Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 011636
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1236 PM EDT Saturday, October 1, 2016
Low pressure currently over eastern Indiana, continues to churn over the Ohio
River forecast basin. It will lift slowly northward today, moving north out of
the area by Sunday morning. Once the influence of this low moves northeast of
the area, the Ohio Valley will be relatively dry until mid-next week.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Some heavy rainfall totals affected the eastern Ohio Valley, but this and any
additional rain will not be enough to produce flooding on rivers. Flood
potential remains low.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
The low pressure system has created a very `swirly` look to the past rainfall
map for the past 24 hours. Highest totals run in southeast to northwest narrow
bands over portions of Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia. a few local totals run
an inch to over two inches. Generally though these swirls were a quarter of an
inch to around a half inch of precipitation fallen.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
The precipitation forecast over the Ohio River forecast basin is principally over
the northern half of the basin...north of the Ohio River. Amounts are forecast
highest in the far northeast quarter of the basin where around a half inch is
forecast. Likewise, around a half inch is forecast in Indiana, along the far
reaches of the northwestern border of the area. Amounts taper to a few
hundredths, basin-average, when one gets closer to the Ohio River.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the BOHR Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation