Chattanooga weather history: Snow has occurred several times in the past during April
The flurries flying around locally Monday Morning are rare for April, but not the only time snow has occurred in the past during the month of April!
A quick look at Chattanooga's weather records dating back to the late 1800s shows at least 8 occasions when measurable snowfall occurred (0.1" or greater). The heaviest April snowfall occurred in late April 1910. On April 25, 1910, 4.1" of snow was recorded in Chattanooga. Just a little of 30 years ago in 1987, a 2.8" snowfall occurred on April 3, 1987. That equaled a previous April snowfall that occurred on April 8, 1880.
On April 7, 1971 an inch of snow was recorded at Lovell Field! A dusting of 0.2" of snow occurred on April 6, 1905. There were 3 other occasions through the years with a dusting of 0.1".
So, it doesn't happen every year, but every now and then some Spring snowflakes occur!