Average Weather in October in Bluffton Indiana, United States
In Bluffton, the month of October is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 13°F, from 70°F to 57°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 81°F or dropping below 44°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 50°F to 40°F, rarely falling below 29°F or exceeding 61°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Bluffton typically range from 65°F to 84°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 20°F to 33°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 Bluffton experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 36% to 46%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 64% of the time.
For reference, on January 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 62%, while on August 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 69%.
Cloud Cover in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Bluffton, 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 28, and its lowest chance is 17% on February 5.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Bluffton is essentially constant, remaining about 2.5 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 4.3 inches or falling below 1.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Bluffton, 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, 17 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 34 seconds, and weekly decrease of 18 minutes, 0 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 28 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 Bluffton is 7:37 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 33 minutes later at 8:10 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 7:22 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 44 minutes earlier at 6:37 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Bluffton 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 6:09 AM and sets 15 hours, 6 minutes later, at 9:15 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:01 AM and sets 9 hours, 15 minutes later, at 5:16 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Bluffton is gradually decreasing during October, falling from 4% to 0% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 27, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 47% of the time, while on November 16, 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 Bluffton is gradually increasing during October, increasing from 5.0 miles per hour to 5.9 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 15, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.9 miles per hour, while on August 13, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Bluffton is decreasing during October, falling by 1.5 kWh, from 4.4 kWh to 2.9 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 Bluffton are 40.739 deg latitude, -85.172 deg longitude, and 827 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Bluffton is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 75 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 822 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (174 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (656 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Bluffton is covered by cropland (72%) and artificial surfaces (28%), within 10 miles by cropland (98%), and within 50 miles by cropland (93%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Bluffton 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 Bluffton.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Bluffton 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 Bluffton is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Bluffton and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Fort Wayne International Airport (55%, 26 kilometers, north); Delaware County Regional Airport (16%, 59 kilometers, south); Kokomo Municipal Airport (11%, 79 kilometers, west); Darke County Airport (10%, 80 kilometers, southeast); and Lima Allen County Airport (8%, 97 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .