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Average Weather in April in King Cove Alaska, United States

Daily high temperatures increase by 5°F, from 36°F to 41°F, rarely falling below 27°F or exceeding 46°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 28°F to 32°F, rarely falling below 18°F or exceeding 37°F.

For reference, on August 12, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in King Cove typically range from 48°F to 56°F, while on January 19, the coldest day of the year, they range from 26°F to 33°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in April

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in April in King Cove1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMMarMayfreezingvery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Andenes, Norway (3,847 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to King Cove (view comparison).

Clouds

The month of April in King Cove experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 64% throughout the month.

The clearest day of the month is April 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 38% of the time.

For reference, on July 7, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 75%, while on October 11, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 46%.

Cloud Cover Categories in April

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0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In King Cove, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 27% and ending it at 24%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 42% on September 18, and its lowest chance is 23% on May 7.

Over the course of April in King Cove, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 17% to 20%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 7% to 3%, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 3% to 0%.

Probability of Precipitation in April

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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 King Cove is essentially constant, remaining about 1.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.7 inches or falling below 0.4 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in April

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

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 King Cove is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.9 inches, and ending the month at 0.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.3 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in April

The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

Over the course of April in King Cove, the length of the day is very rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 2 hours, 6 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 4 minutes, 21 seconds, and weekly increase of 30 minutes, 27 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 13 hours, 7 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 15 hours, 13 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April

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The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the month in King Cove is 8:20 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 1 hour, 10 minutes earlier at 7:10 AM on April 30.

The earliest sunset is 9:27 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 57 minutes later at 10:23 PM on April 30.

Daylight saving time is observed in King Cove 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 6:09 AM and sets 17 hours, 23 minutes later, at 11:32 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 10:12 AM and sets 7 hours, 9 minutes later, at 5:22 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April in King Cove181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930302 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AM2 AMMarMay7:10 AM7:10 AMApr 3010:23 PMApr 3010:23 PM8:20 AM8:20 AMApr 19:27 PMApr 19:27 PM7:42 AM7:42 AMApr 169:56 PMApr 169:56 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of April. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

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 King Cove is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in April

dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

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 King Cove is rapidly decreasing during April, decreasing from 16.4 miles per hour to 14.1 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on November 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 18.8 miles per hour, while on July 17, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in April

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
The hourly average wind direction in King Cove throughout April is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 37% on April 20.

Wind Direction in April

Wind Direction in April in King Cove181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%MarMaywestsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

King Cove is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature in King Cove is essentially constant during April, remaining within 1°F of 37°F throughout.

Average Water Temperature in April

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Growing Season

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 King Cove typically lasts for 4.8 months (147 days), from around May 20 to around October 14, rarely starting before May 2 or after June 10, and rarely ending before September 23 or after November 1.

The month of April in King Cove is very likely fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually increasing from 0% to 7% over the course of the month.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in April

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frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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 King Cove are essentially constant during April, remaining around 0°F throughout.

Growing Degree Days in April

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of April, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 King Cove is increasing during April, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 3.0 kWh to 4.2 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in April

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of King Cove are 55.061 deg latitude, -162.319 deg longitude, and 446 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of King Cove contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,100 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 461 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,813 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,182 feet).

The area within 2 miles of King Cove is covered by water (35%), shrubs (35%), and bare soil (13%), within 10 miles by water (55%) and shrubs (27%), and within 50 miles by water (74%) and shrubs (16%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in King Cove 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 King Cove.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and King Cove 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 King Cove is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between King Cove and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: King Cove Airport (77%, 13 kilometers, north) and Cold Bay Airport (23%, 32 kilometers, northwest).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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.

Disclaimer

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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

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