The forecast for May Day? More of the same:Record cold and snow has been reported in dozens of cities, with the worst of the chill in the Rockies, upper Midwest and northern Plains. Several baseball games have been snowed out in both Denver and Minneapolis.Cities such as Rapid City, S.D.; Duluth, Minn.; and Boulder, Colo., have all endured their snowiest month ever recorded. (In all three locations, weather records go back more than 100 years.) In fact, more than 1,100 snowfall records and 3,400 cold records have been set across the nation so far in April, according to the National Climatic Data Center.
Accumulating snow is forecast overnight Tuesday night and Wednesday in Denver and in Minneapolis-St.Paul by Wednesday night and Thursday, said AccuWeather meteorologist Mark Paquette.The misery is wide spread:
What I find encouraging is that you don't hear the usual drivel about how this is a sign of Global Warming. It seems that even the Press is abandoning that sinking ship. Sure, there will always be some dead-enders who bitterly cling to their ZOMG THERMAGEDDON!!!11!! religion, but they're increasingly isolated. And so, to the mockery:Other chilly April 2013 records, according to AccuWeather and the Weather Channel:•Both Bismarck, N.D., and Pierre, S.D., had their snowiest Aprils on record.•International Falls, Minn., recorded a low of just 4 degrees April 20. In records dating to 1897, it had never been this cold before this late in April.•Baton Rouge: The low temperature bottomed out at 39 degrees on the morning of April 20. This was the lowest temperature ever recorded this far into the spring season.•Sheridan, Wyo.: Had a bone-chilling low of -1 degree on the morning of April 23.•Amarillo, Texas: The low temperature dropped to 21 degrees on April 24. This is the coldest Amarillo has been this late in the season in records dating to 1892.•Fargo, N.D.: The first 50-degree or higher temperature reading of the year occurred April 26. Previously, since 1881, Fargo had never had to wait past April 17 to get at least one 50-degree day.