The relentless winter of 2017-2018 keeps on chugging along. We are now in the second month of the meteorological spring and winter just doesn’t want to let go! Winter Storm Xanto brought record snowfall to many cities such as Minneapolis, Green Bay, Billings, Bozeman, and Sioux Falls.
The winter itself was full of record cold and record snow, but we are in the month of April, yet it feels like Mid-January. Omaha, Nebraska set a record low of 13 F on Wednesday, April 4 SMASHING the previous record set in the “cold year” of 1899! Omaha then fell to 18 F by Friday morning, but did not break or tie the record of 16 F set in 1982. Then, the second record was set as Omaha fell to 14 F which broke the previous record of 17 F set in the “hot year” of 1936. Temperatures fell as low as minus 5 F in places north and west of Omaha. Keep in mind that the normal high for this time of year in Omaha is 60 F with a low in the mid 30s.
Do I even need to say more? Winter Storm Xanto rolled through the Plains and Midwest bringing ALL TIME RECORD SNOWFALL for the month of April alone as well as a single storm! Minneapolis recorded 14.9 inches which smashed their previous record of 13.6 inches! It wasn’t only Minneapolis’s biggest April snowstorm, it was Minneapolis’s 12th biggest snowstorm on record.
The highest snow total from Xanto was 33 inches in Amherst, Wisconsin. Does that sound like April to you?
I must also add one thing…more snow is coming, but don’t worry only 1 to 3 inches for the northeast and Northwestern Pennsylvania. 5 to 8 inches for Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa.
IT IS THE COLDEST AND SNOWIEST SPRING ON RECORD IN THE UPPER MIDWEST…- WASHINGTON POST: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/04/18/its-the-coldest-and-snowiest-april-on-record-near-the-great-lakes-and-residents-are-fuming/?utm_term=.1caa3217308c
NOAA/NWS SNOWFALL TOTALS: http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/discussions/nfdscc3.html
LOOK AT THESE INCREDIBLE SNOWFALL TOTALS- ICE AGE NOW ROBERT FELIX: https://www.iceagenow.info/look-at-these-incredible-snowfall-totals/