The National Weather Service on Friday issued its latest bi-weekly flood outlook for the area, which is calling for near normal conditions over the next few weeks.
In general, snow coverage was thin and snow water content below normal in Western New York. We've had frequent changes from cold to mild this winter, and as a result, the ground frost level is not too deep (six inches to a foot).
The outlook predicts a continuation of the hot-and-cold weather we've had this winter, with long periods of below normal temperatures punctuated by brief warm-ups with mixed precipitation or rain.
-- John F. Bonfatti