Average Weather in April in Smiths Station Alabama, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 72°F to 79°F, rarely falling below 61°F or exceeding 86°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 50°F to 57°F, rarely falling below 38°F or exceeding 65°F.
For reference, on July 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Smiths Station typically range from 72°F to 91°F, while on January 24, the coldest day of the year, they range from 38°F to 57°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
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The month of April in Smiths Station experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 41% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 39% on April 30.
The clearest day of the month is April 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 61% of the time.
For reference, on January 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 52%, while on October 8, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Smiths Station, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is decreasing, starting the month at 33% and ending it at 29%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 48% on July 9, and its lowest chance is 17% on October 16.
Probability of Precipitation in April
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Smiths Station is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 4.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.7 inches or falls below 1.6 inches, and ending the month at 3.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.9 inches or falls below 1.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Smiths Station, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 55 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 53 seconds, and weekly increase of 13 minutes, 10 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 32 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 13 hours, 27 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Smiths Station is 6:28 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 34 minutes earlier at 5:54 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 7:00 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 21 minutes later at 7:21 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Smiths Station during 2018, 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 5:33 AM and sets 14 hours, 18 minutes later, at 7:51 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:38 AM and sets 10 hours, 1 minute later, at 4:38 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Smiths Station is increasing during April, rising from 3% to 12% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 25, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 93% of the time, while on January 23, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in April
The average hourly wind speed in Smiths Station is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 4.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 7, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.0 miles per hour, while on August 8, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
The growing season in Smiths Station typically lasts for 8.3 months (255 days), from around March 11 to around November 21, rarely starting before February 13 or after April 1, and rarely ending before November 2 or after December 13.
The month of April in Smiths Station is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season increasing from 90% to 100% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in April
The average accumulated growing degree days in Smiths Station are increasing during April, increasing by 410°F, from 501°F to 911°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Smiths Station is gradually increasing during April, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 5.6 kWh to 6.6 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 Smiths Station are 32.540 deg latitude, -85.099 deg longitude, and 469 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Smiths Station contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 246 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 476 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (673 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,227 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Smiths Station is covered by trees (79%), artificial surfaces (11%), and cropland (10%), within 10 miles by trees (72%) and artificial surfaces (19%), and within 50 miles by trees (84%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Smiths Station 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 Smiths Station.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Smiths Station 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 Smiths Station is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Smiths Station and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Columbus Airport (51%, 15 kilometers, east); Lawson Army Airfield (25%, 23 kilometers, southeast); Auburn-Opelika Robert G Pitts Airport (15%, 32 kilometers, west); and La Grange, Callaway Airport (8%, 53 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .