April Weather Recap & Compare 02 May 14

Many Minnesotans are pleased that the rainy month of April 2014 has come to an end. It was above normal for precipitation, but Assistant State Climatologist Pete Boulay says it was not one of the coolest on record, saying that last April was colder on-average. The average high temperature in New Ulm this April was 52-degrees and the average low was 31-degrees, compared to an average high of 46-degrees and an average low of 26-degrees in April of 2013. New Ulm received nearly 9-inches of snow and over 4-inches of rain this April as well, compared to over 25-inches of snow and more than 5-inches of rain last April. In comparison, in Duluth this April they received 130-inches of snow.