posted on May, 31 2011 @ 11:37 AM
reply to post by smartbuddy
The flooding up here in the northern plains (I'm in North Dakota), is indeed high this year. The town that was evacuated was Bismarck, ND. I'm
closer to Minot ie, further north and west, on the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers. The flooding at Williston is 28 ft on the
Missouri River, a record. It has reached that height 2 times this year so far, and the ground is saturated. Any rainfall now just sits on top and runs
off. We had another inch plus over the weekend, with more to the east of us- Minot, etc....
The cause? A lot of snow this past winter, a quick early season melt, and more snow and many inches of rain since that time. We even had a late season
blizzard this year. Hopefully, today is the last of it for a few days. It's been raining 6 days on, one day off for several weeks now. Temps haven't
busted 70 yet up north here, which is also unusual. In fact, it's almost noon here and its 47F. Brrrr!
It seems the entire US is having strange weather this year. I've even seen enough in the weather to know we will have an active tornado season this
year. How would I know? I was born and raised on the northern plains. =)