April 2019 Weather Report

All measurements are taken at an elevation of 2600 ft. This is a pretty long report so your browser may truncate it.  It should give you an option to display the entire report.

 

April Summary:

 

Temperature:  After warmer than usual January and February and a cooler March, April was slightly above normal.  Average high was 67 and the average low was 52.  The high of 82 was on 4/30  and the low of 28 was on 4/1 (that was also the last frost).

 

April

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 9 yr avg
Average Low 51.7 48.0 52.8 49.2 51.3 52.6 47.7 53.2 55.6 51.3
Average High 67.0 62.7 68.5 65.4 65.0 65.3 62.5 66.6 70.1 65.9
Average Temp 59.4 55.3 60.7 57.3 58.2 58.9 55.1 59.9 62.9 58.6
Low 28.0 28.0 36.0 30.0 41.0 28.0 33.0 35.0 35.0 32.7
High 82.0 76.0 82.0 81.0 80.0 80.0 76.0 79.0 83.0 79.9
Rain 5.4 5.3 6.9 1.7 6.1 6.6 5.9 4.9 5.3 5.3
Snow 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last Frost 4/1 4/17 3/17 4/10 3/29 4/16 3/28 3/6 4/1 4/1

 

Rain:  We had a wetter than normal month of 5.4″ (4.6″ is normal).  That leaves us 1.4″ above normal for the year and up 22.4″ for the last 12 months.

 

Rain Thru Apr

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 9 yr avg
Glassy Cum. 21.8 20.2 17.9 11.9 18.3 18.5 20.7 15.0 24.2 18.7
Tigerville Historical 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5
To Historical 1.4 -0.2 -2.6 -8.6 -2.2 -2.0 0.2 -5.5 3.7 -1.8
Rain last 12 months
Glassy Cum. 84.4
Tigerville Historical 62.0
To Normal 22.4

Next Month:  May temperatures tend to be about 8 degrees warmer than April. Average high of 74 and an average low of 59.  We’ve averaged about 6.6″ of rain in the last eight years.

 

May 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 8 yr avg
Average Low 61.9 57.2 56.3 58.5 63.3 54.8 62.7 59.8 59.3
Average High 74.2 73.6 73.9 74.6 78.2 69.5 73.5 73.8 73.9
Average Temp 68.0 65.4 65.1 66.6 70.7 62.1 68.1 66.8 66.6
Low 52.0 43.0 40.0 43 49.0 41.0 52.0 41.0 45.1
High 84.0 84.0 84.0 82 84.0 81.0 81.0 85.0 83.1
Rain 13.8 7.2 4.5 2.2 4.3 7.8 9.2 3.8 6.6

 

Last Frost: The last frost was on 4/ which has been the average for the last 9 years.  We should be safe at this point.

 

Gardening: It’s a good time to prune all spring blooming plants that have spent blooms. It is also a good time to fertilize those plants.  You can still prune fall blooming plants such as abelia.  Let plants like aster and mums flush out and then cut them back by about half around June and then again by July 1.  That will leave them with more blooms in the fall. Don’t cut them back after early July. You can still transplant things and plan

 

Two reports follow. A monthly for 2019 and a daily for April.

 

Glassy Glassy 2019 2019 Glassy  Tigerville Glassy Glassy
2019 2019 Month Month 2019 Historical 2019 2019
  Avg Low   Avg High Highest Lowest    Rainfall Rainfall Snow Avg Temp
Temp Temp
Jan 33.2 46.4 60 10 5.02 5.1 64.0 39.8
Feb 41.0 53.1 67 30 7.83 5.0 0.0 47.1
Mar 40.1 53.9 69 18 3.58 5.8 0.0 47.0
Apr 51.7 67.0 82 28 5.40 4.6 0.0 59.4
May 4.6 0.0
Jun 5.4 0.0
Jul 5.3 0.0
Aug 6.2 0.0
Sep 5.4 0.0
Oct 4.7 0.0
Nov 4.8 0.0
Dec 5.2 0.0
Totals 21.8 62.0 64.0 48.3
Rain Thru Apr 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 9 yr avg
Glassy Cum. 21.8 20.2 17.9 11.9 18.3 18.5 20.7 15.0 24.2 18.7
Tigerville Historical 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5
To Historical 1.4 -0.2 -2.6 -8.6 -2.2 -2.0 0.2 -5.5 3.7 -1.8
Rain last 12 months
Glassy Cum. 84.4
Tigerville Historical 62.0
To Normal 22.4

 

 

2019 Glassy Glassy Avg Low Avg High
April Low High Rain Snow Glassy Glassy
1 28 46 Last Frost
2 35 51
3 38 63
4 50 67 0.20
5 49 56 0.66
6 49 67
7 57 67 0.02
8 60 68 0.94
9 59 67 0.10
10 56 70
11 56 70
12 59 72 0.02
13 61 71 0.04
14 61 64 1.92
15 42 57
16 45 66
17 54 76
18 57 70
19 56 63 1.19
20 38 48 0.13
21 38 57
22 49 69
23 59 80
24 62 81
25 62 74
26 55 69 0.18
27 47 72
28 55 78
29 56 69
30 58 82
Total Apr 5.40 0.0 51.7 67.0
Cum 21.83
Normal 20.48
Delta 1.35