Average Weather in May in Gordonsville Tennessee, United States
In Gordonsville, the month of May is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 7°F, from 75°F to 82°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 89°F or dropping below 64°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 53°F to 61°F, rarely falling below 41°F or exceeding 69°F.
For reference, on July 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Gordonsville typically range from 69°F to 89°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 30°F to 47°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 Gordonsville experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 47% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 48% on May 28.
The clearest day of the month is May 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 55% of the time.
For reference, on January 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 57%, while on September 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 68%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Gordonsville, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is increasing, starting the month at 35% and ending it at 40%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 43% on June 30, and its lowest chance is 23% on October 12.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Gordonsville is decreasing, starting the month at 4.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.8 inches or falls below 1.7 inches, and ending the month at 3.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.8 inches or falls below 1.7 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 4.5 inches on May 3.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Gordonsville, 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, 45 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 41 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 27 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Gordonsville is 5:50 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 22 minutes earlier at 5:28 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:31 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 24 minutes later at 7:55 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Gordonsville 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 5:26 AM and sets 14 hours, 37 minutes later, at 8:04 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:51 AM and sets 9 hours, 42 minutes later, at 4:32 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Gordonsville is very rapidly increasing during May, rising from 8% to 45% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 85% of the time, while on February 8, 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 Gordonsville is decreasing during May, decreasing from 6.4 miles per hour to 5.2 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.6 miles per hour, while on July 30, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Gordonsville typically lasts for 6.7 months (207 days), from around April 3 to around October 27, rarely starting before March 14 or after April 22, and rarely ending before October 9 or after November 14.
The month of May in Gordonsville 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 Gordonsville is rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 519°F, from 577°F to 1,096°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Gordonsville is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 6.3 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Gordonsville are 36.173 deg latitude, -85.930 deg longitude, and 607 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Gordonsville contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 545 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 594 feet. Within 10 miles also contains significant variations in elevation (768 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,742 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Gordonsville is covered by cropland (75%) and trees (22%), within 10 miles by trees (62%) and cropland (30%), and within 50 miles by trees (50%) and cropland (43%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Gordonsville 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Gordonsville.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Gordonsville 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 Gordonsville is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Gordonsville and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Upper Cumberland Regional Airport (41%, 38 kilometers, east); Smyrna Airport (25%, 56 kilometers, west); Tullahoma Regional Airport/William Northern Field (12%, 93 kilometers, south); Glasgow Municipal Airport (11%, 96 kilometers, north); and Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport (11%, 99 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .