Average Weather in May in Alexander City Alabama, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 79°F to 86°F, rarely falling below 71°F or exceeding 92°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 56°F to 65°F, rarely falling below 46°F or exceeding 71°F.
For reference, on July 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Alexander City typically range from 72°F to 91°F, while on January 17, 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
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The month of May in Alexander City experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 42% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is May 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 59% of the time.
For reference, on January 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 54%, while on October 11, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
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 Alexander City, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 28% and ending it at 34%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 45% on July 9, and its lowest chance is 18% on October 15.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Alexander City is essentially constant, remaining about 3.5 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 6.4 inches or falling below 1.1 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 3.3 inches on May 26.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Alexander City, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 41 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 22 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 31 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 30 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 10 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Alexander City is 5:56 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 20 minutes earlier at 5:36 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:25 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 21 minutes later at 7:46 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Alexander 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 5:35 AM and sets 14 hours, 20 minutes later, at 7:55 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:42 AM and sets 9 hours, 59 minutes later, at 4:41 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Alexander City is very rapidly increasing during May, rising from 16% to 57% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 95% of the time, while on January 30, 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 Alexander City is gradually decreasing during May, decreasing from 4.5 miles per hour to 3.9 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.2 miles per hour, while on August 5, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Alexander City typically lasts for 8.0 months (246 days), from around March 15 to around November 16, rarely starting before February 17 or after April 6, and rarely ending before October 28 or after December 7.
The month of May in Alexander 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 Alexander City are rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 621°F, from 909°F to 1,530°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Alexander City is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 6.6 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during May is 6.7 kWh on May 20.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Alexander City are 32.944 deg latitude, -85.954 deg longitude, and 669 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Alexander City contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 180 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 683 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (755 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,277 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Alexander City is covered by trees (43%), artificial surfaces (40%), and cropland (17%), within 10 miles by trees (80%), and within 50 miles by trees (75%) and cropland (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Alexander 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Alexander City.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Alexander 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 Alexander City is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Alexander City and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Thomas C Russell Field (98%, 3.3 kilometers, south); Anniston Metropolitan Airport (1.0%, 72 kilometers, north); and Shelby County Airport (0.8%, 82 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .