April Fool’s Snow Storm

The April Fool’s Day/Easter Snow Storm of 2018 stretched across the central US. The bad news is that some areas saw 3 to 6 inches of snow or more. The good news is that the warm ground, warm air, and sunshine today quickly took care of it. The highest total I saw was Augusta, IL (Hancock County) with 9.0 inches.

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In addition, we had cold temperatures over the snowpack. The lowest reading was -2 at Paxton.

Low temperatures on Monday, April 2

BTW, the average April snowfall in Illinois ranges from just over an inch in northern Illinois and is essentially near-zero in the southern half of the state. Therefore, April snowfall is not that unusual in northern Illinois but it is very unusual where it fell this time across central Illinois.

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