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Published April 01, 2013, 05:40 PM

Record snow cover as slow melt begins

On this first day of April, people are dealing with near record snow still on the ground. According to the National Weather Service our March has the 2nd deepest average snow depth, only behind 1997.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

On this first day of April, people are dealing with near record snow still on the ground. According to the National Weather Service our March has the 2nd deepest average snow depth, only behind 1997.

This past march had the 10th coldest average temperature tied with the winter of 1956. Even with all the snow, there is less water content in the snow than typical March snows. While there has been some melting, the water has yet to make it to the river. Meteorologist Mark Ewens says a mild melt will go a long way to prevent severe flooding. Ewens says only in the March of 1966 did we see more snow. Last month a total of 19.2 inches fell in Grand Forks.

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