April 2022 was a record-setting month for temperatures and precipitation at more than 80 locations across the U.S.
Top-10 Warmest April
There were 117 locations that had one of their 10 warmest Aprils. Among those, three locations had their all-time warmest April, including Galveston in Texas, Columbia in Mississippi and the island of Nantucket in Massachusetts.
It was the second-warmest April in Del Rio and Brownsville in Texas, the third warmest in Corpus Christi in Texas and Tampa in Florida, the fourth warmest in Roswell in New Mexico and Tucson in Arizona and the fifth warmest in San Antonio and at the Los Angeles International Airport.
Top-10 Coldest April
A far more widespread 235 locations had one of their 10 coldest Aprils. Among those, 16 locations had their all-time coldest April, including Kalispell and Miles City in Montana and Walla Walla in Washington.
It was the second-coldest April in Pendleton in Oregon and Grand Forks in North Dakota, the third coldest in Yakima in Washington, the fourth coldest in Billings in Montana and the fifth coldest in Great Falls in Montana and Casper in Wyoming.
Top-10 Wettest April
There were 172 locations that had one of their 10 wettest Aprils. Among those, eight locations had their all-time wettest April, including Portland in Oregon and International Falls in Minnesota.
It was the second-wettest April in Rochester in Minnesota and Fargo and Grand Forks in North Dakota, the fourth wettest in Tampa, Melbourne and Fort Myers in Florida and the fifth wettest in Marquette and Sault Ste. Marie in Michigan and Fort Smith in Arkansas.
Top-10 Driest April
An impressive 202 locations had one of their 10 driest Aprils. Among those, a whopping 54 locations had or tied their all-time driest April.
Several locations west of the Mississippi River tied their driest April on record, including Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma in Arizona, Albuquerque and Roswell in New Mexico, El Paso and Lubbock in Texas, Las Vegas in Nevada and Colorado Springs in Colorado.
It was the third-driest April in Denver, Goodland and Salina in Kansas and Cheyenne in Wyoming, the fourth driest in Flagstaff in Arizona and Amarillo in Texas, and the fifth driest in Lake Charles in Louisiana.