Average Weather in May in Colon Michigan, United States
In Colon, the month of May is characterized by rapidly rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 9°F, from 65°F to 75°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 85°F or dropping below 53°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 10°F, from 45°F to 55°F, rarely falling below 35°F or exceeding 66°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Colon typically range from 64°F to 83°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 18°F to 31°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 Colon experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 50% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 52% of the time.
For reference, on January 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 67%, while on August 26, 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 Colon, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is gradually increasing, starting the month at 32% and ending it at 36%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 37% on June 7, and its lowest chance is 16% on February 3.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Colon is increasing, starting the month at 2.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.9 inches or falls below 1.2 inches, and ending the month at 3.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.7 inches or falls below 1.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Colon, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 58 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 55 seconds, and weekly increase of 13 minutes, 26 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 14 hours, 3 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 15 hours, 1 minute of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Colon is 6:37 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 28 minutes earlier at 6:08 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:40 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 29 minutes later at 9:09 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Colon 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 6:06 AM and sets 15 hours, 14 minutes later, at 9:20 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:05 AM and sets 9 hours, 7 minutes later, at 5:13 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Colon is increasing during May, rising from 1% to 11% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 26, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 41% of the time, while on November 16, 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 Colon is decreasing during May, decreasing from 11.3 miles per hour to 9.6 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 15, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.8 miles per hour, while on August 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
Colon is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Colon is rapidly increasing during May, rising by 8°F, from 40°F to 48°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in May
The growing season in Colon typically lasts for 5.8 months (178 days), from around April 24 to around October 19, rarely starting before April 8 or after May 12, and rarely ending before September 30 or after November 8.
The month of May in Colon is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 68% 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 Colon is increasing during May, increasing by 326°F, from 182°F to 508°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Colon is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 5.8 kWh to 6.6 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 Colon are 41.958 deg latitude, -85.325 deg longitude, and 860 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Colon is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 69 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 855 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (226 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (656 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Colon is covered by cropland (64%), trees (14%), artificial surfaces (12%), and water (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (90%), and within 50 miles by cropland (72%) and trees (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Colon 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 Colon.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Colon 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 Colon is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Colon and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Kirsch Municipal Airport (32%, 18 kilometers, southwest); Hree Rivers Municipal Dr Haines Airport (24%, 22 kilometers, west); Branch County Memorial Airport (23%, 23 kilometers, east); Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport (11%, 36 kilometers, northwest); and W K Kellogg Airport (10%, 39 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .