Cold Snap Breaks National Weather Service Records

Tuesday’s cold snap and snow didn’t just make things inconvienient for Ozarks residents; it also broke long time weather records.

Meteorologist Mark Burchfield with the National Weather Service in Springfield said that the snowfall on Tuesday April 20 was the first on that day in over a century. The last recorded snowfall on April 20 was a trace amount in 1918.

“It was an unusual weather day,” Burchfield said.

Springfield broke temperature marks on both April 20 and April 21.

The high temperature on Tuesday was 43 degrees, the lowest high temperature since 1918, when the high hit 47 degrees.

The low temperature on Wednesday morning was 26 degrees, which was lower than the record of 28 degrees set in 1978.

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