Snow on Easter Sunday: It’s happened before

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Snow on Easter Sunday, while the odds every year are slim, they're looking pretty good this year in the Dayton area.

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Snow on Easter Sunday. It’s happened before in the region, just not very often.

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Since 1895, it has snowed on Easter Sunday in the Dayton area 15 of those years, Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. The statistic for 15 of 122 years is just more than 12 percent of the time, National Weather Service data shows.

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“So it’s safe to say that on a yearly basis, snow is not likely to fall on Easter Sunday. But that won’t be the case this year,” Meteorologist Brett Collar said.

The forecast for Sunday calls for snow in the evening hours, mainly after sunset.

“If you have any plans to be out early in the day, we should be dry but it will be cool,” Collar said.

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Temperatures in the morning will be in the lower 30s, and highs will be in the lower to middle 40s.

Closer to 7 or 8 p.m., rain and snow will approach from the west.

As temperatures continue to fall in the evening, precipitation will change over to snow. It should leave the Miami Valley around 2 and 3 a.m. Monday.

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“Accumulation is looking likely on Sunday night. By the time all is said and done, 1 inch of snow is likely, but some spots could see over 2 inches,” said Collar. “However it’s important to note that not everyone will see snow.”