FLOOD OUTLOOK: Normal Risk For Spring
Despite the wet weather overnight Wednesday into Thursday, the National Weather Service is saying the threat of spring flooding this year is no higher or lower than normal.
The NWS puts out two spring flood outlooks, one in February and one in March.
Experts say there are factors that tend to increase the risk of flooding and factors that tend to decrease the risk.
The deep frost, for example, tends to increase the risk. However, the below normal soil moisture tends to decrease the risk of flooding.
Officials considered all the factors to assess the flood risk as near normal.