Ithaca Climate Summary for April 2003
- With an average temperature of 42.4 degrees, the month averaged 1.4 degrees cooler than normal.
- Six of the last sever months have been cooler than normal.
- This April was 4.1 degrees cooler than April 2002.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 83 degrees on the 15th. This tied the record for the day, last set in 1994.
- The coldest temperature of the month was 12 degrees, recorded on the 1st.
- The April precipitation total was 2.42 inches, which represented 74% of normal.
- This total was 0.57 inches less than April 2002.
- The year-to-date precipitation accumulation of 9.78 inches is 0.25 inches less than normal.
- Total snowfall for the month was 4.9 inches, 1,2 inches above normal.
- The month's snowfall resulted from three separate events scattered throughout the month.
- This month's total was more than the last two Aprils, but 0.3 inches shy of April 2000.
- The greatest depth of snow on the ground this month was 5 inches on the 1st.
- Snowfall for the season totaled 100.1 inches, 32.1 inches more than normal (through April).
- The seasonal snowfall was the most in a season since 107.2 inches in 1995-96.
- This was the 7th time since 1878 that the seasonal snowfall has exceeded 100 inches.
Keith L. Eggleston (KLE1@cornell.edu)
Northeast Regional Climate Center