Rochester, MN  (KROC AM News) - Rochester may never experience an April like the one that is now in the weather books.

The National Weather Service says the average temperature in April was 34.5 degrees - the coldest ever. The previous record was 37.6 degrees, set in 1950. It was 12.2 degrees below the April average.

The Weather Service also reports this was the first time a monthly cold record has been noted since September 1993.

The average maximum and minimum temperatures in April were also record-setters. The average maximum was 44.5 degrees. The previous record was 45.9 set in 1961. The average minimum temperature of 24.5 degrees broke the previous record of 28.1 set way back in 1909.

So yes, it was a cold month.  It was also a very snowy April.

The 17 inches of snow recorded at the city airport was the most ever for April, beating the previous record of 16.4 inches set in 1983. The normal snowfall for April is 3.3 inches. And thanks to the cold weather, the average snow depth during the month was 1.6 inches. The previous record was 1.3 inches in 1962 and 1973.

News update: Rochester City Council is briefed on the latest plans for a major upgrade of the 2nd St corridor in the St Marys Hospital area.

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