Average Weather in April in Payson Arizona, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 66°F to 74°F, rarely falling below 54°F or exceeding 83°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 40°F to 46°F, rarely falling below 32°F or exceeding 53°F.
For reference, on July 3, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Payson typically range from 63°F to 92°F, while on January 5, the coldest day of the year, they range from 31°F to 53°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 Payson experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 31% to 24%.
The clearest day of the month is April 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 76% of the time.
For reference, on February 19, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 42%, while on June 18, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 84%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Payson, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is decreasing, starting the month at 11% and ending it at 5%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 36% on August 4, and its lowest chance is 2% on June 13.
Over the course of April in Payson, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 9% to 5%, 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 Payson is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.9 inches, and ending the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.0 inches or falls below -0.0 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 Payson is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.3 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in April
Over the course of April in Payson, 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, 0 seconds, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 2 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, 32 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Payson is 6:12 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 36 minutes earlier at 5:36 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 6:46 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 22 minutes later at 7:08 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Payson during 2018.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:13 AM and sets 14 hours, 27 minutes later, at 7:40 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:27 AM and sets 9 hours, 52 minutes later, at 5:19 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Payson is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 4, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 3% of the time, while on October 12, 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 Payson is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 6.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 27, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.5 miles per hour, while on August 16, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.3 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during April is 6.5 miles per hour on April 27.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
The growing season in Payson typically lasts for 7.1 months (219 days), from around April 3 to around November 8, rarely starting before March 10 or after April 29, and rarely ending before October 18 or after November 30.
During April in Payson, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is rapidly increasing rising from 45% to 91% 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 Payson are increasing during April, increasing by 234°F, from 215°F to 449°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Payson is increasing during April, rising by 1.1 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 Payson are 34.231 deg latitude, -111.325 deg longitude, and 4,967 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Payson contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 574 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,996 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,734 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,129 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Payson is covered by shrubs (82%) and trees (18%), within 10 miles by shrubs (66%) and trees (34%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (64%) and trees (34%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Payson 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Payson.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Payson 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 Payson is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Payson and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Payson Airport (98%, 3.2 kilometers, northwest); Scottsdale Airport (1.0%, 87 kilometers, southwest); and Show Low Municipal Airport (1.1%, 121 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .