Number of rainy days breaks record for April


(WPRI) — Clouds, rain, bit of sun and repeat.

That’s more or less been the forecast for the past month.

Tom Murphy of Maryland has been in the area on business for more than a week and has noticed the recent weather pattern.

“I do like the folks in New England, but they can have their weather,” said Murphy as he looked at boats for his clients to purchase. 

The weather has been anything but stellar lately. The number of days with rain during April put many in a mood as gray as the overcast skies.

“Every day it’s been rainy and cold with big winds… not good boating weather,” Murphy said.

Never in recorded history in Rhode Island have there been as many days with rain in April as this past month.

“I think that goes for Massachusetts and Maine as well. I know they’re spouting records up there,” said Murphy.

Rhode Island didn’t come close to setting the all-time April rainfall record, however. That record stands at more than a foot of rain in April of 1983. 

However, this April still finished as one of the “Top 10″ wettest Aprils in Providence with 8.61”.

“It makes me anxious to get back to Annapolis where it’s 65 and sunny,” exclaimed Murphy.

Long range, the first couple of weeks of May could still be pretty wet and cool before we see warmer and drier weather arrive mid-month.

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