Rain-snow likely through week, particularly Friday (video)
Snow in April
• There is typically one day of measurable snowfall in April.
• The record snowfall amount for April is 16.4 inches, which occurred in 1983.
• The greatest one-day snowfall is 14.0 inches, which occurred on April 20, 1893.
• The record snowfall for today (April 19) is 3.0 inches, which occurred in 1993.
• The record for April 20 is 14.0 inches, which occurred in 1893.
Source: National Weather Service
The National Weather Service says the Rochester area is likely to get more snow mixed with rain through the week, particularly on Friday.
Snow fell throughout Tuesday in Rochester. An an accumulation of 4 to 9 inches was expected, depending on the temperature.
The heaviest snow fell in Fillmore and Houston counties,which got 4 to 6 inches. Schools there closed early.
Traffic mishaps were few during the day. Sheriff's dispatchers in Fillmore, Houston, Mower and Olmsted counties reported mainly just vehicles sliding into ditches.
South of Spring Valley, a car driven by Lloyd Faulkner, 63, of Waterloo, Iowa, slid across U.S. 63 into a pickup driven by William Foster, 74, of LeRoy. Both suffered minor injuries, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report, which also stated that both men had their seat belts fastened.
Here's the forecast for the rest of the week in the Rochester area:
Wednesday: Snow likely, mixing with rain after 11 a.m., then gradually ending. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Thursday night: A chance of rain before 3 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow. Chance of precipitation is 40%
Friday: Rain and snow likely, becoming all rain after 8 a.m. High near 46. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.
Friday Night:A chance of rain before 5 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Saturday:A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.
Saturday Night:A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Sunday:A chance of snow. Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.