Snow in mid-March - or even April - not unheard of in the Miami Valley

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5-day forecast with Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini

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The Miami Valley experienced noticeable snow accumulation on Monday evening and Tuesday morning after a mostly warm winter.

How rare is mid-March snow? Not as rare as you might think.

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The area has seen at least 1 inch of snow 51 times on March 13 or after since 1949, according to historical weather data. It has come as late as April 17, when 1.4 inches of snow fell in 1961.

One of the recent late snowfalls came in 2013, when 5.8 inches fell on March 25.

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A Dayton snow plow driver works the area around Riverview Avenue and McDaniel Street early Monday, March 25, 2013, cleaning up after an early spring snow. The official snowfall total in Dayton on Sunday was 5.8 inches, as measured at the Dayton International Airport. That breaks the daily record for March 24 which was previously 4 inches set in 1912. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF

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A Dayton snow plow driver works the area around Riverview Avenue and McDaniel Street early Monday, March 25, 2013, cleaning up after an early spring snow. The official snowfall total in Dayton on Sunday was 5.8 inches, as measured at the Dayton International Airport. That breaks the daily record for March 24 which was previously 4 inches set in 1912. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF

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A Dayton snow plow driver works the area around Riverview Avenue and McDaniel Street early Monday, March 25, 2013, cleaning up after an early spring snow. The official snowfall total in Dayton on Sunday was 5.8 inches, as measured at the Dayton International Airport. That breaks the daily record for March 24 which was previously 4 inches set in 1912. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF

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Credit: Chris Stewart

On March 21, 2006, another later March storm dropped 1.5 inches of snow in the region.

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Chris Burton braves the snow Tuesday, March 21, 2006 as he rides his bike near the intersection of Highland Street and Roosevelt Ave in Middletown, Ohio. STAFF FILE PHOTO BY GARY STELZER

Chris Burton braves the snow Tuesday, March 21, 2006 as he rides his bike near the intersection of Highland Street and Roosevelt Ave in Middletown, Ohio. STAFF FILE PHOTO BY GARY STELZER

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Chris Burton braves the snow Tuesday, March 21, 2006 as he rides his bike near the intersection of Highland Street and Roosevelt Ave in Middletown, Ohio. STAFF FILE PHOTO BY GARY STELZER

Here, a list of days with more than 1 inch of snow on March 13 or after:

DateInches of snow
4/17/19611.4
4/18/19532.2
4/16/19611.4
4/15/20141.1
4/12/19731.6
4/9/19822.8
4/8/19744.7
4/7/19851.8
4/5/19661.2
4/5/19871.1
4/4/19541.2
4/4/19871.1
4/3/19942
3/29/19641.4
3/30/19877.9
3/31/19623
3/29/19702.2
3/29/20141.3
3/26/19552
3/26/19691.6
3/25/19553.9
3/25/20101.8
3/25/20132.1
3/24/19651.7
3/24/19701.2
3/24/20135.8
3/22/196811.2
3/23/19742.7
3/22/19711.3
3/21/19842.8
3/20/19602.5
3/21/20061.5
3/20/19582.2
3/20/19672
3/20/19891.1
3/23/19981.5
3/19/19514.2
3/21/19981.6
3/16/19564.8
3/17/19702.2
3/17/19734.4
3/16/19761.2
3/16/20045
3/14/19562.9
3/15/19581.7
3/15/19701.6
3/14/19513.6
3/14/19651.4
3/14/19702
3/14/19754.2
3/13/19586.5

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