April 2013: Dry, near normal temperature

April 2013 was a very cool month for the United States as a whole, but it was just about normal in Southern New England. The temperature bounced around with 18 below normal days, 11 above normal days, and only one day where the average temperature was exactly normal. On average, however, the temperature was just 0.1° F below normal at TF Green Airport. It was similarly normal at the other climate reporting stations in Southern New England. It was much drier than normal, with only 39% of the normal amount of rain at TF Green. Here are some highlights of the April 2013 climatological summary for TF Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island.

  • The average temperature for the month was 49°, 0.1° below the normal
  • The highest temperature of the month was 77° on April 9
  • The lowest temperature of the month was 26° on April 2
  • There were no record low or high temperatures set during the month
  • There was 1.68″ of rain in the month, 39% of the normal (4.36″) for the month
  • The wettest day of the month was April 12 when 0.54″ of rain fell
  • While it was dry in most of Southern New England, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket received at or above normal precipitation
  • April 2013 was 2.4° colder than April 2012
April 2013 Temperature - Providence
April 2013 Temperature – Providence

Looking ahead to May

May 1

Normal high: 64
Normal low: 44

May 31

Normal high: 73
Normal low: 53

Record high temperature for the month: 96
Record low temperature for the month: 29

Normal precipitation: 3.55″

Fred Campagna

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

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