Average Weather in April in Ridgecrest California, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 75°F to 83°F, rarely falling below 62°F or exceeding 93°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 8°F, from 45°F to 52°F, rarely falling below 36°F or exceeding 61°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Ridgecrest typically range from 71°F to 103°F, while on December 27, the coldest day of the year, they range from 30°F to 58°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 Ridgecrest experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 31% 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 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 41%, 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 Ridgecrest, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is decreasing, starting the month at 7% and ending it at 3%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 16% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 1% on June 23.
Probability of Precipitation in April
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Ridgecrest is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.1 inches, and ending the month at 0.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.4 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Ridgecrest, 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, 1 minute, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 7 seconds, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 48 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 35 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 13 hours, 37 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Ridgecrest is 6:37 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 37 minutes earlier at 5:59 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 7:12 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 24 minutes later at 7:36 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Ridgecrest 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 5:35 AM and sets 14 hours, 34 minutes later, at 8:09 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:56 AM and sets 9 hours, 45 minutes later, at 4:41 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Ridgecrest is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 16, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time, while on October 7, 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 Ridgecrest is gradually increasing during April, increasing from 8.7 miles per hour to 9.2 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on June 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.4 miles per hour, while on January 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
The growing season in Ridgecrest typically lasts for 8.0 months (244 days), from around March 15 to around November 13, rarely starting before February 12 or after April 12, and rarely ending before October 27 or after December 1.
The month of April in Ridgecrest 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 77% to 100% 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 Ridgecrest are increasing during April, increasing by 400°F, from 461°F to 861°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Ridgecrest is increasing during April, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 6.6 kWh to 7.8 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 Ridgecrest are 35.622 deg latitude, -117.671 deg longitude, and 2,310 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ridgecrest contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 148 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,296 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,516 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (10,098 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ridgecrest is covered by shrubs (80%) and artificial surfaces (13%), within 10 miles by shrubs (84%) and bare soil (16%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (87%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Ridgecrest 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 Ridgecrest.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ridgecrest 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 Ridgecrest is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ridgecrest and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Ridgecrest Community Hospital Heliport (92%, 8 kilometers, north); Edwards, Edwards Air Force Auxiliary North Base (3.3%, 73 kilometers, south); Mojave Airport (3.1%, 76 kilometers, southwest); and Bicycle Lake Army Airfield (1.6%, 101 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .