Runoff could be a flood factor here
It is not the amount of snow on the ground of the James River basin but the frozen ground beneath it that has hydrologists at the National Weather Service concerned.
The NWS issued its January hydrological outlook on Friday. It will issue its first spring flood outlook on Feb. 25.
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