(Yet Another) Spring Snowfall: April 27, 2002
The winter of 2001-2002 stated late and seems to be ending late in central Minnesota. Another weekend snowfall
dumped up to a half-foot of snow over portions of Minnesota. The heavy wet snow caused tree branches to break
and there were numerous power outages. The snow stared off as rain across the Twin Cities on Saturday morning
and changed over to snow throughout the day. Some heavy bursts of sleet pelted the ground in the afternoon.
There were also slippery roads Saturday evening as the snow began accumulating on the highways, causing numerous accidents.
There were a couple vigorous waves of thunder snow in the evening of the 27th
with some vivid lightning and crackles of thunder. The 6.0 inches of snow at Chanhassen was enough to
put April 2002 as the 2nd all-time snowiest April on record. 20.2 inches was the total for the month, placing
2002 right behind 1983 that had 21.8 inches.
Here are some snowfall totals from this snowstorm from April 27-April 28, 2002.