April 2023 rainfall (or lack thereof)

No one got much rainfall last month. The most was 1.35 inches in West End and the least was .07 in Coral View, but lots of us got less than a tenth of an inch, including me on Jonesville Point. We will officially put .62 in the record books, from Sandy Bay’s total. Our average for April (our driest month of the year) is 1.47. We’ve been behind all of 2023, though. We are not a third of the way through the year and we’ve gotten only 13 percent of our average annual rainfall. Another way of saying that is that we normally have 21 inches through the first four months, and we’ve gotten about 11 inches. So we are about 10 inches in deficit for the year. May averages 2.63 inches, but last year we only got half an inch. There’s no rain in the forecast until the middle of the month. Let’s hope it turns out because our yards are gettting thirsty and mangos like some dryness to mature but getting a little rain at the end helps the ripen.

Published by Roatan Weather Guy

I'm a native of Columbus, Ga., but lived from 2003-2019 in Lawton, Oklahoma. I've always been a weather geek and now I get to live the dream on an island that doesn't have a good weather forecast system.

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