Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Snow in May

Snow in May is not unheard of but not common either. According to the Minnesota Climatology Working Group, 1892, 1935, and 1946 all had May snowfalls that brought three inches of the (unwelcome) white stuff. This year may rival those snowfalls; The StarTribune is predicting 6 inches of snow.

On the other hand, an article from May 19, 1915 in the Minneapolis Tribune (from ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Early Minnesota Newspapers) proves that snow in May was not necessarily unwelcome as shown by this headline: "May Snow Prevents Spread of Elevator Fire."

In this photo below (from St. Catherine University Digital Collections), Katies in 1938 play in the snow on campus. Snow isn't all bad.

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