Daryl Ritchison, WDAY, Published May 03 2012
Weather Talk: April finishes warmer and drier than averageAfter a record-breaking March, April may have appeared to be a letdown weatherwise.
I was surprised by how many conversations I had in which people said the weather had turned cold and wet during the month. April not only finished with above-average temperatures, the month ranked as the 13th warmest since 1881.
The average temperature in April was 48.1 degrees, which is 3.9 degrees above the current 30-year average. The warmest April on record was set just two years ago in 2010, with an average temperature of 51.6 degrees.
April rainfall was 1.10 inches, which is 0.26 inch below average.
Prior to last month, nine of the 10 warmest Marches on record had an accumulating snow event in April. This year just a few flurries were recorded on April 9, meaning that March 8 will likely be the last accumulating snow of this season.
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