United States records warmest April teamperatures and near-average precipitation
According to scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Climate Data Center, the continental United States experienced its warmest April ever based on records dating back to 1895. The average temperature for April (based on preliminary data) was the warmest in the 1895-2006 period of record, breaking the previous record for the month, set in 1981.
April was 4.5°F above the 20
Precipitation was near average for the continental United States, ranking 45
However, 10 states were drier-than-normal, primarily in the southwestern and southeastern United States. Only Colorado experienced well-below-normal precipitation, recording its 11
Source: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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