Many citizens are hoping that we are near the end of the snow season. Hopefully that will be the case, though a number of observers have occasionally reported over 20 inches in April.
Here is a look at the snow season of 2012-2013 so far for those areas that have received well above normal snowfall totals. With some of these numbers it is no wonder that a rapid spring snow melt would bring the threat of flooding.
International Falls 84.9″
Wolf Ridge 84.6″
Cass Lake 75.0″
Itasca State Park 69.6″
Red Lake Falls 66.0″
Further the liquid water content of the snow pack remains high, ranging from 3 to 6 inches in many areas. That is a lot of water to runoff over frozen ground.