Average Weather in May in Cedar Ridge California, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 67°F to 74°F, rarely falling below 55°F or exceeding 85°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 44°F to 50°F, rarely falling below 36°F or exceeding 58°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Cedar Ridge typically range from 58°F to 86°F, while on December 23, the coldest day of the year, they range from 32°F to 48°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in May
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on May. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in May
The month of May in Cedar Ridge experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 39% to 28%.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 72% of the time.
For reference, on February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 56%, while on July 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 90%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Cedar Ridge, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is decreasing, starting the month at 14% and ending it at 9%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 32% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 1% on August 6.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Cedar Ridge is decreasing, starting the month at 1.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.8 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Cedar Ridge, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 50 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 39 seconds, and weekly increase of 11 minutes, 35 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 48 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 37 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Cedar Ridge is 6:04 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 24 minutes earlier at 5:40 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:52 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 25 minutes later at 8:17 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Cedar Ridge during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during May, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:38 AM and sets 14 hours, 49 minutes later, at 8:27 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:13 AM and sets 9 hours, 31 minutes later, at 4:44 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Cedar Ridge is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in May
The average hourly wind speed in Cedar Ridge is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 4, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.6 miles per hour, while on September 24, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.9 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during May is 5.2 miles per hour on May 19.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Cedar Ridge typically lasts for 7.0 months (213 days), from around April 9 to around November 8, rarely starting before March 11 or after May 5, and rarely ending before October 18 or after November 28.
The month of May in Cedar Ridge is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season increasing from 87% to 100% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May
The average accumulated growing degree days in Cedar Ridge are increasing during May, increasing by 287°F, from 252°F to 539°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Cedar Ridge is gradually increasing during May, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 7.1 kWh to 8.0 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Cedar Ridge are 38.066 deg latitude, -120.277 deg longitude, and 3,396 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Cedar Ridge contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,992 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,529 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,925 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,093 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Cedar Ridge is covered by trees (84%) and shrubs (16%), within 10 miles by shrubs (53%) and trees (42%), and within 50 miles by trees (31%) and shrubs (31%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Cedar Ridge year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Cedar Ridge.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Cedar Ridge according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Cedar Ridge is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Cedar Ridge and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Bridgeport Sonora Junction (15%, 74 kilometers, northeast); Modesto City-County Airport (15%, 77 kilometers, southwest); Castle Airport (15%, 80 kilometers, south); Placerville Airport (26%, 83 kilometers, northwest); Stockton Metropolitan Airport (14%, 86 kilometers, west); and Lake Tahoe Airport (14%, 96 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .