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Archive for Friday, May 1, 1992

MOST OF APRIL WAS COOL AND WET

May 1, 1992

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April 1992 ended on a warm and dry note, but most of the month was cool and damp.

April marked the first month of 1992 that posted temperatures cooler than the historical averages. The average high temperature was 62 degrees, compared to a norm of 68.4 degrees. April's average low was 43.6 degrees, about two degrees below the historical low of 45.3 degrees.

The highest temperature recorded during the month was 85 degrees, which was reached on the 14th and Thursday. The coolest reading was 27 on the second. The lowest high of the month was 40 degrees on the 21st.

The month recorded five days with high temperatures in the 80s, five days in the 70s, eight days in the 60s, 10 days in the 50s and two days in the 40s.

No record temperatures were set in April.

April marked the seventh consecutive month in which precipitation exceeded the average. Lawrence received 3.61 inches of precipitation, including snow. The amount was 0.34 of an inch more than the historical average of 3.27 inches.

Measurable precipitation fell eight days during the month, and a trace was recorded on four other days. All of the precipitation occurred between April 7 and 22. The wettest day of the month was the 20th, when 1.13 inches of rain and snow fell on the area, capping a three-day Easter weekend total of 2.57 inches.

For the year, Lawrence has received 10.11 inches, which is 1.98 inches more than the year-to-date average of 8.13 inches.

In May, the averages are 4.22 inches of rain, with temperatures ranging from a high of 77.4 degrees and a low of 55.1 degrees.

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