April 2012 was decidedly different from last April.
April 2011 had rain. Lots of rain. While at Leslie Park, we only had 4.86 inches of rain, many places in southeast Michigan had over 6 inches. This April we had 2.04 inches. The average amount of rain for the month is 1.85 inches. We would have been below normal except for the 0.52 inches we had on April 30th. In 2011, April had 19 days of rain. This year, there were only 9. The maximum daily rain was 0.78 inches on the 15th. 4 days had over a tenth of an inch.
The maximum temperature was 77.1 degrees. It happened on the 15th. ( In March of 2012, we had three days above 80.) The mean temperature was 48.5 and the low was 26.5 (29th.) Leslie Park had six days were the low dipped below the freezing point.
The average wind speed was 4.5 mph. The highest sustained wind speed was 37 mph. Five days had max wind speeds above 30 mph.