Average Weather in May in Susanville California, United States
In Susanville, the month of May is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 8°F, from 64°F to 72°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 84°F or dropping below 51°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 39°F to 46°F, rarely falling below 32°F or exceeding 53°F.
For reference, on August 3, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Susanville typically range from 55°F to 87°F, while on December 31, the coldest day of the year, they range from 24°F to 41°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 Susanville experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 45% to 36%.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 64% of the time.
For reference, on January 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 58%, while on July 28, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 88%.
Cloud Cover in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Susanville, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 17% and ending it at 15%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 33% on February 28, and its lowest chance is 2% on August 23.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Susanville is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 1.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.4 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 0.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.2 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Susanville, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 54 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 48 seconds, and weekly increase of 12 minutes, 38 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 57 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 51 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Susanville is 6:01 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 26 minutes earlier at 5:34 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:58 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 28 minutes later at 8:26 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Susanville during 2017, 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 5:32 AM and sets 15 hours, 4 minutes later, at 8:36 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:22 AM and sets 9 hours, 17 minutes later, at 4:39 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Susanville is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in May
The average hourly wind speed in Susanville is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 3.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 29, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.5 miles per hour, while on August 6, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Susanville is gradually increasing during May, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 6.9 kWh to 7.8 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 Susanville are 40.416 deg latitude, -120.653 deg longitude, and 4,350 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Susanville contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 686 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,297 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,648 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,655 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Susanville is covered by shrubs (68%), cropland (18%), and artificial surfaces (12%), within 10 miles by shrubs (48%) and trees (40%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (51%) and trees (43%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Susanville 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 Susanville.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Susanville 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 Susanville is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Susanville and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Alturas Municipal Airport (21%, 120 kilometers, north); Chico Municipal Airport (12%, 123 kilometers, southwest); Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport (19%, 127 kilometers, south); Reno/Tahoe International Airport (19%, 128 kilometers, southeast); Truckee Tahoe Airport (17%, 130 kilometers, south); and Redding Municipal Airport (11%, 140 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .