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Boston Weather: 39.0°F | A Few Clouds and Breezy

Weather: Weather History of April

By Vikram Khade
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- In Boston, the month of April is a transition period from winter to summer. The Boston weather statistics of April over the period from 1872 through 2002 are quite interesting.

The coldest high temperature (of all Aprils from 1872 to 2002) was recorded on April 7, 1982 as 25°F while the warmest temperature was 94°F on April 18, 1976. The coldest temperature of 11°F occurred on April 5, 1874 while the warmest low temperature was recorded as 66°F on April 18, 1976. The blizzard on April 1, 1997 dumped 25.4 inches of snow in 24 hours. The greatest snow depth of 21 inches was recorded in 1997. On April 4-5, 1963 the Northwest gales caused widespread disruption. The greatest precipitation of 3.32 inches within 24 hours was recorded on April 20-21, 1991. The strongest average one minute wind velocity of northeast 63 mph was recorded on April 9, 1935.

Extended Forecast

Today: Areas of fog, possibility of rain in the morning, becoming showers in the afternoon. High in the upper 50s°F (10°C).

Tonight: Low around 50°F (10°C), could be windy and a chance of showers.

Wednesday: Cloudy with chance of thunderstorms in afternoon. High around 58°F (15°C) with chance of showers and rain. Chance of showers after midnight. Lows around 40s°F (5°C).

Thursday: Cloudy with high around 55°F (13°C) with small chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Night, mostly clear with lows around 35°F (2°C).