This report describes the typical weather at the Weedon Field (Eufaula, Alabama, United States) weather station over the course of an average October. It is based on the historical records from 2009 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Eufaula, Alabama has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by forests (85%), croplands (11%), and lakes and rivers (4%).
The month of October is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs ranging from 83°F to 73°F over the course of the month, exceeding 86°F or dropping below 68°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of October, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 55 minutes, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 1.8 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is October 31 with 10:55 hours of daylight; the longest day is October 1 with 11:50 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:35am on October 1; the latest sunset is at 6:25pm on October 1; the latest sunrise is at 6:56am on October 31; the earliest sunset is at 5:51pm on October 31.
Daylight saving 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 34% (mostly clear) to 39% (mostly clear).
On October 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 36% of the time, partly cloudy 3% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 19% 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 42% of days. Precipitation is least likely around October 3, occurring in 30% of days.
Throughout October, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, thunderstorms, and moderate rain.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 54% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 30, when it is observed during 25% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 16% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around October 1, when it is observed during 7% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 15% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 29, when it is observed during 8% of all days.
The likelihood of snow falling is highest around October 29, occurring in 3% of days.
Either snow rarely accumulates at this location in October or snow depth measurements are unavailable or unreliable.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 47% (comfortable) to 97% (very humid) over the course of a typical October, rarely dropping below 37% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 99% (very humid).
The air is driest around October 10, at which time the relative humidity drops below 54% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around October 29, rising above 95% (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 44°F (dry) to 66°F (muggy) and is rarely below 41°F (dry) or above 70°F (muggy).
The time of the month between October 4 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 8 mph (calm to gentle breeze), rarely exceeding 10 mph (gentle breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 3 mph (light air) occurs around October 10, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 8 mph (gentle breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 3 mph (light air) occurs around October 19, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 7 mph (light breeze).