Sunday, April 22, 2012
Weather Rewind: April 15-21, 2012
Rainfall last week was centered around Wednesday evening showers -- a trace to as much as a tenth of an inch from those, as well as the cold front on Saturday night that brought showers and storms on the order of a tenth to a half inch of rain depending on location.
Year-to-date, Philadelphia has picked up four days of 80 or warmer temperatures. That's not the most we've seen in any one year through April 21st. 1945 had eight such days, 1941 had seven. However, it is the most we've seen in a year since 2010 (also four to this point), with the last time we exceeded four at this point in the year back in 2002. The "lack" of 80 degree days in a really warm year so far doesn't mean much...but it does show that it can and has been much warmer in the past...just not in longer duration.