Average Weather in May in Pittsburg Texas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 79°F to 86°F, rarely falling below 71°F or exceeding 92°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 8°F, from 58°F to 66°F, rarely falling below 48°F or exceeding 72°F.
For reference, on August 11, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Pittsburg typically range from 72°F to 94°F, while on January 8, the coldest day of the year, they range from 37°F to 56°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 Pittsburg experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 40% 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 February 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 49%, while on October 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 72%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Pittsburg, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is essentially constant, remaining around 37% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 38% on May 15, and its lowest chance is 20% on August 17.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Pittsburg is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 4.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.0 inches or falls below 1.4 inches, and ending the month at 3.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.6 inches or falls below 1.3 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 4.4 inches on May 9.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Pittsburg, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 41 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 22 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 32 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 30 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 11 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Pittsburg is 6:32 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 20 minutes earlier at 6:12 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:02 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 21 minutes later at 8:23 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Pittsburg 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, 20 minutes later, at 8:31 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:18 AM and sets 9 hours, 58 minutes later, at 5:17 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Pittsburg is very rapidly increasing during May, rising from 26% to 64% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 14, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 92% of the time, while on January 28, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in May
The average hourly wind speed in Pittsburg is decreasing during May, decreasing from 8.6 miles per hour to 7.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.4 miles per hour, while on August 16, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Pittsburg typically lasts for 8.2 months (252 days), from around March 10 to around November 17, rarely starting before February 15 or after April 1, and rarely ending before October 26 or after December 8.
The month of May in Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg are rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 640°F, from 943°F to 1,583°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Pittsburg is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 6.4 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Pittsburg are 32.995 deg latitude, -94.966 deg longitude, and 377 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Pittsburg contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 128 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 371 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (335 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (509 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Pittsburg is covered by cropland (85%) and artificial surfaces (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (63%) and trees (22%), and within 50 miles by cropland (56%) and trees (31%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Pittsburg and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Regional Airport (78%, 11 kilometers, north); Gilmer, Fox Stephens Field - Gilmer Municipal Airport (15%, 33 kilometers, south); and Mineola/Quitman, Wood County Airport (7%, 57 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .