April weather was a little cooler than normal and drier, according to weather researchers at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris. The mean temperature for April was 40.2°F, which is 3.2°F below the average of 43.4°F. The high temperature for the month was 71°F on April 23rd and 28th. The low temperature for the month was 14°F and occurred on April 15th. The highest temperature recorded in April at the WCROC from 1886 to 2019 was 98°F on April 22, 1980. The lowest temperature recorded historically was -2°F which occurred on April 7, 1936.
Precipitation for the month totaled .98 inches, which is 1.28 inches below the average of 2.26 inches. Snowfall was recorded at 0.4 inches which is 2.9 inches below the average of 3.3 inches. Heating degree days totaled 724 and the average is 652. We accumulated 99 growing degree days in April. The average is 115.