- April brought a warm up to the west, with largely above average to near average temperatures across the region. Most of the northern portions of the west experienced a wet month, but it was quite dry south.
- The western US snowpack ended the season with above average depths and water equivalents in California, the southern to northern Rockies, but below average in western Oregon and most of Washington.
- Short-term forecasts through mid-month are favoring a drier and warmer than average period for much of the western US. No cold air events with widespread frost are in the forecast through mid-month.
- The temperature forecast for May through July continues to indicate the likelihood of a warmer than average western US, while precipitation is forecast to be near average south and lower than average in the PNW.