Average Weather in May in Leavenworth Kansas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 9°F, from 71°F to 80°F, rarely falling below 59°F or exceeding 88°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 51°F to 61°F, rarely falling below 40°F or exceeding 70°F.
For reference, on July 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Leavenworth typically range from 70°F to 89°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 22°F to 39°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 Leavenworth experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 43% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 58% of the time.
For reference, on February 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 51%, while on August 27, 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 Leavenworth, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 36% and ending it at 42%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 45% on June 8, and its lowest chance is 9% on January 12.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Leavenworth is increasing, starting the month at 4.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.8 inches or falls below 1.6 inches, and ending the month at 4.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.4 inches or falls below 2.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Leavenworth, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 52 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 44 seconds, and weekly increase of 12 minutes, 10 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 52 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 44 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Leavenworth is 6:21 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 26 minutes earlier at 5:55 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:13 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 27 minutes later at 8:39 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Leavenworth 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 5:53 AM and sets 14 hours, 57 minutes later, at 8:49 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:35 AM and sets 9 hours, 24 minutes later, at 4:59 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Leavenworth is rapidly increasing during May, rising from 3% to 23% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 69% of the time, while on November 19, 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 Leavenworth is decreasing during May, decreasing from 11.6 miles per hour to 10.0 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 12.7 miles per hour, while on August 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Leavenworth typically lasts for 6.6 months (202 days), from around April 7 to around October 26, rarely starting before March 19 or after April 24, and rarely ending before October 7 or after November 13.
The month of May in Leavenworth is very likely fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually increasing from 97% 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 Leavenworth are rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 454°F, from 384°F to 838°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Leavenworth is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.5 kWh, from 6.1 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 Leavenworth are 39.311 deg latitude, -94.922 deg longitude, and 846 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Leavenworth contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 351 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 839 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (407 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (633 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Leavenworth is covered by artificial surfaces (55%), cropland (29%), and trees (13%), within 10 miles by cropland (71%) and trees (21%), and within 50 miles by cropland (68%) and trees (14%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Leavenworth 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Leavenworth.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Leavenworth 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 Leavenworth is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Leavenworth and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Kansas City International Airport (61%, 17 kilometers, east); Lawrence Municipal Airport (16%, 42 kilometers, southwest); Rosecrans Memorial Airport (12%, 52 kilometers, north); and New Century AirCenter (11%, 53 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .