Spring 2019 flooding in Minnesota

Springtime in Minnesota means melting snow and eyes on the rivers. MPR News reporters follow flood threats across the state. | River forecasts | Road closures | How are you preparing?

Snow tubes, stream gauges and satellites: How do experts forecast floods?
The National Weather Service is predicting a higher-than-usual risk of flooding this spring, thanks to the winter's heavy snowfall. But how does a flood outlook come together? It takes lots of agencies, lots of researchers, lots of data -- and time.
Thanks to heavy winter snows, possibility of flooding increases across Minnesota
National Weather Service forecasters said Thursday the threat for major spring flooding is increasing across the state. But much depends on how fast the snow melts.
Digging deep to predict spring floods
A wide-ranging sampling of the snowpack around the region started Monday morning, which will provide the National Weather Service and other weather observers with key information as they determine whether record snowfalls around the region will turn into spring floods.
The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities has issued its initial spring flood outlook for the Minnesota, Upper Mississippi, and western Wisconsin river basins, showing a higher than usual flood potential.
Snowstorm update for Saturday night and Sunday; Red River flood outlook
A winter storm watch starts at midnight Saturday night and runs to 6 p.m. Sunday for most of the southern half of Minnesota, including the southern part of the Twin Cities metro area.