Flood watch Spring river flooding risk appears real

The massive amount of snow this winter could turn into flooding this spring, and forecasters predict that changeover could happen quickly

There is growing concern about Minnesota’s flood prospects, following a February that brought snowfall four times normal for many river basins. National Weather Service forecasters can look out with some level of confidence and accuracy about 7-10 days. Beyond that it’s virtually impossible to pin down specifics for a given river or town.

Dan Luna, who is in charge of the Twin Cities National Weather Service, expects no major river flooding through March 26. “The severity of the flooding,” he said, “will be determined by how rapid temperatures reach the mid 40s and stay there, and or significant precipitation events of an inch or greater.”


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