The 2020-2021 snow season has wrapped-up, ending the threat of significant, accumulating snows for the eastern United States. While some snowflakes are still possible in the coming weeks, especially at the higher elevations of New England, the threats of widespread, accumulating significant snow have come to a close for this winter season.
April isn’t a stranger to snowstorms and blizzards though. While the eastern U.S. saw measurable snow on April 1 this year, 1982 produced a significant blizzard that dumped more than a foot of snow from New Jersey to Maine; some places even got 20-30″. In New York City, it was the the only April blizzard recorded in the metropolitan area since the National Weather Service started keeping records in the late 1800s; the 10 pm temperature of 21 degrees also made it the coldest April 6 on record that year.
The 2020-2021 was an active winter season with many snowstorm threats. Many cities saw much greater snowfall amounts than usual while other cities saw much lower amounts compared to normal or no snow at all. Binghamton, New York, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Newark, New Jersey, Bridgeport, Connecticut, and New York City, New York all saw snowfall amounts significantly greater than normal. Washington, DC’s 12″ was more than 10″ below normal while Wilmington, North Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia all reported 0 snow which is even below normal for those locations.