Good Thursday bloggers,
It is not just May day, but it is also April statistics day. April was an odd month, but not that unusual as winter and spring are in a battle.
Here are some of the highlights.
1. April 2014 was the first month we were above average in rainfall since October.
2. Temperatures were all over the place from the 80s to 20s. The month ended colder than average as we continued to get the strong cold fronts that moved through during the winter.
3. We also had snow in April which is not unusual either. The average April snowfall is 0.6″. We had 0.1″.
4. Across the nation severe weather season was very quiet until April 27th. This started a three day stretch of tornadoes, wind, hail and flooding. There were 853 total reports of severe weather April 27-29 with 162 of those reports tornadoes. The Florida panhandle received 20″ to 25″ of rain in 24 hours creating a tremendous mess.
5. The winter wheat crop in western Kansas is not very good as drought conditions and April dust storms have ravaged the crop. We will know more about this years crop in the coming days as the wheat crop tours wrap up and the USDA report comes out April 9th.
From Gary: The next severe weather set-up is right on schedule according to the LRC, and check out our Kentucky Derby forecast made almost two months ago: Accurate Long Range Forecasts
Have a great day and weekend! The weekend weather will be spectacular!