From a meteorological perspective, it was the driest April on record in Salt Lake City with only 0.26 inches of precipitation. The next driest was 1981 with 0.45 inches, so really, it wasn't even close.
|Source: NOAA regional climate centers|
Foothill flowers are nevertheless beginning to bloom. The next two weeks will probably be peak at lower elevations.
April also brought an explosion in the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19 with over 800,000 infected and 50,000 deaths during the month.
Unlike an approaching meteorological storm, the strength of the coronavirus storm is strongly dependent on our personal and collective actions. Washing hands, physical distancing, and wearing masks greatly reduce the spread of the disease.
Stay vigilant my friends.