So far it looks like southwest Wisconsin is on track to have a dry and uneventful spring. And that's good news, coming from Todd Shea, warning coordination meteorologist with the La Crosse National Weather Service
"Right now we are in any crest we're going to see, as far as snow melt," says Shea. "Most of our concern is along the Mississippi, and even that it looks like most of the snow melt crest is going to be below flood stage at almost all locations.
Shea says a dryer, less snowy winter this year means at least the area is not replicating the conditions of 2008's flooding. But, he says, there are still the spring storms. "We are still in an active weather pattern," Shea says. "We expect another storm system over the weekend, and perhaps one or two next week."
Shea says for right now, southwest Wisconsin is in better shape than south-central or southeast Wisconsin, where the ground is wetter coming out of the winter and there's been more precipitation recently.