It typically snows in April in our region, yet it always seems to come as a surprise to many people. Over the last 20 years, only two Aprils have passed without a flake of snow in Fargo-Moorhead. Of the 18 Aprils with snow, 13 delivered at least an inch with nine having at least three inches. Six of the past 20 Aprils have brought snowfall of at least six inches.
The heaviest April snow totals during the past 20 years were 2013 with 16.7 inches and 2008 with 16.9 inches. The heaviest April snow total on record was 17.4 inches back in 1904.
April snow takes many forms; it can be a lot of little snows throughout the month or it can come from one or two major storms. April snows early in the month are often a continuation of a cold, wintry March, whereas late April snows usually come after the winter snow accumulation has melted.