Average Weather in May in Ashland Kansas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 9°F, from 76°F to 85°F, rarely falling below 63°F or exceeding 96°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 10°F, from 51°F to 61°F, rarely falling below 40°F or exceeding 69°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Ashland typically range from 71°F to 96°F, while on January 3, the coldest day of the year, they range from 25°F to 46°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 Ashland experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 35% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is May 18, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 66% of the time.
For reference, on February 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 43%, while on September 19, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 75%.
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 Ashland, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 25% and ending it at 36%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 38% on June 7, and its lowest chance is 5% on January 11.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Ashland is increasing, starting the month at 2.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.5 inches or falls below 0.7 inches, and ending the month at 3.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.3 inches or falls below 1.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Ashland, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 48 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 36 seconds, and weekly increase of 11 minutes, 10 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 45 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 33 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Ashland is 6:44 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 23 minutes earlier at 6:20 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:28 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 25 minutes later at 8:53 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Ashland 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 6:19 AM and sets 14 hours, 43 minutes later, at 9:02 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:49 AM and sets 9 hours, 36 minutes later, at 5:25 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 Ashland is increasing during May, rising from 1% to 7% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 28, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 30% 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 Ashland is gradually decreasing during May, decreasing from 12.4 miles per hour to 11.6 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 8, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.9 miles per hour, while on August 6, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
The hourly average wind direction in Ashland throughout May is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 53% on May 31.
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Ashland typically lasts for 6.7 months (206 days), from around April 7 to around October 30, rarely starting before March 19 or after April 24, and rarely ending before October 11 or after November 16.
The month of May in Ashland 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 Ashland are rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 502°F, from 500°F to 1,002°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Ashland is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 7.0 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Ashland are 37.189 deg latitude, -99.766 deg longitude, and 1,972 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ashland contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 187 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,986 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (702 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,339 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ashland is covered by grassland (68%) and cropland (30%), within 10 miles by grassland (82%) and cropland (18%), and within 50 miles by grassland (68%) and cropland (31%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Ashland, 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 7 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Ashland.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ashland 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 Ashland is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ashland and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Dodge City Regional Airport (24%, 67 kilometers, north); West Woodward Airport (17%, 86 kilometers, south); Pratt Municipal Airport (13%, 107 kilometers, northeast); Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport (12%, 108 kilometers, west); Alva Regional Airport (12%, 108 kilometers, southeast); Medicine Lodge, Medicine Lodge (12%, 108 kilometers, east); and Perryton, Perryton Ochiltree County Airport (10%, 123 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .