Average Amount of Sunshine for US Cities in April





The tables below pull together figures on the amount of sunshine each of the largest cities in the United States usually has during April.

The % Sun number measures the percentage of time between sunrise and sunset that sunshine reaches the ground. Total Hours is the average number of sunny hours the city normally has this month. Clear Days is the average number of days this month when cloud covers at most 30 percent of the sky during daylight hours.

Hours of sunshine are the means calculated for 1961 to 1990. The other data are averages taken from years of weather watching.

Average sunshine for April
% Sun City Total Hours Clear Days
66 Atlanta, Georgia 261 10
54 Austin, Texas 206 8
56 Baltimore, Maryland 231 8
63 Birmingham, Alabama 248 9
56 Boston, Massachusetts 227 7
51 Buffalo, New York 205 5
68 Charlotte, North Carolina 270 10
50 Chicago, Illinois 215 6
56 Cincinnati, Ohio 211 6
53 Cleveland, Ohio 216 5
51 Columbus, Ohio 202 5
61 Dallas, Texas 236 9
67 Denver, Colorado 276 7
54 Detroit, Michigan 217 6
55 Hartford, Connecticut 228 6
58 Houston, Texas 210 7
54 Indianapolis, Indiana 215 6
% Sun City Total Hours Clear Days
73 Jacksonville, Florida 286 10
62 Kansas City, Missouri 258 9
87 Las Vegas, Nevada 346 16
70 Los Angeles, California 11
56 Louisville, Kentucky 221 6
64 Memphis, Tennessee 255 9
76 Miami, Florida 294 8
53 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 214 6
58 Minneapolis, Minnesota 242 7
59 Nashville, Tennessee 232 8
62 New Orleans, Louisiana 252 8
58 New York, New York 226 8
68 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 271 9
56 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 217 7
89 Phoenix, Arizona 354 17
46 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 183 4
% Sun City Total Hours Clear Days
52 Portland, Oregon 221 3
57 Providence, Rhode Island 225 7
63 Raleigh, North Carolina 251 10
66 Richmond, Virginia 262 8
53 Rochester, New York 217 6
82 Sacramento, California 330 12
68 Salt Lake City, Utah 269 7
56 San Antonio, Texas 210 7
68 San Diego, California 276 10
73 San Francisco, California 11
52 Seattle, Washington 207 3
56 St. Louis, Missouri 224 7
75 Tampa, Florida 299 11
63 Virginia Beach, Virginia 253 9
57 Washington, DC 228 7
References

National Climatic Data Center. Comparative Climatic Data.

World Data Center for Meteorology. Climate of the World.

US City Sunshine
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