Average Weather in April in Alma Arkansas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 69°F to 77°F, rarely falling below 56°F or exceeding 85°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 8°F, from 47°F to 55°F, rarely falling below 36°F or exceeding 65°F.
For reference, on July 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Alma typically range from 73°F to 93°F, while on January 7, the coldest day of the year, they range from 31°F to 49°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
’Aïn el Bell, Algeria (5,264 miles away); Kafr Takhārīm, Syria (6,571 miles); and Shahrisabz, Uzbekistan (7,155 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Alma (view comparison).
The month of April in Alma experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 41% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 39% on April 15.
The clearest day of the month is April 15, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 61% of the time.
For reference, on March 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 48%, while on October 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 71%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Alma, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 29% and ending it at 37%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 43% on May 21, and its lowest chance is 17% on January 21.
Probability of Precipitation in April
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Alma is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 3.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.3 inches or falls below 1.7 inches, and ending the month at 4.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.3 inches or falls below 1.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Alma, 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, 1 minute, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 6 seconds, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 44 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, 36 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Alma is 7:03 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 37 minutes earlier at 6:26 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 7:38 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 24 minutes later at 8:02 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Alma 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 6:01 AM and sets 14 hours, 33 minutes later, at 8:35 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:22 AM and sets 9 hours, 46 minutes later, at 5:07 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Alma is increasing during April, rising from 1% to 10% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 86% of the time, while on January 10, 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 Alma is gradually decreasing during April, decreasing from 7.7 miles per hour to 6.9 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on March 23, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.7 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.7 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during April is 7.7 miles per hour on April 1.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
The growing season in Alma typically lasts for 7.4 months (227 days), from around March 25 to around November 7, rarely starting before March 2 or after April 16, and rarely ending before October 18 or after November 26.
The month of April in Alma is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 65% 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 Alma are increasing during April, increasing by 353°F, from 317°F to 670°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Alma is gradually increasing during April, rising by 0.8 kWh, from 5.4 kWh to 6.2 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 Alma are 35.478 deg latitude, -94.222 deg longitude, and 430 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Alma contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 371 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 435 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,220 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,441 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Alma is covered by cropland (64%), artificial surfaces (25%), and trees (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (55%) and trees (29%), and within 50 miles by trees (58%) and cropland (37%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Alma 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 Alma.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Alma 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 Alma is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Alma and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Fort Smith Municipal Airport (79%, 21 kilometers, southwest); Drake Field (14%, 59 kilometers, north); and Russellville Municipal Airport (7%, 105 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .