39° As of 5 p.m……………FinallyApril 15th, 2014 at 5:07 pm by Chad Evans 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.