Average Weather in October in Alexander City Alabama, United States
In Alexander City, the month of October is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 9°F, from 81°F to 72°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 89°F or dropping below 61°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 11°F, from 60°F to 49°F, rarely falling below 36°F or exceeding 69°F.
For reference, on July 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Alexander City typically range from 72°F to 91°F, while on January 17, the coldest day of the year, they range from 37°F to 57°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 Alexander 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 33% on October 12.
The clearest day of the month is October 12, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 67% of the time.
For reference, on January 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 54%, while on October 11, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
Cloud Cover in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Alexander City, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is essentially constant, remaining around 19% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 45% on July 9, and its lowest chance is 18% on October 15.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Alexander City is essentially constant, remaining about 2.9 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 5.8 inches or falling below 0.6 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 2.7 inches on October 18.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Alexander City, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 58 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 56 seconds, and weekly decrease of 13 minutes, 29 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 52 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 Alexander City is 6:38 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 23 minutes later at 7:01 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 6:28 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 35 minutes earlier at 5:53 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Alexander 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 5:35 AM and sets 14 hours, 20 minutes later, at 7:55 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:42 AM and sets 9 hours, 59 minutes later, at 4:41 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Alexander City is very rapidly decreasing during October, falling from 36% to 10% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 95% of the time, while on January 30, 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 Alexander City is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 2.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.8 miles per hour, while on August 5, 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 Alexander City is decreasing during October, falling by 1.1 kWh, from 5.0 kWh to 4.0 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 Alexander City are 32.944 deg latitude, -85.954 deg longitude, and 669 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Alexander City contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 180 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 683 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (755 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,277 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Alexander City is covered by trees (43%), artificial surfaces (40%), and cropland (17%), within 10 miles by trees (80%), and within 50 miles by trees (75%) and cropland (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Alexander 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 Alexander City.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Alexander 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 Alexander City is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Alexander City and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Thomas C Russell Field (98%, 3.3 kilometers, south); Anniston Metropolitan Airport (1.0%, 72 kilometers, north); and Shelby County Airport (0.8%, 82 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .