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Nick Diller’s weather summary: April 2024 — wet then drier

The high temperatures are about the same, the low readings are warmer. It’s been the rule for all this century.

The Berkshires — A wet beginning and somewhat drier ending with near average temperatures.

That sums up the month.

The results have given us some spectacular blooms as the accompanying photo above of the Bradford Pear trees down the street from my house has shown.

The average mean temperature since 2000 for the month of April is 47 with an average high of 59 and a low of 35. But as my chart shows, while the highs are about the same, the low readings are warmer. It’s been the rule for all this century. This April low this year was 38, while the average high was 59 with a slightly higher mean reading.

The month’s precipitation was above average, by nearly a-half inch, most of which fell in the first half of the month. This continued a trend from a very wet March. From April first to the 20th, 3.8 inches fell as mostly rain and only a little snow.

But the last 10 days have been drier and the National Weather Service in Albany as well as a meteorologist friend said the Eastern Pacific Ocean near Ecuador is now beginning to cool and lose the effects of El Nino. Maybe the Old Farmer’s Almanac prediction of a warm but drier summer will come true.  After the humidity of last summer and the high temperatures, we would welcome the change. Have a wonderful month in the great outdoors.

Day by day weather data

  DATE HI TEMP LO TEMP      SKY RAIN/MELT SNOW                                                                                                                        COMMENTS
4/1/24 58 31 FAIR PCLDY DAY & EVENING
4/2/24 50 34 CHANGING 0.16 BECOMING MCLDY EARLY AM. LIGHT RAIN 2P TIL MIDNIGHT AND BEYOND
4/3/24 41 36 CLOUDY 0.74 LIGHT RAIN 2A-2O, WINDY (N-35) THEN PERIIODS OF RAIN-SLEET TIL 11P.
4/4/24 39 33 CLOUDY 0.36 0.7 WINDY, PERIODS OF SLEET 12A.  SNOW 6A TIL 10:30A.  REMAINING MCLDY.
4/5/24 42 32 CHANGING 0.01 0.2 EARLY AM LIGHT SNOW THEN PCLDY TO CLEAR SUNRISE.  BECOMING MCLDY MID DAY.
4/6/24 49 35 CHANGING 0.01 BRIEF LIGHT RAIN EARLY AM. THENPJCLDY TO CLEARSUNR THEN VCLDY A FEW SPRINKLES EARLY AFT,   WINDY DAY (W22) CALM EVENING
4/7/24 55 32 FAIR EARLY AM CLOUDS LIFTING TO CLEAR SUNRISE. FAIR DAY. CLEAR EVENING
4/8/24 65 27 FAIR CLEAR SUNRISE. FAIR AM. BRIEF OVERCAST 1P TIL 39 DURING SOLAR ECLIPSE, THEN CLEAR CALM EVEBNINBG
4/9/24 75 33 FAIR FAIR LIGHT WINDS. PCLDY EVENING
4/10/24 61 45 CHANGING 0.4 PCLDY SUNRISE. MCLDY LATE AM. LIGHT RAIN 12-NOON TIL 4P, 6P TIL 10P.
4/11/24 60 50 CLOUDY 0.31 RAIN 7A TIL 1P, 6P TIL 11P. WINDY  (E-19)  HIGH TEMP 11:58P
4/12/24 64 53 CHANGING 0.64 RAIN MIDNIGHT TIL 6A, THEN DRIZZLE & SPRINKLES TIL 11A. MORE REAIN 2P TIL 4P. THEN PCLDY BREEZY
4/13/24 54 43 CLOUDY 0.13 PERIODS OF LIGHT RAIN MIDNIGHT TIL 10P, WINDY (se30)
4/14/24 67 37 CHANGING 0.17 CLEARING EARLY AM. CLEAR SUNRISE. MCLDY MID DAY. RAIN 2P TIL 11P. THUNDERSH 4P
4/15/24 66 42 FAIR DENSE FOG AT SUNRISE. FAIR TO PCLDY DAY, BREEZY. CLEAR CALM EVENING
4/16/24 67 34 FAIR CLEAR SUNRISE. FAIR LIGHT WINDS. CLEAR CALM  EVENING
4/17/24 63 33 CHANGING 0.26 CLEAR SUNRISE. OVERCAST MID DAY. CLOUDY WITH RAIN 5:30P TIL MIDNIGHT AND BEYOND
4/18/24 46 42 CLOUDY 0.42 RAIN MIDNIGHT TIL 9A, THEN DRIZZLE TIL ABOUT 11A, THEN REMAINING MCLDY.
4/19/24 62 43 CHANGING 0.02 MCLDY EARLY AM, BECOMING PCLDY LATE AM. BECOMING MCLDY 4P. LIGHT RAIN 9P.
4/20/24 61 41 CHANGING 0.17 LIGHT RAIN 1A TIL 6A. PCLDY MID DAY. BRIEF LIGHT RAIN MID AFTERNON THEN CLEAR WINDY. CLEAR CALM EVENING
4/21/24 48 30 CHANGING CLEAR SUNRISE, BECOMING MCLDY BY 9A. BECOMING CLEAR AGAIN BY 7P
4/22/24 57 34 FAIR CLEAR EARLY AM. FAIR WITH LIGHT WINDS
4/23/24 67 29 CHANGING FAIR DAY & EARLY EVENING. BEOMING MCLDY LATE PM
4/24/24 63 38 CHANGING BRIEF RAIN 12:30A THEN MCLDY WITH NO RAIN. PCLDY 8A THEN CLEAR EVENINGIL
4/25/24 57 30 FAIR CLEAR WITH LIGHT WINDS. ALM EVENING
4/26/24 63 27 FAIR CLEAR WITH LIGHT WINDS. ALM EVENING
4/27/24 65 31 CHANGING 0.02 CLEAR SUNRISE. BECOMING  PCLDY, HAZY DAY. MCLDY EVENING. BRIEF LIGHT RAIN 9P
4/28/24 75 49 CHANGING 0.15 MCLDY EARLY AM. BECOMING FAIR MID AM KTIL MID AFTERNOON. MCLDY LATE AFTERNOON. RAIN 5P TIL 7P.
4/29/24 75 58 CHANGING MCLDY EARLY AM. PCLDY DAY AND DEARLY EVENING. MCLDY LATE PM
4/30/24 71 55 CHANGING 0.2 VCLDY DAY. MCLDY EVENING. LIGHT RAIN 7P TIL MIDNIGHT
TOTAL 59 37.9 Mean: 47.5 4.17 0.9
Since 2000 59 35 Mean: 47 3.75 1.7
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