Data compiled the National Weather Service shows that the April we just experienced was the 13th coldest on record, with an average temperature of 43 degrees. Providence had 3.6 inches of snow, which is 3 inches more than normal.
23 out of 30 days were below average and almost half of the month was 10 degrees or more below average. That's six degrees colder than what's typical in this area for the first full month of spring.
May is starting on a much warmer note, with the temperature expected to reach 82 degrees in Providence on Wednesday and Thursday. You'll have to go back to 1975 to get to an April average just as cold as this year at 39.3F.
High temperatures Wednesday are expected to top 80 degrees in MA, according to the National Weather Service. For the snow season, we received more than 5-feet of snow, 62.7-inches to be precise, causing the winter of 2017-18 to see snowfall more than 2-feet above normal.