Portland sees 1st measurable snow in April in known history

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland received the first measurable snowfall in April in recorded history on Monday.

The National Weather Service says one inch of snow fell at Portland International Airport, setting a record.

The agency says it’s the only measurable snowfall in April in Portland since record-keeping started in 1940.

Schools across the area were closed but by mid-morning the snow turned to a slushy rain.

Some areas west of Portland received heavier snow and Portland General Electric reported more than 55,000 customers were without power.

A winter storm warning was in effect on Mount Hood and between 12 and 24 inches of the white stuff was expected to fall.

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