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Still Too Early to Tell


March 10, 2010 — With milder temperatures and little snowfall this winter, residents in New Brunswick are wondering about the risk of flooding.

Flooding experts are saying it's still too early to tell.

Officials are currently conducting snow and ice surveys in New Brunswick, but being able to predict if the province will see intense flooding is too difficult right now.

Mother Nature is definitely helping to reduce the risk though.

A steady cycle of warm days and cool nights is allowing the St.John river to handle the water. Lower amounts of snow is also playing a key role. Around 40 centimetres of snow is packed through the central part of New Brunswick, but that is significantly less than previous years.

A River Watch coordinator says the weather within the next couple of weeks will be crucial in the flood forecast.

If the combination of warm days and cool evenings continues, it looks like the risk of flooding will be reduced. Unlike two years ago, when Fredericton saw one of the worst floods on record.

For the lastest forecast details for New Brunswick, be sure to tune into The Weather Network on TV. Your National Forecast comes up at the top and bottom of each hour.

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