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Average Weather in April in Hartford Alabama, United States

Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 53°F to 59°F, rarely falling below 41°F or exceeding 68°F.

For reference, on July 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Hartford typically range from 73°F to 90°F, while on January 17, the coldest day of the year, they range from 41°F to 60°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in April

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

Average Hourly Temperature in April in Hartford1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMMarMaycoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmhotcold
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: 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 shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Mezzouna, Tunisia (5,325 miles away); Adana, Turkey (6,390 miles); and Udhampur, India (7,848 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Hartford (view comparison).

Clouds

The month of April in Hartford experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 39% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 38% on April 30.

The clearest day of the month is April 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 62% of the time.

For reference, on July 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 56%, while on October 27, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 66%.

Cloud Cover Categories in April

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The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Hartford, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 30% and ending it at 26%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 57% on July 27, and its lowest chance is 19% on October 15.

Probability of Precipitation in April

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).

Rainfall

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 Hartford is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 4.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 9.3 inches or falls below 1.4 inches, and ending the month at 3.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.9 inches or falls below 0.8 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in April

The average rainfall (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 liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

Over the course of April in Hartford, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 51 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 47 seconds, and weekly increase of 12 minutes, 26 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 31 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 13 hours, 22 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April

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 in Hartford is 6:31 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 32 minutes earlier at 5:58 AM on April 30.

The earliest sunset is 7:02 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 19 minutes later at 7:21 PM on April 30.

Daylight saving time is observed in Hartford 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 5:39 AM and sets 14 hours, 10 minutes later, at 7:49 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:37 AM and sets 10 hours, 8 minutes later, at 4:44 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April in Hartford1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMarMay5:58 AM5:58 AMApr 307:21 PMApr 307:21 PM6:31 AM6:31 AMApr 17:02 PMApr 17:02 PM6:19 AM6:19 AMApr 117:08 PMApr 117:08 PM6:07 AM6:07 AMApr 217:15 PMApr 217:15 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
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.

Humidity

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 Hartford is rapidly increasing during April, rising from 9% to 24% over the course of the month.

For reference, on July 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 98% of the time, while on January 24, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 2% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in April

Humidity Comfort Levels in April in Hartford181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%MarMayApr 19%Apr 19%Apr 3024%Apr 3024%Apr 1112%Apr 1112%Apr 2117%Apr 2117%oppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumiddrydrycomfortablecomfortable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

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 Hartford is gradually decreasing during April, decreasing from 7.3 miles per hour to 6.6 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on March 7, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.6 miles per hour, while on August 6, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.8 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in April

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 in Hartford throughout April is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 35% on April 12.

Wind Direction in April

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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Hartford 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 in Hartford is increasing during April, rising by 5°F, from 66°F to 72°F, over the course of the month.

Average Water Temperature in April

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Growing Season

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 in Hartford typically lasts for 9.1 months (276 days), from around February 26 to around November 29, rarely starting before February 3 or after March 25, and rarely ending before November 5 or after December 25.

The month of April in Hartford is very likely fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually increasing from 95% to 100% over the course of the month.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in April

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The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: 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 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 in Hartford are rapidly increasing during April, increasing by 476°F, from 668°F to 1,144°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in April

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of April, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 Hartford is gradually increasing during April, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 5.8 kWh to 6.7 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in April

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Hartford are 31.102 deg latitude, -85.697 deg longitude, and 246 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Hartford contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 105 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 251 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (305 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (587 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Hartford is covered by cropland (93%), within 10 miles by cropland (67%) and trees (30%), and within 50 miles by trees (57%) and cropland (36%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Hartford 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 Hartford.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Hartford 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 Hartford is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Hartford and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Cairns Army Airfield (Fort Rucker) (68%, 18 kilometers, north); Marianna Municipal Airport (13%, 57 kilometers, southeast); Florala Municipal Airport (12%, 59 kilometers, west); and Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (7%, 84 kilometers, south).

Other Data

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.

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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

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