Area escapes big snow, but April chill lingers

The city’s official high temperature on Monday was 34 degrees, a level more typical on the 10th of February. Though unseasonably cold, the Chicago area avoided much of the accumulating snow from this past weekend’s storm. Totals across the metro area were generally less than an inch. Northeast Wisconsin, including the city of Green Bay were buried under 2, to 2 1/2 feet of snow, with some areas receiving as much as 33 inches. The first half of April has been cold and damp. Monday marked the 9th straight day with observed precipitation, and the month’s average temperature is currently 10.2 degrees below normal. High temperatures the rest of this week are to stay about 10 degrees shy of normal. Any warming thereafter will be gradual due to persistent lake winds set to lock in by Friday.