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April Cool More Often Than Not

.ABC40 First Warning Weather - nice weather blue skySPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- Over the past few weeks I’ve had a lot of people ask me when it was finally going to get warm. I have to remind them that April isn’t suppose to be warm. I know everyone is anxious to pull out the shorts and t-shirts but that isn’t what April is all about. Shorts and t-shirts may have been fitting attire last year but last year was exceptional. Last April we were spoiled with unusually warm conditions. In fact, last Patriots’ Day we hit a record breaking 92 degrees!

More often then not April is a cool, breezy month with lots of showers and even some wintry weather.  The snow and sleet  that some of us saw last Friday is not unusual for this time of year. Average high temperatures in April start in the lower 50’s and rise into the mid-60’s, by months end.  April’s temperatures are equal to that of October 15th through November 15th, just in reverse.

We must remember spring, just like fall, is a transitional season. Going from winter to summer is a process. One that starts cold and finishes hot. For every two steps forward towards summer we take one step back to winter. Most would say this weekend was breezy and cool, and it was. But the reality is that temperatures both weekend days were into the middle 50’s, which is not to far from normal and  just a few weeks ago, would have been considered a “heat wave.”

Yes, it wasn’t the ideal weekend but April isn’t the ideal month. At least not if you’re looking for nice, warm weather on a consistent bases. For this we must wait a few more weeks into our journey towards summer. There is plenty of warm weather down the road we just have to be patient!

Enjoy the Spring!
Dan Brown



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