Greg Gust of the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks says that “the spring snowmelt flood risk is currently quite low, running below long term averages across all of the Red River and Devils Lake Basin. Gust added “we’re back in a warm up cycle, but are likely to see a few cold snaps yet before the big thaw.” Dry conditions have persisted across the Red River Basin since last fall. Soil moisture, base streamflow and current snowpack in virtually all sub basin areas are near to below normal.