Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 211650
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1150 AM EST Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Unseasonably mild conditions will remain in place for the next several days
as southerly to southwesterly flow influences our weather pattern. Today a
fairly weak system will bring some scattered showers to much of the basin.
Amounts will remain fairly light, however, only maxing out at just over a
half of an inch in relatively isolated areas of the southeast basin. Most
other areas are generally looking at getting only a tenth or two. In the
wake of this system, continued mild and dry conditions will persist before
a more complex system approaches for the tail end of the week. This system,
however, will pack the punch of breaking the Ohio Valley`s string of much
above normal temperatures...as high`s in 40`s and lows in the 20`s look
to return for at least a few days.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
The risk for flooding remains very low for the first half of the week. We will
have to watch the late week system to see how it evolves before determining if
any potential is present.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
A maximum of around a half inch to three-quarters of an inch is forecast across
the southeast sections of the basin. Otherwise, most other areas are only
forecast to get a tenth or two.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation