Average Weather in May in Sandy Valley Nevada, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 10°F, from 80°F to 89°F, rarely falling below 68°F or exceeding 99°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 55°F to 64°F, rarely falling below 46°F or exceeding 73°F.
For reference, on July 13, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Sandy Valley typically range from 75°F to 99°F, while on December 25, the coldest day of the year, they range from 35°F to 54°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 Sandy Valley experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 27% to 20%.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 80% of the time.
For reference, on February 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 42%, while on June 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 88%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Sandy Valley, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is essentially constant, remaining around 2% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 13% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 1% on June 19.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Sandy Valley is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Sandy Valley, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 45 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 30 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 31 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 40 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 25 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Sandy Valley is 5:49 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 22 minutes earlier at 5:27 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:29 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 23 minutes later at 7:53 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Sandy Valley during 2020, but it neither starts nor ends during May, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:26 AM and sets 14 hours, 35 minutes later, at 8:01 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:49 AM and sets 9 hours, 44 minutes later, at 4:32 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Sandy Valley is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 21, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 2% of the time, while on October 12, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in May
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Sandy Valley is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 9.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.5 miles per hour, while on August 27, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
The hourly average wind direction in Sandy Valley throughout May is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 46% on May 23.
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Sandy Valley typically lasts for 9.3 months (284 days), from around February 15 to around November 25, rarely starting before January 13 or after March 20, and rarely ending before November 6 or after December 12.
The month of May in Sandy Valley 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 Sandy Valley are rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 629°F, from 777°F to 1,406°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Sandy Valley is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.8 kWh, from 7.8 kWh to 8.5 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 Sandy Valley are 35.817 deg latitude, -115.632 deg longitude, and 2,641 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Sandy Valley contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 354 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,665 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,311 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,837 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Sandy Valley is covered by shrubs (95%), within 10 miles by shrubs (92%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (93%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Sandy Valley 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Sandy Valley.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Sandy Valley 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 Sandy Valley is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Sandy Valley and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .