Tuesday, May 01, 2012
April 2012 By The Numbers
The final average temperature of 55.6 degrees was just 3.4 degrees warmer than our March temperature, which ended up being just the fifth smallest shift in warmth from March to April on record in Philly.
Impressive considering we were over four degrees above average after the mid month heat spike.
Rainfall ended up totaling 2.55" for the month, about an inch below normal...the fourth straight month below average in terms of rainfall for Philly. Year-to-date, Philadelphia is running at 60% on total rainfall and with a deficit of over five inches. Despite the two inches of rain we picked up a week ago last Sunday, the month featured next-to-no additional rainfall...continuing the dry meme around here.