Average Weather in October in Leesburg Alabama, United States
In Leesburg, the month of October is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 9°F, from 78°F to 69°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 86°F or dropping below 58°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 11°F, from 57°F to 47°F, rarely falling below 34°F or exceeding 67°F.
For reference, on July 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Leesburg typically range from 70°F to 89°F, while on January 26, the coldest day of the year, they range from 34°F to 52°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 Leesburg experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 33% to 38%.
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 55%, while on September 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
Cloud Cover Categories in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Leesburg, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is essentially constant, remaining around 22% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 43% on July 9, and its lowest chance is 21% on October 15.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Leesburg is essentially constant, remaining about 3.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 6.8 inches or falling below 0.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Leesburg, 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, 1 minute, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 1 second, and weekly decrease of 14 minutes, 8 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 49 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 49 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Leesburg is 6:37 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 24 minutes later at 7:02 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 6:26 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 36 minutes earlier at 5:50 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Leesburg 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 5:31 AM and sets 14 hours, 26 minutes later, at 7:58 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:45 AM and sets 9 hours, 52 minutes later, at 4:37 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Leesburg is rapidly decreasing during October, falling from 18% to 3% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 88% of the time, while on February 15, 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 Leesburg is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 4.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.5 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
The growing season in Leesburg typically lasts for 7.3 months (225 days), from around March 27 to around November 7, rarely starting before March 6 or after April 16, and rarely ending before October 20 or after November 28.
The month of October in Leesburg is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly decreasing from 100% to 68% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in October
The average accumulated growing degree days in Leesburg is increasing during October, increasing by 374°F, from 4,352°F to 4,727°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Leesburg is decreasing during October, falling by 1.2 kWh, from 5.0 kWh to 3.8 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 Leesburg are 34.180 deg latitude, -85.761 deg longitude, and 591 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Leesburg contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 764 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 613 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,138 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,932 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Leesburg is covered by trees (28%), cropland (27%), water (23%), and artificial surfaces (19%), within 10 miles by trees (48%) and cropland (36%), and within 50 miles by trees (61%) and cropland (31%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Leesburg 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 Leesburg.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Leesburg 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 Leesburg is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Leesburg and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Isbell Field (32%, 33 kilometers, north); Northeast Alabama Regional Airport (27%, 38 kilometers, southwest); Albertville, Albertville Municipal Airport (19%, 46 kilometers, west); Richard B Russell Airport (14%, 58 kilometers, east); and West Georgia Regional Airport - O V Gray Field (8%, 83 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .