This Week in Weather 4/7/18-4/13/18

A late season winter storm, record rainfall, and the latest news on the 2018 hurricane season. Here’s what you need to know about this week in weather!

  • A new (unofficial) state record low temperature for the month of April of -24 F was set the morning of Sunday, April 8 in Stambaugh, MI.
  • 51 straight hours below 60° in #Houston on Monday, April 9. This is their longest streak of sub-60 in April since there was 61 straight hours below 60° on April 6-9, 2007.
  • A soaker in northern Florida on Tuesday, April 10. 4.95″ in Gainesville, FL was good enough to be the wettest April day on record! Records date back to 1891.
  • Winter Storm Xanto was named on Wednesday, April 11, making it the 3rd season (out of 6) season where winter storm names have made it to “X”!
  • Harvey, Irma, Maria & Nate were retired from the Atlantic tropical storm name list by the World Meteorological Organization Region IV Hurricane Committee on Thursday, April 12. The names will be replaced with Harold, Idalia, Margot, & Nigel and will first appear on the 2023 list.

Let us know what weather you experienced this week in the comments below!