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William

are you sure this was the thirteenth warmest April? the source I use says this tied 1985 and 1910 as the eighth warmest April. also, this month had the fourth warmest average low (47.6°) of any April, behind 1910, 2010 and 2017.

Rob

My source shows April 1910's average temperature as 55.1. As for 1985, I calculated the average temperature to two decimals and 1985 came out ahead. Ahead of 2019 is 2010, 2017, 1941, 1981, 2002, 1921, 1969, 2006, 1991, 1994, 1945 and 1985.

William

among all calendar months with 18 or more days of measurable precipitation, did this month set a new record at all for the smallest amount of precip of these months?

Rob

No, January 2007's eighteen days of precipitation produced just 3.63". And January 1952 had the same amount as this April, 4.55".

Peter Bergen

Hi, I have a question regarding a rainfall metric. As you well noted, 2018 may not have made top ranks in total rainfall, as the the 1st half was fairly average. However, as I recall, in early August of last year the jet stream shifted in such a way as to create essentially a corridor of nearly daily showers/thunderstorms throughout entire coastal northeast that dominated the weather that month. If you took a local vacation in July you were a very happy beachgoer vs. not so much in August! And while the jet stream has obviously shifted variably since, the parade of low pressure systems this spring seems endless!

So finally my question: what was the rainfall from August 2018-April 2019 and how does that compare to a typical calendar 8 months year-to-date?

A frustrated sun-lover!

Rob

Although the amount of precipitation from Aug. 2018 thru Apr. 2019 was 11 inches above average (or +30%), this excess was all due to the the months in 2018. While Aug.-Dec. 2018's rainfall was more than 50% above average, Jan.-Apr. 2019 had slightly less precip than average (by half an inch).

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