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How much snow did we 'officially' get in our record-setting April 11 snowfall?

Tri-Cities has never had snow this late in April

According to the National Weather Service (Pendleton-Tri Cities) there's never been measurable snow this late in the year--ever.  Ths last time that happened, was 1935 when a few days earlier in April, less than a half-inch fell. Here's a look below at snowfall totals from around the PNW Monday courtesy of the NWS:  (the first number to the right of the city name is how much snow they got officially)

 

area snowfall totals (NWS)
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What do we normally see this time of year temp wise? According to usclimatedata.com, Kennewick (Tri-Cities) sees an average of overnight lows around 42, with an average high of around 66 degrees for April. That average high raises to 74 in May.  This morning we were at 32 in many areas, and the high didn't budge past that until well into mid-morning.

Hopefully, our temps continue to creep upward, should be hitting 60's again at least by this weekend.

 The one good thing about this statewide snowfall? The ski resorts could get a nice late-season boost to help them financially. A new blast of snow, more late-season skiers.

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