Average Weather in April in Pendleton Indiana, United States
In Pendleton, the month of April is characterized by rapidly rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 11°F, from 57°F to 68°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 80°F or dropping below 42°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 10°F, from 39°F to 49°F, rarely falling below 27°F or exceeding 61°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Pendleton typically range from 66°F to 84°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 21°F to 35°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 Pendleton experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 51% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is April 25, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 50% of the time.
For reference, on January 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 61%, while on August 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 69%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Pendleton, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is gradually increasing, starting the month at 33% and ending it at 37%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 41% on June 15, and its lowest chance is 20% on January 29.
Over the course of April in Pendleton, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 32% to 37%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in April
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Pendleton is increasing, starting the month at 3.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.9 inches or falls below 1.7 inches, and ending the month at 3.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.3 inches or falls below 1.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Pendleton, 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, 12 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 29 seconds, and weekly increase of 17 minutes, 22 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 41 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 13 hours, 53 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Pendleton is 7:26 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 43 minutes earlier at 6:43 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 8:07 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 29 minutes later at 8:37 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Pendleton 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 6:14 AM and sets 15 hours, 1 minute later, at 9:15 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:01 AM and sets 9 hours, 20 minutes later, at 5:21 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Pendleton is essentially constant during April, remaining within 1% of 1% throughout.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 54% 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
The average hourly wind speed in Pendleton is decreasing during April, decreasing from 12.4 miles per hour to 11.1 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 15, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.4 miles per hour, while on July 31, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.0 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during April is 12.4 miles per hour on April 2.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
The growing season in Pendleton typically lasts for 6.2 months (190 days), from around April 13 to around October 19, rarely starting before March 28 or after April 28, and rarely ending before October 1 or after November 7.
During April in Pendleton, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 18% to 92% 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 Pendleton is gradually increasing during April, increasing by 178°F, from 83°F to 261°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Pendleton is increasing during April, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 4.8 kWh to 5.8 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 Pendleton are 39.998 deg latitude, -85.747 deg longitude, and 869 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Pendleton is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 92 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 864 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (269 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (922 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Pendleton is covered by cropland (93%), within 10 miles by cropland (89%), and within 50 miles by cropland (86%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Pendleton 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 Pendleton.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Pendleton 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 Pendleton is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Pendleton and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Delaware County Regional Airport (30%, 40 kilometers, northeast); Indianapolis Executive Airport (27%, 43 kilometers, west); Shelbyville Municipal Airport (24%, 47 kilometers, south); and Marion Municipal Airport (19%, 54 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .