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A broad area of snow moved across the area April 2-3, with an embedded heavier band that affected parts of extreme southeast South Dakota and northwest Iowa. Snowfall amounts were generally 2 to 5 inches, with amounts of 5 to 8 inches within the heavier band. Gusty north winds drew unseasonably cold air into the region behind the snow, allowing for numerous record low temperatures on the morning of April 4, 2018.

Robins seek refuge from the snow in a bush
Robins wait out the snow in Round Lake, MN
(photo courtesy of Ida Reimer)
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