Average Weather in October in Turlock California, United States
In Turlock, the month of October is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 12°F, from 85°F to 73°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 95°F or dropping below 64°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 8°F, from 56°F to 48°F, rarely falling below 41°F or exceeding 62°F.
For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Turlock typically range from 64°F to 96°F, while on December 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 39°F to 54°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 Turlock experiences rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 17% to 32%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 83% of the time.
For reference, on February 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 52%, while on August 8, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 92%.
Cloud Cover in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Turlock, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 4% and ending it at 13%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 28% on February 20, and its lowest chance is 0% on August 1.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Turlock is increasing, starting the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.3 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the month at 1.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Turlock, 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, 9 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 17 seconds, and weekly decrease of 15 minutes, 60 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 38 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 47 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Turlock is 6:59 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 28 minutes later at 7:27 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 6:45 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 40 minutes earlier at 6:05 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Turlock 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 5:42 AM and sets 14 hours, 45 minutes later, at 8:27 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:14 AM and sets 9 hours, 34 minutes later, at 4:48 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Turlock is essentially constant during October, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 19, 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 Turlock is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 3.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on June 6, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.8 miles per hour, while on January 21, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Turlock is rapidly decreasing during October, falling by 1.6 kWh, from 5.4 kWh to 3.7 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 Turlock are 37.495 deg latitude, -120.847 deg longitude, and 102 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Turlock is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 26 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 102 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (210 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,567 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Turlock is covered by artificial surfaces (81%) and cropland (16%), within 10 miles by cropland (91%), and within 50 miles by cropland (39%) and grassland (38%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Turlock 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Turlock.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Turlock 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 Turlock is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Turlock and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Modesto City-County Airport (63%, 17 kilometers, northwest); Castle Airport (31%, 28 kilometers, southeast); and Hollister Municipal Airport (6%, 83 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .