The month of April brought an end to five-month stretch of warmer and drier than average months across the region. April weather in Fargo and Grand Forks was slightly cooler and slightly wetter than average. For Fargo, the average high was 54.3 degrees and the average low was 30.3 degrees for an average daily mean of 42.2 degrees, which is 1.8 degrees cooler than the three-decade average. For Grand Forks, the average high was 54.2 degrees and the average low was 28 degrees for an average daily mean of 41.1 degrees, which is 1.7 degrees cooler than average.
The highest Fargo reading was 73 degrees April 28, and the lowest was 17 degrees on the first and again on the 20th. In Grand Forks, the highest was 72 degrees on the 28th and the lowest was 17 degrees on the 20th. Fargo precipitation was 1.64 inches, most of which fell April 7-9. Grand Forks received 1.06 inches. April snow in Fargo was 2.0 inches, which brings the seasonal total to 28.8 inches. Grand Forks snow was 1.2 inches, bringing the winter total to 17.1 inches.