39° As of 5 p.m……………Finally

April 15th, 2014 at 5:07 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

This is the coldest since April 24, 2005 when we hit 39 & had a dusting of snow in the evening, but it melted quickly.  Up to 1.5″ fell in the viewing area.

Up to 1″ of snow fell on April 14, 2007, but 0.1″ was on the ground on April 15.

Light dustings of snow also occurred April 15 in 1962 & 1950.

As recent as April 4, 1994, we have dropped to 9 above after a late-season 5″ snowfall.

The coldest high temperature on record after April 15 at West Lafayette is 38.  Parts of the area, April 16, 1961 was the coldest post April 15 day, while an incredibly late snowstorm hit the area.

The high at Fowler was 39 prior to the snow, while Delphi was 41.  West Lafayette reported 33, but high temperature was taken at 7 a.m., not in the evening.

The coldest May high every recorded was 40 May 1 & 2, 1897.

The coldest June high temperature was 52 on June 1, 1889.

It has never snowed in June (at least back to 1880) , but it has in late May!


We cracked 39 as of 5 p.m. with burst of sun, but it is still unusually cold!  Normal high is lower 60s!

Chuck in Frankfort sent me this pic!  It was originally from Weatherjessie.


10 Responses to “39° As of 5 p.m……………Finally”

  1. ~Sher~ says:

    The way this Winter Weather Pattern has been I think that picture could prove to be true…

  2. O No Moe says:

    Maybe we can break the snow drought for June this year. Colder today than I even thought it would be.

  3. O No Moe says:

    It appears today’s high at the Purdue airport was 37 f. I had 37 f here also. Sky is clearing and the temp will be falling.

  4. Jim says:

    That is a awesome picture

  5. Misty says:

    Unprecedented spring? I thought this was average. Watch out for mopeds folks. And snow. And eclipses. And heaven forbid (clutches pearls)….warmth and sunshine.

  6. O No Moe says:

    It is becoming a broken record, over And over And over. And

  7. Barbie in Ffort says:

    Got to see the moon rise on the way home from Lafayette tonight. Huge orange moon. Don’t get to see that very often.

  8. Misty says:


  9. Misty says:

    Chad please drop some facts on us to explain to us peeps why you don’t think that this spring is colder than usual. Thank you.

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