With concerns for the spring flooding potential, the recent snows in combination with what fell during the second half of the winter puts the concerns the highest they have been since 2013. This past winter was the 5th wettest in North Dakota taken as a whole. Most locations finished the winter 1 to 1.5 inches above average. That doesn’t sound like much, but much of the state only average 1.5″ to 2” for the entire winter, meaning, we had 150 to 200 percent of normal. Of course this month has started off wet as well. As we learned in 2013, early flood forecasts can have high errors and for now it’s a waiting game to especially see if a poorly time rain comes in April.