This report describes the typical weather at the Dallas Love Field (Dallas, Texas, United States) weather station over the course of an average October 8. It is based on the historical records from 1974 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Dallas, Texas has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by grasslands (74%), built-up areas (20%), and lakes and rivers (6%).
The temperature typically varies from 63°F to 80°F and is rarely below 52°F or above 90°F.
The coolest hours of the day are from 3am to 10am with the coldest at 7am, at which time the temperature is below 68°F three days out of four.
The warmest hours of the day are from 1pm to 7pm with the hottest at 4pm, at which time the temperature is above 75°F three days out of four.
The day has gained half its heat by 11am and lost it again by 10pm.
On October 8 the Sun rises at 7:26am and sets at 7:02pm.
Solar noon is at 1:14pm.
For reference, on the longest day of the year the Sun rises at 6:19am and sets at 8:38pm, while on the shortest day of the year it rises at 7:26am and sets at 5:25pm.
Astronomical twilight begins and ends 82 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 6:04am and 8:24pm, respectively.
Nautical twilight begins and ends 53 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 6:33am and 7:55pm, respectively.
Civil twilight begins and ends 25 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 7:02am and 7:27pm, respectively.
Solar twilight begins and ends 33 minutes after sunrise and before sunset at 7:59am and 6:29pm, respectively.
The median cloud cover ranges from 25% (mostly clear) to 60% (partly cloudy).
At midnight, the clearest time of the day, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 67% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 33% of the time.
At 11am, the cloudiest time of the day, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 60% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 40% of the time.
The sky is typically clearing in earnest by 7pm.
The clouds have typically started forming in earnest by 6am.
There is a 26% chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during the day.
The average measured liquid-equivalent quantity of precipitation is 0.098". Among only those days for which there is at least some measured precipitation, the average is 0.570" and the total rarely exceeds 1.094".
When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of slight rain (39% of days with precipitation have at worst slight rain), thunderstorms (37%), moderate rain (15%), and drizzle (5%).
Precipitation is most likely around 9am and least likely around 9pm.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location on October 8 or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 48% (comfortable) to 79% (humid), rarely dropping below 28% (dry), or exceeding 94% (very humid).
The air is driest at 4pm, at which time the relative humidity is less than 58% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid at 6am, exceeding 71% (humid) three days out of four.
The dew point ranges from 54°F to 56°F with an average of 55°F.
For reference, comfortable indoor conditions should have a relative humidity between 30% and 50% with a dew point of less than 65°F.
Sustained wind speeds typically vary from 6 mph to 10 mph (light breeze to gentle breeze) over the course of the day.
The peak sustained wind speed typically occurs around 5pm and is rarely outside the range 4 mph to 16 mph (light breeze to moderate breeze).
The wind is most calm around 6am, rarely exceeding 13 mph (moderate breeze).
The wind is most often out of the south (25% of the time), south east (20% of the time), and north (13% of the time). The wind is least often out of the west (2% of the time) and south west (3% of the time).