Sunday, April 21, 2013
Weather Rewind -- April 14-20, 2013
The big story nationally was that very same storm system that brought rain to us. It brought as much as fifteen inches of snow to suburban Minneapolis on Thursday. Some portions of Minnesota are still under over two feet of snow cover as we round the home stretch for April -- a bit unusual for this time of the year, even for them. Minneapolis is on track for its fourth coldest April on record and still has yet to record a 60 degree day this year. And you thought the chill in March and early April was bad around here...
Just under 30 percent of the country still has some snow on the ground as of a couple of days ago, which is a similar percentage to a month ago at this time. Last year at this time? Just six percent, mainly across the Rockies and across a small portion of Northern Minnesota.