April snow rare but not unheard of in southwestern Virginia - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

April snow rare but not unheard of in southwestern Virginia

Posted: Updated:

Spring officially started two weeks ago, but that did not stop snow from falling in southwestern Virginia in early April.

On April 4th, snow fell with amounts up to three inches in the Highland and Roanoke Valley.  The New River Valley saw the most with four to seven inches of snow on the ground before the snow switched to rain.  Southside saw up to one inch with areas around Danville and South Boston getting none on the ground.

Snow is rare in April, but not unheard of. 

Thursday, Roanoke picked up officially one inch of snow.  The last time more than a trace of snow fell in April was in 1993 when 0.3" landed on the ground.

Blacksburg and the New River Valley see April snows a little more frequently.  With this storm, Blacksburg picked up 5.4".  The last time snow was measured in April was in 2007 when 0.9" fell.  The last big April snow was in 1992 when five inches came to the area.

Lynchburg only saw 0.1" of snow with this storm.  You have to go back to 1992 to find snowfall in the first full month of spring.  1.4" fell in April of that year.

Danville did not see measurable snow with this storm but did pick up one inch in 1992.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Mysterious "woman in black" spotted in Tennessee

    Mysterious "woman in black" spotted in Tennessee

    A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee including Madisonville, Athens, Sweetwater and now Morgan County.
    A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee including Madisonville, Athens, Sweetwater and now Morgan County.
  • Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

    Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

    Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
    31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.
  • Boy receives praise for saving child at Christiansburg pool

    Boy receives praise for saving child at Christiansburg pool

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:53:31 GMT
    Xavier shows WSLS Anchor Lindsey Ward where he saved the boy in trouble. Xavier shows WSLS Anchor Lindsey Ward where he saved the boy in trouble.
    Praise continues for a 7-year-old boy who jumped into action to save another young kid from drowning at a Christiansburg pool.
    Praise continues for a 7-year-old boy who jumped into action to save another young kid from drowning at a Christiansburg pool.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.