Average Weather in May in Lake Crystal Minnesota, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 10°F, from 65°F to 75°F, rarely falling below 51°F or exceeding 87°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 11°F, from 44°F to 55°F, rarely falling below 34°F or exceeding 65°F.
For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Lake Crystal typically range from 64°F to 83°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 9°F to 25°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
Volgograd, Russia (5,560 miles away); Almaty, Kazakhstan (6,383 miles); and Benxi, China (6,091 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Lake Crystal (view comparison).
The month of May in Lake Crystal experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 49% to 44%.
The clearest day of the month is May 29, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 56% of the time.
For reference, on February 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 58%, while on July 27, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 73%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Lake Crystal, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 32% and ending it at 38%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 42% on June 7, and its lowest chance is 7% on February 4.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Lake Crystal is increasing, starting the month at 2.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.8 inches or falls below 1.4 inches, and ending the month at 3.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.8 inches or falls below 1.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Lake Crystal, 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, 3 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 6 seconds, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 41 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 14 hours, 12 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 15 hours, 15 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Lake Crystal is 6:08 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 31 minutes earlier at 5:37 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:20 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 32 minutes later at 8:52 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Lake Crystal 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 5:33 AM and sets 15 hours, 30 minutes later, at 9:03 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:48 AM and sets 8 hours, 52 minutes later, at 4:41 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Lake Crystal is gradually increasing during May, rising from 0% to 4% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 21, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 41% of the time, while on January 1, 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 Lake Crystal is decreasing during May, decreasing from 12.4 miles per hour to 10.7 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 9, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 13.0 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Lake Crystal typically lasts for 5.5 months (168 days), from around April 22 to around October 6, rarely starting before April 4 or after May 10, and rarely ending before September 19 or after October 24.
The month of May in Lake Crystal is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 75% 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 Lake Crystal are increasing during May, increasing by 317°F, from 142°F to 459°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Lake Crystal is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.7 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 Lake Crystal are 44.106 deg latitude, -94.219 deg longitude, and 988 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lake Crystal is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 56 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 986 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (285 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (856 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lake Crystal is covered by cropland (81%) and water (13%), within 10 miles by cropland (91%), and within 50 miles by cropland (95%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lake Crystal 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 Lake Crystal.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lake Crystal 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 Lake Crystal is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lake Crystal and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Mankato Regional Airport (38%, 27 kilometers, northeast); St. James, St. James Municipal Airport (33%, 30 kilometers, southwest); and New Ulm Municipal Airport (29%, 33 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .