4/23/2017 - Sunday
A nice Sunday, but the clouds of change are already here by the evening. Looks like cool and showery on Monday, and maybe more general rain on Tuesday. Then clearing on Wednesday and warming up. The highs have been all over the place, now lower than they were a few days ago, around 80. And next weekend hopefully stays looking good, but not all models are optimistic.
Looking at April-
High temperatures rise 11 degrees this month. They start out at 57 degrees for the average high, rise to 68 by the end of the month. The average low starts at 38, and rises 9 degrees to 47 by the end of the month. .
The record high is 93, in 1985. The record low is 11 degrees, in 1923.
The average precipitation is 3.31", average snowfall is 1.7". The snowiest one had 18.0", in 1894. No need to repeat that...
The wettest February had 9.46" of rain, in 2011.
Looking back at March-
Temperatures were below average, with the average of the highs and lows being 1.6 degrees below average, at 40.2, 1.1 degrees colder than February!. The average high was 48.9 compared to 51.5, in February. The average low was 31.4 degrees, 0.4 warmer than February.
The highest temperature was 76, occurring on the 25th. The lowest temperature was 13 degrees on the 5th, 8 degrees colder than February..
Heating degree days were 762, 39 above average. Total for the season is 4,000, 711 less than average..
Rainfall at HIA was 1.35" above average, at 4.72". The greatest amount was 1.73" on the 14th, which came down as snow.
Snowfall was 18.4", ruining the chance to become the season with the least snowfall.
There were 7 clear days, and 7 cloudy days.
Information from the NWS Harrisburg preliminary monthly data.