LONG RANGE FORECAST THROUGH THE END OF APRIL - 4/25/2019
April is the first full month of spring. April typically is when we see the heavy rains and snows of the wet season wind down. Early April in Southern Oregon can be still be very chilly to even cold. The Pear Blossom Festival during the second weekend of April in Medford is usually plagued with colder temps and showers if not rain. Snow can still fall to low elevations. Typically April will have highs in the 60s and 70s at the beginning of the month which becomes mostly 70s with some 80s by the end of the month for highs. Overnight lows can be quite chilly through mid month. Most locations in the region will still have the risk of frosts. April on average is typically going to give us about one and a third inches of rain in Medford. Elsewhere west of the Cascades we can see as much as 2 inches of rain. April will generate about 2 -3 inches of rain along the Coast in a normal year. East of the Cascades there will typically be about a half inch of rain. Snow levels in the mountains usually are going up, but snowfalls up to 3 feet above 4500 feet have occurred in April. So what can we expect for early to mid April?
As we enter the final week of April we see the conditions that had been predicted for the entire month showing up. We will finally see the above average temps and dry conditions. The Climate Prediction Centers took it on the chin once again in April as we will finish the month being slightly cooler than average and much above average for precipitation for April. To see the forecasts for the final days of April, click here.