According to weather statistics released as of April 26th, April 2023 was cooler that normal and rainfall was slightly below normal for April as of the 26th.

The average air temperature at the official Hope Weather Station at the Southwest Research and Extension Center was 46.83 compared to an average of 61.70 degrees.  As of the 26th, rainfall of 3.70 inches had been received for April compared to an average of 4.56 inches;  however, the year-to-date rain received was 23.53 inches compared to a year-to-date average of 18.14 inches at the end of April.

April posted 14 days with lows in the 40’s and one day with a low of 39.  The month had 6 days with highs in the 80’s.  The high temperature for the month was 85 degrees.  The warmed low temperature was 60 degrees and that was recorded twice.