Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Recapping The First Half of April 2012
If we held this pace (3.8 above) through the rest of the month, temperatures would end up around the 8th warmest on record. That's not likely to continue as the pattern supports a "typical" run of weather next week with temperatures close to, if not slightly below average.
The telling story, so far, is the dry weather. The region has picked up between two and four tenths of an inch of rain so far, running about 20% or less than normal in many spots so far for the month, with year-to-date percentages running around 50% for much of the region. With the potential for rain this weekend, perhaps a couple of inches of it, the rainfall deficit issue may be dampened somewhat.