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Excelsior Springs experiences record-breaking cold temperatures in April

April 13, 2018 – The Kansas City area, including Excelsior Springs, had 18 consecutive days of at or below normal temperatures. Of those 18 days, only April 5 was at normal temperature. The area averaged 17 degrees below normal for the first ten days of April, with an average temperature of a cool 34.5 degrees. The area has set a record for the coldest first ten days of April since 1926, according to the US National Weather Service. Excelsior Springs expressed a mixture of dismay and delight on Sunday, when snow covered the ground at a time of year when green grass and blooming flowers are much more typical than actual snow accumulation.

The cold streak came to an end on Wednesday, April 11 as local residents finally caught a glimpse of spring – but it’s predicted to be only a fleeting taste of warmth, with potentially severe thunderstorms predicted for Friday, and colder temperatures this weekend, with Sunday’s lows dipping below freezing.

Featured image by Courtney Cole

By Samantha Kilgore • kimeberely@leaderpress.com

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