There were no major flash floods this year.
A year ago saw record floods in several regions of the country.
NOAA forecasters predict widespread flooding this spring, but don't expect it to be as severe as the historic floods past year (2019). The forecast, which was released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday, is that people can only expect large to moderate flooding in about 23 states, and it is projected to impact around 128 million people, according to Edward Clark, director of NOAA's National Water Center.
The regions most likely to experience major flooding include parts of North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.
NOAA Climate Prediction Center information shows the potential for major flooding is elevated along the Red River, the James River and parts of the Upper Mississippi River.
In the southeastern US, the potential for heavy floods may be slightly dampened by the early arrival of spring _ meaning that the sprouting plants and trees are absorbing moisture from the soil and air. In the U.S., this is due to newly flowering trees, plants and flowers that will absorb the excessive abundance of moisture in both the air and soil.
"From December to February we saw above-normal temperatures in nearly the entire continental United States", said Jon Gottschalck, a scientist at NOAA's Center for Climate Prediction.
Warmer temperatures are linked to climate change.
Last December to February saw "above normal temperatures for almost the entire continental USA", said Jon Gottschalck, a scientist at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center.