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Overview

The largest winter weather event of the "winter" season occurred on Easter Sunday, April 1st, 2018.   The primary band of snow developed across northern Missouri and extended into west central Illinois during the late morning and afternoon hours.  Here 3 to 6 inches of snow was observed.  Further south along the I-70 corridor the precipitation was a mix of rain, sleet, snow and graupel.  Winter precipitation totals here ranged from a trace to 2 inches.

Fun Facts:

St. Louis

  • This was the first snow measured on Easter Sunday in St. Louis, since March, 24, 1940 when 0.3" was recorded. 
  • The 0.6" of snow observed was a new record for daily snowfall on April 1st.
  • The 0.6" of snow came up short of the record snowfall on Easter which still stands at 1.0" on 4/8/1917.

Columbia

  • This was the first snow measured on Easter Sunday in Columbia, since April 2nd, 1961 when 0.7" was recorded.
  • The 0.3" of snow came up well short of the record snowfall on Easter which still stands at 4.6" on 4/4/1920.
  • A record low temperature of 23 degrees was tied at Columbia on April 2nd. The previous date of the record is 1992.

Quincy

  • The maximum temperature on Easter 2018 of 29 degrees was the coldest high temperature ever observed on the date and the month of April. The previous daily low maximum record for the date of April 1st was 34 degrees in 1926 and the previous coldest high temperature for April was 31 degrees set April 6th-8th, 1982!
  • The minimum temperature on 4/1/2018 of 19 degrees set a new record for the date.  The previous record low temperature was 21 set in 1924.
  • The minimum temperature on 4/2/2018 of 9 degrees set a new record for the date and the month of April. The previous daily record was 22 degrees set in 2013, while the previous coldest April temperature was 15 degrees set on April 5th, 1929.

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