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Cool April recorded and May could be similar

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH)- April will go down in the record books as cooler and dry for Indianapolis.

Our April average temperature was 50.8 degrees which is about 2 degrees below normal. This makes it the 20th coldest on record in Indianapolis. The mercury reached 79 degrees on April 7th and 8th making those two days the warmest of the month. The coldest was 24 on April 16th. We were just a few degrees away from setting a new record low temperature. 

Total precipitation in April was 1.72″ which is about 2 inches below normal. This means it was the 8th driest on record. We only had a trace of snow. 

According to the Climate Prediction Center, May looks like much of the Great Lakes will see cooler than normal temperatures including much of Indiana while the southwest sees above normal temperatures.

As far as precipitation goes for the month, there’s confidence that the northern Great Lakes will see below normal precipitation while the northern part of Indiana may see a chance for below normal precipitation. Much of central and southern Indiana will see equal chances of below or above normal precipitation.