May 1, 2016; 10:55 AM ET
Temperatures will be on the rise across the Minneapolis region into Tuesday. more >
Partly sunny, breezy and pleasant
Rises at 6:05 AM with 14:25 of sunlight, then sets at 8:30 PM
Rises at 4:27 AM with 12:16 of moolight, then sets at 4:43 PM
It may or may not surprise you, but April 2016 was about as normal as it gets. Temperatures spent 14 days above normal and 16 below normal. We finished about a half a degree above normal and about a quarter inch above normal for precipitation. All of those are about as close to average as you can get. The only couple things of note was that the month was split between dry and wet. The first half only saw 13 hundredths of an inch of rain, but the second half tallied nearly 3 inches. The other noteworthy aspect of April 2016 is we managed to hit 80 degrees, which happened to be a good 3 weeks ahead of schedule.
As we look ahead, we now start our transition from spring into more of a summertime pattern with average highs climbing from the mid-60s to the mid-70s by the end of May. Severe weather chances also begin to pick up heading through May, but the bulk of the severe weather in Minnesota typically holds off until June.
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