The loveliest trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom above the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.
That's what we're seeing this morning. All the spring blooming trees and bushes are covered with snow. Back when A.E. Housman wrote this poem he must have seen a late season snow covering blooming trees near him too. This past weekend local news people were out to Eckerts farms in Belleville interviewing the owners about the possibility of losing their peach crop since the cold hit just as the blooms were swelling. Mr. Eckert said that 26 degrees was his kill point. Any lower and things would be dire especially if the cold was prolonged.
I'm guessing this early morning snow is a blessing to fruit farmers, it covered the branches and buds completely which should protect them from any big drop in the temperatures.