If the usually showery April didn’t seem quite so damp this spring as it may have in past years that would be because it wasn’t… for the most part.
Although the total accumulation of precipitation for the month was 99 per cent of normal, the majority fell as rain on only two days in April, 4 and 14.
There was a brief reminder of winter mid-month when approximately 6 centimetres of wet snow blanketed parts of Greater Trail on April 13, but this quickly melted in most areas. It is somewhat notable that even this relatively small amount of snow constituted 158 per cent more snowfall than is normal for the month.
The remainder of the April was considerably dryer with only occasional rain showers.
Temperatures for the month were generally cool with the morning of the April 17 setting a new record low of minus 4.7 degrees.
With a solid week of temperatures predicted to be in the high 20s ahead of us, gardeners and sun worshippers alike should be pleased with the beginning of May.