Originally Posted by BilloutWest
With the normal precip here in Oregon throughout this winter so far, that should be a big help.
Another odd circumstance is frozen ground not allowing melt to penetrate the soils. This is an odd timing thing. Ground gets rain wet early and a hard freeze hits late fall/early winter. Then that gets insulated by snow. Runoff city.
Welcome to the Gallatin Valley, Montana... this is an annual occurrence, though usually not until late march or early april... We've had highs in the low 40s and lows just below freezing for the past several weeks and it is absolutely treacherous to walk across the yard. Sun polished and pocked ice with just a little water on top = concussion last friday night while BBQing. That's right I got a BBQing injury, go figure.
The frozen ground issue is almost always an issue for a while each spring, but this warm spell is down right ridiculous and we've had two of them. One before Christmas and this one starting early Jan. I wonder how much frost is down there now with the two events with -20's between.