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apr 5 lows tdpt map

Low temperatures were below normal across the region on April 5.

A pair of clipper systems moved through the region from April 2-5, with Arctic air funneling in behind each of them. The cold air along with clear skies, light winds, and snow cover led to frigid temperatures in some areas. This morning (April 5), low temperatures ranged from 5°F to more than 30°F below normal. Ithaca, NY hit a low of -1°F, setting a record for all-time coldest April temperature and beating the old record (set on April 1, 1923) by 8°F. It was the first time the site reported a below zero temperature during April. Syracuse, NY’s low of 9°F tied the site’s second all-time coldest April temperature.

Graph of Ithaca lowest April temperatures

Ithaca, NY had its first below zero April temperature on record (click to enlarge).

apr 4-5 record lows chart

Several sites set record lows on April 4 or 5. Concord, NH had its all-time coldest April temperature with a low of 4°F on the 5th.

High temperatures yesterday (April 4) were up to 30°F below normal, especially in New York and New England. Worcester, MA had a high of 22°F on the 4th. This was just shy of the site’s all-time coldest high temperature for the month, which was 21°F on April 7, 1982. Similarly, Albany, NY’s high of 26°F was just shy of its coldest high temperature (for April) of 25°F, which was most recently set on April 7, 1982.

apr 4 highs tdpt map

High temperatures on April 4 were 15°F to 25°F below normal for much of New York and New England.

Grpah of coldest high temperatures each year for Worcester for April

Worcester, MA had its second coldest high temperature for April (click to enlarge).