Chattanooga weather history: Snow has occurred several times in the past during April

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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!

David Glenn

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