TWO-INCH SNOWFALL SETS APRIL RECORD.
Precipitation Is General Over Missouri and Kansas.
Nearly two inches of snow were recorded yesterday by the government gauge, breaking April records for Kansas City. About one-tenth of an inch of snow fell on April 24, 1910, but flurries in April usually are so light that no attempt is made to measure their depth.
"Still, we are better off than some points in western Kansas," said P. Connor. "Seven inches of snow fell out there. There was also snow in other parts of Missouri and in Nebraska."
The flakes melted rapidly yesterday afternoon, and soon after the fall had ceased there was little trace of the snow. Early yesterday morning, however, the flakes not only remained on the ground, but banked up in some places to a depth of several inches. Last night the snow fall began again, but soon degenerated in near rain, the flakes melting as fast as they struck.
Reports from Topeka said the snow which fell over the greater portion of Wester Kansas averaged more than an inch and was nowhere deeper than six inches. In Topeka, 1.7 inches fell. Weather records show that in the last twenty-nine ears, only four Aprils brought such a snowfall.
A deep snow fell at Hutchinson where four inches fell but melted rapidly during yesterday. At Winfield, Kas., the fall was six inches. Reports from Concordia to Lenora, Kas., indicate that the fall along the Central branch ranges from one to four inches.