April Weather Was Nearly Normal

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April turned out to be near normal in many areas.

Looking at the average temperature, the month ended up with an average of 48.6 degrees, which is exactly normal. The hottest temperature was April 18 when it reached 84 degrees.

The coldest temperature was 17 degrees on April 4. There were no record highs or lows throughout the month.

There were 12 nights where the temperature dropped below freezing, but every day during the month was above freezing.

It did turn out to be a dry April in the end. We ended the month with 3.29 inches of precipitation, and the normal is 3.36 inches, making the total 0.07 inches below normal.

Fifty-seven percent of the days during the month had precipitation. The wettest 24-hour period was on April 10 and 11 when we picked up 1.35 inches.

We did not pick up much snow during the month. We recorded only 0.6 inches and that little amount almost popped us into the top 10 least snowy months on record. If we would have had 0.1 of an inch less, we would have made it into the top 10.

As we wrap up the snow season, we did end up with a snowy season overall. In fact, the 80.9 inches we picked up through the winter put us into the top 10 snowiest. We ended up at the number 9 spot. Five out of the last six years have been in the top 10 snowiest seasons on record at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

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