April was both warm and dry here in New York City. The month ended with an average high temperature of 54.8°F, which is 1.8°F above normal. The extended warm spell in the middle of the month, which included a high temperature of 88°F on April 16th, helped contribute to the above average readings.
In terms of precipitation, April’s famous showers were few and far between this month. The city only received 3.56 inches of rain, which is 0.94 inches below normal. This is the fourth consecutive month that we have received below average rainfall. In fact, the city is now in a state of moderate drought, according the NOAA drought monitor.