July 1, 2016

Mostly clear

Cleveland snow unusually scarce this year

CLEVELAND — Cleveland has had no measurable snow for 250 days, the city’s second longest snowless stretch on record.

The National Weather Service says the last time its station at Cleveland Hopkins airport detected snow on the ground was on March 25.

In records that go back to 1893, the only longer span between official snowfalls was 267 days, recorded in 1946.

Weather service meteorologist Martin Thompson says it’s unusual for Cleveland not to have seen snow by Thanksgiving.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports the lack of white comes amid one of the city’s warmest years ever, including a record hot April.

The snow drought is likely to end this week. Forecasters see an 80 percent chance of snow on Wednesday.