Ithaca Climate Summary for April 2002
- With an average temperature of 46.5 degrees, the month averaged 2.7 degrees warmer than normal.
- This was the seventh consecutive month with a positive temperature departure.
- This April averaged 0.9 degrees warmer than April 2001.
- The last April that was warmer was 1994.
- There were four consecutive days with temperatures in the 80's (16th-19th). Records were set on the 16th (87 degrees) and 17th (88 degrees). Previous records were 86 degrees on 4/16/1896 and 83 degrees on 4/17/1976.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 88 degrees on the 17th.
- The coldest temperature of the month was 17 degrees on the 7th.
- April precipitation totalled 2.99 inches, which represented 91% of normal.
- This was the most in a month since September 2001.
- This was also 2.20 inches more than April 2001.
- Precipitation for each of the last seven months has been below normal, with an accumulated deficit of 4.34 inches.
- It was the driest October-April period since 1989.
[All normals are for the years 1971-2000.]
- April snowfall amounted to 1.2 inches. This was 2.5 inches below normal.
- Seasonal snowfall through April was 25.2 inches, which was 42.8 inches below normal.
- This was the second least snowiest October-April total on record. The record is 25.1 inches set in the winter of 1918-19 .
Keith L. Eggleston (KLE1@cornell.edu)
Northeast Regional Climate Center