APRIL RECORD HIGHS/LOWS/PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL/NORMALS SUNRISE/SUNSET/NOTABLE WEATHER EVENTS

Based on official USWB/NWS data. Downtown Airport records since 1972 are noted with an asterisk. POMP is the Probability Of Measurable Precipitation for the day....TPoP is the probability of audible thunder for the day.....POMS is the Probability Of Measurable Snowfall for the day, all based on the 1888 to 1996 period. The normals are for KCI. The sunrise/sunset times were computed by the U.S. Naval Observatory program and vary slightly from year to year. Originally compiled by Allen Pearson. Updated  April 25, 2013 by Mike Thompson and the FOX4 weather staff.


       Max/Year Min/Year Max Pcpn POMP TPop Snow     POMS Normals    Sun Up/Dn
Apr  1 91/1940  22/1899  2.66/1967 28%  07% 4.6/1970   7% 61/41/0.10 7:02/7:42
Apr  2 89/2012* 19/1975  1.45/1925 37%  16% 4.7/1926   5% 61/41/0.10 7:01/7:43
Apr  3 91/2011  12/1975  1.78/1947 39%  19% 4.7/1899   5% 61/41/0.10 6:59/7:44
Apr  4 88/1942  20/1920  1.73/1947 33%  12% 4.8/1920   6% 62/42/0.10 6:58/7:45
Apr  5 84/2000  17/1920  2.02/1901 32%  14% 2.6/1994   2% 62/42/0.10 6:57/7:46
Apr  6 90/1893  20/1982  2.41/1942 24%  14%  Tr/1994   0% 62/42/0.10 6:55/7:47
Apr  7 84/1893  18/2007  0.98/1993 34%  18% 2.0/1916   5% 63/43/0.10 6:53/7:48
Apr  8 85/2001* 20/2007  1.41/1961 40%  15% 7.0/1938   9% 63/43/0.11 6:52/7:49
Apr  9 89/1930  24/2003  0.88/1988 33%  14% 2.8/1961   1% 63/43/0.11 6:50/7:50
Apr 10 92/1930  22/1989  1.81/1944 35%  17% 1.1/1997   1% 64/44/0.11 6:49/7:51
Apr 11 89/1930  26/1940  1.09/1893 38%  10% 1.8/1957   4% 64/44/0.11 6:47/7:52
Apr 12 92/1972  23/1940  1.80/1909 32%  14% 1.0/1951   1% 64/44/0.11 6:46/7:53
Apr 13 92/2006  22/1950  1.36/1987 38%  16% 2.0/1933   1% 65/45/0.11 6:44/7:54
Apr 14 92/1972  25/1928  1.75/1999 34%  17% 1.6/1996   1% 65/45/0.11 6:43/7:55
Apr 15 88/2002  22/1983  4.66/1939 32%  16% 1.2/1905   2% 65/45/0.11 6:41/7:56
Apr 16 86/1967  28/1921  1.15/1932 37%  21% 0.6/1921   1% 65/45/0.11 6:40/7:57
Apr 17 89/1981* 28/1953  1.93/1940 38%  20%  Tr/1999   0% 66/46/0.11 6:39/7:58
Apr 18 91/2006  27/1983  2.35/1927 39%  21% 0.5/1907   2% 66/46/0.12 6:37/7:59
Apr 19 89/1987  30/1953  2.50/2003 33%  24%  Tr/1983   0% 66/46/0.12 6:36/8:00
Apr 20 90/1980* 29/1953  1.66/1992 39%  23% 2.7/1992   2% 66/47/0.12 6:34/8:00
Apr 21 93/1980* 29/1982  2.01/1944 32%  15% 0.7/1918   2% 67/47/0.12 6:33/8:01
Apr 22 91/1989  25/1986  4.18/1944 32%  21% 0.1/1992   0% 67/47/0.12 6:32/8:02
Apr 23 91/1989* 32/1893  4.49/1975 29%  21%  Tr/2013   0% 67/47/0.12 6:30/8:03
Apr 24 90/1989  27/1967  0.91/1897 30%  17% 1.1/1918   0% 68/48/0.12 6:29/8:04
Apr 25 94/2012* 33/2013  2.84/1904 43%  21%  Tr/1910   0% 68/48/0.12 6:27/8:05
Apr 26 93/1989* 34/2008  1.85/2009 35%  19%  Tr/1937   0% 68/48/0.12 6:26/8:06
Apr 27 92/1989* 32/1988  2.64/1917 39%  22%  Tr/1959   0% 69/49/0.13 6:25/8:07
Apr 28 91/1970  33/1965  1.77/1956 32%  19%            0% 69/49/0.13 6:24/8:08
Apr 29 95/1910  34/1976  2.01/1984 36%  19%  Tr/1907   0% 69/49/0.13 6:22/8:09
Apr 30 91/1936  31/2005  2.32/1916 42%  30% 1.7/1960   3% 69/50/0.13 6:21/8:10

Month  95/1910  12/1975 10.57/1944 35%  18% 7.2/1983   2% 65/45/3.38 CST
       Max/Year Min/Year Max Pcpn  POMP TPop Snow    POMS Normals    Sun Up/Dn
                         Month     Month    Month


                      NOTABLE WEATHER EVENTS 

Heaviest one-day snowfalls  (7.0" April 8 1938) (4.8" April 4 1920)
(4.7" April 2 1926) (4.7" April 3 1899) (2.8" April 9 1961)

Snowiest Aprils (7.2" 1983) (7.0" 1938) (7.0" 1920) (6.5" 1926)

Wettest Aprils  (10.57" 1944) (7.76" 1947) (7.12" 2009)(7.04" 1939) (6.98" 1994)
(6.87" 1917) (6.86" 1967) (6.82" 1984) (6.69" 1904) (6.63" 1945)

Driest Aprils  (0.65" 2000) (0.80" 1963) (0.80" 1948) (1.02" 1902) (1.02: 1980)
Most Thunderstorm Days 15/1964  12/1978  12/1929  12/1893  11/1927
Fewest Thunderstorm Days  1/1990  1/1988  1/1948  1/1890
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April 1 1970  An "April Fool's" storm blanketed Kansas City with 4.6
inches of snow. 
April 1 1967  Unlike three years later, this first day of the month
had 2.66 inches of rain during the morning hours which gave a two-day
total of 4.37".
April 3 1975  The morning low of +12 is the lowest ever for any April 
day since records began in 1889.
April 5 is the first day of spring that has not had a high temperature 
below freezing since 1889.
April 7 1893  The low for the day was a summerlike 73 and the afternoon
high was 84 degrees. Both are still records 104 years later.

April 9 1983  The third and heaviest snow in six days established an
April snowfall record of 7.2 inches for the month.The same month turned
out to be the coolest and the cloudiest of record.
April 11 1992 A hailstorm with very large hail swept across northeast
and east central Johnson County KS and into Missouri near 103rd street.
Roof and automobile damage was extensive with estimated costs of more
than 100 million dollars.
April 13 1933  Kansas City has two inches of snow, the heaviest so
late in the season at the time.
April 15 1939 Kansas City was deluged with 4.66 inches of rain
during a thunderstorm. This is the record for the month of April.
April 19 1966 A mid-afternoon tornado, classified as an F3/2/2 on
the Fujita-Pearson scale, touched down on 95th in Overland Park and
damaged the Katherine Carpenter elementary school. Unlike today, the
area to the southwest of the school was largely rural.
April 20 1992  Record breaking snow and precipitation brought the
end of a topsy-turvy cool season, with a late season snowfall
record of 2.7 inches and a low temperature of 32 degrees. This was
the heaviest snowfall ever recorded for the period after April 9th.
April 21 1980  The temperature at the Downtown airport reached 93, 
which is the earliest day( since records began) for that reading.
April 1944 had more than 10 inches for the month and there was
serious flooding along the Missouri River and on the Blue River. 
Train service in and out of Kansas City was disrupted and the
49 year old Dallas Bridge at 103rd street and State Line was
washed out on the 22nd.
April 25 1989  The average temperature for the day at the Downtown
airport was 82 degrees, the record for any April day.
April 27 1981  The temperature at the Downtown airport hit 90 
degrees for the third day in a row.
April 29 1910  The temperature hit 95 degrees, the earliest date
for this temperature.
April 30 1960  A heavy overnight rain changed to snow towards dawn,
as the temperature plummeted to 33 degrees. The 1.7 inches of snow
was the second latest snowfall of record.