Average Weather in April in Ballplay Alabama, United States
In Ballplay, the month of April is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 7°F, from 70°F to 77°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 85°F or dropping below 57°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 47°F to 54°F, rarely falling below 35°F or exceeding 63°F.
For reference, on July 23, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Ballplay typically range from 71°F to 89°F, while on January 26, the coldest day of the year, they range from 34°F to 53°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 Ballplay experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 47% to 41%. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 41% on April 30.
The clearest day of the month is April 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 58% of the time.
For reference, on January 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 55%, 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 Ballplay, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is essentially constant, remaining around 31% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 43% on July 9, and its lowest chance is 21% on October 15.
Probability of Precipitation in April
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Ballplay is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 4.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.3 inches or falls below 1.9 inches, and ending the month at 4.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.3 inches or falls below 1.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Ballplay, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 58 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 59 seconds, and weekly increase of 13 minutes, 56 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 34 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 13 hours, 32 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Ballplay is 6:30 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 35 minutes earlier at 5:54 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 7:04 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 22 minutes later at 7:26 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Ballplay 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 5:32 AM and sets 14 hours, 26 minutes later, at 7:57 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:44 AM and sets 9 hours, 53 minutes 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 Ballplay is increasing during April, rising from 0% to 6% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 89% 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 Ballplay is gradually decreasing during April, decreasing from 5.3 miles per hour to 4.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.5 miles per hour, while on August 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
The growing season in Ballplay typically lasts for 7.5 months (228 days), from around March 26 to around November 9, rarely starting before March 4 or after April 15, and rarely ending before October 20 or after November 30.
The month of April in Ballplay is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 64% to 99% 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 Ballplay is increasing during April, increasing by 350°F, from 362°F to 712°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Ballplay is gradually increasing during April, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 5.4 kWh to 6.4 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 Ballplay are 34.059 deg latitude, -85.808 deg longitude, and 548 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ballplay contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 144 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 552 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,345 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (1,998 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ballplay is covered by trees (60%) and cropland (35%), within 10 miles by trees (63%) and cropland (30%), and within 50 miles by trees (62%) and cropland (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Ballplay 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 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Ballplay.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ballplay 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 Ballplay is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ballplay and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Northeast Alabama Regional Airport (41%, 27 kilometers, west); Isbell Field (18%, 47 kilometers, north); Anniston Metropolitan Airport (15%, 53 kilometers, south); Richard B Russell Airport (10%, 68 kilometers, northeast); West Georgia Regional Airport - O V Gray Field (8%, 77 kilometers, southeast); and Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport (7%, 82 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .