Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 171612
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1212 PM EDT Friday, April 17, 2015
High pressure will build into the basin the next couple days providing
generally dry weather. Showers and thunderstorms will return Saturday night
through Monday as a couple weather systems roll through.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Flooding continues in Kentucky, southern Indiana, and southern Illinois.
Moderate flooding is confined to one location on the Green River.
Additional minor flooding is possible in the western basin next week due to
a couple rainfall events late this weekend into early next week.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Showers and thunderstorms were scattered throughout the region. The most
concentrated activity was in KY, TN, southwest OH, southeast IN, and
western PA. Basin-average amounts in these areas were generally on the
order of 0.25" to 0.75".
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Showers and thunderstorms are forecast across much of the eastern, western,
and southern Ohio Valley. Heaviest amounts are forecast in the southwest
basin. Forecast amounts here range from 0.25" to 0.75" with locally heavier
amounts in thunderstorms.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Friday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Ohio River Tell City 38 41.0 Steady
Ohio River Owensboro 40 40.6 Steady
Ohio River Newburgh Lock & 38 44.6 Steady
Ohio River Mount Vernon 35 41.3 Steady
Ohio River J T Myers Dam 37 42.9 Steady
Ohio River Shawneetown 33 41.5 Rising
Ohio River Golconda 40 42.3 Steady
Kentucky River Boston 35 38.0 Falling
Green River Brownsville 18 23.6 Falling
Green River Woodbury 33 39.6 Rising
Green River Paradise 380 387.7 Rising
Green River Calhoun 23 25.4 Rising
White River Petersburg 16 19.0 Falling
Wabash River Princeton 18 19.8 Falling
Wabash River Mount Carmel 19 19.3 Falling
Wabash River New Harmony 15 15.7 Steady
Little Wabash Ri Carmi 27 27.3 Falling
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.