NOAA (The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration) sends out a wonderful monthly summary of U.S. and global temperatures. This past month was a relatively cool one in the U.S. and a warm one globally.
This monthly press release also contains tidbits about weather extremes, and it’s no surprise that Richmond got a shout-out for April. I added in the Italics.
“Twenty-one tornadoes were reported on April 4 across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, North and South Carolina. The next week, 62 tornadoes ravaged Texas and Oklahoma between April 9-11. In Richmond, Va., heavy rains from April 20-22 brought the city’s monthly total to 8.32 inches (211 mm).”
You’ll also find the graphic below, with Virginia’s heavy rain jumping off the map.
You can read the whole press release at NOAA’s site by clicking here:http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2008/20080515_april.html