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Mid-April Opposites

mid-April pdpt map

April has been either really dry or really wet for much of the Northeast.

During the first two weeks of April, areas closer to the coast have seen less than 50 percent of normal precipitation, while much of West Virginia has seen more than 200 percent of normal. In fact, three West Virginia sites had record wet starts to the month. The precipitation pattern for the first half of spring has been similar to April, with areas that were very dry or very wet. Snowfall during the first half of April was near to below normal for most of the region; however, spring snowfall ranged from a foot below normal to a foot above normal.

mid-April tdpt map

The Northeast has seen a wide range of temperatures so far this April.

At the halfway point, April temperatures ranged from more than 4 degrees F below normal in northern New England to more than 4 degrees F above normal in West Virginia and western Pennsylvania. However, looking back to the start of March, spring temperatures were generally running below normal.