Coldest Late March Morning Without Snow Pack In 17 Years

March 21st, 2013 at 2:46 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

NOTE:  New model data is not even totally in yet as of 5:06 p.m.  I will have no new updates on potential snowfall until new data is in soon.

It was a brutally cold morning by late March standards.  Lows ranged from 12 to 15 degrees.  However, no records were set.  Nearly every record low temperature for March 21 dates back to 1960.  West Lafayette dropped to 7 degrees on this date in 1960.

The last time it was this cold so late in the season was March 27, 2002 with 10 degrees.  However, there was also a snow depth of 7″.  Prior to that date, March 23, 1996 had a temperature as cold after March 18 with 12 degrees, but there was 1″ of snow on the ground.

The last time it was this cold without any snow on the ground was March 27, 1996, when the low temperature was 13 degrees.



Cumulus have bubbled up with some cirrus in our eastern half, but the western half is largely sunny.  Amazingly, even with strong late March sun angle & the sun, temperatures are struggling to get to 32 degrees.


3 Responses to “Coldest Late March Morning Without Snow Pack In 17 Years”

  1. JEM says:

    All right! Enough with this. Spring needs come now!!!

  2. Teri says:

    At least the sun is shining in Lafayette, temp is 34*

  3. Jim says:

    Chad. What’s up with this snow sun mon. ? How much. ? Totals are rising. Spring is on hold.

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