There’s some spring flood risk for Wisconsin. Spring will get here eventually – really – and when it does, it will bring at least a chance of flooding to parts of Wisconsin. Zach Taylor is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in La Crosse. “Up in the northern plains is where the highest risk of spring flooding exists,” he said. “Along the Red River there is a good chance of moderate to major flooding projected. But there is a little bit of a threat across Wisconsin.”
That flooding threat is for the southern half of the state, particularly the southwest corner of Wisconsin, where snow pack on top of still frozen ground could set the stage for floods as we move into the month of April. The Tremble, Black, Kickshaw and Wisconsin Rivers have the potential for flooding. Tailor said a gradual warmup would be the ideal scenario to avoid flooding as well as to alleviate drought conditions.
NOAA – the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – released its spring outlook, including predictions on flood risks around the nation.