A communication into the weather center this week asked if we had set a record in the Red River Valley this April for the most days with snow. Snow did fall in Fargo and Moorhead on seven calendar days in April. Four of those were measurable snow. Grand Forks had snow on eight days and three counted as measurable snow. Actually, this would not even have been a record for May.
Historically, it has snowed in the Red River Valley region in about 19 out of 20 Aprils. Measurable snow falls, on average, on about three or four separate calendar days. To be sure, snow amounting to just enough to cover the grass is the most common type of snow in April, but that is what mostly fell this year. Like it or not, the snow that fell this April was quite typical of our climate.