CLEVELAND - April showers made for a rainier than normal month across the Cleveland area this year.
Seventeen days in April saw a least a hint of rain according to the National Weather Service's monthly climate report released on Friday. The heaviest rain fell April 3rd with 1.05 inches at Cleveland Hopkins Airport.
In the snow gauge, April had just 1.3 inches of snow that fell during winter's last stand on April 15th. That amount brought Cleveland's seasonal snow total to 86.1 inches for the 2013-2014 season, making it the 8th snowiest on record.
The month was also warmer than normal this year. The temperature ended up one degree above average with a daily mean temperature of 50.8 degrees last month. April will also go down as the first month for 2014 that ended above normal. January, February and March saw temperatures that averaged 7 degrees colder than normal.
Clevelanders enjoyed April's highest temperature of 79 degrees on both April 13th and 21st, while the mercury fell below freezing twice on April 6th (28 degrees) and April 16th (25 degrees).
Skies were also considerably cloudy during April with only 2 clear days, 19 partly cloudy days and 9 cloudy days.
Here is a look at how other stations fared across northern Ohio for April 2014:
- Cleveland: +1.0 degree, +1.47 inches of precipitation
- Akron: +1.8 degrees, +2.41 inches of precipitation
- Mansfield: +1.2 degrees, +3.02 inches of precipitation
- Youngstown: +.4 degrees, +1.55 inches of precipitation
- Toledo: -.6 degrees, +.12 inches of precipitation
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