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April Weather at Barter Island LRRS Airport Alaska, United States

Daily high temperatures increase by 18°F, from 3°F to 21°F, rarely falling below -12°F or exceeding 33°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 19°F, from -11°F to 8°F, rarely falling below -26°F or exceeding 22°F.

For reference, on July 31, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Barter Island LRRS Airport typically range from 39°F to 48°F, while on February 9, the coldest day of the year, they range from -18°F to -6°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in April at Barter Island LRRS Airport

Average High and Low Temperature in April at Barter Island LRRS AirportApr112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030-40°F-40°F-30°F-30°F-20°F-20°F-10°F-10°F0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°FMarMayApr 13°FApr 13°F-11°F-11°FApr 3021°FApr 3021°F8°F8°FApr 119°FApr 119°F-5°F-5°FApr 2116°FApr 2116°F2°F2°F
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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 at Barter Island LRRS Airport

Average Hourly Temperature in April at Barter Island LRRS AirportApr11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMMarMayfrigidfreezingvery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Kogalym, Russia (3,108 miles away) and McMurdo Station, Antarctica (10,433 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Barter Island LRRS Airport (view comparison).

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The month of April at Barter Island LRRS Airport experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 79% to 70%.

The clearest day of the month is April 29, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 30% of the time.

For reference, on January 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 84%, while on June 11, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 36%.

Cloud Cover Categories in April at Barter Island LRRS Airport

Cloud Cover Categories in April at Barter Island LRRS AirportApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%MarMayApr 121%Apr 121%Apr 3030%Apr 3030%Apr 1123%Apr 1123%Apr 2127%Apr 2127%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Barter Island LRRS Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is gradually increasing, starting the month at 2% and ending it at 4%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 24% on August 14, and its lowest chance is 2% on March 4.

Probability of Precipitation in April at Barter Island LRRS Airport

Probability of Precipitation in April at Barter Island LRRS AirportApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%0%1%1%2%2%3%3%4%4%5%5%6%6%7%7%8%8%9%9%10%10%11%11%12%12%MarMayApr 12%Apr 12%Apr 304%Apr 304%Apr 112%Apr 112%Apr 213%Apr 213%snowmixedrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Snowfall

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day snowfall during April at Barter Island LRRS Airport is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.5 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the month at 1.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.6 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.

Average Monthly Snowfall in April at Barter Island LRRS Airport

The average snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Due to its extreme latitude, Barter Island LRRS Airport experiences polar day (also known as the midnight Sun) during the summer and polar night during the winter. These are periods of time in which the sun is continuously above or below the horizon for more than one day. The precise start and end dates of polar day and night vary from year to year and depend on the precise location and elevation of the observer, and the local topography.

Neither polar day nor polar night occur during the month of April.

Over the course of April at Barter Island LRRS Airport, the length of the day is very rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 4 hours, 46 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 9 minutes, 51 seconds, and weekly increase of 1 hour, 8 minutes, 59 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 14 hours, 8 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 18 hours, 53 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April at Barter Island LRRS Airport

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April at Barter Island LRRS AirportApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrMarMayApr 114 hr, 8 minApr 114 hr, 8 minApr 3018 hr, 53 minApr 3018 hr, 53 min
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the month at Barter Island LRRS Airport is 6:35 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 2 hours, 29 minutes earlier at 4:07 AM on April 30.

The earliest sunset is 8:43 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 17 minutes later at 11:00 PM on April 30.

Daylight saving time is observed at Barter Island LRRS Airport during 2022, but it neither starts nor ends during April, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April at Barter Island LRRS Airport

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April at Barter Island LRRS AirportApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930302 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMarMay4:07 AM4:07 AMApr 3011:00 PMApr 3011:00 PM6:35 AM6:35 AMApr 18:43 PMApr 18:43 PM5:22 AM5:22 AMApr 169:48 PMApr 169:48 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoon
The solar day over the course of April. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in April at Barter Island LRRS Airport

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in April at Barter Island LRRS AirportApr11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMMarMay0010102020300010102030
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of April 2022. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for April 2022. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in April at Barter Island LRRS Airport

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in April at Barter Island LRRS AirportApr11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMMarMayMar 28:35 AMMar 28:35 AMMar 1711:18 PMMar 1711:18 PMMar 3110:25 PMMar 3110:25 PMApr 1610:56 AMApr 1610:56 AMApr 3012:29 PMApr 3012:29 PMMay 303:31 AMMay 303:31 AM9:09 AM9:09 AM5:22 PM5:22 PM6:32 PM6:32 PM8:33 AM8:33 AM7:42 AM7:42 AM7:47 PM7:47 PM7:55 PM7:55 PM6:09 AM6:09 AM4:50 AM4:50 AM11:24 PM11:24 PM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
Apr 2022IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
0%7:19 AME9:44 PMWNW-2:22 PMS241,595 mi
2
3%6:55 AMENE11:48 PMNW-3:04 PMS244,105 mi
3
8%6:25 AMNE--3:48 PMS246,498 mi
4
14%-2:16 AMNNW5:32 AMNNE4:32 PMS248,584 mi
5
21%5:18 PMS250,177 mi
6
30%6:05 PMS251,111 mi
7
39%6:54 PMS251,266 mi
8
50%7:43 PMS250,576 mi
9
59%8:31 PMS249,049 mi
10
68%9:18 PMS246,764 mi
11
78%10:04 PMS243,871 mi
12
86%-7:59 AMNW1:32 PMNE10:49 PMS240,583 mi
13
92%-7:23 AMNW3:46 PMENE11:34 PMS237,160 mi
14
95%-6:57 AMWNW5:50 PME--
15
97%-6:33 AMW7:55 PMESE12:19 AMS233,884 mi
16
100%-6:09 AMWSW10:10 PMSE1:06 AMS231,030 mi
17
99%-5:38 AMSW-1:56 AMS228,828 mi
18
96%12:56 AMSSE4:45 AMSSW-2:50 AMS227,432 mi
19
90%3:50 AMS226,897 mi
20
82%4:55 AMS227,182 mi
21
71%6:02 AMS228,162 mi
22
60%7:09 AMS229,669 mi
23
50%8:12 AMS231,525 mi
24
37%8:41 AMS9:39 AMS-9:10 AMS233,584 mi
25
26%7:03 AMSE1:03 PMSW-10:02 AMS235,741 mi
26
17%6:28 AMESE3:17 PMWSW-10:50 AMS237,934 mi
27
10%6:03 AMESE5:16 PMW-11:35 AMS240,132 mi
28
4%5:40 AME7:12 PMWNW-12:18 PMS242,313 mi
29
1%5:17 AMENE9:11 PMWNW-1:00 PMS244,448 mi
30
0%4:50 AMNE11:24 PMNW-1:43 PMS246,487 mi

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 at Barter Island LRRS Airport is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in April at Barter Island LRRS Airport

Humidity Comfort Levels in April at Barter Island LRRS AirportApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%MarMayApr 160%Apr 160%Apr 10%Apr 10%Apr 300%Apr 300%drydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

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 at Barter Island LRRS Airport is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.3 miles per hour of 11.1 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on January 13, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 13.0 miles per hour, while on July 12, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in April at Barter Island LRRS Airport

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction at Barter Island LRRS Airport throughout April is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 61% on April 25.

Wind Direction in April at Barter Island LRRS Airport

Wind Direction in April at Barter Island LRRS AirportApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%MarMaywesteastnorth
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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Barter Island LRRS Airport is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature at Barter Island LRRS Airport is essentially constant during April, remaining around 29°F throughout.

Average Water Temperature in April at Barter Island LRRS Airport

Average Water Temperature in April at Barter Island LRRS AirportApr11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303028.5°F28.5°F29.0°F29.0°F29.5°F29.5°F30.0°F30.0°F30.5°F30.5°F31.0°F31.0°F31.5°F31.5°F32.0°F32.0°F32.5°F32.5°FMarMayApr 129°FApr 129°FApr 3029°FApr 3029°FApr 1129°FApr 1129°FApr 2129°FApr 2129°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season at Barter Island LRRS Airport typically lasts for 1.4 months (44 days), from around July 5 to around August 18, rarely starting before June 12, or ending after September 16.

The month of April at Barter Island LRRS Airport is reliably fully outside of the growing season.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in April at Barter Island LRRS Airport

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in April at Barter Island LRRS AirportApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%MarMay0%Apr 160%Apr 160%Mar 150%Mar 15frigidfreezingvery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days at Barter Island LRRS Airport are essentially constant during April, remaining around 0°F throughout.

Growing Degree Days in April at Barter Island LRRS Airport

Growing Degree Days in April at Barter Island LRRS AirportApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300.0°F0.0°F0.1°F0.1°F0.2°F0.2°F0.3°F0.3°F0.4°F0.4°F0.5°F0.5°F0.6°F0.6°F0.7°F0.7°F0.8°F0.8°F0.9°F0.9°F1.0°F1.0°FMarMayApr 10°FApr 10°FApr 300°FApr 300°FApr 110°FApr 110°FApr 210°FApr 210°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of April, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 at Barter Island LRRS Airport is very rapidly increasing during April, rising by 2.1 kWh, from 2.4 kWh to 4.5 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in April at Barter Island LRRS Airport

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in April at Barter Island LRRS AirportApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWhMarMayApr 12.4 kWhApr 12.4 kWhApr 304.5 kWhApr 304.5 kWhApr 163.5 kWhApr 163.5 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Barter Island LRRS Airport are 70.135 deg latitude, -143.581 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Barter Island LRRS Airport is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 62 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 7 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (157 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,613 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Barter Island LRRS Airport is covered by water (73%) and snow and glaciers (21%), within 10 miles by water (65%) and sparse vegetation (18%), and within 50 miles by water (62%) and grassland (18%).

This report illustrates the typical weather at Barter Island LRRS Airport, 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

Barter Island LRRS Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.

The stations on which we may fall back are Komakuk Beach, Y. T.; Ivvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting System; and Deadhorse Airport.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

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