MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -
The weather during the month of April was colder and much wetter than usual.
Temperatures during April averaged 43.7°F, 2.9°F below average and 3.8°F colder than last year (47.5°F). Twenty-one days were colder than usual, eight were warmer, and one was considered average. The highest temperature occurred on April 30 with 81°F while the lowest temperature occurred on April 2 and 3 with 21°F.
Precipitation was well-above average last month measuring 7.43", 4.52" more than usual , making it the second wettest April on record after 1909 (8.05"), and 5.15" more than last year (2.28"). There were eighteen days with measurable precipitation, six more than average (12).
Snowfall totaled a trace for April, 2.3" less than usual and exactly the same as last year (trace).
Thunderstorms were reported on April 9, 10, 17, 18, and 30.
Daily precipitation records: 2.02" of rain on April 18 broke the previous record of 0.71" set in 1917.