Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April Colder than March in Lincoln, NE?

 The average temperature in Lincoln as of April 23, 2012 is 54.8F.  The average temperature for last month, March 2012 was 55.0 making this April, so far, 0.2 degrees F colder than March.

The graph shows the temperature departures from normal starting on January 25 though April 23, 2012.  The magnitude of the March 2012 heat wave is amazing and was record breaking producing the warmest March on record (1887-2012).

Have we ever had an April colder than March during the 125 years of data?  Yes, in 1907 March had an average temperature of 44.5F and April had an average temperature of 43.5 F (1.0 degree F colder).

In 1918 April was almost colder than March with March 1918 having an average temperature of 46.7 F and April only 0.2 degrees warmer at 46.9 F.

With well above normal temperatures expected today and tomorrow, we may not hold on to this unusual event of April being colder than March.

Check back at the end of the month to see how it turns out!

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