There was a record low temperature Sunday morning – but the first eight days of the month have been below average for temperature.
Clinton area weather observer Jim Blaess says the low was 15 and that broke the record for April 8th of 18 set in 1972.
Blaess said the low of April 1st was 19 and that compared to the record of 17 set in 1899.
On the 2nd the low was 15 compared to the record of 14 in 1899 and then on the 4th it was 18 for the low. On the 7th the low was 14 and while it was not a record for the date it did tie the mark for the 4th coldest low in April.
Blaess says all the records go back to 1888.
The weather observer added that the normal lows at for the first part of April average between 35 and 37.
Blaess also reported one and a half inches of snow overnight into this morning. That brought the snowfall total to two inches for the month. The average snowfall in April is a half-an-inch.
Blaess pointed out that a year ago on April 8th there was a record high of 78 degrees –breaking the 77 recorded in 1934 for the date.