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April likely to see above-average temperatures

After the warmest February ever recorded in Mid-Missouri, the region saw things calm down through March, following a cold snap toward the middle of the month. Since then, the area has experienced a false spring, which is dangerous for Mid-Missouri. The longer a false spring lasts before the season actually takes over, the more likely that even a small frost can do significant damage. We’ve already seen plants in bloom here in Mid-Missouri and have witnessed one of the earliest blooming seasons for peaches, but what does the outlook ahead point to? Across the globe, the record warmth continues, and even the Arctic is seeing the ongoing trend of historically low levels of sea ice. Despite this, Mid-Missouri didn’t see much in the way of record-breaking temperatures. This is likely to change as we head into April, as the trend shows Mid-Missouri will likely see a 40 to 50 percent chance of above-average temperatures. As far as what is average goes, Mid-Missouri typically sees an overall average of 55 degrees. This is good news for warm weather fans, mainly because April marks the start when 70s are typically in the forecast. However, with the last average frost/freeze date still two weeks away, it’s still important to remember that winter can and usually does make a comeback.

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