April Climate Summary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 NWS Jackson, KY

 

 London, KY

...WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY FOR APRIL 2010...

APRIL 2010 WAS THE THIRD MONTH IN A ROW THAT THE JACKSON WEATHER
OFFICE AND THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT SAW BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION
TOTALS. JACKSON ENDED UP OVER AN INCH DRIER THAN NORMAL...WHILE
LONDON FINISHED LAST MONTH OVER THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH BELOW
NORMAL. FURTHERMORE...APRIL 2010 WAS THE 7TH DRIEST APRIL AT
JACKSON...AND THE 14TH DRIEST AT LONDON. VERY WARM CONDITIONS WERE
ALSO ON TAP AT BOTH LOCATIONS. JACKSON WAS SIX DEGREES WARMER THAN
NORMAL...WITH LONDON NEARLY FOUR DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. IT WAS THE
8TH WARMEST APRIL AT THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT...WHILE LAST MONTH
WAS THE 2ND WARMEST APRIL AT THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON FINISHED APRIL 2010
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 62.3 DEGREES...WHICH IS 6.0 DEGREES
ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 56.3 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS 73.8
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW WAS 50.8 DEGREES. APRIL 2010 WAS
THE SECOND WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD...JUST BEHIND THE 62.4 DEGREE
FROM 2006. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL 2010 WAS 89
DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 2ND AND THE 6TH...WHICH SET NEW
DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR EACH DAY. ADDITIONAL MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR LAST MONTH INCLUDED 86 DEGREES ON THE
1ST...AND 85 DEGREES ON THE 7TH. OF FURTHER INTEREST...JACKSON
RECORDED 6 DAYS WITH A HIGH OF AT LEAST 85 DEGREES...THE MOST OF ANY
APRIL SINCE THE WEATHER OFFICE OPENED IN 1981. THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE FROM APRIL WAS 33 DEGREES ON THE 28TH...WHICH SET THE
ONLY DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD LAST MONTH. THERE WAS ALSO THREE
MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURES RECORDS AS WELL...WITH 63 DEGREES ON THE
2ND...AND 67 DEGREES ON THE 6TH AND 7TH ALL FINDING THEIR WAY INTO
THE RECORD BOOK. 59 DEGREES ON THE 3RD TIED THE MAXIMUM LOW FOR THAT
DATE AS WELL.

THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECEIVED 2.61 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
APRIL 2010...WHICH IS 1.18 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 3.79 INCHES.
APRIL 2010 WAS THE 7TH DRIEST APRIL ON RECORD. THERE WERE 10 DAYS
WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION WAS
RECORDED...AND SIX DAYS WHEN A TENTH OF AN INCH OR MORE FELL. THERE
WERE TWO DAYS WHEN AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH OF RAIN WAS
RECEIVED...AND ONE DAY WITH MORE THAN ONE INCH. THE DAY OF THE 27TH
NETTED 1.00 INCHES OF RAIN...WHICH WAS THE MOST RAINFALL LOGGED IN A
SINGLE DAY LAST MONTH...AND SET THE ONLY DAILY RAINFALL RECORD OF
THE MONTH. THE MOST RECEIVED IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD WAS 1.11 INCHES
FROM THE 26TH THROUGH THE 27TH. EVEN THOUGH JACKSON AVERAGES ONE
INCH OF SNOW DURING APRIL...NO SNOW FELL LAST MONTH...LEAVING THE
TOTAL FOR THE SNOW SEASON AT 50.5 INCHES. THE 2009 2010 SNOW SEASON
IS CURRENTLY THE SECOND SNOWIEST ON RECORD...ONLY BEHIND 62.7 INCHES
FROM 1995 1996. JACKSON AVERAGES 24.5 INCHES OF SNOW ANNUALLY.

THUNDER WAS HEARD TWO DAYS LAST MONTH AT THE JACKSON WEATHER
OFFICE...WHICH IS BELOW THE AVERAGE FOR APRIL OF 4.2 DAYS. THERE
WERE 10 DAYS WITH FOG...FOUR OF WHICH FEATURED DENSE FOG. APRIL
NORMALLY AVERAGES 2.3 DAYS OF DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR
APRIL WAS 3.6 MPH...AND THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 41 MPH WAS RECORDED
ON APRIL 3RD. THE MEAN WIND SPEED FOR APRIL IS TYPICALLY 6.9 MPH.

JACKSON ACCUMULATED 155 HEATING DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH...WHICH IS
118 HEATING DEGREE DAYS BELOW NORMAL. THE SEASONAL HEATING DEGREE
DAY TOTAL IS NOW 4396...WHICH IS 176 HEATING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS MONTHLY TOTAL WAS ALSO THE 2ND LEAST AMOUNT OF HEATING
DEGREE DAYS RECORDED IN APRIL. 129 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FROM 2006 IS
THE LEAST AMOUNT EVER RECEIVED FOR APRIL. JACKSON TALLIED 79 COOLING
DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH WHICH WERE THE FIRST OF THE COOLING DEGREE
DAY SEASON. THIS WAS 68 COOLING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL FOR BOTH
THE MONTH AND SEASON. THE 79 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FROM LAST MONTH WAS
THE SECOND MOST EVER RECEIVED IN APRIL...ONLY BEHIND THE 95 COOLING
DEGREE DAYS FROM 2001.

AT THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 59.4
DEGREES...WHICH IS 3.7 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 55.7 DEGREES FOR
APRIL. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS 73.5 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE
DAILY LOW WAS 45.4 DEGREES. APRIL 2010 WAS THE 8TH WARMEST APRIL AT
LONDON SINCE 1955. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FROM LAST MONTH WAS 88
DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 6TH...AND ESTABLISHED A NEW DAILY
HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR THAT DAY. ANOTHER HIGH TEMPERATURE
RECORD WAS SET ON APRIL 2ND WITH 86 DEGREES. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE
FROM APRIL 2010 WAS 31 DEGREES...AND HAPPENED ON THE 28TH. NO LOW
TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED AT THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT
LAST MONTH. A MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE WAS SET ON APRIL 7TH WITH A
READING OF 68 DEGREES.

THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT RECORDED 3.22 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
APRIL 2010...WHICH IS 0.79 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 4.01 INCHES.
THERE WERE EIGHT DAYS WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE FELL...AND
SEVEN DAYS WHEN A TENTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OF RAIN WAS RECORDED.
LONDON HAD TWO DAYS WITH AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH...AND ONE DAY WITH
MORE THAN ONE INCH. THE GREATEST DAILY AMOUNT WAS 1.42 INCHES AND
OCCURRED ON THE 24TH...AND ALSO ESTABLISHED THE ONLY DAILY
PRECIPITATION RECORD LAST MONTH. THE MOST PRECIPITATION RECEIVED IN
A 24 HOUR PERIOD WAS 1.43 INCHES FROM APRIL 24TH THROUGH THE 25TH.
NO SNOWFALL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE FOR THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT.

LONDON HAD TWO DAYS WITH THUNDER LAST MONTH. ALSO...THERE WERE 14
DAYS WITH FOG...AND TWO DAYS WITH DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED
FOR APRIL 2010 WAS 4.8 MPH...WITH THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 52 MPH
RECORDED ON THE 3RD.

LONDON RECORDED 189 HEATING DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH...WHICH IS 98
HEATING DEGREE DAYS BELOW NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. THE SEASONAL HEATING
DEGREE DAY TOTAL IS NOW 4562...WHICH IS 325 HEATING DEGREE DAYS
ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE SEASON. THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT HAD 31
COOLING DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH...WHICH WERE THE FIRST RECORDED FOR
THE SEASON. THIS IS 24 COOLING DEGREE DAYS BELOW NORMAL FOR THE
MONTH AND 22 BELOW NORMAL FOR THE SEASON.

WEATHER RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON
KENTUCKY DATE BACK TO JANUARY 1ST 1981...WHILE CLIMATE RECORDS FOR
THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT BEGAN ON THE 11TH OF NOVEMBER 1954.

FOR MORE INFORMATION... 

JACKSON KENTUCKY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 2010.

LONDON KENTUCKY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 2010.



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