Apr 2, 2013 at 7:36 am
It might not feel like it but the Red River Valley is finally making some progress towards a Spring thaw. After a few days of melting snow covered fields the cooler temps have put the process on hold. National Weather Service officials expect things to start to heat up again in the coming days. The latest progress report has snowpack temps in the southeastern part of the basin slowly rising and slight river rises have been noticed around the basin. Greg Gust of the NWS office in Grand Forks says there’s still a near record amount of snow out there for this time of the year to melt.
Gust says another storm system is expected to move in for the weekend that could add about a half inch or more of liquid content to the overall runoff.
Temp: 37°F (3°C)
Wind: 12mph W
Weather: Mostly clear