Average Weather in May in Oxbow Canada
Daily high temperatures increase by 10°F, from 60°F to 70°F, rarely falling below 46°F or exceeding 82°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 11°F, from 36°F to 48°F, rarely falling below 26°F or exceeding 57°F.
For reference, on July 31, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Oxbow typically range from 55°F to 79°F, while on January 12, the coldest day of the year, they range from -0°F to 15°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 Oxbow experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 48% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is May 27, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 53% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 65%, while on July 28, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 73%.
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 Oxbow, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 17% and ending it at 31%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 34% on June 10, and its lowest chance is 4% on February 3.
Over the course of May in Oxbow, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 14% to 30%, 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 Oxbow is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 1.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.6 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 2.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.9 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 Oxbow 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 Oxbow, 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, 17 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 34 seconds, and weekly increase of 17 minutes, 56 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 14 hours, 40 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 15 hours, 57 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Oxbow is 5:26 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 38 minutes earlier at 4:48 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:06 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 39 minutes later at 8:45 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Oxbow during 2020.
For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 4:43 AM and sets 16 hours, 15 minutes later, at 8:57 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:41 AM and sets 8 hours, 11 minutes later, at 4:52 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Oxbow is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 16, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 9% of the time, while on September 29, 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 Oxbow is gradually decreasing during May, decreasing from 11.8 miles per hour to 11.0 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on March 30, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.1 miles per hour, while on July 21, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
The wind direction in Oxbow during May is predominantly out of the north from May 1 to May 11 and the east from May 11 to May 31.
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Oxbow typically lasts for 4.2 months (131 days), from around May 13 to around September 21, rarely starting before April 27 or after May 29, and rarely ending before September 3 or after October 8.
During May in Oxbow, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 18% to 94% 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 Oxbow are increasing during May, increasing by 194°F, from 72°F to 266°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Oxbow is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 5.9 kWh to 6.6 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 Oxbow are 49.233 deg latitude, -102.168 deg longitude, and 1,870 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Oxbow contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 269 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,858 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (312 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,302 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Oxbow is covered by cropland (81%) and grassland (15%), within 10 miles by cropland (84%) and grassland (15%), and within 50 miles by cropland (83%) and grassland (13%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Oxbow 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 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Oxbow.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Oxbow 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 Oxbow is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Oxbow and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Estevan Regional Aerodrome (33%, 58 kilometers, west); Melita, Man (18%, 86 kilometers, east); Roseglen (13%, 105 kilometers, south); Minot Air Force Base (13%, 109 kilometers, southeast); Tioga Municipal Airport (13%, 109 kilometers, southwest); and Broadview, Sask. (10%, 130 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .