Spring Flood

There has been a lot of talk about the possible spring flooding in many areas because of the recent surge of snowfall.  As a reminder, a vast majority of the area is either running near or just slight above average for snowfall to this point in winter.   There is no doubt that many have some huge piles of snow to contend with, not so much because of the excess snow  fall this winter, but instead the excess of snow just in the past two weeks.  Plus, more important than snow amounts, is the actual moisture content of the snow and that too is running close to seasonal average in many locations or a bit above.  In these parts, never say never, but flooding concerns are not in the severe category at this point and it will take more snow or heavy spring rains to move the region into that category.

Daryl Ritchison