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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.

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
coming week.

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.

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.

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.

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