There is a higher than average risk of break-up ice jams in our region through mid-March.
Ice has grown extensively on our area streams due to the recent very cold temperatures. In addition, present river stages are favorable for the development of break-up ice jams through mid-March. Moderate to heavy rainfall or a sudden warm spell will help the ice jams to form.
We will monitor area stream conditions and issue forecasts, warnings and statements as necessary.
Keep yourself informed of the latest weather and river conditions and forecasts. Make sure you know what to do if the ice jams do develop. Since the water can rise very rapidly in break-up ice jams it is important that you know what to do ahead of time.