Has it ever snowed in Portland Oregon in April?

Has it ever snowed in Portland Oregon in April?

1890 map of Portland

Not really. In fact, the city hasn’t even seen snow in over 80 years!

Now with climate change at the forefront of many minds in the science community these days. Portland, Oregon sees record snowfall. Or make that any snowfall in April! Yes, just an inch at the airport, but still shocking to residents. However, some areas saw several inches of accumulation when the storm ended.

Moreover, the National Weather service apparently reported:

“Portland, Orgeon received the first measurable snowfall in April in recorded history on Monday. One inch of snow fell at Portland International Airport. Setting a record with the only measurable amount of snow there since official record-keeping began in 1940. The National Weather Service said.”

How long does winter last in Portland?

Portland’s winter weather starts in Mid-November and lasts¬†until mid-March. Furthermore, temperatures range from daytime highs in the 50s, to low 40s. In addition, it will get below freezing several times and often into the 20s for a day or two.

In conclusion, yes the rain did quickly wash away the April snow. But, still the very fact that it occurred. Now has turned some even climate skeptics into those worrying about our planet’s pollution level. And what the effects of that pollution are on our fragile atmosphere. We are just a little rock floating through space, when all is said and done!

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Paul Romer

Has it ever snowed in Portland Oregon in April?