April Weather Averages and Records

April Weather Averages and Records

In most years, as April arrives you can expect spring weather to take hold full time. Temperatures start to consistently warm, flowers begin to bloom (etc. etc.). However, there are always years when things just aren’t “normal”. Here is some insight on what a normal April should be (according to climatology) as well as some of this month’s most extreme weather records.

APRIL AVERAGES

*Mean High Temperature = 61.7 degrees
*Mean Low Temperature = 40.2 degrees

*Average Total Precipitation = 3.11″

APRIL EXTREMES/RECORDS

*Coldest Temperature = 11 degrees on April 1, 1923
*Warmest Temperature = 90 degrees on April 24, 1925
(Opposite record extremes in 2 years time!)

*Most Precipitation One Day = 2.34″ on April 14, 1922
*Most Precipitation for the Month = 9.27″ in April 1852
(Love to see the rain gauge from 1852!)
*Least Precipitation for the Month = .48″ in April 1971

*Most Snow, One Day = 12.7″ on April 3, 1901
(What did they do to move or remove a foot of snow in the early 1900’s?)
*Most Snow, Month = 13.5″ in April 1901

MISC INFORMATION

*Average date of last killing frost is April 21st
*We will gain 1 hour and 13 minutes of sunshine by April 30th

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