Average Weather in May in Baldwin Michigan, United States
Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 40°F to 50°F, rarely falling below 29°F or exceeding 62°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Baldwin typically range from 59°F to 81°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 15°F to 28°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 Baldwin experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 52% to 47%.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 53% of the time.
For reference, on January 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 71%, while on August 26, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Baldwin, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is essentially constant, remaining around 29% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 33% on September 22, and its lowest chance is 17% on February 3.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Baldwin is essentially constant, remaining about 2.7 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 5.0 inches or falling below 1.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Baldwin, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 2 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 4 seconds, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 30 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 14 hours, 12 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 15 hours, 14 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Baldwin is 6:34 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 31 minutes earlier at 6:04 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:46 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 32 minutes later at 9:18 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Baldwin 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 6:01 AM and sets 15 hours, 29 minutes later, at 9:29 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:14 AM and sets 8 hours, 54 minutes later, at 5:08 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Baldwin is increasing during May, rising from 0% to 5% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 31, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 24% 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 Baldwin is decreasing during May, decreasing from 9.8 miles per hour to 8.2 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 12, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.0 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
Baldwin 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 Baldwin is increasing during May, rising by 5°F, from 39°F to 44°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in May
The growing season in Baldwin typically lasts for 4.6 months (139 days), from around May 15 to around October 1, rarely starting before April 25 or after June 5, and rarely ending before September 13 or after October 18.
During May in Baldwin, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 19% to 84% 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 Baldwin are increasing during May, increasing by 258°F, from 117°F to 375°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Baldwin is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 5.8 kWh to 6.7 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 Baldwin are 43.901 deg latitude, -85.852 deg longitude, and 846 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Baldwin contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 121 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 846 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (617 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,152 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Baldwin is covered by trees (71%) and artificial surfaces (19%), within 10 miles by trees (91%), and within 50 miles by trees (50%) and cropland (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Baldwin 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 Baldwin.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Baldwin 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 Baldwin is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Baldwin and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Roben-Hood Airport (31%, 35 kilometers, southeast); Mason County Airport (21%, 45 kilometers, west); Manistee County-Blacker Airport (17%, 52 kilometers, northwest); Fremont Municipal Airport (16%, 53 kilometers, south); and Wexford County Airport (15%, 55 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .