Average Weather in May in Bassett Nebraska, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 9°F, from 66°F to 75°F, rarely falling below 51°F or exceeding 86°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 11°F, from 43°F to 53°F, rarely falling below 32°F or exceeding 62°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Bassett typically range from 64°F to 87°F, while on January 2, the coldest day of the year, they range from 15°F to 34°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 Bassett experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 46% to 41%.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 59% of the time.
For reference, on April 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 51%, while on July 13, 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 Bassett, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 28% and ending it at 39%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 41% on June 7, and its lowest chance is 3% on January 14.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Bassett is increasing, starting the month at 2.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.7 inches or falls below 0.8 inches, and ending the month at 3.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.6 inches or falls below 1.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Bassett, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 59 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 58 seconds, and weekly increase of 13 minutes, 46 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 14 hours, 6 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 15 hours, 5 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Bassett is 6:32 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 29 minutes earlier at 6:03 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:38 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 30 minutes later at 9:08 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Bassett 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 6:00 AM and sets 15 hours, 19 minutes later, at 9:19 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:04 AM and sets 9 hours, 3 minutes later, at 5:07 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 Bassett is essentially constant during May, remaining within 1% of 1% throughout.
For reference, on July 25, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 23% of the time, while on October 11, 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 Bassett is decreasing during May, decreasing from 12.5 miles per hour to 11.4 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 13.2 miles per hour, while on July 26, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
The wind direction in Bassett during May is predominantly out of the north from May 1 to May 6 and the south from May 6 to May 31.
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Bassett typically lasts for 5.4 months (162 days), from around April 29 to around October 8, rarely starting before April 11 or after May 19, and rarely ending before September 19 or after October 28.
The month of May in Bassett is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 55% to 98% 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 Bassett are increasing during May, increasing by 291°F, from 191°F to 482°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Bassett is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 6.2 kWh to 6.9 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 Bassett are 42.586 deg latitude, -99.538 deg longitude, and 2,323 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Bassett contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 118 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,321 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (650 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,677 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Bassett is covered by grassland (95%), within 10 miles by grassland (77%) and cropland (18%), and within 50 miles by grassland (88%) and cropland (10%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Bassett, 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Bassett.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Bassett 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 Bassett is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Bassett and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Ainsworth Municipal Airport (49%, 38 kilometers, west); The O'Neill Municipal Airport (20%, 71 kilometers, east); Winner Regional Airport (13%, 93 kilometers, north); Evelyn Sharp Field (9%, 118 kilometers, southeast); and Broken Bow Municipal Airport (8%, 129 kilometers, south).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .