Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Wilmington, OH

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000 FGUS71 KILN 220356 ESFILN INC029-041-047-115-137-155-161-177-KYC015-023-037-041-077-081-117- 135-161-187-191-201-OHC001-011-015-017-021-023-025-027-037-041- 045-047-049-057-061-065-071-073-089-091-097-107-109-113-129-131- 135-141-145-149-159-165-290400- Winter/Spring Flood Potential Outlook National Weather Service Wilmington OH 1056 PM EST Fri Feb 21 2020 ...NEAR NORMAL FLOOD RISK FOR THE REGION THROUGH MARCH 5... Normal flood potential means at least some flooding is possible. Above normal flood potential means more widespread flooding is possible with some points possibly reaching moderate or major flood levels. This is a biweekly flood outlook issued by local NWS offices in winter and early spring to summarize basin conditions and to assess the potential for flooding. The outlooks are based on current and forecast hydrometeorological conditions. The factors considered when determining flood potential include current streamflow and reservoir levels compared to normal for the period, water equivalent in any snow pack, soil moisture and expected precipitation. ...SNOW COVER AND SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT... There is no snow within the basin. ...STREAMFLOW... Streamflow is above normal, except for some locations in Ohio where it is near normal. ...ICE... There is no ice on rivers within the basin. ...SOIL MOISTURE... Soil moisture is above normal, except in parts of western Ohio where it is near normal. ...RESERVOIR CAPACITY... Reservoirs are near optimum winter flood control levels. ...WEATHER TRENDS AND PRECIPITATION... It will be dry across the basin until Sunday night. Two systems will then cross the area from February 24th through 26th. Combined, this systems may bring around 1 inch of liquid precipitation. For week 2 of the outlook period ending on March 5, temperatures and precipitation are forecast to be slightly above normal. Real time river information and forecasts for specific locations along rivers across Central and Southern Ohio...Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana can be found at water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=iln. $$

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