Average Weather in October in Otsego Michigan, United States
In Otsego, the month of October is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 12°F, from 67°F to 55°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 79°F or dropping below 42°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 48°F to 39°F, rarely falling below 29°F or exceeding 59°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Otsego typically range from 64°F to 83°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 19°F to 31°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 Otsego experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 38% to 49%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 62% of the time.
For reference, on December 31, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 69%, while on August 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 68%.
Cloud Cover Categories in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Otsego, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is decreasing, starting the month at 31% and ending it at 26%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 34% on July 23, and its lowest chance is 17% on February 8.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Otsego is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 3.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.4 inches or falls below 1.3 inches, and ending the month at 2.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.8 inches or falls below 1.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Otsego, 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, 22 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 44 seconds, and weekly decrease of 19 minutes, 10 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 21 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 44 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Otsego is 7:40 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 35 minutes later at 8:15 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 7:23 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 47 minutes earlier at 6:36 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Otsego 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 6:05 AM and sets 15 hours, 18 minutes later, at 9:23 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:09 AM and sets 9 hours, 4 minutes later, at 5:13 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Otsego is gradually decreasing during October, falling from 4% to 0% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 28, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 36% 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 Otsego is increasing during October, increasing from 10.3 miles per hour to 11.6 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 12, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 13.0 miles per hour, while on August 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
Otsego is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Otsego is rapidly decreasing during October, falling by 9°F, from 63°F to 53°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in October
The growing season in Otsego typically lasts for 5.6 months (169 days), from around April 27 to around October 13, rarely starting before April 10 or after May 15, and rarely ending before September 25 or after November 1.
During October in Otsego, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly decreasing falling from 81% to 11% 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 Otsego is gradually increasing during October, increasing by 158°F, from 2,848°F to 3,006°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Otsego is rapidly decreasing during October, falling by 1.5 kWh, from 4.1 kWh to 2.6 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 Otsego are 42.461 deg latitude, -85.696 deg longitude, and 728 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Otsego contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 184 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 738 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (417 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (574 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Otsego is covered by trees (35%), artificial surfaces (35%), and cropland (29%), within 10 miles by cropland (54%) and trees (40%), and within 50 miles by cropland (52%) and trees (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Otsego 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 Otsego.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Otsego 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 Otsego is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Otsego and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport (42%, 28 kilometers, southeast); West Michigan Regional Airport (20%, 46 kilometers, northwest); South Haven Area Regional Airport (19%, 48 kilometers, west); and Gerald R. Ford International Airport (18%, 49 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .