Average Weather in April in Saint Cloud Minnesota, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 15°F, from 48°F to 63°F, rarely falling below 34°F or exceeding 78°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 12°F, from 29°F to 41°F, rarely falling below 16°F or exceeding 52°F.
For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Saint Cloud typically range from 61°F to 82°F, while on January 21, the coldest day of the year, they range from 5°F to 22°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 Saint Cloud experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 53% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is April 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 48% of the time.
For reference, on February 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 61%, while on August 1, 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 Saint Cloud, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 18% and ending it at 28%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 41% on June 20, and its lowest chance is 7% on January 28.
Over the course of April in Saint Cloud, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 13% to 26%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 3% to 1%, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in April
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Saint Cloud is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 1.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.8 inches or falls below 0.3 inches, and ending the month at 2.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.7 inches or falls below 0.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during April in Saint Cloud is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.7 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in April
Over the course of April in Saint Cloud, 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, 28 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 2 seconds, and weekly increase of 21 minutes, 16 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 48 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 14 hours, 16 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Saint Cloud is 6:56 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 51 minutes earlier at 6:06 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 7:44 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 37 minutes later at 8:22 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Saint Cloud 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 5:27 AM and sets 15 hours, 42 minutes later, at 9:09 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:53 AM and sets 8 hours, 42 minutes later, at 4:35 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Saint Cloud is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 20, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 27% of the time, while on November 15, 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 Saint Cloud is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 12.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 2, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.5 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.7 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during April is 12.5 miles per hour on April 2.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
The growing season in Saint Cloud typically lasts for 4.8 months (147 days), from around May 5 to around September 29, rarely starting before April 15 or after May 24, and rarely ending before September 13 or after October 17.
The month of April in Saint Cloud is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 1% to 38% 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 Saint Cloud are gradually increasing during April, increasing by 88°F, from 15°F to 102°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Saint Cloud is increasing during April, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 4.5 kWh to 5.7 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 Saint Cloud are 45.561 deg latitude, -94.162 deg longitude, and 1,037 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Saint Cloud contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 180 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,030 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (299 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (696 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Saint Cloud is covered by artificial surfaces (81%), within 10 miles by cropland (74%) and trees (12%), and within 50 miles by cropland (70%) and trees (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Saint Cloud 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 Saint Cloud.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Saint Cloud 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 Saint Cloud is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Saint Cloud and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: St. Cloud Regional Airport (81%, 9 kilometers, east); Little Falls, Little Falls/Morrison County Airport-Lindbergh Field (7%, 46 kilometers, north); Paynesville Municipal Airport (6%, 50 kilometers, southwest); and Litchfield Municipal Airport (6%, 53 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .