REDMOND — Temperatures at the Redmond Airport averaged warmer than normal during the month of April, according to preliminary data received by NOAA’s National Weather Service in Pendleton.
The average temperature was 46.8 degrees which was 2.4 degrees above normal. High Temperatures averaged 65.5 degrees, which was 5.9 degrees above normal. The highest was 87 degrees on the 29th. Low temperatures averaged 28.1 degrees, which was 1.0 degree below normal. The lowest was 15 degrees, on the 12th.
There were 20 days with the low temperature below 32 degrees.
Precipitation totaled 0.22 inches during April, which was 0.51 inches below normal. Measurable precipitation -at least .01 inch- was received on 3 days with the heaviest, 0.13 inches reported on the 25th.
Precipitation this year has reached 1.39 inches, which is 1.62 inches below normal. Since October, the water year precipitation at the Redmond airport has been 3.43 inches, which is 2.35 inches below normal.
The highest wind gust was 40 mph which occurred on the 10th.
The outlook for May from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center calls for near normal temperatures and near normal precipitation. Normal highs for the Redmond airport rise from 63.0 degrees at the start of May to 72.0 degrees at the end of May. Normal lows rise from 32.0 degrees to 39.0 degrees. The 30-year normal precipitation is 1.02 inches.
The National Weather Service is an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department.