Snow Season

This past Sunday it snowed across much of southern North Dakota.  It did not accumulate in Fargo, but it did in Bismarck.   Getting snow on April 25 is later than average, but probably not as late as you may think.  The average last date of accumulating snow in Bismarck is on April 18, meaning Sunday’s 1 inch of snow was only about a week later in average.   Although it wasn’t measurable, in Fargo, the average last measurable snow of the season is April 17.  You may recall back in 2008 that Fargo had nearly 5 inches of snow fall on April 25 and 26 of that year.  So, a late season snow, although not pleasant, isn’t necessarily rare.

Daryl Ritchison