Monday, April 20, 2009

The Melt Is On

After more than two feet of snow that fell over the weekend, the big melt is now taking place. Temperatures are going to be in the 70's for the next several days with highs reaching 80 by Thursday.

The melting has actually been taking place ever since the snow started due to the fact that soil temperatures have been warmer than the air temperature. The best part about the melting has been a steady infiltration of water into the soil profile. I would have to guess that the snow cover will take another two days to completely melt off. At that point the soils will be charged with fresh clean water which will do a tremendous amount of flushing to our Sodic soils.