Spring is nearing as the ground starts to thaw and the snow melts. What does the spring forecast have in store for the Northern Plains? South Dakota State University Extension State Climatologist Laura Edwards says there is a period within the outlook that is concerning.”The climate models for the April-May-June period have been very consistent for wetter than average conditions,” says Edwards. “For farmers, there is still a lot of work left to do from last year to get fields ready to plant. While it’ll be a tough, slow start to the season, I’m optimistic it can turn around. Right now we’re not seeing as wet of a pattern for summer.” Edwards share mores information in this RRFN interview.