This just in from the National Weather Service:
Record April heat has ended…
Many daily and monthly high temperature records were broken from
Saturday April 25th to Monday April 27th across the area.
For the regional Airport daily records were broken for
April 25th and the 27th. On April 25th a record high temperature of
85 degrees was set which breaks the old record for the day of 81
set in 1990. On April 27th a record high temperature of 89 degrees
was set which breaks the old record of 85 set in 1990. This high
temperature of 89 degrees yesterday also broke the record high
temperature for April. The old record high was 88 set on April 28th
in 1990. This temperature was the highest it has been seen June 9th
In addition… the low temperature on April 25th of 55 degrees tied
the record high minimum temperature for the date previously set in
1994. The average temperature for April 25th of 70 degrees broke the
old record for the day of 65 set in 1990. The average temperature
for April 27th of 75 degrees broke the old record for the day of 74
set in 1990. This average temperature of 75 degrees was the second
highest for the month of April. The highest average April
temperature is 76 degrees set on April 17th in 2002.
Records for the regional Airport go back to 1951.
We always record higher high temperatures in the summer and lower lows year round compared to the regional airport. The day they hit 89F, we recorded 95F on our digital thermometer, whose sensor is in the shade. But we recorded 50F for our “high miniumum temperature” when they recorded 55 degrees. This pattern of being both colder and warmer than the NWS station has been consistent over several thermometers at our house.