Average Weather in April in Prairie Creek Arkansas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 65°F to 72°F, rarely falling below 50°F or exceeding 81°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 8°F, from 45°F to 53°F, rarely falling below 32°F or exceeding 64°F.
For reference, on July 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Prairie Creek typically range from 71°F to 89°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 29°F to 46°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 Prairie Creek experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 43% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 41% on April 15.
The clearest day of the month is April 15, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 59% of the time.
For reference, on February 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 50%, while on July 29, 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 Prairie Creek, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 31% and ending it at 38%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% on May 27, and its lowest chance is 15% on January 12.
Probability of Precipitation in April
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Prairie Creek is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 3.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.9 inches or falls below 1.6 inches, and ending the month at 4.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.9 inches or falls below 1.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Prairie Creek, 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, 3 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 10 seconds, and weekly increase of 15 minutes, 13 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 36 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 13 hours, 39 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Prairie Creek is 7:02 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 38 minutes earlier at 6:24 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 7:38 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 25 minutes later at 8:03 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Prairie Creek 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 5:58 AM and sets 14 hours, 38 minutes later, at 8:37 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:23 AM and sets 9 hours, 41 minutes later, at 5:04 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Prairie Creek is gradually increasing during April, rising from 0% to 3% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 71% of the time, while on November 20, 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 Prairie Creek is gradually decreasing during April, decreasing from 7.8 miles per hour to 7.0 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on March 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.9 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
The growing season in Prairie Creek typically lasts for 7.0 months (214 days), from around April 2 to around November 2, rarely starting before March 11 or after April 21, and rarely ending before October 14 or after November 23.
During April in Prairie Creek, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 48% to 99% 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 Prairie Creek are increasing during April, increasing by 280°F, from 234°F to 513°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Prairie Creek is gradually increasing during April, rising by 0.8 kWh, from 5.3 kWh to 6.1 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 Prairie Creek are 36.342 deg latitude, -94.062 deg longitude, and 1,276 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Prairie Creek contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 308 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,257 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (774 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,005 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Prairie Creek is covered by trees (84%) and water (11%), within 10 miles by trees (46%) and cropland (32%), and within 50 miles by trees (54%) and cropland (41%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Prairie Creek 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 Prairie Creek.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Prairie Creek 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 Prairie Creek is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Prairie Creek and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Rogers Municipal Airport (84%, 5.2 kilometers, northwest); Springdale Municipal Airport (13%, 20 kilometers, south); Branson West Municipal Airport- Emerson Field (1.9%, 71 kilometers, northeast); and Boone County Airport (1.6%, 82 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .