From April Chill to Early-May Warmth

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Now that we’re in the final few days of April, let’s take a look back at what’s been an overall cool, rainy & snowy month!

The average temperature for the month up to this point is in the mid 40s.  That’s over five degrees cooler than average.  The coldest reading was 25 degrees the morning of April 8.  Of course, we did have that three-day warm stretch of 70s & 80s April 12-14.

It’s certainly been rainy, too, with over five inches in Columbus.  That’s 2.5″ more than usual, not counting the few more showers we could get late Friday.  Some days it was too much of a good thing, like on April 15, when some areas got 3-4 inches of rain, leading to flooding along rivers and in low-lying areas.

Then there were days when it seemed like winter was never going to end.  We’ve had about three inches of snow recorded this month in Columbus.  Another fun fact:  this fall/winter/early spring snow season has produced 30.7″ of snow, four inches more than the seasonal average of 26.7″. 

Warmer days ahead

No more snow anytime soon.  In fact, it looks as if we’ve got a decent stretch of 70s & 80s coming up next week.  Starting Monday, to be exact.  That doesn’t mean all next week will be beautiful and sunny, though.  Along with the warmth comes the higher chance of storms as different systems move in.  That’s something we’ll be watching the middle of next week.

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