Late Season Snowfall

A late season snowfall dropped 2 to 4 inches of snow across southern Lower Michigan on Monday morning. Below freezing temperatures allowed the snow to stick to roads causing difficult travel conditions. How unusual is snow in the second half of April in the Grand Rapids area? Over the last 10 years, measurable snow has fallen in one other year besides 2011. In 2005, about an inch of snow fell on the night of April 23-24th. About half of the years in the last 10 years have had a trace of snow after April 15th. In 2002, snow flurries fell on May 19th.

 

Approximate storm total snowfall map for April 18th:

 

 



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