Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 111608
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1208 PM EDT Saturday, April 11, 2015
High pressure is situated over the Ohio Valley today, bringing sunny skies
and dry weather to the basin. The dry weather should continue through
Sunday, as the high drifts east. By early Monday, a cold front will be
approaching the Ohio Valley from the west, while a disturbance advances
from the Lower Mississippi region. These features will sweep across the
Ohio Basin on Monday and Tuesday, and will generate showers as they pass.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Minor flooding is occurring at several locations across the basin, while
moderate flooding continues at one location. With another round of rain
expected early next week, this status is unlikely to change through the
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain fell across parts of the far northern Ohio Basin, as well as the
eastern and southeast basin. The heaviest rain fell on southwest
Pennsylvania, much of West Virginia and far southeast Kentucky, with
amounts of 0.50 inch to just over 1.00 inch in those areas. Lighter
amounts fell across the remaining area.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
No rain is forecast through 8:00am EDT Sunday. For the period 8am
Sunday through 8am Monday, light rain is forecast over northern and
western Indiana, eastern Illinois, western Kentucky and northern
middle Tennessee. 24-hour basin average amounts are expected to be
less than 0.25 inch.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Saturday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Ohio River Belleville L&D 35 36.6 Steady
Ohio River Newburgh Lock & 38 43.2 Steady
Ohio River J T Myers Dam 37 42.0 Steady
Ohio River Shawneetown 33 40.4 Steady
Ohio River Golconda 40 40.7 Steady
Muskingum River Uhrichsville 5 6.9 Falling
Muskingum River Coshocton 15 15.6 Rising
Muskingum River Cambridge 15 18.1 Falling
Muskingum River Killbuck 15 16.0 Steady
Scioto River Prospect 9 10.3 Steady
Scioto River Circleville 15 16.2 Falling
Scioto River Piketon 20 20.4 Falling
Green River Paradise 380 382.1 Falling
Green River Calhoun 23 23.3 Falling
East Fork White Seymour 12 15.4 Steady
White River Spencer 14 17.2 Steady
White River Elliston 18 22.0 Rising
White River Newberry 13 15.0 Rising
White River Edwardsport 15 16.7 Rising
White River Petersburg 16 19.8 Steady
Wabash River West Lafayette 11 11.0 Steady
Wabash River Montezuma 14 14.8 Rising
Wabash River Terre Haute 14 14.1 Steady
Wabash River Riverton 15 16.4 Steady
Wabash River Princeton 18 22.5 Steady
Wabash River Mount Carmel 19 20.1 Rising
Wabash River New Harmony 15 15.3 Steady
Little Wabash Ri Clay City 18 19.7 Rising
Little Wabash Ri Carmi 27 29.7 Steady
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation
* Tendency based on observed value and a 1-day forecast.