Nasty winter storms still happen this time of year. One very memorable late-season blizzard occurred on April 5 and 6, 1982. What made the storm so unusual was the vast amount of extremely cold air poised just to the north of its track.

The storm center moved along a line from Kentucky to the mid-Atlantic coast.

There, the low pressure system rapidly intensified, creating a full fledged blizzard in northeastern Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey, eastern New York and most of New England. The storm dumped more than 10 inches of snow from Allentown, Pa., to Boston, Mass., while the Green and White mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire had amounts up to 20 inches.

The next day, blowing and drifting remained with temperatures remaining below freezing despite the return of sunshine which is quite unusual.

Wintry events of this magnitude do happen in April, but there is nothing like it in the cards right now.

Story by Expert Senior Meteorologist John Kocet.