Mild Winter Leads to Lower Flood Risk

VERMONT - After a mild winter here in the Northeast Kingdom, the risk for flooding due to ice jams is below normal. The National Weather Service issued a Winter/Spring Flood Outlook from March 16th to April 2nd, 2020.

Flooding risk is near normal for Vermont, however, the risk of flooding due to ice jams is below normal or has already passed. This is because the snow depth and water content of the ground are both below normal for Vermont. The mild winter has to do with these lower than averages. Warm temperatures and less snow this winter have led to most of the snow in the state to melt early.

During the 2018-2019 season historical monthly snowfall for Burlington, Vermont was 103.6 inches which is above average. However, the preliminary results of the snowfall total for the 2019-2020 season show this season to be below average with 41.6 inches. 

The next Winter/Spring Flood Outlook will be released on April 2nd, 2020.