Average Weather in April in Springfield Missouri, United States
In Springfield, the month of April is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 8°F, from 63°F to 71°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 81°F or dropping below 48°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 43°F to 51°F, rarely falling below 30°F or exceeding 63°F.
For reference, on July 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Springfield typically range from 69°F to 89°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 26°F to 43°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in April
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on April. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in April
The month of April in Springfield experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 44% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 42% on April 15.
The clearest day of the month is April 15, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 58% of the time.
For reference, on February 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 52%, while on August 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 71%.
Cloud Cover in April
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Springfield, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 32% and ending it at 38%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 43% on May 21, and its lowest chance is 15% on January 12.
Probability of Precipitation in April
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Springfield is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 3.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.0 inches or falls below 1.5 inches, and ending the month at 4.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.0 inches or falls below 1.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Springfield, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 5 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 14 seconds, and weekly increase of 15 minutes, 41 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 38 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 13 hours, 43 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Springfield is 6:58 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 39 minutes earlier at 6:19 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 7:36 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 26 minutes later at 8:01 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Springfield during 2017, but it neither starts nor ends during April, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:53 AM and sets 14 hours, 44 minutes later, at 8:36 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:23 AM and sets 9 hours, 36 minutes later, at 4:59 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Springfield is gradually increasing during April, rising from 0% to 3% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 69% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in April
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Springfield is gradually decreasing during April, decreasing from 5.2 miles per hour to 4.6 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.2 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.1 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during April is 5.2 miles per hour on April 1.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Springfield is gradually increasing during April, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 5.2 kWh to 6.0 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in April
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Springfield are 37.215 deg latitude, -93.298 deg longitude, and 1,296 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Springfield contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 154 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,299 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (472 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,119 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Springfield is covered by artificial surfaces (100%), within 10 miles by cropland (53%) and artificial surfaces (28%), and within 50 miles by cropland (55%) and trees (41%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Springfield year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Springfield.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Springfield according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Springfield is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Springfield and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Springfield-Branson National Airport (93%, 9 kilometers, west); Branson Airport (3.5%, 76 kilometers, south); Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport (1.9%, 118 kilometers, northeast); and Lee C Fine Memorial Airport (1.8%, 118 kilometers, northeast).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.