Average Weather in May in Tenaha Texas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 80°F to 86°F, rarely falling below 72°F or exceeding 92°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 8°F, from 60°F to 68°F, rarely falling below 50°F or exceeding 74°F.
For reference, on August 11, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Tenaha typically range from 73°F to 93°F, while on January 7, the coldest day of the year, they range from 39°F to 57°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
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The month of May in Tenaha experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 41% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 42% on May 15.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 61% of the time.
For reference, on January 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 50%, while on October 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 71%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Tenaha, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is gradually increasing, starting the month at 32% and ending it at 34%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 36% on June 10, and its lowest chance is 22% on September 20.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Tenaha is essentially constant, remaining about 4.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 8.0 inches or falling below 1.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 4.1 inches on May 14.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Tenaha, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 39 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 18 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 7 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 26 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 5 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Tenaha is 6:31 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 19 minutes earlier at 6:12 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:57 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 20 minutes later at 8:17 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Tenaha 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 6:11 AM and sets 14 hours, 14 minutes later, at 8:26 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:13 AM and sets 10 hours, 4 minutes later, at 5:16 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Tenaha is very rapidly increasing during May, rising from 29% to 69% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 95% of the time, while on January 23, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in May
The average hourly wind speed in Tenaha is gradually decreasing during May, decreasing from 5.1 miles per hour to 4.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on March 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.5 miles per hour, while on July 30, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Tenaha typically lasts for 8.5 months (261 days), from around March 4 to around November 20, rarely starting before February 5 or after March 29, and rarely ending before November 1 or after December 9.
The month of May in Tenaha 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 Tenaha are rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 675°F, from 1,064°F to 1,739°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Tenaha is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 6.5 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Tenaha are 31.944 deg latitude, -94.244 deg longitude, and 302 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Tenaha contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 121 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 312 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (453 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (620 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Tenaha is covered by trees (40%), cropland (34%), and artificial surfaces (20%), within 10 miles by trees (42%) and herbaceous vegetation (28%), and within 50 miles by trees (51%) and cropland (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Tenaha 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 7 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Tenaha.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Tenaha 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 Tenaha is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Tenaha and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: A L Mangham Jr. Regional Airport (19%, 60 kilometers, southwest); Rusk County Airport (18%, 62 kilometers, west); Harrison County Airport (17%, 65 kilometers, north); Gregg County Airport (16%, 66 kilometers, northwest); Shreveport Regional Airport (15%, 69 kilometers, northeast); Ft. Polk, Peason Ridge (8%, 109 kilometers, southeast); and Natchitoches Regional Airport (7%, 111 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .