Average Weather in April in Black Canyon City Arizona, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 76°F to 84°F, rarely falling below 65°F or exceeding 93°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 52°F to 59°F, rarely falling below 43°F or exceeding 66°F.
For reference, on July 3, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Black Canyon City typically range from 77°F to 101°F, while on December 26, the coldest day of the year, they range from 41°F to 62°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 Black Canyon City experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 28% to 23%.
The clearest day of the month is April 29, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 78% of the time.
For reference, on February 19, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 40%, while on September 18, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 85%.
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 Black Canyon City, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 8% and ending it at 5%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 27% on August 3, and its lowest chance is 1% on June 10.
Probability of Precipitation in April
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Black Canyon City is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.6 inches, and ending the month at 0.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.7 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Black Canyon City, 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 1 minute, 59 seconds, and weekly increase of 13 minutes, 55 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, 32 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Black Canyon City is 6:15 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 35 minutes earlier at 5:39 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 6:49 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 22 minutes later at 7:12 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Black Canyon City during 2020.
For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:17 AM and sets 14 hours, 26 minutes later, at 7:43 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:30 AM and sets 9 hours, 53 minutes later, at 5:23 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Black Canyon City is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 3, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 9% of the time, while on October 26, 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
The average hourly wind speed in Black Canyon City is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 8.1 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.3 miles per hour, while on August 15, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.1 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during April is 8.3 miles per hour on April 27.
Average Wind Speed in April
The wind direction in Black Canyon City during April is predominantly out of the south from April 1 to April 13 and from April 27 to April 30 and the west from April 13 to April 27.
Wind Direction in April
The growing season in Black Canyon City typically lasts for 11 months (340 days), from around January 13 to around December 18, rarely starting after February 23, or ending before November 24.
The month of April in Black Canyon City is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in April
The average accumulated growing degree days in Black Canyon City are rapidly increasing during April, increasing by 503°F, from 673°F to 1,176°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Black Canyon City is increasing during April, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 6.7 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 Black Canyon City are 34.071 deg latitude, -112.151 deg longitude, and 2,238 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Black Canyon City contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 958 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,150 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,056 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,060 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Black Canyon City is covered by shrubs (100%), within 10 miles by shrubs (98%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (82%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Black Canyon City 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 Black Canyon City.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Black Canyon City 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 Black Canyon City is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Black Canyon City and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Phoenix-Deer Valley Airport (55%, 43 kilometers, south); Ernest A. Love Field (16%, 69 kilometers, north); Payson Airport (15%, 78 kilometers, east); and Sedona Airport (14%, 93 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .