Average Weather in October in Quincy California, United States
In Quincy, the month of October is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 12°F, from 71°F to 59°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 81°F or dropping below 47°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 51°F to 43°F, rarely falling below 35°F or exceeding 59°F.
For reference, on August 3, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Quincy typically range from 62°F to 83°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 33°F to 43°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 Quincy experiences very rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 25% to 46%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 75% of the time.
For reference, on March 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 62%, while on July 30, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 89%.
Cloud Cover in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Quincy, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 10% and ending it at 21%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 37% on March 1, and its lowest chance is 1% on July 20.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Quincy is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.0 inches, and ending the month at 3.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.5 inches or falls below 0.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Quincy, 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, 15 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 30 seconds, and weekly decrease of 17 minutes, 29 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 30 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 45 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Quincy is 7:00 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 32 minutes later at 7:32 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 6:45 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 43 minutes earlier at 6:02 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Quincy 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 5:35 AM and sets 15 hours, 1 minute later, at 8:35 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:22 AM and sets 9 hours, 20 minutes later, at 4:42 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Quincy is essentially constant during October, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in October
The average hourly wind speed in Quincy is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 2.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 18, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.0 miles per hour, while on August 6, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Quincy 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 Quincy are 39.937 deg latitude, -120.946 deg longitude, and 3,888 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Quincy contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,162 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,899 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,977 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,256 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Quincy is covered by trees (47%), shrubs (33%), and cropland (11%), within 10 miles by trees (83%) and shrubs (16%), and within 50 miles by trees (62%) and shrubs (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Quincy 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 Quincy.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Quincy 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 Quincy is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Quincy and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Oroville Municipal Airport (25%, 76 kilometers, southwest); Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport (49%, 76 kilometers, south); and Chico Municipal Airport (25%, 79 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .