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April ends warmer and wetter than normal

April Wrap-up (WLUK)

(WLUK) -- Day three of the month of May is underway and the final numbers for April have come in.

April 2017 ended warmer and wetter than normal, both by a rather large margin.

Compared to the Aprils of the past, this year comes in as the ninth-warmest April on record. The month ended with a mean temperature of 48.6 degrees, which is nearly 5 degree above the monthly average of 43.9 degrees.

Throughout the month, we saw three days reach a high warmer than 70.

Precipitation saw quite the surplus with a total of 4.48". That number is nearly 2 inches above the normal for April of 2.68", making it the 12th-wettest on record.

Throughout the month, we had a few big daily rainfalls, totaling more than the monthly average itself. One of those was a record setting 1.18" on April 15.

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