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April 15, 2014

Weather flakes out in Stillwater

STILLWATER, Okla. — The last time it snowed later than April 8 in Stillwater was 1938, according to the National Weather Service.

Until Monday morning when snow flurries filled the air during a cold, overcast morning.

Temperatures fell into the 30s Monday, Oklahoma Climatologist Gary McManus said.

Stillwater remained under a hard freeze warning until Tuesday morning.

This is bad news for wheat crops that have already been hit with drought conditions, McManus said.

Tuesday will rebound with some warmer weather, but for now temperatures in the 80s are gone for awhile.

McManus said another cold front is predicted for the beginning of next week.

“Anytime we’re still in the pattern of an eastern half blast of air, storm systems move,” he said.

April and May are tumultuous times where anything can happen, and it has.

On May 3, 2013, northeastern Oklahoma saw up to 1.5 inches of snow. Tulsa saw its latest snowfall ever that year. The latest snowfall ever recorded in Oklahoma was on May 20 to 21 in 1931.

“Snow is rare in April except for the Panhandle,” McManus said.

 

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