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Greg Jones: Spring Weather/Climate Update and Forecast

May 12, 2014

During April temperatures across the western U.S. were warmer than normal (1 to 6 degrees) everywhere except northern Washington, Idaho and across much of the Rockies (see figure below or attached). The upper midwest and New England remained cooler than normal during April, while the Ohio Valley and parts of the south were warmer than normal. Precipitation over the western U.S. in April was scattered with greater than normal conditions interspersed with areas of much drier than normal conditions.