This report describes the typical weather at the North Bend Municipal Airport (North Bend, Oregon, United States) weather station over the course of an average October. It is based on the historical records from 1977 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
North Bend, Oregon has a mediterranean climate with dry warm summers and mild winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by forests (54%) and oceans and seas (43%).
The month of October is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 64°F to 59°F over the course of the month, exceeding 71°F or dropping below 54°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of October, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1:25 hours, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 2.7 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is October 31 with 10:17 hours of daylight; the longest day is October 1 with 11:42 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 7:15am on October 1; the latest sunset is at 6:57pm on October 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:52am on October 31; the earliest sunset is at 6:09pm on October 31.
Daylight savings time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in October, so the entire month is in daylight time.
The median cloud cover ranges from 73% (partly cloudy) to 88% (mostly cloudy). The trend is for the sky to be becoming cloudier with the median cloud cover increasing by 15% from the start to the end of the month.
On October 1, the clearest day of the month, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 45% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 50% of the time.
On October 31, the cloudiest day of the month, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 64% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 31% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around October 31, occurring in 36% of days. Precipitation is least likely around October 1, occurring in 26% of days.
Throughout October, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, moderate rain, and drizzle.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 50% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 31, when it is observed during 18% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 28% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 31, when it is observed during 11% of all days.
Drizzle is the most severe precipitation observed during 16% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 1, when it is observed during 6% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in October or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 62% (mildly humid) to 94% (very humid) over the course of a typical October, rarely dropping below 45% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around October 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 71% (humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around October 8, rising above 91% (very humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical October, the dew point typically varies from 42°F (dry) to 53°F (very comfortable) and is rarely below 35°F (dry) or above 57°F (comfortable).
The time of the month between October 1 and October 31 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of October typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 16 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 24 mph (strong breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around October 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around October 13, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).