Record cold, late spring snow leaves plains, shivering south and east | The Weather Channel – Articles de The Weather Channel


  • Record cold for late April stationed in the Plains, Midwest and South.
  • Frost warnings have spread to parts of the south.
  • Late spring snow spread from the Rockies to the Midwest and northeast.

A blast of cold air shattered many temperature records for the end of April in the plains, the south and the east and was accompanied by late spring snow from the Rockies to the interior of the northeast .

This latest cold outbreak triggered frost and frost alerts as far south as Texas and Alabama.

April 21 was the last spring frost recorded in the two Abilene, Texas, and Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

Dozens of daily records were set during the cold snap, including Dallas-Fort Worth (37 degrees), Oklahoma City (29) and Indianapolis (26).

Temperatures have plunged to 22 degrees below zero near Albany, Wyoming, and 9 below zero in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

(PLANS: Highs / lows of US 10 day forecast)

Late spring snow

Accompanying this blast of cold was a round of snow which in some areas was one of the last spring snowfalls on record.

Although not the most recent snow of the season, the accumulation of snow in both Kansas City and Wichita, Kansas, April 20, was the heaviest to occur so late in the spring there.

Up to 1.5 inches of snow was reported in northwest Arkansas on Tuesday. Only one event of May 3, 2013 produced snow later in the spring in Fayetteville, Arkansas, than what fell on Tuesday.

Paducah, Kentucky and Evansville, Indiana both recorded their last accumulated snowfall at the end of April 20, according to the National Weather Service.

And a two-day total of 1.8 inches was the heaviest snow so late in the spring in Louisville, Kentucky.

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