April 2013 Wrap Up

The monthly climate summaries for April 2013 are now available! Click here for Milwaukee's climate summary and here for Madison's.

Last month southern Wisconsin certainly had its fair share of "April showers". In fact, far southern Wisconsin saw 200 to 300% of its normal precipitation! Not to mention, Milwaukee set a record for monthly rainfall and Madison came in 5th. The table below shows the top 5 April rainfall totals for Milwaukee and Madison.

  Milwaukee     Madison  
Rank Amount in inches Year Rank Amount in inches Year
1 7.38 2013 1 7.19 1909
2 7.31 1973 2 7.11 1973
3 7.09 1909 3 6.91 1999
4 6.99 1877 4 6.43 2008
5 6.64 1993 5 5.83 2013

The maps below, from the Midwestern Regional Climate Center, show the total accumulated precipitation (left) across the Midwest and the percent of normal precipitation (right)

Accumulated Precipitation Accumulated Precipitation: Percent of Mean

Average monthly temperatures across the area were about 2 to 4 degrees below normal. The maps below show the monthly average temperature (left) and the departure from the normal monthly average temperature (right).

Average Temperature Average Temperature: Departure From Mean


NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan

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