Author: Mary Knapp

April 1st is April Fool’s Day, when pranksters like to play tricks. The weather can play tricks on us as well. The warmest temperature reported on April 1st was 97 °F, reported at Ashland, in Southwest Kansas in 1946. Cold temperatures are also a possibility. The Cedar Bluff Dam station reported a low of just 6 °F on April 1st, 1987. Given that cold weather is still possible, it isn’t surprising that snow has also been recorded on the date. Greatest total on record for April 1st: 11 inches at Herrington in 1970. And thinking of those April Showers, record rainfall for April 1st: 4.80 at both Parsons and Walnut in Southeast Kansas in 1988.

April Fool’s Day (Public Domain)

Mary Knapp, Weather Data Library