April was another colder than normal month

April was the sixth month in a row with an average overall below temperature according to Clinton area weather observer Jim Blaess.

He says the overall temperature for April was just over 50-degrees which is about one degree below the historical average.
The highest reading for the month was 81 on the 20th and the lowest was 23 degrees on the 15th.

Precipitation recorded by Blaess was about 3.2 inches which he says is nearly .3 of an inch above the average of 2.9.
For the year to date the precipitation is just under 7 inches. Blaess says that’s about an inch below normal for the first four months.
Blaess says through the first four months of 2013 there was over 13.5 inches of precipitation.

Blaess says for May there is an average of about 3.9 inches of precipitation. He says the average high on May first is 69 and the average low is 46 and by the end of the month those averages are 78 and 56.

As a reminder about last year Blaess pointed out that in May 2013 there was only second time there was a 60-degree swing in temperatures in a day.
He said on May 13,2013 the temperature dropped to 33 and tied a record low for the date and then on the 14th the high was 93.