U.S. has its 23rd coolest April; 16 tornadoes confirmed from Texas outbreak
Posted: 10:29 AM EDT on May 17, 2013
t was an unusually cool April over much of the U.S. during April 2013. It was the coolest April since 1997, and ranked as the 23rd coolest April in the 119-year record for the contiguous U.S., putting the month in the coldest 20% of all Aprils on record. North Dakota had its coldest April on record, and six additional states--South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, and Wisconsin--had top-ten coldest Aprils on record. No state recorded a top-ten warmest April.
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