No foolin’ with snow in April


From staff and wire reports



Larry “Buckeyeman” Lokai, a resident of Urbana, couldn’t resist carving “OSU” into his front yard on Monday morning after the April Fool’s Day snow event.

Larry “Buckeyeman” Lokai, a resident of Urbana, couldn’t resist carving “OSU” into his front yard on Monday morning after the April Fool’s Day snow event.


Photo courtesy of Larry Lokai

Zoe McGuire Faulkner sent this photo of the snow as viewed from her window in rural Urbana.


Photo courtesy of Larry Lokai

Don Hatcher of rural Urbana sent this photo of a cannon in his front yard covered by snow.


Photo courtesy of Don Hatcher

Jessi Bates captured this image of Buck Run Road and a covered bridge. The stretch is located between North Lewisburg and Milford Center.


Photo courtesy of Jessi Bates

Linda Palmer Snyder captured this image of snow at the Melvin Miller Park pond in Urbana on Monday.


Photo courtesy of Linda Palmer Snyder

A fast-moving spring snowstorm swept through parts of the Northeast, spreading a wintry mix that made for a slow and slushy commute to start the work week.

Snow began falling in Champaign County after 6 p.m. on April Fool’s Day, which was also Easter Sunday this year. Approximately 3-4 inches fell by Monday morning, sticking to trees and coating grassy areas but melting quickly on roads and driveways.

The storm stretched from Ohio to coastal southern New England early Monday. A winter weather advisory was in effect in New York, and a steady snow forced the Yankees to postpone their scheduled 1:05 p.m. home opener against Tampa Bay.

The storm was forecast to move off the coast later in the day, giving way to gradually warming temperatures and melting.

Monday’s snowstorm was the fifth to move through the area after four nor’easters in March. Those storms did not impact Ohio as greatly as the northeast.

Larry “Buckeyeman” Lokai, a resident of Urbana, couldn’t resist carving “OSU” into his front yard on Monday morning after the April Fool’s Day snow event.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/04/web1_snow5.jpgLarry “Buckeyeman” Lokai, a resident of Urbana, couldn’t resist carving “OSU” into his front yard on Monday morning after the April Fool’s Day snow event. Photo courtesy of Larry Lokai

Zoe McGuire Faulkner sent this photo of the snow as viewed from her window in rural Urbana.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/04/web1_snow3.jpgZoe McGuire Faulkner sent this photo of the snow as viewed from her window in rural Urbana. Photo courtesy of Larry Lokai

Don Hatcher of rural Urbana sent this photo of a cannon in his front yard covered by snow.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/04/web1_snow4.jpgDon Hatcher of rural Urbana sent this photo of a cannon in his front yard covered by snow. Photo courtesy of Don Hatcher

Jessi Bates captured this image of Buck Run Road and a covered bridge. The stretch is located between North Lewisburg and Milford Center.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/04/web1_snow1.jpgJessi Bates captured this image of Buck Run Road and a covered bridge. The stretch is located between North Lewisburg and Milford Center. Photo courtesy of Jessi Bates

Linda Palmer Snyder captured this image of snow at the Melvin Miller Park pond in Urbana on Monday.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/04/web1_snow2.jpgLinda Palmer Snyder captured this image of snow at the Melvin Miller Park pond in Urbana on Monday. Photo courtesy of Linda Palmer Snyder

From staff and wire reports