Average Weather in April in East Helena Montana, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 9°F, from 53°F to 62°F, rarely falling below 40°F or exceeding 77°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 30°F to 38°F, rarely falling below 20°F or exceeding 46°F.
For reference, on July 27, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in East Helena typically range from 56°F to 86°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 13°F to 31°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
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The month of April in East Helena experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 62% to 56%.
The clearest day of the month is April 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 44% of the time.
For reference, on March 19, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 64%, while on July 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 77%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In East Helena, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is increasing, starting the month at 17% and ending it at 21%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 36% on June 4, and its lowest chance is 7% on February 5.
Over the course of April in East Helena, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 12% to 19%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 3% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in April
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in East Helena is increasing, starting the month at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.2 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 1.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.1 inches or falls below 0.4 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 East Helena is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.4 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in April
Over the course of April in East Helena, 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, 31 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 9 seconds, and weekly increase of 22 minutes, 5 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 50 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 14 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in East Helena is 7:06 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 52 minutes earlier at 6:14 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 7:56 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 39 minutes later at 8:36 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in East Helena 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 5:34 AM and sets 15 hours, 50 minutes later, at 9:24 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:08 AM and sets 8 hours, 34 minutes later, at 4:42 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in East Helena is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on June 24, 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
The average hourly wind speed in East Helena is gradually decreasing during April, decreasing from 7.2 miles per hour to 6.7 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 17, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.6 miles per hour, while on August 5, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
The growing season in East Helena typically lasts for 4.6 months (142 days), from around May 9 to around September 28, rarely starting before April 21 or after May 31, and rarely ending before September 9 or after October 16.
The month of April in East Helena 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 27% 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 East Helena are gradually increasing during April, increasing by 72°F, from 26°F to 98°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in East Helena is increasing during April, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 4.6 kWh to 5.9 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 East Helena are 46.590 deg latitude, -111.916 deg longitude, and 3,927 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of East Helena contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 371 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,918 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,251 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,155 feet).
The area within 2 miles of East Helena is covered by grassland (71%), shrubs (15%), and cropland (12%), within 10 miles by shrubs (32%) and grassland (31%), and within 50 miles by grassland (30%) and shrubs (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in East Helena 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in East Helena.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and East Helena 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 East Helena is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between East Helena and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .