Average Weather in May in Sexsmith Canada
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 57°F to 65°F, rarely falling below 45°F or exceeding 76°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 35°F to 44°F, rarely falling below 26°F or exceeding 52°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Sexsmith typically range from 51°F to 73°F, while on January 10, the coldest day of the year, they range from 1°F to 16°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 Sexsmith experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 56% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is May 27, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 45% of the time.
For reference, on February 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 70%, while on August 4, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 57%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Sexsmith, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 16% and ending it at 27%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 32% on June 24, and its lowest chance is 10% on March 8.
Over the course of May in Sexsmith, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 14% to 26%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Sexsmith is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 1.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.8 inches or falls below 0.3 inches, and ending the month at 2.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.5 inches or falls below 0.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during May in Sexsmith is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.4 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in May
Over the course of May in Sexsmith, 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, 43 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 26 seconds, and weekly increase of 24 minutes, 1 second.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 15 hours, 19 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 17 hours, 2 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Sexsmith is 6:13 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 51 minutes earlier at 5:22 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 9:32 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 52 minutes later at 10:24 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Sexsmith 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 5:13 AM and sets 17 hours, 28 minutes later, at 10:40 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 9:20 AM and sets 7 hours, 6 minutes later, at 4:26 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Sexsmith is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, 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 Sexsmith is gradually decreasing during May, decreasing from 8.0 miles per hour to 7.2 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 13, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.2 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Sexsmith typically lasts for 4.1 months (127 days), from around May 14 to around September 18, rarely starting before April 26 or after June 1, and rarely ending before August 30 or after October 6.
During May in Sexsmith, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 18% to 89% 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 Sexsmith are gradually increasing during May, increasing by 131°F, from 34°F to 165°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Sexsmith is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.8 kWh, from 5.2 kWh to 6.1 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 Sexsmith are 55.350 deg latitude, -118.786 deg longitude, and 2,392 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Sexsmith contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 246 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,395 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,073 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,566 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Sexsmith is covered by cropland (67%) and sparse vegetation (32%), within 10 miles by cropland (56%) and sparse vegetation (28%), and within 50 miles by trees (53%) and cropland (33%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Sexsmith 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 Sexsmith.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Sexsmith 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 Sexsmith is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Sexsmith and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Grande Prairie Airport (64%, 20 kilometers, south); Peoria AGDM (20%, 43 kilometers, northeast); and Spirit River Auto Station, Alta (15%, 47 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .