How Much/Often Does It Snow In April
 
Although the saying goes "April showers bring May flowers", across western and north central Nebraska sometimes those April showers that bring May flowers fall as heavy wet snow. And sometimes that heavy wet snow piles up into several inches. Below are some statistics for April snow storms reported at North Platte and Valentine. (snowfall records 1900 to 2011*)
*2011 data includes snowfall through April 20th

North Platte
Highest One Calendar Day
April Snowfall Total
Rank Month Snowfall
Inches
1 April 2, 1984 8.5
2 April 3, 1977 8.1
3 April 3, 1956 7.6
4 April 10, 2008 6.6
5 April 3, 1957 6.3
6 April 6, 2003 6.2
7 April 8, 1961 5.4
7 April 7, 1947 5.4
9 April 29, 1984 5.2
10 April 11, 2001 5.1
11 April 28, 1994 4.9
12 April 5, 2007 4.6
13 April 4, 1964 4.2
14 April 4, 2009 4.0
14 April 11, 1961 4.0
14 April 23, 1937 4.0
14 April 8, 1913 4.0
 
North Platte
Highest Two Calendar Day*
April Snowfall Total
Rank Year Snowfall
Inches
1 April 2-3, 1984 9.1
2 April 3-4,1957 9.0
3 April 2-3, 1957 8.7
4 April 1-2, 1984 8.5
5 April 3-4, 1977 8.1
6 April 2-3, 1956 7.7
6 April 7-8, 1961 7.7
8 April 8-9, 1913 7.4
9 April 5-6, 2003 6.7
10 April 10-11, 2008 6.6
10 April 1-2, 1980 6.6
12 April 28-29, 1994 6.5
13 April 23-24, 1931 6.0
14 April 4-5, 1964 5.6
14 April 27-28, 1994 5.6
(*Two Calendar Day - both days recorded at least a trace of snowfall)

North Platte
Most Snowfall Days
During the Month of April
Rank Days with Snow - Year Total Monthly
Snowfall (inches)
Average 3.8 3.2
1 9 - 1984 14.5
1 9 - 1957 13.1
3 8 - 1994 11.5
3 8 - 1956 9.9
3 8 - 1920 6.9
3 8 - 1983 5.4
3 8 - 1944 4.2
3 8 - 1917 2.6
3 8 - 1959 1.4
3 8 - 1935 0.6
3 8 - 1990 0.3
 
North Platte
Snowiest April
Rank Year - Days Total Monthly
Snowfall
(Inches)
1 1984 - 9 14.5
2

1957 - 9

13.1
3 1961 - 5 13.0
4 1913 - 5 12.0
5 1994 - 8 11.5
6 1956 - 8 9.9
7 2008 - 7 9.6
7 1995 - 7 9.6
9 1977 - 3 8.1
10 2003 - 3 7.6

North Platte
Recent April Snowfall Statistics
Year Days with Snow Amount
2011* 2* 5.0*
2010 2 0.7
2009 3 7.5
2008 7 9.6
2007 4 4.9
2006 3 0.1
2005 2 0.4
2004 1 1.5
2003 3 6.3
2002 1 T
2001 4 6.3
2000 5 T

Valentine
Highest One Calendar Day
April Snowfall Total
Rank Month Snowfall
Inches
1 April 18,1920 16.0
2 April 3, 1968 9.0
3 April 10, 1995 8.7
4 April 12, 1970 8.2
5 April 13, 1993 8.0
5 April 6, 2003 8.0
7 April 22, 1970 7.9
8 April 17, 1995 7.7
9 April 22, 1988 7.4
10 April 4, 2009 7.0
10 April 26, 1971 7.0
12 April 10, 2008 6.5
12 April 26, 1917 6.5
14 April 6, 1938 6.4
15 April 2, 1984 6.2
 
Valentine
Highest Two Calendar Day*
April Snowfall Total
Rank Year Snowfall
Inches
1 April 18-19, 1920 22.1
2 April 17-18, 1920 20.2
3 April 17-18, 1995 13.0
4 April 10-11, 1995 12.7
5 April 9-10, 1995 11.7
6 April 8-9, 1913 8.8
7 April 26-27, 1917 8.6
8 April 2-3, 1984 8.5
9 April 12-13, 1970 8.2
10 April 13-14, 1993 8.0
10 April 6-7, 2003 8.0
12 April 26-27, 1971 7.7
13 April 21-22, 1988 7.4
13 April 22-23, 1988 7.4
15 April 3-4, 1957 7.1
(*Two Calendar Day - both days recorded at least a trace of snowfall)

Valentine
Most Snowfall Days
During the Month of April
Rank Days with Snow - Year Total Monthly
Snowfall (inches)
Average 4.9 4.7
1 13 - 1950 11.0
2 12 - 1920 30.4
2 12 - 1956 5.5
4 11 - 1909 7.6
4 11 - 1966 6.2
4 11 - 1953 4.0
7 10 - 1995 30.4
7 10 - 1935 11.5
9 9 - 1957 9.0
9 9 - 1979 8.0
9 9 - 1918 5.4
 
Valentine
Snowiest April
Rank Year - Days Total Monthly
Snowfall
(Inches)
1 1920 - 12 30.4
1 1995 - 10 30.4
3 1970 - 6 16.1
4 1988 - 7 13.2
5 1917 - 7 12.7
6 1993 - 7 12.6
7 1935 - 10 11.5
8 1913 - 6 11.2
9 1950 - 13 11.0
10 2008 - 7 10.1

Valentine
Recent April Snowfall Statistics
Year Days with Snow Amount
2011* 5* 9.5*
2010 1 T
2009 4 7.5
2008 7 10.1
2007 4 1.0
2006 3 6.0
2005 2 5.6
2004 3 0.1
2003 5 8.0
2002 6 2.4
2001 1 2.8
2000 8 T

 
Page composition by
Matthew Masek
  updated 4/22/2011

 


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