The first half of April had near normal temperatures, but well below normal precipitation. In fact, only 0.02 inches of precipitation fell from April 1 through the 17th. But on April 18th, an unsettled weather pattern set up across the region for the rest of the month. This produced several periods of precipitation and large temperature swings, which can be seen on the chart below.
Additional Monthly Climate Graphs can be found here.
Preliminary April 2009 Climate Values and Records
Overall, April 2009 ended up with normal temperatures and above normal precipitation and snowfall.
Value Departure from Normal
Average Temperature 37.2 0.0
Precipitation 3.43 +0.64
Snowfall 21.1 +8.5
Here are the preliminary records that occurred in April 2009:
Note: the statistics and records for the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township are based on records which began in October 1961. All climate data listed here are preliminary and unofficial.