Average Weather in May in Quanah Texas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 82°F to 90°F, rarely falling below 70°F or exceeding 100°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 10°F, from 56°F to 66°F, rarely falling below 47°F or exceeding 74°F.
For reference, on July 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Quanah typically range from 74°F to 98°F, while on January 5, the coldest day of the year, they range from 31°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 Quanah experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 31% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is May 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 70% of the time.
For reference, on February 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 41%, while on October 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 76%.
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 Quanah, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 26% and ending it at 36%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 37% on June 5, and its lowest chance is 7% on January 1.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Quanah is increasing, starting the month at 2.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.2 inches or falls below 0.5 inches, and ending the month at 3.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.1 inches or falls below 1.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 3.6 inches on May 30.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Quanah, 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, 25 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 58 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, 17 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Quanah is 6:48 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 21 minutes earlier at 6:28 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:23 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 22 minutes later at 8:45 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Quanah 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 6:27 AM and sets 14 hours, 27 minutes later, at 8:54 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:41 AM and sets 9 hours, 52 minutes later, at 5:33 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
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
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Quanah is rapidly increasing during May, rising from 3% to 19% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 3, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 39% 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Quanah is gradually decreasing during May, decreasing from 11.5 miles per hour to 10.9 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 2, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.9 miles per hour, while on August 23, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
The hourly average wind direction in Quanah throughout May is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 58% on May 31.
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Quanah typically lasts for 7.8 months (238 days), from around March 19 to around November 12, rarely starting before February 25 or after April 14, and rarely ending before October 21 or after December 3.
The month of May in Quanah 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 Quanah are rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 648°F, from 815°F to 1,463°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Quanah is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 7.0 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Quanah are 34.298 deg latitude, -99.740 deg longitude, and 1,568 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Quanah contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 105 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,559 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (341 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,355 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Quanah is covered by grassland (39%), cropland (30%), and shrubs (22%), within 10 miles by cropland (37%) and grassland (31%), and within 50 miles by cropland (39%) and shrubs (32%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Quanah, 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 Quanah.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Quanah 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 Quanah is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Quanah and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Wilbarger Co (33%, 43 kilometers, east); Childress Municipal Airport (25%, 52 kilometers, west); Altus Municipal Airport (21%, 58 kilometers, northeast); and Altus Air Force Base (21%, 59 kilometers, northeast).
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.
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .