Average Weather in April in Wrightwood California, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 58°F to 64°F, rarely falling below 45°F or exceeding 76°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 35°F to 41°F, rarely falling below 26°F or exceeding 50°F.
For reference, on August 2, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Wrightwood typically range from 59°F to 83°F, while on December 23, the coldest day of the year, they range from 29°F to 48°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 Wrightwood experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 32% to 25%.
The clearest day of the month is April 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 75% of the time.
For reference, on February 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 45%, while on September 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 90%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Wrightwood, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is decreasing, starting the month at 10% and ending it at 5%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 18% on February 20, and its lowest chance is 0% on June 21.
Over the course of April in Wrightwood, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 4% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 4% to 1%, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in April
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Wrightwood is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.8 inches, and ending the month at 0.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during April in Wrightwood is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.7 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in April
Over the course of April in Wrightwood, 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 2 minutes, 1 second, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 7 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, 33 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Wrightwood is 6:37 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 36 minutes earlier at 6:01 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 7:11 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 23 minutes later at 7:34 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Wrightwood 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 5:38 AM and sets 14 hours, 27 minutes later, at 8:06 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:52 AM and sets 9 hours, 51 minutes later, at 4:44 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Wrightwood is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 20, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% 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
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Wrightwood is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.8 miles per hour, while on September 9, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.7 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during April is 7.6 miles per hour on April 11.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
Wrightwood 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 Wrightwood is essentially constant during April, remaining within 1°F of 60°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in April
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in Wrightwood typically lasts for 5.9 months (180 days), from around May 5 to around November 1, rarely starting before April 9 or after June 2, and rarely ending before October 6 or after November 25.
The month of April in Wrightwood 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 6% to 40% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in April
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Wrightwood are gradually increasing during April, increasing by 105°F, from 96°F to 202°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Wrightwood is increasing during April, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 6.6 kWh to 7.7 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 Wrightwood are 34.361 deg latitude, -117.633 deg longitude, and 6,345 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Wrightwood contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 3,438 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,352 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,848 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,490 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Wrightwood is covered by shrubs (57%) and trees (41%), within 10 miles by shrubs (80%) and trees (18%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (68%) and artificial surfaces (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Wrightwood 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Wrightwood.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Wrightwood 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 Wrightwood is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Wrightwood and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Ontario International Airport (8%, 33 kilometers, south); Southern California Logistics Airport (15%, 34 kilometers, northeast); Mount Wilson (56%, 42 kilometers, west); San Bernardino International Airport (8%, 47 kilometers, southeast); and Palmdale United States Air Force Plant 42 Airport (12%, 51 kilometers, northwest).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
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