Flood Watch for Lucas, Ottawa, and Wood. From noon EST today through Wednesday afternoon

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a Flood Watch for a portion of northwest Ohio, including the
following areas, Lucas, Ottawa, and Wood. From noon EST today through Wednesday afternoon

Rain and possible thunderstorms will result in rainfall of two- thirds to an inch by this evening and another inch to an inch and a half tonight into Wednesday afternoon.

Excessive rainfall may lead to flooding of streams, creeks, low lying spots, and poor drainage areas especially in urban and hilly locations. Those near streams and rivers should be especially cautious as streams and rivers can rise quickly.


The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Ohio, Killbuck Creek Near Killbuck until further notice.

The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Ohio, Killbuck Creek Near Killbuck until further notice.

Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. Flood stage is 15.0 feet. Forecast the river will slowly fall but likely remain in or near flood much of the week.

At 16.0 feet Low lying areas west of Water Street in the Village of Killbuck are flooded. Flooded roads include County Road 621, State Route 60 north, as well as local low lying roads. Holmes county fairgrounds inundated.


SPC Feb 20, 2018 0100 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

SPC 0100Z Day 1 Outlook
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Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0645 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018 Valid 200100Z - 201200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF
THE SOUTHERN PLAINS... ...SUMMARY...
A few strong to severe thunderstorms are possible over parts of the
southern Plains tonight. The primary threats would be isolated
gusty/damaging winds and large hail. ...Discussion...
The late-evening/overnight forecast remains somewhat nebulous, owing
to lower predictability associated with subtle impulses in the
sub-tropical jet over the southern Plains. Regardless, within the
warm/moist sector (from parts of the Edwards Plateau northeastward),
convection may organize later this evening, in response to
increasing large-scale ascent along the eastern fringe of the
western US trough. MLCAPE upwards of 1000-1500 J/kg and ample
effective shear may favor a few stronger updrafts. Meanwhile,
relatively straight hodographs would encourage a convective
evolution towards small bands/line segments, capable of localized
gusty/damaging winds and perhaps large hail in any embedded
supercellular elements. While the tornado threat is non-zero due to
an amplifying low-level jet and related low-level shear, the
expected line orientation and continued uncertainty with regards to
convective development precludes the introduction of probabilities
from the Rio Grande to north-central Texas. Farther north, tornado probabilities were removed from northwest
Texas/southwest Oklahoma. Persistent, surface-based convective
development here appears highly uncertain for the remainder of the
period, suggesting any tornado threat is diminishing. However,
hail/wind probabilities have been maintained to account for the
potential for a stronger cell or two to develop near/south of the
stalling front overnight. Mean deep-layer flow will transport any
such cells north of the boundary rather quickly, in turn minimizing
the damaging wind threat. ..Picca.. 02/20/2018 

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