April rain below average, but year-to-date above

Below average rain was reported during the month of April 2018, while fairly mild temperatures were noted.

A total of 2.75 inches of rain was recorded during the month, with the average being 3.86 inches. The rain brought the year-to-date to 18.6 inches, which is above the average of 14.77 inches. See the May 3 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details about weather experienced during April.