What’s causing wintry April weather?

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What's causing wintry April weather?

We had an interesting weather setup that brought us snow, sleet, and freezing rain.

Higher up in the atmosphere the wind was coming out of the south and that’s a warmer wind.

Down at the surface though the wind was coming from the Northeast bringing colder air into western Massachusetts and even below freezing temperatures in a fairly thick layer at and a bit above the surface.

That allowed for snow, sleet and freezing rain to form as our storm system arrived late Sunday through Monday morning.

Eventually the warmer air above worked down to the ground changing us over from a wintry mix to plain rain.

We typically do get snow in April, and we even average 0.1″ of snow in May.

There are signs the rest of April will be cooler than average, so if we are to get a more prolonged warmup it may not happen until May.

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