May 4, 2018
One of the longest stretches of cool spring weather in recent memory has been verified by climate records for Augusta during the month of April.
According to the Southeast Regional Climate Center, temperatures for April in Augusta averaged 60.6°, which is 2.1° below average, making it the 9th coolest April on record since the early 1940s.
[Related: Spring Took a Hiatus in March]
The coolest temperature was recorded on April 5 at 34° and the warmest temperature was observed on April 3 at 87°.
Rainfall was above average during the month, reversing a trend of drier than average conditions during the first three months of 2018. At Augusta Regional Airport, 3.47 inches of rain fell, which is 0.63 inch above average.
[Related: Winter was Warm, Dry for Augusta Area]
The trend of cooler than average weather may have ended, though. The outlook for May from the Climate Prediction Center shows the entire continental United States as having greater probabilities of above average temperatures as seen on the left side map below: