This month is looking like the third-coldest April on record at Hanford as the month nears an end.
The average temperature for the month through Thursday was 48.1 degrees, according to the Hanford Meteorological Station. That's 5.2 degrees below normal, which would make it the third-coldest April on record if that holds through today, the last day of the month.
The temperature dipped to 26 degrees April 12, tying the low temperature record for the date. On April 15 the high was a cool 48 degrees, the chilliest high since records began being kept in 1945.
Highs climbed above the average for the date at Hanford on only two days so far in April.