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National Weather Service: Don’t bet on another slow melt
According to the National Weather Service, nearly 75 inches of snow fell on Mercer County in the winter of 2009-2010. Coupled with already-saturated soil, that amount of snowfall was more than enough to cause significant spring flooding.
But, it didn’t.
Thanks to what NWS later called an ideal snow melt that allowed runoff to gradually filter into the ground. As this winter trudges on, Mercer County officials are hoping good fortune strikes again following the NWS’ latest flood projection outlook.