Average Weather in May in Park Rapids Minnesota, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 11°F, from 61°F to 72°F, rarely falling below 46°F or exceeding 82°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 11°F, from 38°F to 49°F, rarely falling below 28°F or exceeding 59°F.
For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Park Rapids typically range from 59°F to 80°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from -0°F to 18°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 Park Rapids experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 51% to 46%.
The clearest day of the month is May 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 54% of the time.
For reference, on February 5, 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
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 Park Rapids, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 25% and ending it at 34%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 42% on June 29, and its lowest chance is 6% on January 30.
Over the course of May in Park Rapids, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 24% to 34%, 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 Park Rapids is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 2.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.8 inches or falls below 0.8 inches, and ending the month at 3.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.1 inches or falls below 1.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Park Rapids, 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, 11 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 21 seconds, and weekly increase of 16 minutes, 29 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 14 hours, 26 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 15 hours, 37 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Park Rapids is 6:04 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 35 minutes earlier at 5:29 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:30 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 36 minutes later at 9:06 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Park Rapids 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 5:25 AM and sets 15 hours, 53 minutes later, at 9:18 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:02 AM and sets 8 hours, 31 minutes later, at 4:33 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Park Rapids is essentially constant during May, remaining within 1% of 1% throughout.
For reference, on July 20, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 18% of the time, while on October 23, 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 Park Rapids is decreasing during May, decreasing from 12.2 miles per hour to 10.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 28, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.8 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Park Rapids typically lasts for 4.6 months (141 days), from around May 10 to around September 27, rarely starting before April 23 or after May 26, and rarely ending before September 11 or after October 15.
During May in Park Rapids, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 26% to 95% 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 Park Rapids are increasing during May, increasing by 228°F, from 83°F to 311°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Park Rapids is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 5.7 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 Park Rapids are 46.922 deg latitude, -95.059 deg longitude, and 1,437 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Park Rapids is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 75 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,439 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (223 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (830 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Park Rapids is covered by cropland (45%), grassland (21%), and trees (14%), within 10 miles by trees (50%) and cropland (32%), and within 50 miles by trees (53%) and cropland (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Park Rapids 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Park Rapids.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Park Rapids 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 Park Rapids is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Park Rapids and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .