April 2018 Was the Coldest in Two Decades For the Continental U.S.; All-Time Record Lows Set in in Two States

Somewhere outside of Cleveland we think.


We post this story only to inform and it has no political underpinning for us. All we can say is the WE NEVER WANT TO HAVE AN APRIL THAT WAS AS COLD AS LAST MONTH EVER AGAIN.

And we live in Virginia. We really pity the people in places like Michigan. God bless you people. Winter should never be so long.

(From Weather.com)

In total, April 2018 ranked among the top 10 coldest on record for 22 states east of the Rockies.

Also of note in the NOAA report is that low temperatures were particularly extreme when compared to average. Nine states had their coldest April low temperatures on record: Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

The two record-breaking states – Iowa and Wisconsin – beat their previous coldest April from 1907 by a significant margin of 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit and 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit, respectively. That may not sound like much, but in the realm of climatological records, it’s what you would label as a blowout if compared to a sporting event.

The Lower 48 as a whole finished as the 13th coldest April on record and the coldest since 1997.