Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Indianapolis, IN

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Probabilistic Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
1022 AM EST Thu Mar 1 2018


The late winter flood potential outlook for the White and Wabash
River basins in central and southern Indiana remains above normal. An
above normal flood potential outlook means that normal to above
normal rainfall is possible in the near future and flooding could
return and/or continue in central and southern Indiana.

As of March 1, significant river flooding continued in southwest
Indiana with elevated or lowland flooding in the remainder of the
area.  Significant flooding occurred in much of central and southern
Indiana since February 15 with major flooding along the Tippecanoe
River.  Flooding along the Tippecanoe River was the highest since
January 2008.

Indiana received 3 to 10 inches of rainfall since February 14 with
the highest totals in northern and southern Indiana. Soils remain
nearly saturated as a result.  As of March 1, additional rains of
0.25 to 1.00 inches had fallen. Additional rainfall of up to an inch
is possible the week of March 4.  From March 8 to March 14, normal to
below normal precipitation is expected.

Rivers and streams will remain elevated at least through March 10.
Renewed flooding is likely, but flooding as seen since February 19
is unlikely.

Persons with interests in flood prone areas should remain alert to
daily weather conditions. Flood conditions can develop quickly during
February.  Several significant floods have occurred in Indiana
during February.

Additional statements will be issued as changing weather and river
conditions warrant.

Additional supportive data and explanations are available for
precipitation and temperatures forecasts and current soil moisture
data at www.cpc.noaa.gov/products. Current snowpack data are
available at www.nohrsc.nws.gov/nsa. Current streamflow data are
available at water.usgs.gov/watchwatch. Visit out home page at
weather.gov/ind for more weather and water information.


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