Tuesday, February 18
(Brooklyn Center, MN) -- The National Weather Service isn't extremely concerned at this point about the risk of flooding this spring in Minnesota. At the Governor's Homeland Security Conference, NWS meteorologist Dan Luna said the flood forecast for 2014 is "average." He added it will depend on the speed at which the spring thaw happens. Luna said the Red River is at an above-average flood risk, while the upper Mississippi River is at an average water level and the lower Mississippi between the Twin Cities and Iowa is at a below-average flood risk.