-----** Additional Yearly Data Updated on 5/5/10 **-----
April in Missouri can be a wild time. The transition between Winter and Summer can cause some intense battles between air masses, and the midwest is fortunate (or, depending on your view--unfortunate) to receive the brunt of these clashes. While we did have a couple of very weak tornadoes in and around the area, there was no real severe weather to write home about. April can be split up into three segments this year: Wind, warmth, and water.
50% of the month could be classified as "breezy" (gusts =< 20 mph), as we experienced 15 days meeting that criteria. The first 8 days of the month were incredibly breezy, as they finished off a 10-day period of windy weather. The top wind gust of 40 mph occurred on April 23rd as a strong bow echo passed through. You can view the data HERE.
Take a look at the temperature graph. You'll see that of the first 15 days, we experienced a high temperature below average only once. The high temperature during those 15 days averaged at 77.5°, where the normal average high for that period was 63.6°, a 13.9° difference. OSNW3 experienced the same warmth in Wisconsin. For his perspective of April from the upper-midwest, click HERE.
The last 10 days of the month experienced an active weather pattern that brought most of our monthly precip total. Collectively, we recorded 2 days with precip above 1", with our one-day max occurring on the 24th of 3.02". We exceeded our monthly average by 2.58".
Mean Temp: 60.9°
Maximum: 87° on Apr. 1
Minimum: 36° on Apr. 9
Average April: 3.96"
Actual April: 6.54" (+2.58")
Average April Snow: 0.6"
Actual April Snow: 0.0" (0.6)
Days With Measurable Precip: 11
As the year goes on, count on seeing more bars on the heavy side of the graph.
To compare this April with the past two years:
Other Weather Info
Days With Thunder: 7
Days With Fog: 4
Days With Wind Gust (>= 20 mph): 15
Yearly Weather Info
With the year a quarter of the way done, here's some miscelaneous data:
Max Temp: 87° on Apr. 1
Min Temp: -5° on Jan. 9
Greatest 1-day Precip: 3.02" on Apr. 24
Greatest 1-day Snow: 5.4" on Jan. 6
Days With Thunder: 11
Days With Fog: 21
Days With Wind Gust (>= 20 mph): 28
# of Mows: 2