Let It Rain, Let It Rain, Let It Rain

I’m glad someone’s enjoying this weather.

Nobody ever fantasizes about a white Easter, but strangely enough the snow around here seems to fall on the Easter Bunny more than it does St. Nick.  You can almost count on  it snowing every time Easter falls during the month of March, and one of our more famous late season snowstorms occurred on Easter in 1974.  Well, Easter just barely fell in April this year, and 2018 can now go in the annals of white Easters in St. Louis history as well…

Yeah, it ain’t much, but it counts.

OK, that’s technically a photo from Monday morning.  If you want to see what it looked like on Easter evening…

So what if it wasn’t actually on the ground for the egg hunts?

April snow of any kind is a rarity where I live… about a once in a decade occurrence.  Quite literally, by my memory.  The last time snowflakes fell in my hood during this month was on April 6, 2009… but that snow melted on contact and never got a chance to look like a Springtime Currier and Ives scene.  Our last accumulating April snow happened on April 10, 1997… about four inches fell that day, causing a rare snowout of the baseball game at Busch Stadium.  The previous home game snowout before that (And I’d assume, the previous bout of April snow) came on April 17, 1983… which I have no recollection of, but have seen photos of.  So yeah, about once in a decade…

Now, snow is very unusual for us to have once the calendar has rolled around to baseball season… but do you know what else is unusual for us in the weather department?  Check out this monthly almanac I pulled from Weather Underground for the month of March, with conditions observed at our main airport…

Look at those last two weeks of the month!  There has been precipitation fall at some point every day since March 22nd!  And with three wet/snowy days in April already, we’re on an amazing (and depressing) run of 13 straight days of rainfall!  I have not been kidding when I’m moaned about the weather lately!  It’s going on three weeks of utter wetness with few if any peeks of our solar star.  Any of you all who have been under drought conditions lately are more than welcome to come and get some of this damned rain.

At least this hasn’t happened yet…

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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28 Responses to Let It Rain, Let It Rain, Let It Rain

  1. Ally Bean says:

    We had snow yesterday, but today out the window it looks like your last photo. Kind of flooding, kind of green. Mud in the making, I guess.

  2. we had rain and hail… well …hail to the easter bunny or something like that ;O)

  3. They got more snow in NY — south of here — than WE got. We got about 2-1/2 inches maybe? But it was gone by lunch. Please, let that be the LAST snow for the year.

    • Never say never. Even this region apparently had a MAY snow at some point in recorded weather history. And just 12 years ago, I remember it coming close to snowing the second week of May. You just never know…

  4. franhunne4u says:

    It was sunny here today. We had wet streets in the morning, when I went to work, but the sun shone then … *only small stones, please*

  5. It’s just not fair. Clearly Mother Nature has mixed up 4-lettered words and changed snow into wind for the Mile High City. 😬 Congrats on making it in the record book for Easters.

  6. draliman says:

    We had some April snow a few years back but it was only a little. This winter we’ve suffered from rain pretty much the whole time 😦 It must be one of the wettest winters for a long time.

    • Our started off cold and dry, but turned cool and rainy in a hurry. Either way, we didn’t end up with much snow again, but I think we’re set for the rest of the year in the rain department. I’d love another dry summer so I don’t have to mow the lawn that often…

  7. YIKES. It’s just not fair – the weather stinks EVERYWHERE…..we had snow in our forecast but thankfully it didn’t happen – we got a bit of rain but not like 13 straight days that’s for sure. It gets OLD very quickly though doesn’t it. SCT needs to begin building an ark (and what a strange voyage THAT would be!).

    Pam

  8. That is nuts (no squirrel related puns intended.) So many people were having a White Easter this year. My drought stricken parched neck of the woods is getting fairly normal rain (whatever that is), then skipping spring and going directly to blazing summer. The exception is this weekend because my college aged daughter has a field trip camping on the coast for her geology class. I can’t wait to hear about her adventures putting up a tent in the downpour. The class had another field trip to the coast a few weeks ago and also had loads of rain.

    Anyway – good luck dealing with your slush. Stay warm. Stay dry. Stay positive.

  9. ghostmmnc says:

    I’ll take some of that rain, please! We did get a little last week, but back to the normal yesterday, with 50 mph + wind and sand turning the sky brown. Typical sandstorm spring around here.

  10. Piglove says:

    Oh no my evil friend. It brings new meaning to the phrase, “I’m melting!” What a mess you have there in your neck of the woods. Here it’s just pollen season mixed with rain – one day hot and the next day cold. Mother Nature this years needs a good swift kick in the butt for sure. XOXO – Bacon

    • I think she owes us an entire month of nothing but sunshine. I sleep days and even I’ve missed the sun!

      • Piglove says:

        I can so imagine!! Mom might as well miss days too. She leaves at the crack of dawn and comes home at night. That’s an awful way to live. Ya’ll need sun and play STAT! XOXO – Bacon

  11. Trisha says:

    Well, at least Rainy is happy. And if she hasn’t gotten enough rain there, she’s welcome to come vacation here. It looks like we’re in for a stretch of rainy days. I’m trying to look on the bright side, which is that the rain keeps the evil pollen down but, damn, I am really missing the sun!

    • I was wondering how 13 days of rain would hold up where you are. Here, that is just unheard of and cruel… but I was thinking that might be considered a drought in the Northwest.

      • Trisha says:

        I’m not sure what our official record number of rainy days in a row is. It might not be any more impressive than the 13 rainy days you’ve just been through because Seattle’s weather is measured at SeaTac, which is often in the rain shadow of the Olympics. They should measure it at my house which is often in the convergence zone. There are many days that it’s dark and rainy at my house and beautiful and sunny in Seattle, just 25-30 miles away. I think I’ll start keeping my own records so I can argue with the official record! 😀

  12. Quirky Girl says:

    Rain, rain, go away… Yeah, I know it’s spring and April brings May flowers and all, but a little sunshine might be a nice change of pace…

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