Average Weather in May in Plattsburg Missouri, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 70°F to 79°F, rarely falling below 58°F or exceeding 87°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 50°F to 60°F, rarely falling below 39°F or exceeding 68°F.
For reference, on July 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Plattsburg typically range from 69°F to 88°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 21°F to 38°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 Plattsburg experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 44% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 57% of the time.
For reference, on February 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 52%, while on August 27, 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 Plattsburg, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 35% and ending it at 42%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% 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 Plattsburg is increasing, starting the month at 4.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.8 inches or falls below 1.5 inches, and ending the month at 4.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.2 inches or falls below 2.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Plattsburg, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 53 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 45 seconds, and weekly increase of 12 minutes, 18 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 53 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 46 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Plattsburg is 6:18 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 26 minutes earlier at 5:52 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:11 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 27 minutes later at 8:38 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Plattsburg 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 5:50 AM and sets 14 hours, 58 minutes later, at 8:48 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:34 AM and sets 9 hours, 22 minutes later, at 4:57 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Plattsburg is rapidly increasing during May, rising from 3% to 22% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 67% 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 Plattsburg is decreasing during May, decreasing from 11.5 miles per hour to 9.9 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 12.6 miles per hour, while on August 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Plattsburg typically lasts for 6.2 months (189 days), from around April 11 to around October 17, rarely starting before March 23 or after April 28, and rarely ending before September 26 or after November 5.
The month of May in Plattsburg is very likely fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually increasing from 94% 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 Plattsburg are increasing during May, increasing by 425°F, from 339°F to 763°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Plattsburg 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 Plattsburg are 39.566 deg latitude, -94.448 deg longitude, and 968 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Plattsburg contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 167 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 946 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (292 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (545 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Plattsburg is covered by cropland (85%) and trees (10%), within 10 miles by cropland (89%), and within 50 miles by cropland (77%) and trees (12%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Plattsburg 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 Plattsburg.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Plattsburg 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 Plattsburg is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Plattsburg and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Midwest National Air Center (42%, 29 kilometers, southeast); Kansas City International Airport (28%, 39 kilometers, southwest); Rosecrans Memorial Airport (21%, 47 kilometers, northwest); and Chillicothe, Chillicothe Agri-Science Center (9%, 80 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .