Recent weather creating “ideal melt” in La Crosse area

Ice on rivers does leave a slim change of creating ice dams

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – As temperature continue to rise, flooding is an annual concern throughout our area.

Staff with the National Weather Service in La Crosse say there isn’t a risk at the moment.

And the risk rises to a normal risk later on in the spring.

Factors like how much snow in our area will play a roll, along with condition of streams and rivers.

National Weather Service staff say our recent weather is creating an “ideal melt.”

“Temperatures warming up above freezing during the day and the we get a little run offs, some snow melt and then dropping back below freezing at night. So that slows the runoff process,” said NWS La Crosse service hydrologist John Wetenkamp.

Ice on rivers does leave a slim chance for ice daming in our area.