Brown County May Soon See Flooding

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As snow and ice continue to melt, it’s just a matter of time before the river gages start going up along the James River in Aberdeen.

Mild weather will continue tomorrow as temperatures warm to the 50s, 60s, and 70s.  There’s a chance that Sioux Falls will hit 70 degrees and Aberdeen will warm to the 50s.  It’s been awhile since we’ve had temps that warm as the last time Sioux Falls made it to 70 was October 18.  The last time Aberdeen hit 55 was November 14.

Just like in Sioux Falls, the snow and ice melt will accelerate under these conditions.

While river flooding is not yet occurring in Brown County, give it time.  Following the river levels along the James River in Brown and Spink Counties show the levels are all below flood stage.  But as we continue to warm, these are expected to go up.  Especially if we stay above freezing during the overnights.  Which may happen Tuesday night. 

The last time Aberdeen stayed above freezing for an overnight low was November 5.

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