Cold, Cold, Snowy Fall-Winter-SpringApril 15th, 2014 at 1:59 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
This has been a pretty unprecedented fall-spring.
Parts of central & north Texas had their latest freeze on record last night, beating April 13, 1957 freeze. Freeze line could dip as far south as the Florida Panhandle tonight.
International Falls, Minnesota dropped to a record low of 5 degrees this morning.
Detroit just beat out the 1880-81 winter for the snowiest on record with 93″. Chicago is now third in line for snowiest fall-winter-spring on record at 82″.
The 1.4″ of snow at Chicago was the greatest snowfall so late in the season since April 14, 1983. On a side note, 1983 was an incredibly cold spring here with our first 80 not occurring until June 6! However, it was one of the hottest, driest summers on record after one of the warmest winters on record during the strong El Nino of 1982-83.
Here at West Lafayette, our 65.3″ is second only to the 1884-85 season when 66.5″ fell (1880-present).