Portland, ORE. (KOIN) – It took more than 80 years of compiling numbers, but only a few hours to set a new record.

According to the National Weather Service, Portland got enough snow in the early Monday morning hours to surpass the most that the area has seen on a single day in April since they started tracking weather in the area in 1940.

The announcement of the new record came out in a Tweet monday morning:

“In 82 years of record keeping, #PDX had never recorded more than a trace of snow in April.  Looking out the window, it appears there will be more than 0.1 inch when all is said and done.”


The rare April winter weather left several inches of heavy, wet snow in a lot of places. Several area schools have announced closures or delays either due to snow-covered roads or power outages.

The KOIN 6 Weather team says the snow is expected to taper off and turn to rain by mid-morning and will likely be mostly melted by mid-afternoon.