long range weather Forecasts for April 2016

April 4, 2016
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Here is our April monthly snapshot of the U.S. and Canadian Weather forecasts. 

Whatever March does not want,
April Brings along.

Keep in mind that the forecasts presented below are based on “long range” weather predictions, which means that they were created many months ago to help gardeners, travelers, and weather watchers plan ahead. See how The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts the weather.

So, we would advise treating long range predictions as you might trends, giving you a general sense of typical weather and how much the season might deviate from normal. Weather patterns can shift by a week and unexpected dynamics can occur. Ever year is different! That said, The Old Farmer’s Almanac is traditionally 80% accurate, having predicted weather since George Washington’s days as president.

For short-term weather forecasts, you can always find our 7-day forecasts here.
Find next month’ free long range forecast here.

U.S. long range Weather Forecast: April

Region 1: Northeast

Temp. 44° (2° below avg.); precip. 2.5” (0.5” below avg.). 1–6 Snow, then sunny, turning warm. 7–10 Rain and snow showers, cold. 11–13 Sunny, nice. 14–27 Showers, cool. 28–30 Sunny, warm.


Region 2: Atlantic Corridor

Temp. 51° (1° below avg.); precip. 1.5” (2” below avg.). 1–6 Sunny, turning warm. 7–14 Showers north, sunny south; warm, then cooler. 15–23 A few showers north, sunny south; turning warm. 24–30 Scattered showers, cool.


Region 3: Appalachians

Temp. 49° (1° below avg.); precip. 1.5” (1” below avg.). 1–13 A couple of showers; cool, then warm. 14–25 Showers, cool. 26–30 Sunny, cool.


Region 4: Southeast

Temp. 62° (1° below avg.); precip. 2.5” (0.5” below avg.). 1–13 Sunny, nice. 14–18 T-storms, then sunny, cool. 19–25 A few t-storms, cool. 26–30 Sunny, turning warm.


Region 5: Florida

Temp. 72° (1° above avg.); precip. 1.5” (1” below avg.). 1–14 Sunny, turning warm. 15–21 Scattered t-storms, warm. 22–28 T-storms, then sunny, cool. 29–30 Sunny, warm.


Region 6: Lower Lakes

Temp. 48° (2° below avg. east, 2° above west); precip. 2” (1.5” below avg.). 1–5 Snow, then sunny, warm east; sunny, warm west. 6–13 Rain, then sunny; cool east, warm west. 14–19 Showers east, sunny west; mild. 20–30 Showers, cool.


Region 7: Ohio Valley

Temp. 54° (1° below avg.); precip. 2.5” (1” below avg.). 1–6 Isolated t-storms, mild. 7–13 Sunny, warm. 14–19 Showers, then sunny, cool. 20–27 Showers, cool. 28–30 Rainstorm.


Region 8: Deep South

Temp. 64° (1° above avg.); precip. 3.5” (1” below avg.). 1–5 Sunny, nice. 6–14 Scattered t-storms, turning warm. 15–20 T-storms, then sunny, nice. 21–30 Scattered t-storms; cool, then warm.


Region 9: Upper Midwest

Temp. 44° (2° above avg.); precip. 1.5” (0.5” below avg.). 1–5 Showers, then sunny, mild. 6–14 A few showers, turning warm. 15–19 Sprinkles, cool. 20–26 Rain to snow, then sunny, cool. 27–30 Showers.


Region 10: Heartland

Temp. 57° (3° above avg.); precip. 2.5” (1” below avg.). 1–5 Sunny, warm. 6–13 Scattered t-storms; cool, then very warm. 14–24 A few t-storms, cool. 25–26 Sunny, cool. 27–30 Rainy, cool north; t-storms, warm south.


Region 11: Texas–Oklahoma

Temp. 69° (3° above avg.); precip. 1.5” (1.5” below avg.). 1–8 Sunny, warm. 9–15 Scattered t-storms, warm. 16–20 Sunny, warm. 21–30 A few showers, turning warm north; sunny, hot south.


Region 12: High Plains

Temp. 49° (1° above avg.); precip. 1.5” (0.5” below avg.). 1–6 Sunny; turning cold north, hot south. 7–14 Showers; mild, then cool. 15–17 Rain to snow. 18–22 Periods of rain and snow, cool north; sunny, mild south. 23–30 Scattered showers, mild.


Region 13: Intermountain

Temp. 49° (avg.); precip. 1” (avg.). 1–5 Rain, then sunny, cool north; sunny, warm south. 6–9 Sunny, mild. 10–14 Sunny north, rain to snow south. 15–21 Showers north, rain and snow central, sunny south; cool. 22–27 Sunny, warm north and south; showers central. 28–30 Sunny, warm north; showers central; rain and snow south.


Region 14: Desert Southwest

Temp. 62° (3° below avg.); precip. 1” (0.5” above avg.). 1–6 Sunny, warm. 7–14 Scattered showers, turning cool. 15–23 Showers, then sunny, cool. 24–30 Scattered showers, warm, then cool.


Region 15: Pacific Northwest

Temp. 49° (1° below avg.); precip. 3.5” (0.5” above avg.). 1–7 Heavy rain, then sunny, warm. 8–17 Showers, cool. 18–26 Sunny, turning warm. 27–30 Rain, then sunny, warm.


Region 16: Pacific Southwest

Temp. 58° (2° below avg.); precip. 1.5” (0.5” above avg.). 1–5 Showers north, sunny south; seasonable. 6–14 Rainy periods, cool. 15–23 Showers, then sunny, cool. 24–30 Occasional rain, cool.


Region 17: Alaska

Temp. 2° N, 41° S (avg.); precip. 0.7” N, 3” S (avg.). 1–4 Snow showers, cold. 5–13 Rain and snow showers. 14–20 Flurries N, sunny C, showers S. 21–30 Flurries N, showers S; cool.

Key: Panhandle (P), Aleutians (A), north (N), central (C), south (S), west-central (WC), east-central (EC), south-central (SC), elsewhere (EW)


Region 18: Hawaii

Temp. 75.5° (avg.); precip. 4.7” (10” above avg. E, 1” above C+W). 1–11 Isolated showers C+W, rain and t-storms E; seasonable. 12–18 Showers and t-storms; cool, then warm. 19–30 Brief showers C+W, a few t-storms E; cool E, warm W.

 Key: east (E), central (C), west (W)


Canadian long range weather Forecasts, APRIL 2016


Region 1: Atlantic Canada

Temp. 5°C (1°C above avg.); precip. 120mm (20mm above avg.). 1–7 Rain to snow, then showers, mild. 8–12 Showers, mild north; rain to snow, cold south. 13–21 Heavy rain, then showers, cool. 22–30 Rain, then showers, cool.


Region 2: Southern Quebec

Temp. 4.5°C (2°C above avg. east, 2°C below west); precip. 40mm (25mm below avg.). 1–6 Rain and snow showers, cool. 7–14 Rain and snow, then sunny, turning mild. 15–21 Periods of rain and snow, then sunny, mild. 22–26 Showers, cool. 27–30 Rainy periods.


Région 2: Québec du Sud

Temp. 4,5°C (2°C au-dessus de la moy. à l’est, 2°C en-dessous à l’ouest); précip. 40mm (25mm en-dessous de la moy.). 1–6 Pluie et chutes de neige, froid. 7–14 Pluie et neige, puis ensoleillé, avec radoucissement. 15–21 Périodes de pluie et neige, puis ensoleillé, doux. 22–26 Averses, froid. 27–30 Périodes pluvieuses.


Region 3: Southern Ontario

Temp. 4°C (1°C below avg.); precip. 75mm (avg. east, 50mm above west). 1–5 Sunny, mild. 6–9 Showers, cool. 10–15 Scattered showers, mild. 16–25 A few showers, cool. 26–30 Sunny, nice.


Region 4: The Prairies

Temp. 7°C (1°C above avg.); precip. 30mm (avg.). 1–5 Sunny, mild east; snow showers, cold west. 6–9 Sunny, mild. 10–14 Showers east, sunny west; cool. 15–20 Scattered showers; mild, then cool. 21–30 Snow, then sunny, turning warm.


Region 5: Southern British Columbia

Temp. 8°C (avg.); precip. 75mm (20mm above avg. northeast, 20mm below southwest). 1–5 Showers, cool. 6–21 A few showers, seasonable. 22–30 Showers, then sunny, nice.


Region 6: Yukon

Temp. –1°C (1°C below avg.); precip. 30mm (20mm above avg.). 1–5 Snow showers, cold. 6–16 Sunny, seasonable. 17–26 Snowstorm, then rain and snow showers, cool. 27–30 Flurries, cool.


Region 7: Northwest Territories

Temp. –19°C (2°C above avg.); precip. 10mm (avg.). 1–8 Snow, then clear, mild. 9–14 Flurries, mild. 15–17 Snow showers; mild east, cold west. 18–26 Clear, cold. 27–31 Snow, then flurries, cold.


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