Average Weather in May in Little Falls Minnesota, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 10°F, from 62°F to 73°F, rarely falling below 48°F or exceeding 84°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 10°F, from 39°F to 50°F, rarely falling below 29°F or exceeding 60°F.
For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Little Falls typically range from 59°F to 82°F, while on January 22, the coldest day of the year, they range from 4°F to 22°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 Little Falls experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 52% to 46%.
The clearest day of the month is May 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 54% of the time.
For reference, on February 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 62%, while on August 1, 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 Little Falls, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 27% and ending it at 34%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 41% on June 25, and its lowest chance is 6% on February 3.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Little Falls is increasing, starting the month at 2.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.5 inches or falls below 0.8 inches, and ending the month at 3.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.9 inches or falls below 1.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Little Falls, 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, 8 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 16 seconds, and weekly increase of 15 minutes, 50 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 14 hours, 21 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 15 hours, 29 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Little Falls is 6:04 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 33 minutes earlier at 5:30 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:25 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 34 minutes later at 8:59 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Little Falls 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 5:26 AM and sets 15 hours, 45 minutes later, at 9:11 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:56 AM and sets 8 hours, 39 minutes later, at 4:34 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Little Falls is essentially constant during May, remaining within 1% of 1% throughout.
For reference, on July 20, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 22% of the time, while on November 15, 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 Little Falls is decreasing during May, decreasing from 12.1 miles per hour to 10.6 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 2, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.7 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Little Falls typically lasts for 4.6 months (140 days), from around May 10 to around September 28, rarely starting before April 22 or after May 28, and rarely ending before September 11 or after October 15.
During May in Little Falls, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 25% to 94% 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 Little Falls are increasing during May, increasing by 245°F, from 98°F to 343°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Little Falls is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 5.7 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 Little Falls are 45.976 deg latitude, -94.363 deg longitude, and 1,125 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Little Falls contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 115 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,124 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (285 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (676 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Little Falls is covered by cropland (41%), artificial surfaces (37%), and trees (10%), within 10 miles by cropland (73%) and trees (19%), and within 50 miles by cropland (56%) and trees (33%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Little Falls 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 Little Falls.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Little Falls 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 Little Falls is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Little Falls and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Little Falls, Little Falls/Morrison County Airport-Lindbergh Field (96%, 3.3 kilometers, south); Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (1.6%, 51 kilometers, north); Staples Municipal Airport (1.3%, 57 kilometers, northwest); and Chandler Field (0.8%, 81 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .