April Snowmageddons in the U.S. and Canada: 2.5 Feet in California, 2 Feet in Michigan and New England, 1 Foot in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and Manitoba

Extreme weather over Easter weekend brought heavy snow from North Dakota to Michigan – even breaking old records in some places.

Up to 15 inches of snow in South Dakota

An Easter weekend snow storm made its way across South Dakota, dropping more than a foot of snow in some parts of the state.

Sioux Falls got 5.2 inches, the most snowfall on any date in the city dating back to 1893.

Heavy snow was recorded in Black Hawk with 10 inches, Deadwood with 15 inches, Piedmont with 10.9 inches, Red Shirt with 10 inches and Saint Onge with 10 inches. [Argus Leader]

Easter snowfall records in Iowa
Several northern Iowa towns saw record amounts of snowfall this Easter Sunday.

Ringsted, Iowa received 11 inches, according to the National Weather Service in Des Moines. Rock Valley received 7 inches. Hull received 6.5 inches. Rock Rapids received 8.3 inches.

Sioux City got 3.7 inches, an April 12 record, and the second-most snow in recorded history there on Easter. [DesMoines Register]

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2 feet of snow in 24 hours in Michigan

A winter storm – in April – hit Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on Sunday and into Monday, leaving nearly two feet of snow in some areas.

As of 8 a.m. Monday, areas between Marquette and Munising saw between 18-24 inches of snow.

Afternoon Radar Update: Through the rest of the afternoon, expect the snow to continue across the northwest wind snow…

Posted by US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan on Monday, April 13, 2020

A foot of snow in southern Minnesota

A spring storm dumped nearly a foot of heavy, wet snow in southern Minnesota, causing crashes and spinouts for travelers who chose not to stay at home because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The National Weather Service reported nearly 11 inches of snow at Elgin and about 10 inches at Wabasha and Oronoco.

Winds gusts in excess of 35 mph were reported. [KIMT]

A foot of snow in northern Wisconsin

Southern Wisconsin is under a wind advisory as a powerful storm system that dumped more than a foot of snow in northern Wisconsin leaves the state.

The spring storm Sunday into early Monday left 12.5 inches (32 centimeters) of snow in Merrill, 9.1 inches (23 centimeters) in Rhinelander and 7.5 inches (19 centimeters) in Eau Claire. [Star Tribune]

Almost 2 feet of snow in New England

Residents throughout New Hampshire and Maine woke up on Good Friday morning to a blanket of snow far more customary for January than April.

First April snow falls in 26 years in Tajikistan

The snow has fallen in Dushanbe in April for the first time during the past 26 years, Asia-Plus reported.

The snow is 18-20 cm (7-8 inches) thick in different parts of the capital city.

Snow is rare for Tajikistan in mid-spring. The country almost did not have snow during the past winter. [Aki Press]

Extreme weather events are increasing around the world. Be ready and get prepared for the next unusual snow storm. More mini ice age news on Strange Sounds and The Remnants. [NYT]