Average Weather in May in Baker City Oregon, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 63°F to 70°F, rarely falling below 51°F or exceeding 83°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 35°F to 42°F, rarely falling below 26°F or exceeding 50°F.
For reference, on July 31, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Baker City typically range from 50°F to 87°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 18°F to 32°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 Baker City experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 51% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 51% of the time.
For reference, on January 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 66%, while on July 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 84%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Baker City, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is increasing, starting the month at 20% and ending it at 24%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 29% on December 16, and its lowest chance is 5% on July 29.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Baker City is essentially constant, remaining about 1.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.6 inches or falling below 0.3 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 1.4 inches on May 21.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Baker City, 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, 5 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 9 seconds, and weekly increase of 15 minutes, 4 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 14 hours, 16 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 15 hours, 20 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Baker City is 5:41 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 32 minutes earlier at 5:09 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:56 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 33 minutes later at 8:29 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Baker 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 5:05 AM and sets 15 hours, 35 minutes later, at 8:40 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:25 AM and sets 8 hours, 48 minutes later, at 4:13 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Baker City is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on June 25, 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 Baker City is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.1 miles per hour, while on September 8, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Baker City typically lasts for 3.6 months (110 days), from around May 27 to around September 14, rarely starting before May 7 or after June 16, and rarely ending before August 28 or after October 2.
During May in Baker City, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 4% to 61% 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 Baker City are gradually increasing during May, increasing by 176°F, from 109°F to 284°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Baker City is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.8 kWh, from 6.2 kWh to 6.9 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 Baker City are 44.775 deg latitude, -117.834 deg longitude, and 3,514 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Baker City contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,066 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,561 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,820 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,064 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Baker City is covered by shrubs (45%), artificial surfaces (27%), cropland (15%), and grassland (13%), within 10 miles by shrubs (54%) and cropland (24%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (55%) and trees (31%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Baker 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 Baker City.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Baker 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 Baker City is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Baker City and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Baker Municipal Airport (95%, 8 kilometers, north); John Day State Airport (2.7%, 99 kilometers, southwest); and Ontario Municipal Airport (2.2%, 106 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .