April brings warm temperatures to Kansas along with a significant rise in precipitation. The bright skies often give way to clouds that bring an average of 4" (102mm) to 5" (127mm) of rainfall in the state. Snowfall is absent, barring a few places such as Colby and Goodland in the northwest where it is moderate at the most. The average high temperatures are in the warm 65°F (18.3°C) to 71°F (21.7°C) range, while nights are mild in the 35°F (1.7°C) to 45°F (7.2°C) zone. Independence, in eastern Kansas, registers average temperatures between 45°F (7.2°C) to 70°F (21.1°C). Numerous lakes, creeks, and rivers gather freshwater that sees ample interest in fishing activities. The sunshine lasts above 6.5 hours, with an increase in daylight hours. The vast prairies wear a shade of green as the open landscape buzzes with the sounds of birds and animals. A sweatshirt is suitable during the warm day, while a light sweater is better for the mild evenings during April in Kansas.