Monday’s spring snowstorm was one for the record books.
The 4.5 inches of snow that fell Monday at the Akron-Canton Airport shattered the previous record snowfall for the date by 1.2 inches.
The National Weather Service did not disclose the year the previous record was set.
The snowiest March date in history came on March 8, 2008, when 11.3 inches fell.
By Northeast Ohio standards, Monday’s storm was not the fiercest, but its timing around rush hour prompted many Akron-area school districts to close for the day.
The steady wet snow kept plows busy along with police officers and tow truck operators responding to countless minor crashes.
A chilly week is on tap with flurries in the forecast. Springlike temperatures should arrive by Easter Sunday, when temperatures are expected to reach the 50-degree mark.
With Monday’s storm, 46.5 inches of snow have fallen so far this snow season, 2.9 inches above normal. Last year, the tally at the same time was 31 inches.