Last year we had about an average year for snowfall with about 45 inches. This year we are at about 60 inches and still have at least a month or two to go. Last year the snow melted very quickly in March with consistently warm temperatures. The pictures above show some of the results. Most of our rivers ended up well over flood stage, like the Minnesota River pictured above. If we have a quick thaw this year, like we did last year, the flooding may be monumental.