Average Weather in October in Murphys California, United States
In Murphys, the month of October is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 11°F, from 78°F to 67°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 88°F or dropping below 57°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 8°F, from 55°F to 46°F, rarely falling below 39°F or exceeding 62°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Murphys typically range from 63°F to 89°F, while on December 23, the coldest day of the year, they range from 37°F to 51°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 Murphys experiences very rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 20% to 37%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 80% of the time.
For reference, on February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 56%, while on July 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 91%.
Cloud Cover in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Murphys, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 7% and ending it at 16%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 32% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 1% on August 1.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Murphys is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.1 inches, and ending the month at 2.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.8 inches or falls below 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Murphys, 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, 10 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 20 seconds, and weekly decrease of 16 minutes, 23 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 36 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 Murphys is 6:57 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 29 minutes later at 7:27 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 6:44 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 41 minutes earlier at 6:03 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Murphys 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 5:39 AM and sets 14 hours, 49 minutes later, at 8:28 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:14 AM and sets 9 hours, 31 minutes later, at 4:45 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Murphys is essentially constant during October, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on September 10, 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 Murphys is essentially constant during October, remaining around 2.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 4, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.1 miles per hour, while on September 24, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Murphys is rapidly decreasing during October, falling by 1.7 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 Murphys are 38.138 deg latitude, -120.461 deg longitude, and 2,244 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Murphys contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,391 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,309 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,671 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,516 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Murphys is covered by shrubs (69%) and trees (27%), within 10 miles by shrubs (46%) and trees (32%), and within 50 miles by trees (28%) and shrubs (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Murphys 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Murphys.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Murphys 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 Murphys is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Murphys and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Placerville Airport (36%, 69 kilometers, north); Modesto City-County Airport (22%, 72 kilometers, southwest); Stockton Metropolitan Airport (21%, 73 kilometers, west); Bridgeport Sonora Junction (10%, 86 kilometers, east); and Lake Tahoe Airport (11%, 94 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .