Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mid Atlantic/Northeast Heat Wave Goes Out With a Bang
20 New April Monthly Records Set

Images (click to enlarge): Mean temperature and departure from average, April 20, from Climate Prediction Center (click here to animate); Daily maximum temperature, April 28, from Unisys

As noted yesterday, Portland, Maine set an April monthly high temperature record by 3°. The National Climatic Data Center reports that a total of 20 April high temperature records were set on April 28 in 5 states: Maryland, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virgina. These were part of the 38 new monthly records set since the heat wave began in California on April 19.

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