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April 2022 Climate Report for Memphis, TN

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Memphis International Airport, Memphis, TN


Average temperature: 62.6 degrees (0.6 degrees below average) 

Average high temperature: 72.8 degrees (0.6 degrees below average) 

Average low temperature: 52.4 degrees (0.6 degrees below average) 

Warmest temperature: 84 degrees (24th, 29th) 

Coolest temperature: 36 degrees (1st) 

Heating Degrees Days: 135 (5 above average)

Cooling Degree Days: 70 (6 below average) 

Records set or tied: None

Comments: None


Monthly total: 6.62″ (0.75″ above average) 

Days with measurable precipitation: 11 (0.5 days above average) 

Wettest 24-hour period: 2.72″ (12th-13th) 

Snowfall: 0.0″

Records set or tied: None

Comments: None


Peak wind: South/42 mph (10th) 

Average wind: 9.9 mph 

Average relative humidity: N/A

Average sky cover: N/A

 Click here for a daily statistical recap for Memphis International Airport.

Cirrus Weather Solutions /, Bartlett, TN


Average temperature: 61.1 degrees 

Average high temperature: 73.4 degrees 

Average low temperature: 49.6 degrees 

Warmest temperature: 85.9 degrees (29th) 

Coolest temperature: 32.6 degrees (1st) 

Comments: None 


Monthly total: 5.97″ (automated rain gauge), 6.19″(manual CoCoRaHS rain gauge) 

Days with measurable precipitation: 11

Wettest date: 2.59″ (13th) (via automated gauge) 

Snowfall: 0.0″

Comments: None


Peak wind: Southwest/34 mph (12th)

Average relative humidity: 65% 

Average barometric pressure: 30.01 in. Hg

Comments: None

Click here for a daily statistical recap for Bartlett, TN.


MWN Forecast Accuracy

MWN average temperature error: 2.14 degrees 

MWN forecast temperatures within 2 degrees of actual: 64% 

MWN average dewpoint error: 2.82 degrees 

MWN forecast dewpoints within 2 degrees of actual: 52% 

MWN’s forecasts extend out five periods (2.5 days, or roughly 60 hours). Historical accuracy statistics can be found here.

Climate Outlook – May 2022

The May climate outlook for the United States from the Climate Prediction Center is shown below. Above average temperatures are forecast for much of the southern tier and up the east coast with strongest chances in the Southern Plains into New Mexico. Below average temperatures are expected for the Pacific Northwest and Northern Plains to Upper Midwest. Odds favor near average temperatures for Memphis. The average temperature for May is 72.1 degrees.

Precipitation is expected to be above normal across the northern U.S. from the Pacific Northwest to the Upper Midwest, as well as into the Central Plains. Below average precipitation is forecast for the central Pacific coast into the intermountain west, Four Corners, and then into the Rio Grande Valley. For Memphis, odds favor near average precipitation, which historically averages 5.27 inches in May.


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Meteorologist Erik Proseus

2022-05-12 18:45:00

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