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Winter/Spring Flood Potential Outlook
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
1219 PM EDT Thu Mar 21 2019

...FLOOD POTENTIAL IS NEAR NORMAL ACROSS THE OHIO RIVER BASIN...

A NEAR NORMAL FLOOD RISK MEANS OCCASIONAL FLOODING COULD OCCUR WITH
WATER LEVELS HAVING MINOR IMPACTS.

FOR THE 90-DAY FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOKS GO TO:
HTTPS://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/LONG_RANGE.PHP

A 90-DAY OHRFC WATER RESOURCES OUTLOOK IS ISSUED MONTHLY AT:
HTTPS://WWW.WEATHER.GOV.GOV/OHRFC/WRO

...PAST RAINFALL...

PRECIPITATION DURING THIS PAST WINTER AVERAGED 2 TO 4 TIMES ABOVE
NORMAL ACROSS THE OHIO RIVER BASIN.

...SOIL MOISTURE...

SOILS ARE WET TO VERY WET ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY.

...STREAMFLOWS...

STREAMFLOWS ARE NORMAL ACROSS TRIBUTARIES AS WELL AS THE MAINSTEM OF
THE OHIO.

...RESERVOIR LEVELS...

RESERVOIR LEVELS ARE NEAR NORMAL THE OHIO VALLEY.

...SNOW WATER CONTENT...

NO SNOW IN THE OHIO VALLEY.

...RIVER ICE CONDITIONS...

NO RIVER ICE.

...WINTER/SPRING FLOOD SUMMARY...

EVEN THOUGH ANTECEDENT CONDITIONS SUPPORT A MORE ELEVATED FLOOD RISK
...RAINFALL IS FORECAST TO BE NEAR NORMAL FOR THE REMAINDER OF
MARCH. WITH THE PRIME DRIVER FOR FUTURE FLOODING IN THE NEAR TERM
BEING RAINFALL AMOUNTS...NEAR NORMAL RAINFALL SUPPORTS A NORMAL
FLOOD RISK.

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