Rare April snow leaves many frustrated

Rare April snow leaves many frustrated

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Knoxville did not see any sticking to anything because of recent warm temperatures. Knoxville did not see any sticking to anything because of recent warm temperatures.
This springtime blast of winter weather did not cause any travel issues in the area. This springtime blast of winter weather did not cause any travel issues in the area.

By WHITNEY GOOD
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Tuesday's rare spring snow and cold temperatures definitely had a lot of people talking.

Old man winter was not quite ready to say goodbye yet, but many agree that we have seen enough of him.  

People all over East Tennessee were breaking out the coats and umbrellas Tuesday because, almost unbelievably, snow was falling in mid April.

"It's pretty strange because three days ago I was like sweating to death and now i'm freezing," said Emilie Riordon.

There seems to be a consensus about the snow: we do not want anymore until next winter.

"It caught me off guard and I'm sure a lot of other people. It's funny seeing people in shorts and jackets like this that really don't keep you dry or warm," said Lucas Thal.

"I think it's awful I'm ready for spring. I'm ready for a tan. I'm just ready to not have to wear coats and bundle up," said Catherine Preston.

The flakes fell across much of East Tennessee.

Knoxville did not see any sticking to anything because of recent warm temperatures.

Take a drive north to places like Campbell County though, and it was a different story.

Some snow stuck on grassy areas there.

"This winter has been the most crazy for sure that I remember," said Riordon.

While the fluffy flakes may be pretty to see, most agree April is for sunshine and warmth.

"It's been uncomfortable. I really enjoyed having a warm cup of coffee, but other than that it's pretty much unwelcome," said Thal.

This springtime blast of winter weather did not cause any travel issues in the area.

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