Late April Snow Hits St. Louis Area


Sarah Downs

An unexpected snowfall hit the area on April 20.

Twenty four hours after students were enjoying 70 degree temperatures, they were greeted with snowfall and freezing temperatures by late afternoon on Tuesday, April 20.

Snowflakes started to fall during around second hour and continued to pick up throughout the day. By 2 p.m., there was a trace amount of accumulation on the ground and snowflakes increased in size during the day. A cold front will continue to make its way through the region into the night with temperatures dropping to near record levels for tomorrow morning. The temperature is predicted to be 30 degrees Wednesday morning, according to

“It was very unexpected that we are in the middle of April and we are having snow,” sophomore Jax Drezek said.

Freshman Hy Voung was not alone as other students hoped that they may have been a remote chance of a snow day.

“I think it’s pretty crazy how it’s happening in April,” Voung said.

According to KMOV, “this would be the latest freeze in 35 years, since 1986. And if we get even a Trace of snowfall, that would be the most snow this late in the season in 77 years, since 1944.”

There is still one snow day built into the school calendar and the day would not have to be made up. The last day of school is scheduled for June 3.