National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

April 2014 was a below normal temperature month across central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota.  This continued the string of below normal temperature months across the region dating back to September 2013.  The average temperatures for April 2014 were anywhere from 1 to 4 degrees below normal shown on the chart and map below.  The rainfall generally finished out the month above normal across the region with the help of a large and prolonged late April storm.  The chart and maps below show that the monthly rainfall amounts were anywhere from 1 to 4 inches across the region.  The departures from normal were anywhere from an inch below to 2 inches above normal.   The driest areas were from Watertown to Clark to Redfield over to Miller where the latest drought monitor was beginning to reflect these dry conditions.

APRIL 2014

       

Temperature Data

Aberdeen

Sisseton

Wheaton

Watertown

Warmest Temperature / Date

80 / 9th

78 / 9th

81 / 10th

79 / 9th

Coldest Temperature / Date

6 / 1st

5 / 2nd

11 / 2nd, 3rd

9 / 1st

Average High / Departure from Normal

54.6 / -2.4

51.4 / -4.9

50.7 / -4.5

52.0 / -3.6

Average Low / Departure from Normal

26.8 / -5.0

29.6 / -3.0

28.1 / -3.9

28.9 / -3.2

Monthly Average / Departure from Normal

40.7 / -3.7

40.5 / -4.0

39.4 / -4.2

40.5 / -3.3

Precipitation Data

       

Monthly Precipitation / Departure from Normal

2.04 / +0.19

3.18 / +0.90

4.21 / +1.97

1.59 / -0.43

Monthly Snowfall / Departure from Normal

0.2 / -2.9

6.4 / +2.6

5.6 / +1.2

4.0 / +0.7

Most Precipitation in 24 hours / Date

1.43 / 27-28th

0.89 / 28-29th

0.98 / 29th

0.86 / 28th

Most Snow in 24 hours / Date

0.2 / 16th

4.0 / 1st

3.5 / 1st

3.7 / 16th

         

Temperature Data

Pierre

Kennebec

Mobridge

Timber Lake

Warmest Temperature / Date

84 / 9th

84 / 9th

81 / 9th

77 / 9th, 20th

Coldest Temperature / Date

8 / 1st

3 / 1st

3 / 1st

1 / 1st

Average High / Departure from Normal

58.6 / -1.1

63.8 / +1.6

55.9 / -2.1

56.0 / -2.8

Average Low / Departure from Normal

30.8 / -3.4

28.7 / -5.3

28.8 / -3.7

29.6 / -3.1

Monthly Average / Departure from Normal

44.7 / -2.3

46.3 / -1.8

42.3 / -3.0

42.8 / -3.0

Precipitation Data

       

Monthly Precipitation / Departure from Normal

1.97 / +0.16

2.91 / +0.75

2.35 / +0.78

2.11 / +0.41

Monthly Snowfall / Departure from Normal

Trace / -4.1

1.0 / -2.9

3.5 / +0.3

4.7 / -0.6

Most Precipitation in 24 hours / Date

1.53 / 27-28th

2.22 / 28th

1.27 / 27-28th

0.86 / 28th

Most Snow in 24 hours / Date

Trace / 29th

1.0 / 1st

3.5 / 2nd

3.7 / 2nd