Average Weather in October in Phenix City Alabama, United States
In Phenix City, the month of October is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 9°F, from 81°F to 73°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 89°F or dropping below 62°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 11°F, from 62°F to 51°F, rarely falling below 39°F or exceeding 71°F.
For reference, on July 23, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Phenix City typically range from 73°F to 91°F, while on January 17, the coldest day of the year, they range from 38°F to 58°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 Phenix City experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 35% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 34% on October 8.
The clearest day of the month is October 8, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 66% of the time.
For reference, on January 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 52%, while on October 8, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 66%.
Cloud Cover in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Phenix City, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 22% and ending it at 19%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 48% on July 9, and its lowest chance is 17% on October 16.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Phenix City is essentially constant, remaining about 2.5 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 5.7 inches or falling below 0.5 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 2.4 inches on October 19.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Phenix City, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 57 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 53 seconds, and weekly decrease of 13 minutes, 14 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 53 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 50 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Phenix City is 7:34 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 22 minutes later at 7:56 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 7:24 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 34 minutes earlier at 6:50 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Phenix 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 6:33 AM and sets 14 hours, 17 minutes later, at 8:50 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:37 AM and sets 10 hours, 1 minute later, at 5:38 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Phenix City is very rapidly decreasing during October, falling from 32% to 8% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 25, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 93% of the time, while on January 23, 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 Phenix City is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 2.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 8, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.7 miles per hour, while on August 8, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 1.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Phenix City is gradually decreasing during October, falling by 1.0 kWh, from 5.1 kWh to 4.1 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 Phenix City are 32.471 deg latitude, -85.001 deg longitude, and 322 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Phenix City contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 358 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 306 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (538 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,211 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Phenix City is covered by artificial surfaces (100%), within 10 miles by trees (57%) and artificial surfaces (37%), and within 50 miles by trees (84%) and cropland (10%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Phenix 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Phenix City.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Phenix 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 Phenix City is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Phenix City and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Columbus Airport (67%, 7 kilometers, northeast); Lawson Army Airfield (28%, 13 kilometers, south); and Auburn-Opelika Robert G Pitts Airport (4.7%, 44 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .