Average Weather in October in Lapel Indiana, United States
In Lapel, the month of October is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 13°F, from 71°F to 58°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 82°F or dropping below 45°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 50°F to 41°F, rarely falling below 30°F or exceeding 62°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Lapel typically range from 66°F to 84°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 21°F to 35°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 Lapel experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 35% to 46%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 65% of the time.
For reference, on January 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60%, while on August 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 70%.
Cloud Cover Categories in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Lapel, 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 June 26, and its lowest chance is 20% on January 28.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Lapel is essentially constant, remaining about 2.7 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 4.7 inches or falling below 1.0 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 2.7 inches on October 28.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Lapel, 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, 15 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 31 seconds, and weekly decrease of 17 minutes, 34 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 30 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 Lapel is 7:39 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 32 minutes later at 8:11 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 7:25 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 44 minutes earlier at 6:41 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Lapel 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 6:14 AM and sets 15 hours, 1 minute later, at 9:15 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:02 AM and sets 9 hours, 19 minutes later, at 5:21 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Lapel is gradually decreasing during October, falling from 5% to 0% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 53% 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 Lapel is increasing during October, increasing from 9.2 miles per hour to 10.7 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 12.3 miles per hour, while on July 31, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Lapel is decreasing during October, falling by 1.5 kWh, from 4.5 kWh to 3.0 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 Lapel are 40.068 deg latitude, -85.848 deg longitude, and 850 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lapel contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 118 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 850 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (177 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (906 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lapel is covered by cropland (97%), within 10 miles by cropland (85%) and artificial surfaces (13%), and within 50 miles by cropland (88%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lapel 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Lapel.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lapel 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 Lapel is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lapel and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Indianapolis Executive Airport (37%, 35 kilometers, west); Delaware County Regional Airport (26%, 43 kilometers, northeast); Kokomo Municipal Airport (19%, 54 kilometers, north); and Shelbyville Municipal Airport (18%, 55 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .