Average Weather in April in Smith Valley Nevada, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 62°F to 69°F, rarely falling below 48°F or exceeding 80°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 33°F to 38°F, rarely falling below 25°F or exceeding 47°F.
For reference, on July 28, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Smith Valley typically range from 52°F to 91°F, while on December 31, the coldest day of the year, they range from 24°F to 46°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 Smith Valley experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 43% to 38%.
The clearest day of the month is April 27, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 62% of the time.
For reference, on February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 48%, while on July 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 88%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Smith Valley, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is essentially constant, remaining around 10% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 18% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 3% on September 6.
Over the course of April in Smith Valley, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 8% throughout, 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 Smith Valley is essentially constant, remaining about 0.5 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Smith Valley, 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, 9 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 23 seconds, and weekly increase of 16 minutes, 38 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 39 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 13 hours, 48 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Smith Valley is 6:41 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 41 minutes earlier at 6:00 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 7:21 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 28 minutes later at 7:48 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Smith Valley 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 5:32 AM and sets 14 hours, 53 minutes later, at 8:25 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:12 AM and sets 9 hours, 27 minutes later, at 4:39 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Smith Valley is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in April
The average hourly wind speed in Smith Valley is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.8 miles per hour, while on August 6, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.6 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during April is 7.8 miles per hour on April 10.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
The growing season in Smith Valley typically lasts for 4.7 months (143 days), from around May 14 to around October 4, rarely starting before April 16 or after June 9, and rarely ending before September 13 or after October 25.
The month of April in Smith Valley is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 1% to 27% 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 Smith Valley are gradually increasing during April, increasing by 145°F, from 115°F to 260°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Smith Valley is increasing during April, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 6.1 kWh to 7.3 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 Smith Valley are 38.784 deg latitude, -119.344 deg longitude, and 4,823 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Smith Valley contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 161 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,800 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,797 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,376 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Smith Valley is covered by cropland (95%), within 10 miles by shrubs (82%) and cropland (13%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (72%) and trees (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Smith Valley 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 Smith Valley.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Smith Valley 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 Smith Valley is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Smith Valley and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Bridgeport Sonora Junction (22%, 50 kilometers, south); Carson Airport (36%, 56 kilometers, northwest); Lake Tahoe Airport (24%, 58 kilometers, west); and Naval Air Station Fallon (17%, 89 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .