National Weather Service warns of spring flooding


The National Weather Service is warning that there is a high risk of flooding again this spring in regions where the ground is already saturated.

The biggest issue is adding a wet spring to already high river levels and snowpacks which leads to a “three-pronged recipe” for disaster, USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippy says.

“It’s only mid-February but given the forecast and antecedent conditions, we are looking at a broad area, especially across the northern Corn Belt, facing what would be the likelihood of fieldwork delays,” he told Agri-Pulse.