Monthly Image: April Snow

An unusually late two-day snowstorm laid down half a foot of snow starting in the evening of April 3:

Norway Spruce  with April snow

Norway Spruce with April snow

Up until then, the weather had been running a bit warmer than usual, which seems to be the new normal, and this snowfall put more snow on the ground than we’d seen all winter.

The snow took some critters by surprise:

Sparrow - nest box in April snow

Sparrow – nest box in April snow

Most of the snow melted during the sunny 40 °F day after the storm, but overnight lows in the teens wiped out most of the spring flowers and buds.

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