Average Weather in April in Winona Lake Indiana, United States
In Winona Lake, the month of April is characterized by rapidly rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 12°F, from 54°F to 66°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 79°F or dropping below 40°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 10°F, from 36°F to 46°F, rarely falling below 25°F or exceeding 58°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Winona Lake typically range from 64°F to 84°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 19°F to 33°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 Winona Lake experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 52% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is April 25, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 49% of the time.
For reference, on January 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 63%, while on August 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 69%.
Cloud Cover in April
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Winona Lake, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is gradually increasing, starting the month at 29% and ending it at 33%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 38% on May 28, and its lowest chance is 17% on January 29.
Over the course of April in Winona Lake, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 27% to 33%, 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 Winona Lake is increasing, starting the month at 2.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.2 inches or falls below 1.0 inches, and ending the month at 3.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.3 inches or falls below 1.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Winona Lake, 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, 15 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 36 seconds, and weekly increase of 18 minutes, 10 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 43 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 13 hours, 58 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Winona Lake is 7:26 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 44 minutes earlier at 6:41 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 8:08 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 31 minutes later at 8:39 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Winona Lake 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 6:10 AM and sets 15 hours, 9 minutes later, at 9:19 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:05 AM and sets 9 hours, 12 minutes later, at 5:17 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Winona Lake is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 21, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 46% of the time, while on November 16, 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 Winona Lake is gradually decreasing during April, decreasing from 6.7 miles per hour to 6.0 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 6.8 miles per hour, while on August 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
Winona Lake 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 Winona Lake is increasing during April, rising by 4°F, from 37°F to 41°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Winona Lake is increasing during April, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 4.7 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 Winona Lake are 41.227 deg latitude, -85.822 deg longitude, and 843 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Winona Lake is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 85 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 835 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (213 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (659 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Winona Lake is covered by artificial surfaces (43%), cropland (35%), and water (12%), within 10 miles by cropland (85%), and within 50 miles by cropland (86%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Winona Lake 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 Winona Lake.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Winona Lake 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 Winona Lake is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Winona Lake and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Warsaw Municipal Airport (90%, 5.5 kilometers, north); Fulton County Airport (6%, 35 kilometers, southwest); Fort Wayne International Airport (2.6%, 59 kilometers, southeast); and Smith Field (2.3%, 64 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .