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Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1212 PM EDT Friday, April 17, 2015

...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION...
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.
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jm




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