April’s behind us now and we’ll soon find out if all of those showers translate into May flowers. State climatologist Harry Hillaker says the month of April was warmer than usual in Iowa.It was about three-and-a-half degrees warmer than normal for the warmest April since 1987. Despite all of the flooding, Hillaker says April was only slightly wetter than usual, with a statewide average of three and a half inches of rain.While rainfall totals weren’t far from normal, Hillaker says some parts of the state really got drenched, while others saw little precipitation.As for the month ahead, Hillaker says May looks like it’ll turn out to be near normal for temperatures and rainfall.
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