Average Weather in April in Cross Lake Minnesota, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 15°F, from 47°F to 61°F, rarely falling below 33°F or exceeding 76°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 11°F, from 26°F to 38°F, rarely falling below 12°F or exceeding 49°F.
For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Cross Lake typically range from 58°F to 80°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 2°F to 20°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 Cross Lake experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 54% 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 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 64%, while on July 31, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 73%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Cross Lake, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 16% and ending it at 26%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 42% on June 29, and its lowest chance is 6% on January 24.
Over the course of April in Cross Lake, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 12% to 24%, 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 Cross Lake is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.2 inches or falls below 0.3 inches, and ending the month at 2.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.0 inches or falls below 0.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during April in Cross Lake 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 Cross Lake, 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, 32 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 10 seconds, and weekly increase of 22 minutes, 8 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 50 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 14 hours, 22 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Cross Lake is 6:55 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 52 minutes earlier at 6:03 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 7:45 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 39 minutes later at 8:24 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Cross Lake 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 5:22 AM and sets 15 hours, 51 minutes later, at 9:13 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:57 AM and sets 8 hours, 33 minutes later, at 4:31 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Cross Lake is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 19, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 25% of the time, while on October 27, 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 Cross Lake is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 12.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 2, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.6 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.5 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during April is 12.6 miles per hour on April 2.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
The growing season in Cross Lake typically lasts for 4.3 months (133 days), from around May 14 to around September 25, rarely starting before April 26 or after June 1, and rarely ending before September 8 or after October 11.
The month of April in Cross Lake is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season increasing from 0% to 16% 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 Cross Lake are gradually increasing during April, increasing by 72°F, from 11°F to 83°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Cross Lake is increasing during April, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 4.4 kWh to 5.6 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 Cross Lake are 46.659 deg latitude, -94.114 deg longitude, and 1,230 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Cross Lake is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 79 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,232 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (302 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (853 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Cross Lake is covered by trees (58%) and water (39%), within 10 miles by trees (74%) and water (21%), and within 50 miles by trees (65%) and cropland (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Cross Lake 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 Cross Lake.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Cross Lake 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 Cross Lake is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Cross Lake and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Pine River Regional Airport (39%, 22 kilometers, west); Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (26%, 28 kilometers, south); Aitkin Municipal Airport (18%, 36 kilometers, east); and Longville Municipal Airport (17%, 37 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .