Average Weather in April in Columbus Kansas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 66°F to 74°F, rarely falling below 50°F or exceeding 84°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 45°F to 54°F, rarely falling below 32°F or exceeding 65°F.
For reference, on July 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Columbus typically range from 72°F to 91°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 27°F to 45°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 Columbus experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 42% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 40% on April 15.
The clearest day of the month is April 15, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 60% of the time.
For reference, on February 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 49%, while on July 29, 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 Columbus, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 30% and ending it at 37%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 45% on June 7, and its lowest chance is 13% on January 13.
Probability of Precipitation in April
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Columbus is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 3.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.2 inches or falls below 1.4 inches, and ending the month at 5.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.4 inches or falls below 2.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Columbus, 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, 5 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 14 seconds, and weekly increase of 15 minutes, 41 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 37 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 13 hours, 42 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Columbus is 7:04 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 39 minutes earlier at 6:25 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 7:42 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 26 minutes later at 8:07 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Columbus 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 5:59 AM and sets 14 hours, 43 minutes later, at 8:42 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:29 AM and sets 9 hours, 36 minutes later, at 5:05 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Columbus is increasing during April, rising from 1% to 7% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 6, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 80% of the time, while on December 12, 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 Columbus is decreasing during April, decreasing from 12.0 miles per hour to 11.0 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 12.0 miles per hour, while on August 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.6 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during April is 12.0 miles per hour on April 1.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
The growing season in Columbus typically lasts for 6.8 months (209 days), from around April 4 to around October 30, rarely starting before March 16 or after April 21, and rarely ending before October 11 or after November 18.
During April in Columbus, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 43% 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 Columbus are increasing during April, increasing by 296°F, from 241°F to 536°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Columbus 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 Columbus are 37.169 deg latitude, -94.844 deg longitude, and 899 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Columbus is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 92 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 897 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (197 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (781 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Columbus is covered by cropland (78%) and artificial surfaces (18%), within 10 miles by cropland (92%), and within 50 miles by cropland (76%) and trees (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Columbus 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Columbus.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Columbus 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 Columbus is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Columbus and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Joplin Regional Airport (34%, 31 kilometers, east); Atkinson Municipal Airport (31%, 33 kilometers, north); Tri-City Airport (12%, 61 kilometers, west); Grove Municipal Airport (12%, 64 kilometers, south); and Coffeyville Municipal Airport (11%, 65 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .