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by Tim Abramowski

After a week that’s been all over the place weather-wise I see some good news.  Actually, I don’t see it – hydrologists with the National Weather Service see it.  The ‘it’ in question is a lessened chance for ice jams and spring flooding which, up to now, has been a foregone conclusion by many.  According to a statement out this week, recent episodes of warmth and limited rain mixed with cold…and if you were up early Thursday… you felt some really cold temperatures, has diminished the amount of moisture trapped in the snow pack.  Even better – at least from the standpoint of flooding potential – the trend is likely to continue through the week ahead.  This could result in fewer ice jams and less flooding.  Lower 40-degree readings Friday should further help the situation as they’ll be followed by a cool down to help avoid a too quick melt.  All the sure signs of spring now lie under the snow.  And like all good things – they’re worth waiting for.

Rick Shields