Statewide Planning Level is 1 due to winter conditions.
National Preparedness Level is 1.
The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings and flood watches, mainly in portions of central and southern MN.
- Flooding continues along the Redwood, Cottonwood, and Cannon River. Flooding of small creeks and streams along with ponding of water over roads is also possible as snow melt continues this afternoon.
Warming temperatures this week will increase the rate of snow melt and increase the possibility for ice jam flooding on area rivers. Well-above normal temperatures over the weekend will mark the beginning of widespread spring snowmelt flooding, with rises on area rivers expected. Dry conditions over the next 5 days and below freezing temperatures at night will help to mitigate the severity of the overall flood threat
Do not drive cars through flooded areas. Turn Around...Don`t Drown.
All Minnesota counties require burning permits when the ground is not completely covered by a minimum of 3 inches of snow. At this time, most of Minnesota counties have adequate snow cover and no burning permits are required.
The current US Drought Monitor Map of MN.