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Ken K. in NJ

The NY Daily News Weather Almanac, published annually from the late 1950s thru 1971, always listed the April historical average Temperature as 50 degrees, based on official NYC readings. Clearly that average has crept up by a couple of degrees since then. Perhaps more than any other month.

Rob

Hi Ken,
It makes sense that it would have been reported as 50 degrees since half of the Aprils before 1970 were below and half above that reading. FYI, March and April are the two months that have warmed up the most compared to the pre-1930 era.

William

this month had fourteen days of measurable precipitation (and the third consecutive month with at least twelve such days), tying several other years as the third most on record for April and the most in April since 2004 when there were fifteen. however, this month had over an inch and a half more rain than April 2004.

William

this April joined 1988, 1940, 1929, 1919 and 1916 as the only six since 1900 with no highs that were warmer than 70° at any point during the final sixteen days of the month. there have been ten such April occurrences in the nineteenth century as well.

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