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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
1246 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...River flooding possible in central and southern Indiana...

River flooding may develop this week in central and southern Indiana.

The combination of melting snow and rain on Tuesday and much of
Tuesday night may cause river flooding to develop by Wednesday.  At
this time flooding is expected to be rather limited.  However if
temperatures rise into the middle to upper 40s or higher and
accompanied with an inch or more of rainfall...significant flooding
could develop.

As of early Monday afternoon...streams and rivers remained low..Snow
depth ranged from less than an inch near the Ohio River in extreme
southern Indiana to more than 10 inches in central Indiana.  Water
equivalent of the snow pack in central was at least an inch in
several areas.

The ground remains frozen in much of the state and will likely
remain frozen during this rain event.  As a result, almost all of the
rain and melting snow will run directly into the streams.  If
drainage culverts remain covered with snow and/or debris...local
flood problems may develop.

Local concerns should monitor weather and river conditions through
at least Thursday. Flood statements and/or Flood Warnings
will be issued as necessary as more information becomes available.

For detailed flood information go to weather.gov/ind on the web. From
the blue menu bar on the left side of the page...click on rivers and
lakes.

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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
351 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015 /251 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015/

...SNOWMELT AND HEAVY RAINFALL COULD CAUSE FLOODING THIS WEEK...

THE REMAINING SNOW PACK ACROSS THE AREA CONTAINS ANYWHERE FROM ABOUT
A HALF INCH UP TO TWO INCHES OF LIQUID IN A FEW LOCATIONS.
TEMPERATURES TODAY WILL RISE TO THE 30S TO 40S HELPING TO MELT
MORE OF THIS SNOW PACK.

A NEW STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION MONDAY NIGHT. AT THIS
TIME, IT APPEARS THAT SOUTHERN INDIANA WILL SEE ONE TO TWO INCHES OF
RAIN ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. KENTUCKY WILL SEE TWO TO THREE INCHES.
SINCE SOILS WILL BE SATURATED FROM SNOW MELT, THE NEW RAINS COULD
TRIGGER FLOODING.

IT APPEARS THAT FLOODING ON THE MAJOR RIVERS WOULD LIKELY START
AROUND MIDWEEK AND CONTINUE INTO THE WEEKEND. THIS WOULD AFFECT THE
SALT, GREEN, LICKING, AND KENTUCKY RIVER BASINS. MINOR FLOODING ON
THE OHIO RIVER COULD OCCUR AS WELL. RESIDENTS IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS
SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR WATER LEVELS OVER THE COMING DAYS AND BE
PREPARED FOR POSSIBLE FLOODING BY MID TO LATE WEEK.

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EER/CMC

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
819 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

...River flooding possible in central and southern Indiana...

River flooding may develop during the coming days in central and
southern Indiana.

Increasing temperatures on Tuesday will allow for rapid melting of
the current snow pack across central Indiana. Additionally...forecast
rainfall of up to one inch Tuesday and Tuesday night will exacerbate
any flooding concerns.

As of Sunday evening...snow depth values were estimated to be around
8 to 10 inches across the northern reaches of the Wabash and White
Rivers. Central and southern Indiana snow depth values appear to
be higher with values estimated around 12 to 14 inches. Estimates of
water content in the snow pack across range from 0.50 to 1.00 inches
across the north to possibly 1.00-1.25 inches in central and southern
portions of central Indiana.

The fairly deeply frozen ground...indicated by frost depth down to
eight inches at Indianapolis...will hinder the absorption of melting
snow and any rainfall. Therefore...any rainfall is expected to
quickly become runoff into area rivers and streams.

Local concerns should monitor weather and river conditions in the
coming week. Flood statements and/or Flood Warnings will be issued
as necessary as more information becomes available.

For detailed flood information go to weather.gov/ind on the web. From
the blue menu bar on the left side of the page...click on rivers and
lakes.

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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
454 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

...HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING POSSIBLE THIS COMING WEEK...

A PROLONGED ROUND OF PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED ACROSS EAST
KENTUCKY BETWEEN TUESDAY AND THURSDAY...AS A COLD FRONT SLOWLY
SHIFTS SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE REGION. IN GENERAL...TWO TO THREE
INCHES OF RAINFALL IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

IN ADDITION TO THE HEAVY AMOUNTS OF RAIN...A FEW TO SEVERAL
INCHES OF SNOW REMAIN ON THE GROUND OVER MUCH OF EASTERN
KENTUCKY...WITH THIS SNOW HOLDING A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF WATER
CONTENT...PARTICULARLY ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS BORDERING
VIRGINIA AND IN NEARBY PORTIONS OF VIRGINIA AND WEST VIRGINIA.
THESE HIGHER ELEVATION LOCATIONS ARE THE HEADWATER REGIONS FOR THE
CUMBERLAND...KENTUCKY...AND BIG SANDY RIVERS AND THIS MELTING
SNOWPACK WILL CONTRIBUTE SIGNIFICANTLY TO THE POTENTIAL RUNOFF
INTO THESE RIVERS THIS COMING WEEK.

SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS WILL BE THE FIRST TO EXPERIENCE
SUBSTANTIAL RISES AND POSSIBLE FLOODING THIS COMING WEEK. AS THE
WATER COLLECTS INTO THE LARGER CREEKS AND RIVERS...SIGNIFICANT
RISES AND AT LEAST MINOR RIVER FLOODING IS LIKELY. MORE
SIGNIFICANT RIVER FLOODING IS POSSIBLE...BUT THE SEVERITY OF ANY
RIVER FLOODING IS STILL IN QUESTION AND WILL DEPEND SIGNIFICANTLY
ON WHERE THE HEAVIEST RAIN FALLS.

VISIT OUR INTERNET WEBSITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/JKL OR LISTEN TO
NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR THE LATEST UPDATES ON
THIS POTENTIAL FLOOD THREAT.

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ABE/GEOGERIAN

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