Average Weather in April in Longview Texas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 73°F to 80°F, rarely falling below 62°F or exceeding 86°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 8°F, from 52°F to 60°F, rarely falling below 40°F or exceeding 69°F.
For reference, on August 12, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Longview typically range from 74°F to 94°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 38°F to 56°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 Longview experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 39% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 38% on April 15.
The clearest day of the month is April 15, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 62% of the time.
For reference, on February 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 49%, while on October 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 72%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Longview, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is increasing, starting the month at 28% and ending it at 32%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 36% on June 10, and its lowest chance is 22% on September 20.
Probability of Precipitation in April
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Longview is gradually increasing, starting the month at 3.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.4 inches or falls below 1.5 inches, and ending the month at 4.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.1 inches or falls below 1.2 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 3.6 inches on April 2.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Longview, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 54 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 53 seconds, and weekly increase of 13 minutes, 8 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 32 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 13 hours, 26 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Longview is 7:07 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 34 minutes earlier at 6:33 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 7:39 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 21 minutes later at 7:59 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Longview 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 6:12 AM and sets 14 hours, 17 minutes later, at 8:29 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:16 AM and sets 10 hours, 1 minute later, at 5:17 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Longview is rapidly increasing during April, rising from 8% to 27% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 93% of the time, while on February 11, 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 Longview is gradually decreasing during April, decreasing from 7.6 miles per hour to 7.0 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.6 miles per hour, while on August 15, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.0 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during April is 7.6 miles per hour on April 1.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
The growing season in Longview typically lasts for 8.4 months (257 days), from around March 8 to around November 20, rarely starting before February 15 or after March 29, and rarely ending before October 31 or after December 9.
The month of April in Longview is very likely fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually increasing from 92% to 100% 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 Longview are increasing during April, increasing by 450°F, from 569°F to 1,019°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Longview is gradually increasing during April, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 5.6 kWh to 6.3 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 Longview are 32.501 deg latitude, -94.740 deg longitude, and 335 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Longview contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 171 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 327 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (318 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (561 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Longview is covered by artificial surfaces (98%), within 10 miles by cropland (44%) and trees (26%), and within 50 miles by trees (43%) and cropland (40%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Longview 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 Longview.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Longview 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 Longview is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Longview and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Gregg County Airport (63%, 13 kilometers, south); Gilmer, Fox Stephens Field - Gilmer Municipal Airport (19%, 29 kilometers, northwest); Harrison County Airport (12%, 41 kilometers, east); and Tyler Pounds Field (6%, 64 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .