Last Night's Snowfall Across Greater Cincinnati Broke a 120-Year-Old Record

According to the National Weather Service, the CVG airport saw 2.3 inches, beating the 1901 record of 1.3 inches.

click to enlarge Willow the cheetah in snow at the Cincinnati Zoo - PHOTO: TWITTER/CINCINNATIZOO
Photo: Twitter/CincinnatiZoo
Willow the cheetah in snow at the Cincinnati Zoo

It comes as nearly no surprise to well-seasoned Cincinnatians that we woke up to some snow across the Queen City in late April — unpredictable weather is kind of our thing. But last night's snowfall was actually slightly significant in that it broke a 120-year record. 

The National Weather Service in Wilmington tweeted this morning (April 21) that Northern Kentucky's CVG Airport received 2.3 inches of snow, breaking the 1901 record of 1.5 inches.

Local social media channels have been flooded with photographs of white dustings and mixed feelings toward the uninvited wintery guest — some admiring the beauty, others annoyed with Mother Nature's "gift."

The Cincinnati Zoo tweeted a photo of Willow the cheetah venturing out into the cold, as well as an image of the Zoo Blooms with frosty snow on top. 

See an updated map via that shows reported snowfall across the region.
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