Average Weather in May in Kettleman City California, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 83°F to 90°F, rarely falling below 71°F or exceeding 101°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 52°F to 57°F, rarely falling below 45°F or exceeding 64°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Kettleman City typically range from 65°F to 99°F, while on December 25, the coldest day of the year, they range from 37°F to 57°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 Kettleman City experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 29% to 20%.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 80% of the time.
For reference, on December 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 47%, while on August 8, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 92%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Kettleman City, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 6% and ending it at 3%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 22% on February 20, and its lowest chance is 0% on August 8.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Kettleman City is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.2 inches, and ending the month at 0.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Kettleman City, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 46 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 32 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 43 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 40 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 26 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Kettleman City is 6:07 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 22 minutes earlier at 5:44 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:47 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 23 minutes later at 8:10 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Kettleman City 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 5:43 AM and sets 14 hours, 37 minutes later, at 8:19 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:06 AM and sets 9 hours, 43 minutes later, at 4:49 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Kettleman City is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 20, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time, while on November 24, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in May
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Kettleman City is gradually increasing during May, increasing from 8.2 miles per hour to 8.7 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on May 30, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.7 miles per hour, while on January 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.3 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during May is 8.7 miles per hour on May 30.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Kettleman City typically lasts for 9.9 months (300 days), from around February 3 to around November 29, rarely starting before December 31 or after March 4, and rarely ending before November 11 or after December 22.
The month of May in Kettleman City is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May
The average accumulated growing degree days in Kettleman City are rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 573°F, from 827°F to 1,400°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Kettleman City is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 7.4 kWh to 8.3 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 Kettleman City are 36.008 deg latitude, -119.962 deg longitude, and 256 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Kettleman City contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 476 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 294 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,148 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,069 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Kettleman City is covered by cropland (74%) and grassland (19%), within 10 miles by cropland (60%) and grassland (31%), and within 50 miles by cropland (52%) and grassland (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Kettleman City 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Kettleman City.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Kettleman City 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 Kettleman City is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Kettleman City and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field) (44%, 36 kilometers, north); Hanford Municipal Airport (31%, 46 kilometers, northeast); Paso Robles Municipal Airport (15%, 71 kilometers, southwest); and Meadows Field (9%, 104 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .