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April 2018 - Report and Summary

by Robert K. Peters, Ph.D. - National Weather Service Cooperating Observer

The month of April 2018 was cooler and drier than normal.

The thirty-day outlook for April 2018, issued on March 15, had called for above normal temperatures and near normal precipitation. The March 31 revision called for near normal temperatures and near normal precipitation.

Compared with April 2017, the month was 6.9 deg. Cooler and 0.19 inch drier. Year-to-date rainfall through momth's end was 2.42 inches more in 2018 than in 2017.

The reporting period for temperatures, precipitation, and phenomenon on each day is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight hours GMT--6 p.m. CST and 7 p.m. CDT. All times are given using the twenty-four hour clock, and are expressed in Greenwich Mean Time.

Effective April 1, 2012, the term "day" in the Records and Summary section refers to the clock day beginning at 0000 GMT, and ending at 2359 GMT.

Observations are from NWS Station 41/9207/4 in Tyler, Texas.

The term "normal" refers to averages from the standard climatic period 1981-2010.

APRIL 2018

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APRIL 2018, RECORDS AND SUMMARY:

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