Average Weather in October in Elk Creek Kentucky, United States
In Elk Creek, the month of October is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 11°F, from 74°F to 62°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 84°F or dropping below 49°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 10°F, from 53°F to 44°F, rarely falling below 32°F or exceeding 65°F.
For reference, on July 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Elk Creek typically range from 69°F to 87°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 27°F to 42°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 Elk Creek experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 34% to 43%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 66% of the time.
For reference, on January 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 58%, while on August 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 68%.
Cloud Cover in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Elk Creek, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is essentially constant, remaining around 25% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 41% on May 11, and its lowest chance is 23% on January 13.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Elk Creek is essentially constant, remaining about 3.0 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 5.6 inches or falling below 1.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Elk Creek, 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, 22 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, 47 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Elk Creek is 7:37 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 29 minutes later at 8:06 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 7:23 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 41 minutes earlier at 6:43 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Elk Creek 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 6:18 AM and sets 14 hours, 49 minutes later, at 9:07 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:54 AM and sets 9 hours, 31 minutes later, at 5:25 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Elk Creek is decreasing during October, falling from 10% to 1% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 67% 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 Elk Creek is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 3.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.9 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Elk Creek is decreasing during October, falling by 1.4 kWh, from 4.7 kWh to 3.2 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 Elk Creek are 38.100 deg latitude, -85.371 deg longitude, and 709 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Elk Creek contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 177 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 721 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (404 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,086 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Elk Creek is covered by cropland (98%), within 10 miles by cropland (66%) and trees (30%), and within 50 miles by cropland (51%) and trees (40%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Elk Creek 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 Elk Creek.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Elk Creek 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 Elk Creek is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Elk Creek and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Bowman Field (55%, 29 kilometers, northwest); Capital City Airport (33%, 42 kilometers, east); and Stuart Powell Field (13%, 79 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .