Average Weather in May in Sauk Centre Minnesota, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 10°F, from 62°F to 72°F, rarely falling below 48°F or exceeding 83°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 11°F, from 41°F to 52°F, rarely falling below 31°F or exceeding 62°F.
For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Sauk Centre typically range from 62°F to 81°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 4°F to 20°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
The month of May in Sauk Centre experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 51% to 46%.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, 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 July 28, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 73%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Sauk Centre, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 26% and ending it at 34%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 40% on June 14, and its lowest chance is 6% on January 15.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Sauk Centre is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 2.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.4 inches or falls below 0.8 inches, and ending the month at 3.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.8 inches or falls below 1.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Sauk Centre, 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, 7 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 14 seconds, and weekly increase of 15 minutes, 41 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 14 hours, 20 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 15 hours, 27 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Sauk Centre is 6:07 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 33 minutes earlier at 5:34 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:27 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 34 minutes later at 9:01 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Sauk Centre 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 5:30 AM and sets 15 hours, 43 minutes later, at 9:13 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:57 AM and sets 8 hours, 40 minutes later, at 4:38 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Sauk Centre is gradually increasing during May, rising from 0% to 2% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 20, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 28% 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Sauk Centre is decreasing during May, decreasing from 12.3 miles per hour to 10.8 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 12.9 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Sauk Centre typically lasts for 5.2 months (156 days), from around April 30 to around October 4, rarely starting before April 13 or after May 17, and rarely ending before September 16 or after October 21.
The month of May in Sauk Centre 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 52% 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 Sauk Centre are increasing during May, increasing by 251°F, from 98°F to 349°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Sauk Centre is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.8 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 Sauk Centre are 45.737 deg latitude, -94.953 deg longitude, and 1,266 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Sauk Centre contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 121 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,258 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (259 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (837 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Sauk Centre is covered by cropland (74%), artificial surfaces (13%), and water (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (86%), and within 50 miles by cropland (78%) and trees (14%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Sauk Centre 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Sauk Centre.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Sauk Centre 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 Sauk Centre is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Sauk Centre and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Glenwood Municipal Airport (33%, 30 kilometers, west); Chandler Field (24%, 37 kilometers, northwest); Paynesville Municipal Airport (19%, 44 kilometers, south); Little Falls, Little Falls/Morrison County Airport-Lindbergh Field (15%, 53 kilometers, northeast); and Staples Municipal Airport (9%, 73 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .