Average Weather in May in Parkers Prairie Minnesota, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 10°F, from 61°F to 71°F, rarely falling below 46°F or exceeding 82°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 11°F, from 40°F to 51°F, rarely falling below 30°F or exceeding 60°F.
For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Parkers Prairie typically range from 60°F to 79°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 2°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 Parkers Prairie experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 52% to 46%.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, 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 64%, while on July 31, 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 Parkers Prairie, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 25% and ending it at 33%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 41% on June 25, and its lowest chance is 6% on February 3.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Parkers Prairie is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 2.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.0 inches or falls below 0.7 inches, and ending the month at 3.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.4 inches or falls below 1.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during May in Parkers Prairie is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.4 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in May
Over the course of May in Parkers Prairie, 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, 9 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 17 seconds, and weekly increase of 16 minutes, 2 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 14 hours, 21 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 15 hours, 30 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Parkers Prairie is 6:08 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 34 minutes earlier at 5:34 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:29 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 35 minutes later at 9:04 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Parkers Prairie during 2019, 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 5:29 AM and sets 15 hours, 47 minutes later, at 9:16 PM, while on December 22, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:01 AM and sets 8 hours, 37 minutes later, at 4:38 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Parkers Prairie is essentially constant during May, remaining within 1% of 1% throughout.
For reference, on July 19, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 25% 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 Parkers Prairie is decreasing during May, decreasing from 12.5 miles per hour to 11.0 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 13.0 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Parkers Prairie typically lasts for 5.0 months (152 days), from around May 3 to around October 3, rarely starting before April 14 or after May 21, and rarely ending before September 15 or after October 21.
During May in Parkers Prairie, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 44% to 99% 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 Parkers Prairie are increasing during May, increasing by 224°F, from 81°F to 305°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Parkers Prairie is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.8 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 Parkers Prairie are 46.153 deg latitude, -95.329 deg longitude, and 1,457 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Parkers Prairie is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 56 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,459 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (423 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (876 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Parkers Prairie is covered by cropland (82%) and water (15%), within 10 miles by cropland (63%) and trees (23%), and within 50 miles by cropland (68%) and trees (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Parkers Prairie 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Parkers Prairie.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Parkers Prairie 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 Parkers Prairie is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Parkers Prairie and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Chandler Field (44%, 32 kilometers, south); Wadena Municipal Airport (41%, 34 kilometers, north); and Fergus Falls Municipal/Einar Mickelson Field (15%, 65 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .