The numbers are in, and the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University has tallied which Northeast U.S. cities saw a colder April than March. That's hard to do - in fact, for many of the cities that saw this flip-flopped spring, it's unprecedented. How does this happen? Here's my video weathercast from NECN's News at 9 PM, 10 and midnight from Wednesday night, where I explain the setup that resulted in such a cool April for a very specific corridor of the Northeast.
How about by the numbers? The Northeast Regional Climate Center's numbers reveal the following:
- This has never happened before at Dulles Airport in Virginia; Scranton, PA; Buffalo, NY; Rochester, NY; Syracuse, NY; Binghamton, NY
- In Erie, PA and Ithaca, NY, this happened only once before, in 1946
- The remaining cities saw one or two other years like this - three in the case of Elkins, WV, and five in the case of Beckley, WV - mostly in the 1900s and 1930s.
- Most cities were between 0.5 and 2.0 degrees cooler in April than average March temperatures