Snowfall Climate for the Month of April

An area of low pressure is currently moving through the Midwest bringing a mixed bag of precipitation across the Chicagoland area. As the system passes by, cold air from the north will transition this precipitation to all snow later tonight. This raises the question, how often does snow occur in the month of April? Although, generally uncommon, snow does occur. Here are some snowy weather factoids for Chicago and Rockford.

Chicago
Greatest Snowfall for April: 13.6 inches in 1938
Record Snowfall for April 5th: 9.4 in 1982
Record Snowfall for April 6th: 9.0 in 1938
Average Date of Last Measureable Snowfall: April 2nd
 
Rockford
Greatest Snowfall for April: 9.0 inches in 1936
Record Snowfall for April 5th: 6.3 in 1982
Record Snowfall for April 6th: 6.0 in 1938
Average Date of Last Measureable Snowfall: April 1st


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