Ithaca Climate Summary for April 1997
- With an average temperature of 40.9 degrees, the month of April was 3.1
degrees cooler than normal.
- The month averaged 1.4 degrees cooler than April 1996 and was the 2nd
coldest April since 1975.
- The warmest reading of the month was 74 degrees and it occurred on the
6th and the 30th. These were the only two days that the temperature exceeded 65
- The coldest temperature of the month was 16 degrees on the 9th.
- April followed the pattern of the previous three months of the year with
drier than normal weather.
- The total precipitation for the month was 1.40 inches, which was less
than half (48%) of the monthly normal.
- It was the driest April since 1975 and the 10th driest on record.
- The monthly snowfall total was 5.3 inches, which was 1.4 inches more than
the April normal.
- Of this 5.3 inch total, 4.3 inches fell after the 8am observation time on
March 31. Due to observational practices, however, this amount is included in
the April total.
- The seasonal total now stands at 51.5 inches, which is 15.4 inches less
than normal and less than half last winter's accumulation.
- The greatest depth of snow on the ground during the month was 5 inches on
Keith L. Eggleston (email@example.com)
Northeast Regional Climate Center