Ithaca Climate Summary for April 1998
- With an average temperature of 46.5 degrees, the month of April 1998 averaged 2.5 degrees warmer than normal.
- Although this departure was less than the last four months', it was the 5th month in a row with warmer than normal temperatures.
- This has been the second warmest January-April period on record (warmest was 1990).
- The warmest temperature of the month was 71 degrees on the 29th and 30th.
- The coldest temperature of the month was 24 degrees on the 7th and 11th.
- April precipitation totalled 4.16 inches, which was 143% of normal.
- This was the sixth consecutive month that was wetter than normal.
- The January through April precipitation total of 13.61 inches was 4.6 inches greater than normal and the third wettest such period since records began in 1879. The only two wetter years were 1958 and 1993.
- For the first time since 1984, there was no snowfall during April.
- It looks like the final snowfall total for the 1997-98 snow season will be 77.7 inches, 10.5 inches greater than normal. Seasonal total for surrounding communities were 100.2 in Groton, 105.1 in Freeville, and 113.5 in Cortland.
Keith L. Eggleston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Northeast Regional Climate Center