A few Facebook comments today asked what the latest first snowfall was in Cleveland?
1948-49 DEC 10TH
1985-86 DEC 2ND
1990-91 DEC 3RD
1994-95 DEC 10TH
2010-11 DEC 1ST
You can include these winters too:
The daily snowfall records are a little hard to come by prior to the mid 1940s. Digging a little deeper, I found that the 1923-24 winter HAD NO SNOW UNTIL JANUARY!
The high temperature on January 1, 1924 was 28. We had 0.07" of precipitation. A strong cold front came through early January 1st. Here are the surface maps for Dec 31st and Jan 1st:
So the latest we EVER had measurable snowfall in Cleveland was more than likely JANUARY 1ST during the WINTER OF 1923-24!