Average Weather in October in Nevada City California, United States
In Nevada City, the month of October is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 12°F, from 76°F to 63°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 86°F or dropping below 53°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 8°F, from 54°F to 46°F, rarely falling below 39°F or exceeding 63°F.
For reference, on July 28, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Nevada City typically range from 64°F to 87°F, while on December 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 36°F to 48°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in October
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on October. 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 October
The month of October in Nevada City experiences very rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 23% to 42%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 77% of the time.
For reference, on February 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 61%, while on July 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 90%.
Cloud Cover in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Nevada City, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 8% and ending it at 20%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 35% on March 1, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 20.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Nevada City is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 0.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.6 inches, and ending the month at 2.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.0 inches or falls below 0.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Nevada City, the length of the day is rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1 hour, 13 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 26 seconds, and weekly decrease of 17 minutes, 4 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 32 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 46 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Nevada City is 7:00 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 31 minutes later at 7:31 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 6:46 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 42 minutes earlier at 6:03 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Nevada City during 2017, but it neither starts nor ends during October, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:37 AM and sets 14 hours, 56 minutes later, at 8:34 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:20 AM and sets 9 hours, 24 minutes later, at 4:44 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Nevada City is essentially constant during October, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on May 16, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% 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 October
The average hourly wind speed in Nevada City is essentially constant during October, remaining around 2.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 18, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.3 miles per hour, while on May 25, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Nevada City is rapidly decreasing during October, falling by 1.8 kWh, from 5.2 kWh to 3.4 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Nevada City are 39.262 deg latitude, -121.018 deg longitude, and 2,717 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Nevada City contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,191 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,726 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,891 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,324 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Nevada City is covered by shrubs (53%) and trees (47%), within 10 miles by trees (51%) and shrubs (45%), and within 50 miles by trees (47%) and shrubs (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Nevada City 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 Nevada City.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Nevada City 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 Nevada City is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Nevada City and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport (21%, 27 kilometers, east); Auburn Municipal Airport (44%, 35 kilometers, south); Beale Air Force Base (19%, 39 kilometers, west); and Oroville Municipal Airport (16%, 58 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .