Average Weather in April in Spruce Grove Canada
Daily high temperatures increase by 15°F, from 44°F to 59°F, rarely falling below 29°F or exceeding 72°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 10°F, from 26°F to 36°F, rarely falling below 14°F or exceeding 45°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Spruce Grove typically range from 53°F to 74°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 5°F to 19°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 Spruce Grove experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 63% to 57%.
The clearest day of the month is April 29, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 43% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 68%, while on August 4, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 61%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Spruce Grove, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is increasing, starting the month at 10% and ending it at 16%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 35% on July 3, and its lowest chance is 5% on February 13.
Over the course of April in Spruce Grove, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 5% to 14%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 2% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 3% to 1%.
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 Spruce Grove is increasing, starting the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.8 inches, and ending the month at 1.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.4 inches or falls below 0.3 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 Spruce Grove is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.6 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in April
Over the course of April in Spruce Grove, 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, 59 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 4 minutes, 5 seconds, and weekly increase of 28 minutes, 38 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 13 hours, 5 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 15 hours, 4 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Spruce Grove is 7:07 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 1 hour, 6 minutes earlier at 6:01 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 8:12 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 53 minutes later at 9:05 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Spruce Grove during 2020, but it neither starts nor ends during April, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:06 AM and sets 17 hours, 3 minutes later, at 10:08 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:50 AM and sets 7 hours, 28 minutes later, at 4:18 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 Spruce Grove is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
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 Spruce Grove is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 9.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 30, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.2 miles per hour, while on August 11, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.8 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during April is 9.9 miles per hour on April 13.
Average Wind Speed in April
The hourly average wind direction in Spruce Grove throughout April is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 33% on April 8.
Wind Direction 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 Spruce Grove typically lasts for 4.4 months (136 days), from around May 9 to around September 22, rarely starting before April 20 or after May 27, and rarely ending before September 3 or after October 10.
The month of April in Spruce Grove 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 0% to 28% 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 Spruce Grove are gradually increasing during April, increasing by 47°F, from 4°F to 50°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 Spruce Grove is increasing during April, rising by 1.4 kWh, from 4.0 kWh to 5.5 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 Spruce Grove are 53.533 deg latitude, -113.919 deg longitude, and 2,310 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Spruce Grove contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 161 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,307 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (525 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,453 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Spruce Grove is covered by cropland (80%) and artificial surfaces (20%), within 10 miles by cropland (86%), and within 50 miles by cropland (78%) and trees (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Spruce Grove 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 Spruce Grove.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Spruce Grove 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 Spruce Grove is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Spruce Grove and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Edmonton Stony Plain Alta. (35%, 13 kilometers, west); Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport (31%, 16 kilometers, north); Edmonton City Centre Airport (14%, 27 kilometers, east); Edmonton International CS , Alta. (10%, 34 kilometers, southeast); and Edmonton International Airport (10%, 34 kilometers, southeast).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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.