Tenth warmest April comes to an end

NOW: Tenth warmest April comes to an end

May is here and April is in the record books. Temperatures were the focus of April. The month started extremely warm with highs in the 80s during the first two weeks of the month but then got colder with lows in the 30s and highs in the 40s to end the month. Overall the April average temperature was 49.4* which is 3.1* above-average and the 10th warmest April on record. 

April ended below average on both rainfall and snowfall. The month only saw 0.8" of snowfall which is below both the average and last year. 

Total precipitation was also lacking. Over 2" of total precipitation, mostly rain, fell during the month. But average April precipitation is nearly 4" and last year we saw over 5" of rainfall. 

May started out with a bang with gloomy, windy, rain and snow showers throughout May Day. Officially no snow was reported in Milwaukee keeping our streak of 30+ years without May snow going. A few northern counties did report a few tenths of an inch of snow. 

Officially Milwaukee does not average any snow during the month of May and sees over 3.50" of total rain. The latest snowfall to ever occur is May 11. The average highs during the month warm from the low 60s at the start of the month to the low 70s at the end of the month. The average lows go from the low 40s to the low 50s.

Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather app to track the temps for the first week of May.

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