The 1.7 inches that fell in Milwaukee on Saturday, April 27 breaks the all-time daily snowfall record for that date of 0.5″ set 106-years-ago, in 1913 (solar minimum of cycle 14).
Milwaukee’s 7.5 inches of snowfall this April will see it go down as the 9th snowiest April on record, with the average snow for the month being just 2 inches.
To note, April 2018 saw 10 inches accumulate — the trend to later & snowier winter-storms is being established, as we’d expect during the onset of a GSM.
Saturday’s spring snow brought totals of between 1-7 inches across southeast Wisconsin.
The clouds cleared out overnight Saturday which allowed temperatures to sink to -1.1C (30F) for most spots. Milwaukee’s average April low is 3C (37.4F), the average May low 9C (48.2F).
Justin Thompson-Gee, Meteorologist for CBS-58, tweeted that Sunday morning temps were very chilly for the time of year. Madison broke a low temperature record by 2F and Milwaukee was only 4F warmer than the record of 28F:
Zharkova’s analysis suggests the cold times will descend in 2020, as all four magnetic fields of the sun go out of phase
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift