UPDATE @ 10 p.m.: A tenth of an inch of snow and voila! It's a Dayton record for the most number of days in April with measurable (at least that amount) of snow, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.
According to data released as of 8 p.m. by the National Weather Service in Wilmington…. a tenth of an inch of snow has been measured at Dayton International Airport for Monday, April 16, 2018.
But Elwell doesn't think we'll be seeing May snow.
We are on track, however, to make it into the top 5 for snowiest Aprils on record.
And Elwell believes we are about to turn a corner and say goodbye to the ever changing weather pattern, and it could be as early as this week.
"The stronger sun angle this time of year will eventually win out, and the warmth of spring will return. But don’t look for as fast as a warm-up as we saw last week," he said.
Elwell strongly suggests holding off on any significant planting other than cold season vegetables right now. While the average last freeze date in Dayton is April 19, temperatures in the region have dipped below 32 degrees as late as May 3.
And the way this year has gone, Elwell said it wouldn’t surprise him if we hit another record.
The advice has always been to wait until Mother’s Day weekend to do any planting. This year, that falls on May 13.
"I'd say that's good advice to follow, especially this year," Elwell said.