Remembering the SouthCoast’s Significant April Snowstorms
It was 25 years ago this month that the epic April Fool's Day Blizzard froze the SouthCoast solid, but it wasn't the only April storm in the area's history.
Of course April is not anywhere near the snowiest month of the year in New England, but it has seen more than it's fair share of flakes if you ask me. Just because the calendar says it's spring, doesn't mean Mother Nature is done dumping snow across the region.
As ABC Chief Meteorologist Jeff Desnoyers told us, getting snow in April means getting the perfect scenario. "Cold air is usually hard to find, so it has to be a well-timed storm, mainly a night snow to accumulate. Not always the case, but the general thought process. Most April snow events feature a 'wet, heavy weighted snow'...rarely if ever a fluffy snow."
Yes, there are plenty of cold nights in early spring where you need to bundled under the blankets and are likely to wake up to a dusting of frost. As Desnoyers points out, "Snow is not rare for our area in April. Especially for the first half of the month." Adding "April 2016 is the 4th snowiest April on record."
Seeing as we are still in the first half of the month, it is possible to see another snowfall for the season - but not likely this year. Desnoyers tells us "snow may be hard to come by this year. Next week has warm temps. Mid to late month looks toasty as well. "
Not that we are complaining about that. If you ask me any snow in April is just Mother Nature being mean. I love when the weather starts to warm up and the sun seems to shine extra bright. Yet not every April is full of those types of days. Even as recently as 2020 the SouthCoast saw snow in April.