Post March 20th Substantial to Significant Snowfalls At West Lafayette/Lafayette Area 1821-2012

March 21st, 2013 at 12:17 am by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

We will keep an eye on the Sunday-Monday system.  Models continue to point more & more towards all snow with a bit more southerly track.  HOWEVER, I need more data before we decide to start pulling the trigger on potential signficant snow around here.

Regardless, here is a look at snowfall events over 2″ on or after March 20 at West Lafayette/Lafayette area (1821-2012 [highly-fragmented records 1821-1864 from newspapers & diaries]):

April 18, 1821:  3.0″ snow

March 23, 1836:  6-8″ snow

April 2, 1837:  2.0″ snow with ice

Early April 1843:  4-5″ snow

April 1857:  4.0″ snow

STILL WORKING ON 1858-1885

April 3, 1886

April 6, 1886

March 28, 1894:  3.7″ snow

March 28, 1899:  2.2″

March 30-31, 1899:  4.5″

March 21, 1901:  2.0″

March 19-20, 1906:  8.5″

March 26, 1913:  6.0″

March 21, 1924:  4.2″

April 1926:  2″

April 18, 1926:  6.5″

March 25-26, 1930:  5.0″

March 22, 1932:  3.0″

March 23, 1933:  2.5″

March 25, 1933:  4.0″

March 27, 1934:  4.0″

March 25, 1937:  2.5″

March 20-21, 1947:  2.5″

March 22-23, 1955:  2.5″

March 26-27, 1955:  3.0″

April 9, 1957:  3.0″

March 21, 1965:  2.0″

April 2, 1970:  3.0″

March 22, 1977:  2.6″

April 6, 1982:  5.0″

April 9, 1982:  4.0″

March 21, 1983:  5.0″

March 22, 1984:  2.0″

April 6-7, 1994:  5.0″

March 20, 1996:  2.0″

March 25-26, 2002:  8.0″

 

 

7 Responses to “Post March 20th Substantial to Significant Snowfalls At West Lafayette/Lafayette Area 1821-2012”

  1. mad man from afghanistan says:

    March 25/26 2013 8 to 12

  2. Melissa says:

    It is spring time… No snow… Warm weather please

  3. Mary Anne Best says:

    We have a skiff of snow on the ground here in Remington! Cold 14* temp but the sun is shining brightly!!

    MA in REM

  4. Jim says:

    Sorry spring birds looks like snow

  5. dan says:

    pretty much every 10 years or so for each unusual winter storm. could it be related to solar activity?

  6. Liz says:

    March 2002 snow is much remembered. We were recarpeting our whole house and had planned on moving all the furniture to the driveway, till the 8″ of snow!

  7. Jim says:

    Maybe this is interesting this stirm

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