WORTHINGTON — April was slightly cooler than average in Worthington, according to data provided by the Worthington Wastewater Treatment Plant and the National Weather Service.
The total precipitation recorded locally, meanwhile, was a bit less than average compared to the same month in past years, despite some heavy rains last week. Snowfall was significantly less than what’s typical.
Highs and lows
Worthington’s average daily high temperature for April 1-30 is 56.1 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The average daily high this April, meanwhile, was 55.3 degrees, or .8 degrees below what’s normal for the month. The record for average maximum temperature in April is 65.3 degrees, which was set back in 1987.
The average daily low temperature in the community for April 1-30 is 33.5 degrees, and this April that reading was also cooler at 32.3 degrees. Some weather watchers may remember that in April 2018, a standard for cold in the month was set when Worthington recorded an average low of 22.8 degrees.
The average high temperature for Worthington during a typical January through April is 36.9 degrees, and the average corresponding low is 17.8 degrees. Readings for the four-month period in 2021 are 38.8 degrees (1.9 degrees above normal) and 20.2 degrees (2.4 degrees above normal).
The highest temperature recorded during the past month was 82 degrees on April 6, a reading that set a record for the date. The lowest was 15 degrees on April 1.
Rain and snow
A typical April in Worthington sees 3.07 inches of rain and 3.9 inches of snowfall. This past April, Worthington recorded 2.93 inches of rain and a mere trace amount of snow.
For the first four months of 2021, a total of 5.67 inches of precipitation has been measured, compared to a January-April average of 5.97 inches. The month of May typically brings a total of 3.47 inches of precipitation (April showers bring even more showers in May) — and we’ll see if Mother Nature delivers the moisture needed to keep pace with normal amounts.
The following days brought precipitation to Worthington in April: 6th (.23); 7th (.20); 8th (1.27); 9th (.21); 10th (.05); 21st (trace); 23rd (.01); 26th (.18); 27th (.2); and 28th (.58).
Snowfall was recorded on the 21st (trace).