By Sigrid Olson

Winter Rain Causing Potomac Flooding


February 15, 2018

Sigrid Olson, Pathfinder

Most culverts and ditches are clogged with snow from plowing and snowfall. The excess moisture runs off into roadways and low laying land.

POTOMAC - Some county and non-county roads throughout Potomac have recently been flooded out, iced up, washed out, slushed up and snowed in. According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Missoula, this winter the La Nina weather has brought warm and moist Pacific systems and less arctic air temperatures causing Potomac precipitation to fall as rain instead of snow.

NWS forecaster and meteorologist Stefanie Henry said, "Last winter was a much colder and harsh winter while this one has more rain." Henry added that [Potomac] is heading into a colder weather pattern due to arctic air movi...

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