April outlook

March 24, 2019 0 Comments

 

The last couple of weeks of March sure look like they will go down as pretty tranquil and not too cold for our area.  It has definitely been a nice change of pace from the relentless snowstorms of February into early March.  So you might be wondering how April is trending?

Overall I think you may be satisfied with the outlook from the Climate Prediction Center.

8 to 14 Day Outlook

The 8 to 14 day outlook from the CPC which covers the first week of April looks like this.

Generally it looks like near normal temperatures for April 1st to April 7th in Wisconsin.  It is projected to be warmer than normal in the eastern United States as well as the southwest part of the nation.

As far as precipitation goes, we could be close to normal again in Wisconsin with wetter than normal conditions expected over much of the western, southern, and eastern United States.  It looks like there will be a split flow type storm track.  That tends to keep dry air around the Midwest with the active weather going around us.

Monthly Outlook

The CPC outlook for the whole month of April indicates near normal temperatures once again for Wisconsin.  They suggest warmer than normal conditions over the eastern third of the country and the Pacific Northwest.  Meanwhile there are increased odds of cooler than normal weather from the Texas Panhandle north to South Dakota and western Minnesota.

Precipitation is forecast to be close to normal over a good chunk of the nation including Wisconsin.  It could be drier than normal in coastal Oregon and Washington.  On the other hand, above normal precipitation is expected from the Plains down through Texas, and across the southeast United States.

 

I hope you are excited about greening grass and some of the first buds and flowers of the season that will definitely appear in April!

About the Author:

StormTrak9 Meteorologist with WAOW-TV in Wausau, WI. Also the owner of Great Lakes Weather Service, LLC.

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