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WEATHER ALMANAC: SALT LAKE CITY, APRIL 1995

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HIGH

FOR THE MONTH (APRIL 13,27) 73.0(DEG)AVERAGE THIS MONTH 59.1(DEG)

30-YEAR AVERAGE 61.3(DEG)

RECORD (APRIL 29, 1992) 86.0(DEG)

LOW

FOR THE MONTH (APRIL 10) 29.0(DEG)

AVERAGE THIS MONTH 38.0(DEG)

30-YEAR AVERAGE 37.9(DEG)

RECORD (APRIL 2, 1936) 14.0(DEG)

SNOW

SNOWFALL FOR APRIL 6.6"

NORMAL APRIL SNOWFALL 5.3"

SEASONAL SNOWFALL

(Sept.-April) 85.2"

NORMAL SEASONAL SNOWFALL 58.6"

PRECIPITATION

TOTAL FOR APRIL 2.07"

30-YEAR AVERAGE 2.12"

MOST IN 24 HOURS (APRIL 19) 0.56"

RECORD (1944) 4.90"

Records set at Salt Lake weather station

APRIL 15: Tied for record-low maximum of 47; also in 1952.

Utah Weather Highlights:

APRIL 8-10: A vigorous spring storm brought wild weather to much of the state. A cold front, laced with thunder and locally heavy rains and hail, moved into northwest Utah during early morning on the 8th. The front moved through the south and east portion of the state. Winds gusted to 80 mph in Duchesne, and thunder and hail buffeted the Cedar City area. A cold upper-level disturbance followed the cold front with cold, unsettled weather into the 10th, with valley snow and heavy amounts of snow in the mountains. Some snowfall amounts (in inches): Alta, 22; Brian Head, 12; Sugar House, 4; Holladay, 8-10; Fremont Indian State Park, Sevier County, 24; Snyderville, 6; and Nephi, 7. Water amounts included 1.63 inches at Alta and 1.26 inches, Nordic Valley, Weber County.

APRIL 13-14: A developing storm system over eastern Nevada brought gusty winds to parts of western Utah during the evening of 13th and into the early morning of the 14th. In St. George, winds gusted to 50 mph, overturning a plane and downing trees and power lines. Other reported wind gusts: Smithfield, 65 mph; Lake Powell, 63; Kearns, 55; Duchesne, 51; and West Valley, 48. The associated cold front moved into the state during the early morning hours of the 14th with rain changing to snow. Some snowfall amounts: Salt Lake Airport, 3 inches; Kanosh, Millard County, 8; Sugar House, 4; and Spanish Fork, 5.

APRIL 16-22: The entire state was drenched with substantial amounts of rain in the valleys and heavy snow in the mountains. Greater amounts were in the south. Thunderstorms and areas of hail were noted during the week. Some snowfall amounts: Brian Head, 65 inches; Alta, 21; Duck Creek Village, 36; Snowbird, 20; Monticello, 8; Beaver, 11; Kanab, 8; Randolph and Tooele, 5; and Pinto Junction, Washington County, 11.

APRIL 25: A cold front moved through northern Utah during the late afternoon and early evening, bringing brief, moderate showers. Some water amounts: Alta, 0.39; the Salt Lake Avenues, 0.33; Bountiful, 0.22; Holladay and Centerville, 0.18; Snyderville, 0.16; Kearns, 0.08; and the Salt Lake Airport, 0.14.

Some monthly precipitation totals:

Alta, 6.91 inches (114 percent of normal); Blanding, 1.21 inches (166 percent); Brigham City, 1.19 (52 percent); Bryce Canyon, 1.12 (118 percent); Holladay, 3.30 (119 percent); Kanab, 2.15 (234 percent); Provo-BYU, 1.89 (99 percent); Heber City, 0.92 (67 percent); Richmond, 2.18 (99 percent); Tooele, 2.29 (92 percent); and Zion National Park, 2.25 inches (196 percent).

Source: Salt Lake weather station