5 April Weather Facts

METEOROLOGIST STEVE FRAZIER @FRAZIERFOX9
METEOROLOGIST STEVE FRAZIER @FRAZIERFOX9

IT CAN STILL SNOW


We have all heard that April showers bring May flowers but here in Minnesota those April showers are a bit flaky. Its still spring in the Upper Midwest and it can still snow. The biggest snow in recent memory occurred between April 17-19, 2013 when 17.7 inches fell at Duluth and 7.3 inches fell in the Twin Cities. The average amount of snow for April is just 2.5" here in the Twin Cities. Take a look at the top April snowfalls in the metro.

ALL KINDS OF PRECIP


Spring in Minnesota can lead to all kinds of stuff falling from the sky. Actually, when it comes to precipitation, April is the first month that we usually see rain, snow, thunderstorms and everything in-between.

DEADLIEST SINGLE TORNADO

It was back on April 14, 1186 that Minnesota recorded it's deadliest tornado with 72 fatalities. Heavy damage was reported from Suak Rapids to St. Cloud to Rice.


SUAK RAPIDS COURTHOUSE COURTESY MN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

FIRST 8 PM SUNSET


Daylight hours are definitely getting longer as we see the sun staying up above the horizon until PM and later starting on the 16th. The amount of daylight will be up to more than 14 hours by the end of the month.

HOTTEST AND COLDEST


Springtime in Minnesota can see the thermometer all over the place.

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