ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says April was a warm month in central and northeast parts of the state. Average temperatures were from three to five degrees above normal last month. The weather service says record highs of 87 and 91 degrees were set at Mobridge and Pierre on April 1, respectively. April Fools Day also brought the warmest temp of the month in Kennebec-where it was 92 and in Timber Lake-where the thermometer reached 90 degrees. Mobridge set a record low temperature of 15 degrees-on April 10.
As for precipitation, April brought a break in drought conditions and eased fire weather concerns as several beneficial rainfalls occurred. Rainfall amounts ranged from three-quarters of an inch to almost two inches above normal.
There was little, if any snow reported last month in portions of the state. The National Weather Service says seasonal snowfall totals for the region finished out far below normal. Mobridge received a seasonal total of 17 inches and Kennebec’s seasonal snow amount was 28 inches.
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