Monday, May 07, 2018
Snow In May? Not So Fast...
If you look at the Jonesboro records for May, there are a couple of days that may stand out. On two days, the record snowfall for Jonesboro is a "trace". But, there is a flaw in the record systems... Hail is counted as snow. Let me explain....
If you look back at the two years in question, you will notice that it was NOT cold enough to snow, but there were thunderstorms. Thunderstorms with hail!
Here's 1949. Notice the comments:
Here's 1955. Notice the hail reports:
So, if you ever see "snow" being reported in climate logs during the spring and summer months. It might have been hail!