The numbers are in for April. It has some good and some bad… but not too terribly bad. If that makes sense. The average monthly temperature for April finished at Will Rogers World Airport came in at 65.3 degrees. I know that probably doesn’t mean much to you, but in order to understand how warm (or cool) we were, we have to factor the morning low temperature and the high temperature in order to get the average temperature.
So, 65.3 degrees puts April 2012 as the 10th warmest April since records have been kept. For rainfall, we finished 2.85″ above normal, or in this case, the 9th wettest April on record.
So, how warm have we been lately? Well, April cracked the top 10 warmest on record. March was the warmest March on record. February was still warmer than normal, but nothing that was too extreme. January too was warmer than normal, the 7th warmest January on record to be exact. And December, warmer than normal, but nothing too wild.
So, if you’re keeping track at home, only 2 of the last 12 months in Oklahoma City have been below normal.
And while we can’t say for certain what will happen this summer, it’s important to remember that just because these past few months have been warm, does not mean that this summer too will be warm. We’ll just have to wait and see.