Yes, there’s snow in Springfield today (and ice floes in my swimming pool, word). It’s a day of some records with interesting implications, we can infer from this Springfield News-Leader story:
The Ozarks broke a record today in measurable snowfall. According to John Gagan, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Springfield, the last time the Springfield-area saw measurable snowfall this late in the spring season was May 2, 1929.
But that’s not the only record expected to be broken today.
The last time there was even a trace of snow in May—meaning flurries, but no accumulation—was May 6, 1944.
The temperature will also be significant. Currently, the record low for the coldest day in May was May 4, 1935 at 43 degrees.
One must infer, then, that on May 6, 1944, and on May 2, 1929, it snowed when the temperature was 44 degrees or warmer, must one not? If May 4, 1935, was the coldest low temperature on record, then these other recorded days must have had higher low temperatures, ainna?
And computer models (!) based on data with this precision is exactly why we must return to subsistence levels. QED.