Ithaca Climate Summary for April 1996
- The month of April averaged 1.7 degrees colder than normal.
- This was the 6th consecutive month with below normal temperatures.
- The month's warmest temperature was 78 degrees on the 22nd.
- The coldest temperature of the month was 16 degrees on 9th.
- Precipitation for the month totalled 5.11 inches, which was 176% of normal.
- This was more than the total for February, March and April of 1995
- This was the 5th wettest April since records began in 1879.
- There was 16 days with measurable precipitation, plus 10 days with a trace,
leaving just 4 days with no precipitation at all.
- The April snowfall total was 8.8 inches, which was 4.9 inches above normal.
- This was the 13th snowiest April in the last 118 years and the snowiest since
- The seasonal snowfall total at the end of the month was 105.9 inches, which
was 39 inches more than normal.
- This seasonal total was the fourth highest seasonal snowfall total on record
(only exceeded by 1993-94, 1977-78 and 1957-58).
- Snowfall totals for surrounding communities included 9.5 inches in Freeville
and 9.1 inches in Groton.
Keith L. Eggleston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Northeast Regional Climate Center