National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

This winter (Dec-Jan-Feb) has been slightly wetter and warmer than normal for most across the Ohio Valley.  Portions of central Kentucky have seen precipitation amounts of 2-8" above normal over the past 90 days while others have received near normal precipitation amounts (see map below).  Across sections of southwest Indiana, precipitation amounts have been 2-8" above normal over the past 90 days while southeast Indiana has received near normal precipitation amounts (see map below). 

As we head into Spring 2023 with normal soil moisture and streamflows in the Ohio River Basin, chances for minor flooding are near normalA few instances of moderate flooding are possible.  The following graphics are river flood outlooks valid through May 2023.  For the full text version of the Spring Hydrologic Outlook, click here.  


Chance of Exceeding River Flood Levels Spring 2023