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It's April 2 and yes that was snow in the Philly area

It's also the second time we've had snow since spring began.

Snow covers a crocus in Villanova on April 2.
Snow covers a crocus in Villanova on April 2.Read moreMari Schaefer / Staff

On the second day of April it snowed in Philadelphia area, the second winter storm in the region since spring officially began.

Starting as rain, the precipitation turned to snow in the predawn hours before letting up late in the morning.

The heaviest snowfalls were north and west of the city, which saw only a mix of snow and rain.

The main impact from what the National Weather Service called a "quick-hitting snow event" was that it is messed with the morning commute, making driving hazardous and causing accidents, primarily spinouts. Some suburban schools also  opened late and a handful, including the Pennridge and Boyerstown school districts, closed, according to the list posted by NBC10.

Whatever snow fell,  it should not stick around for long as the high temperature for the day is expected to be 48 degrees.

Heavier snow fell in North Jersey and New York City and has led to the cancellation of the Yankees' home opener and the Phillies-Mets game at Citi Field.

And dare we mention that these words — "a chance of rain and snow" — appear again in the forecasts for Saturday and Sunday? Well, we just did.

For the record, the latest date for measurable snow in Philadelphia is April 27, set in 1967, when one-tenth of an inch was measured. A trace of snow was recorded on May 8, 1947.