THURSDAY, MARCH 30 - HIGHLIGHTS OF APRIL CLIMATE


It's often said that April showers bring May flowers, but April can bring a whole lot more than showers. Winter sometimes gets one last hurrah around here in April. Temperatures in the teens have occurred early in the month, and it has snowed. I doubt you remember the 19-inch snowstorm back on April 3, 1915, but you might recall the inch or two that fell in early April in 1996 and 1997.

Average highs start in the upper 50s and reach the upper 60s by April 30. Temperatures have even reached the 90s on a few April days. But with the building warmth sometimes comes severe weather. Back in April 1993, tornadoes touched down in both Kent and Sussex Counties in Delaware.

And as the sun continues to climb higher in the sky, the length of daylight will keep increasing. By the end of April, we'll have 13 hours and 45 minutes of potential sunshine each day.

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