.2 Falling
Wabash River Covington 16 21.6 Falling
Wabash River Montezuma 14 23.3 Falling
Wabash River Terre Haute 14 21.6 Falling
Wabash River Riverton 15 23.3 Steady
Embarras River Lawrenceville 30 32.6 Falling
Wabash River Vincennes 16 22.3 Steady
Patoka River Princeton 18 18.2 Steady
Wabash River Mount Carmel 19 25.3 Steady
Wabash River New Harmony 15 18.6 Steady
Little Wabash Clay City 18 19.9 Falling
Little Wabash Carmi 27 33.1 Steady
St. Mary`s River Newville 12 12.7 Falling
Tiffin River Stryker 11 12.9 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.