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John Wheeler, WDAY, Published April 07 2014

Weather Talk: Fewer overcast days give shot of sunshine in April

Warm weather is a good thing this time of year. But a warm day that is also sunny can erase a lot of hard winter memories.

The probability of a day being overcast reaches an annual peak in November and December at 60 percent, but the increase in sunny or partly cloudy days during January, February and March is only incremental. From November through March, on average, more than half of the days are all or mostly gray.

But in April, the historical probability drops to 48 percent. In May, it falls again to 45 percent. The June probability is 40 percent. If you love sunshine, July and August are your months, when only about 25 percent of the days are overcast.

But if you are just feeling down after a long, cloudy winter and are in need of a vitamin D boost, April weather should help you feel a little better.


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