Source: University of Missouri
"Look for significant flooding to continue into spring," said Pat Guinan, University of Missouri Extension climatologist.
During a trip across northern Missouri, Guinan observed saturated soils, farm ponds lapping at their spillways, and streams and rivers that were bank-full or flooding. "Fields are bog-like and ruts in crop fields harvested in wet weather last fall are full of water," he said. "All factors are in place for high flood potential."
There have been no drying days so far this year, he added. "Sunshine and warm winds from the south usually begin evaporating the water. At mid-March we've had few days of warm temperatures, only cloudy, cool or damp weather."