April by the numbers in Providence, RI

March featured slightly below normal temperatures and well below normal precipitation in Southern New England. March is a notorious fickle month with wild temperature swings and the threat of winter storms. April is when spring usually begins in earnest, but it can also feature a huge temperature range. Check out the record high and low temperature for the month in Providence – it is the widest gap of any month. Get the lawnmower ready to go by the end of the month, as the mostly brown landscape will be much greener by May 1.

Looking ahead to April

April 1

Normal high: 53
Normal low: 35

April 30

Normal high: 64
Normal low: 44

Record low temperature for the month: 11
Record high temperature for the month 98

April snow is not unheard of in Providence. There has been at least 3″ of snow in Providence in April ten times since 1904, but only four times in the past 90 years. Once of the biggest snow storms on record occurred on April 1, 1997 when 18″ of snow fell in Providence.

The normal April monthly rain is 4.36″ in Providence. The record for the month is 12.74″ in 1983.

We gain one hour and 17 minutes of daylight this month.

April 1
Sunrise: 6:28 am
Sunset: 7:11 pm
12:43 possible daylight
April 30
Sunrise: 5:43 am
Sunset: 7:43 pm
14:00 possible daylight

Fred Campagna

President and Chief Meteorologist - Right Weather LLC AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist #756 AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist #126

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