April lives up to reputation

Staff Report

When it came to delivering the showers it long has been known for, April certainly did its job in Mount Airy while making a major contribution to what has been a wet spring overall.

The city was drenched with a whopping 8.29 inches for the month, according to a statistical breakdown from F.G. Doggett Water Plant, Mount Airy’s official weather-monitoring station.

That total was more than double what Mount Airy receives on average during April, 3.76 inches.

Ironically, that exact amount fell on a single day last month — April 24 — contributing to the large output overall which included measurable amounts on 13 of April’s 30 days.

The wet trend continued into the early part of May, which as of Thursday morning had produced 2.32 inches of rain. March precipitation also was above average.

Though the first four months of this year, 17.66 inches of precipitation was received locally, which is 3.03 inches, or 20.7 percent, above the Mount Airy average for that period, 14.63 inches.

On the mercury side of things, last month was warmer than usual. Temperatures averaged 58.6 degrees, one degree above than the 57.6 degrees which is the April norm for Mount Airy.

The high reading last month, 85 degrees, was noted on April 30. The monthly low, 31, occurred on both April 9-10.

Fog was logged on three days during April, with no frost reported.

Staff Report

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