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Weather Forecast Office Charleston, WV
Ohio River Forecast Center
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Forecasts for the Ohio River at Racine Lock are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:
Moderate Flood Stage:
(1) 50.23 ft on 09/20/2004
(2) 48.87 ft on 01/09/2005
(3) 48.20 ft on 02/27/1979
(4) 47.70 ft on 01/22/1996
(5) 47.00 ft on 03/04/1997
(6) 46.90 ft on 01/30/1994
(7) 46.50 ft on 01/02/1991
(8) 46.10 ft on 03/13/2011
(9) 45.40 ft on 12/10/1978
(10) 43.30 ft on 12/20/1990
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: Preliminary values subject to further review.
Low Water Records
Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
Flood Impacts & Photos
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The town of Racine is flooded.
West Virginia route 62 is flooded at Tombleson Creek at Larry's Locker. More areas along Ohio route 124 from Minersville to Antiquity are flooded.
West Virginia route 62 is flooded just below Racine Lock at West Creek. More areas along Ohio route 124 are flooded.
Ohio RT 124 Near Minersville is Flooded.
Ohio state route 124 at Antiquity starts to flood. Areas of Ravenswood are flooded upstream from Racine Lock.
Ohio route 124 at Antiquity floods at 41 feet.
Ohio route 124 at Minersville floods at 42 feet.
WV route 62 at West Creek floods at 44 feet.
WV route 62 at Tomblenson Run floods at 46 feet.
The Town of Racine Ohio starts to flood at 48 feet.
About This Location
Latitude: 38.916944° N, Longitude: 81.912222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27
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Charleston, WV 25309
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