When Does Snowmelt occur?
If a home or business is located very close to a creek, river or other body of water, it will be at a higher risk. When snowmelt begins to occur, running water will rise at a far faster pace than when there is little rain. As a note, this can happen at any time during winter, as most areas will get at least a few warm days.
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a disaster response administration in the government, the thaw and rain of the spring season will accelerate snowmelt, presenting homeowners with increased flood potential.