Rain may help flood outlook but more warm temperatures needed, hydrologist says
FARGO - Rain usually exacerbates flooding, but this week's record rainfall may slightly improve the outlook for spring flooding, a National Weather Service hydrologist said Tuesday.
"Actually, the rain and the warm temperatures helped melt that snowpack and start moving the water to the rivers a little bit," said Mike Lukes at the Grand Forks, N.D., office.
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