Based on 30-year norms, Tioga, North Dakota, receives 28 inches of snow between Jan 1 and April 15 with an annual average snowfall of 47 inches. Usually, three inches of frozen white flakes fall in a single 24-hour period each April. With regional temperatures normally below freezing, snow is slow to melt. Just ten years ago, annual snowfall was 500x greater than now.1 With climate change this year, mid-April daytime high temperatures were in the 60s and nighttime lows were near or above freezing, snow was absent from the dusty prairie landscape.
focal length: 160mm | exposure: f/11 – 1/1250 – ISO 500