Weather Service To Issue Flood Outlook Soon With Large Snowpack On The Ground

There’s a pretty deep snowpack across northeastern and east-central South Dakota as we start the new year…..

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That’s hydrologist Mike Gillispie at  the National Weather Service office in Sioux Falls.  He says the snow is lying on top of already-saturated ground….

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Gillispie says the National Weather Service will release its first spring flood forecast three weeks from now. In the meantime, he says it’s not too early to start thinking about flood-prevention measures….

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