Average Weather in May in Bottineau North Dakota, United States
Daily low temperatures increase by 12°F, from 36°F to 48°F, rarely falling below 26°F or exceeding 57°F.
For reference, on July 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Bottineau typically range from 57°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 Bottineau 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 28, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 54% 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 31, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 73%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Bottineau, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 19% and ending it at 33%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 37% on June 14, and its lowest chance is 4% on February 9.
Over the course of May in Bottineau, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 16% to 32%, 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 Bottineau is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 1.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.5 inches or falls below 0.4 inches, and ending the month at 2.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.8 inches or falls below 0.9 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 Bottineau 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 Bottineau, 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, 16 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 33 seconds, and weekly increase of 17 minutes, 48 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 14 hours, 36 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 15 hours, 52 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Bottineau is 6:21 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 38 minutes earlier at 5:43 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:57 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 39 minutes later at 9:35 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Bottineau 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 5:38 AM and sets 16 hours, 11 minutes later, at 9:48 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:32 AM and sets 8 hours, 15 minutes later, at 4:47 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Bottineau is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 17, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 15% 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 Bottineau is gradually decreasing during May, decreasing from 10.9 miles per hour to 10.0 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on March 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.5 miles per hour, while on July 22, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Bottineau typically lasts for 4.3 months (134 days), from around May 13 to around September 24, rarely starting before April 25 or after May 30, and rarely ending before September 8 or after October 9.
During May in Bottineau, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 19% to 91% 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 Bottineau are increasing during May, increasing by 194°F, from 64°F to 259°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Bottineau 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 Bottineau are 48.827 deg latitude, -100.446 deg longitude, and 1,627 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Bottineau contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 220 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,634 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,024 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,138 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Bottineau is covered by cropland (84%), within 10 miles by cropland (69%) and grassland (15%), and within 50 miles by cropland (69%) and grassland (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Bottineau 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Bottineau.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Bottineau 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 Bottineau is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Bottineau and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Rugby Municipal Airport (30%, 58 kilometers, southeast); Rugby Municipal Airport (27%, 61 kilometers, east); Melita, Man (25%, 64 kilometers, northwest); and Minot Air Force Base (18%, 81 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .