May Weather in Eunice New Mexico, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 83°F to 91°F, rarely falling below 73°F or exceeding 100°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 10°F, from 53°F to 62°F, rarely falling below 43°F or exceeding 68°F.
For reference, on July 1, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Eunice typically range from 68°F to 94°F, while on December 31, the coldest day of the year, they range from 29°F to 56°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in May in Eunice
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 in Eunice
The month of May in Eunice experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 26% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 76% of the time.
For reference, on February 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 39%, while on June 11, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 79%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May in Eunice
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 Eunice, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 10% and ending it at 20%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 25% on September 9, and its lowest chance is 5% on January 18.
Probability of Precipitation in May in Eunice
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Eunice is increasing, starting the month at 0.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.4 inches, and ending the month at 1.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.3 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May in Eunice
Over the course of May in Eunice, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 40 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 19 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 16 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 28 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 8 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May in Eunice
The latest sunrise of the month in Eunice is 6:05 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 19 minutes earlier at 5:46 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:34 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 20 minutes later at 7:54 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Eunice during 2021, 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 5:46 AM and sets 14 hours, 17 minutes later, at 8:03 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:50 AM and sets 10 hours, 1 minute later, at 4:51 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May in Eunice
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for May 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in May in Eunice
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Eunice is gradually increasing during May, rising from 0% to 3% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 4, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 11% 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 in Eunice
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Eunice is gradually decreasing during May, decreasing from 11.8 miles per hour to 11.1 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.2 miles per hour, while on August 26, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May in Eunice
The hourly average wind direction in Eunice throughout May is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 52% on May 31.
Wind Direction in May in Eunice
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in Eunice typically lasts for 7.2 months (221 days), from around April 2 to around November 9, rarely starting before March 10 or after April 22, and rarely ending before October 20 or after November 29.
The month of May in Eunice is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May in Eunice
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Eunice are rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 629°F, from 870°F to 1,499°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May in Eunice
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Eunice is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 7.7 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May in Eunice
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Eunice are 32.437 deg latitude, -103.159 deg longitude, and 3,445 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Eunice contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 135 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,422 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (453 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,650 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Eunice is covered by shrubs (84%) and grassland (15%), within 10 miles by shrubs (70%) and grassland (30%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (54%) and grassland (32%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Eunice, 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 Eunice.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Eunice 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 Eunice is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Eunice and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Hobbs Airport (KHOB, 51%, 29 kilometers, north); Gaines County Airport (KGNC, 20%, 54 kilometers, northeast); Winkler County Airport (KINK, 12%, 73 kilometers, south); Odessa, Odessa-Schlemeyer Field (KODO, 9%, 93 kilometers, southeast); and Cavern City Air Terminal (KCNM, 8%, 104 kilometers, west).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
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