April 6th, 2009, on what was supposed to be opening day for the White Sox, and I shoveled 2 or 3 inches of snow.
A wet heavy slop.
Even the freakin' birds at our front feeder looked surprised.
Everything seemed out of whack.
Doves left me walk within a couple feet of them.
I cracked sodden snowballs against the side of the house. And my gloves were instantly soaked.
OK, this stuff fascinates me, so I checked the NWS and found out Chicago's heaviest April snow was 13.6 inches in 1938. The heaviest for April 5 was 9.4 inches, 9 inches for April 6.
So, we got off easy.
However, it is odd. The average date of the last measurable snow is April 2.