May Weather in Cannon Air Force Base New Mexico, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 78°F to 86°F, rarely falling below 66°F or exceeding 96°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 10°F, from 48°F to 58°F, rarely falling below 40°F or exceeding 64°F.
For reference, on July 3, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Cannon Air Force Base typically range from 65°F to 91°F, while on January 3, the coldest day of the year, they range from 27°F to 51°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in May in Cannon Air Force Base
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 Cannon Air Force Base
The month of May in Cannon Air Force Base experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 29% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 73% of the time.
For reference, on February 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 38%, while on October 4, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 78%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May in Cannon Air Force Base
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 Cannon Air Force Base, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 11% and ending it at 26%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 32% on August 12, and its lowest chance is 5% on January 11.
Probability of Precipitation in May in Cannon Air Force Base
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Cannon Air Force Base is increasing, starting the month at 1.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.2 inches, and ending the month at 1.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.8 inches or falls below 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May in Cannon Air Force Base
Over the course of May in Cannon Air Force Base, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 43 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 26 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 0 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 35 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 18 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May in Cannon Air Force Base
The latest sunrise of the month in Cannon Air Force Base is 6:03 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 21 minutes earlier at 5:42 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:38 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 22 minutes later at 8:00 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Cannon Air Force Base 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 5:41 AM and sets 14 hours, 27 minutes later, at 8:08 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:55 AM and sets 9 hours, 51 minutes later, at 4:47 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May in Cannon Air Force Base
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 Cannon Air Force Base
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Cannon Air Force Base is essentially constant during May, remaining around 1% throughout.
For reference, on August 10, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 9% of the time, while on October 30, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in May in Cannon Air Force Base
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Cannon Air Force Base is gradually decreasing during May, decreasing from 12.2 miles per hour to 11.4 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.7 miles per hour, while on August 12, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May in Cannon Air Force Base
The hourly average wind direction in Cannon Air Force Base throughout May is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 50% on May 31.
Wind Direction in May in Cannon Air Force Base
The growing season in Cannon Air Force Base typically lasts for 6.8 months (208 days), from around April 8 to around November 1, rarely starting before March 20 or after April 27, and rarely ending before October 14 or after November 19.
The month of May in Cannon Air Force Base is very likely fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually increasing from 95% to 100% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May in Cannon Air Force Base
The average accumulated growing degree days in Cannon Air Force Base are rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 491°F, from 569°F to 1,060°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May in Cannon Air Force Base
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Cannon Air Force Base is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 7.7 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May in Cannon Air Force Base
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Cannon Air Force Base are 34.397 deg latitude, -103.324 deg longitude, and 4,308 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Cannon Air Force Base contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 108 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,309 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (499 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,509 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Cannon Air Force Base is covered by grassland (47%), cropland (36%), and shrubs (17%), within 10 miles by grassland (53%) and cropland (40%), and within 50 miles by grassland (67%) and cropland (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Cannon Air Force Base, 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 Cannon Air Force Base.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Cannon Air Force Base 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 Cannon Air Force Base is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Cannon Air Force Base and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Cannon Air Force Base (KCVS, 99%, 1.7 kilometers, southeast); Melrose Gunnery Range (K4MR, 0.7%, 45 kilometers, west); and Tucumcari Municipal Airport (KTCC, 0.3%, 91 kilometers, north).
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