April brings the mild spring season to North Dakota, with warm days and cold nights. The day temperatures are usually in the 53°F (11.7°C) to 58°F (14.4°C) range, but the temperatures drop rapidly after sunset. Bottineau in the central region sees night temperatures below 29°F (-1.7°C). The snowfall is moderate by the second half of April and registers to the tune of 3" (76mm) to 5" (127mm) statewide. An uptick in rainfall and an increase in the intensity of the sunrays fills the rivers, lakes, and streams with fresh water as the snow beings to melt. Fishing enthusiasts find solace in the soothing freshwater that brings an abundant supply of fish. Expect occasional cold waves in April that push the mercury column to surprising depths. The hunting season in North Dakota provides plenty of game, from light geese to coyotes and even bears. Jackets are handy to encounter wind and rain during the day and cold at night. The soil and air smell sweet in April in North Dakota.