April 2015 Weather Review

April 2015 Weather Review (Image 1)

April 2015…it wasn’t quite the rainiest month ever, but many would argue that point. Nearly half the month was rainy with 14 wet days recorded in Greenville. All of those rainy days added up to an impressive total for the month. By the end of the it, over 6 and a half inches of rain fell in Greenville. Area rivers and streams rose fast, especially after 3 straight days of soaking rain the 18th through 20th. Despite over 3 and a half inches of rain during that three day stretch, only minor flooding was reported including along Greens Mill Run in Greenville.

After a chilly March, temperatures finally rebounded nicely for most of the month of April. In fact, the average temperature for the month was only a degree or so warmer than normal. But temperatures took a nose dive toward the end of the month with highs 15 to nearly 20 degrees below average at times.

Looking ahead to the month of May, we look to stay warm with near to above average temperatures expected for most of the month. Medium range models suggest that the western part of the country may be a little more unsettled than the East for much of May. And there are signs that summer-like heat could start to build over the southern part of the country by the end of May.

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