Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Mini-April Heat Wave

If it seems this past week has not just been abnormally warm, but downright hot and uncomfortable, you would be correct.

After looking back at some of the climate data from the month of April so far, it is mind boggling to see how hot we have already been. Remember, summer is still two months away, and our average high for this time of year is around 79°.

As you can see from the graphic above, we have already hit the 90° mark six times at the Angelina County Airport. We have also dealt with three record high temperatures in as many days. One of those record highs tied a previous mark, while the last two record highs have broken the previous highs on those particular days.

The sad news is that the record high temperatures for Friday and the upcoming Easter weekend will all be in jeopardy as more 90° temperatures are in the forecast.

If we don't get any rain anytime soon, the month of April will go down as one of the driest and warmest Aprils on record.