Average Weather in May in Clara City Minnesota, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 10°F, from 65°F to 75°F, rarely falling below 50°F or exceeding 87°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 11°F, from 43°F to 54°F, rarely falling below 33°F or exceeding 63°F.
For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Clara City typically range from 62°F to 82°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 7°F to 23°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 Clara City experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 50% to 45%.
The clearest day of the month is May 29, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 55% of the time.
For reference, on February 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 59%, while on July 28, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 74%.
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 Clara City, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 28% and ending it at 35%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 41% on June 13, and its lowest chance is 7% on January 15.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Clara City is increasing, starting the month at 2.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.2 inches or falls below 0.9 inches, and ending the month at 3.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.9 inches or falls below 1.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Clara City, 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, 5 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 10 seconds, and weekly increase of 15 minutes, 12 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 14 hours, 16 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 15 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Clara City is 6:10 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 32 minutes earlier at 5:38 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:27 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 33 minutes later at 9:00 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Clara City 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 5:34 AM and sets 15 hours, 37 minutes later, at 9:11 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:56 AM and sets 8 hours, 46 minutes later, at 4:42 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Clara City is gradually increasing during May, rising from 0% to 3% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 20, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 36% of the time, while on November 15, 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 Clara City is decreasing during May, decreasing from 12.3 miles per hour to 10.7 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 12.8 miles per hour, while on July 31, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Clara City typically lasts for 5.2 months (158 days), from around April 27 to around October 2, rarely starting before April 8 or after May 16, and rarely ending before September 14 or after October 21.
The month of May in Clara City 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 59% to 100% 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 Clara City are increasing during May, increasing by 300°F, from 129°F to 429°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Clara City is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 5.8 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 Clara City are 44.955 deg latitude, -95.366 deg longitude, and 1,056 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Clara City is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 39 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,055 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (154 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (827 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Clara City is covered by cropland (96%), within 10 miles by cropland (100%), and within 50 miles by cropland (94%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Clara City 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Clara City.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Clara City 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 Clara City is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Clara City and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Willmar Municipal Airport-John L Rice Field (25%, 26 kilometers, northeast); Granite Falls Municipal Airport/Lenzen-Roe Memorial Field (24%, 27 kilometers, southwest); Montevideo-Chippewa County Airport (23%, 27 kilometers, west); Olivia Regional Airport (18%, 33 kilometers, southeast); and Benson Municipal Airport (10%, 48 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .