The cold, wet weather last month ranked as the 16th-coldest and 12th-wettest April in Omaha since 1871, according to the National Weather Service.
While not a record-smashing month, the persistently wet, chilly weather was wearisome.
Three days during the month were as cold or colder than the typical April night: the high of 37 degrees on April 11 was 1 degree below the normal low for that night; the high of 37 on April 18 was 4 degrees below the normal low for that night; and the high of 41 on April 23 was 2 degrees below the average low for that night.
Almost every night was colder than normal. Until the last week of the month, all but five nights during the month were colder than average.
One night set a record low for its date on the calendar — 23 degrees on April 20 — and another night matched the record low for its date, 28 on April 23.
One day set a record for rainfall for its date, 1.25 inches on April 22.
One of the unusual aspects of April is that low temperature records were set. With a warming world, record lows have been occurring about half as often as record highs.
Before global warming became pronounced, the two types of records were evenly split.
Source: National Weather Service; Omaha World-Herald archives.