By Rachel Mulder, staff writer
“Rain, rain, go away!” Spring has been overcast in Sioux Center, IA as we reached the monthly precipitation average and have not yet seen the sun.
Weather.com statistics say that the highest temperature so far for this month of April was 79°F and the lowest was 32°F. The average precipitation in April is 2.83 inches and so far we have received 2.84 inches.
In the Midwest there have been, “violent and destructive severe thunderstorms,” said Chris Dolce, meteorologist for weather.com. “Not to be left out are a couple of significant snowfall events across the Midwest.”
Senior Meteorologist Stu Ostro from weather.com calls the April atmosphere “supercharged.”
Harry Hillaker, State Climatologist at the Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship predicted 4.0 to 5.5 inches of snowfall for March 2011 in Sioux County.
“Precipitation was fairly evenly distributed throughout the month and was generally greater than normal over the northeast one-third of Iowa…greatest snow amounts of three to five inches fell over north central and northeast Iowa,” Hillaker said.
The delayed spring could be a result of the delayed snow this winter, but keep in mind that weather can change in an instant, especially in Sioux County.
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