Average Weather in October in Lake City Michigan, United States
Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 43°F to 34°F, rarely falling below 24°F or exceeding 55°F.
For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Lake City typically range from 57°F to 80°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 12°F to 26°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
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The month of October in Lake City experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 42% to 53%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 58% of the time.
For reference, on January 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 74%, while on August 3, 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 Lake City, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is decreasing, starting the month at 32% and ending it at 27%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 35% on September 22, and its lowest chance is 15% on February 3.
Over the course of October in Lake City, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 32% to 23%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain increases from 0% to 3%, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Lake City is decreasing, starting the month at 3.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.4 inches or falls below 1.4 inches, and ending the month at 2.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.2 inches or falls below 0.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during October in Lake City is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.3 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in October
Over the course of October in Lake City, 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, 28 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 56 seconds, and weekly decrease of 20 minutes, 29 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 14 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 42 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Lake City is 7:38 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 38 minutes later at 8:17 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 7:21 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 50 minutes earlier at 6:31 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Lake City 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 5:56 AM and sets 15 hours, 32 minutes later, at 9:28 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:13 AM and sets 8 hours, 51 minutes later, at 5:04 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Lake City is essentially constant during October, remaining within 1% of 1% throughout.
For reference, on July 30, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 20% of the time, while on November 4, 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 Lake City is gradually increasing during October, increasing from 8.7 miles per hour to 9.6 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 13, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.2 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
Lake City 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 Lake City is rapidly decreasing during October, falling by 8°F, from 59°F to 51°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in October
The growing season in Lake City typically lasts for 4.2 months (129 days), from around May 21 to around September 27, rarely starting before May 4 or after June 7, and rarely ending before September 10 or after October 13.
The month of October in Lake City is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly decreasing from 39% to -0% 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 Lake City are gradually increasing during October, increasing by 90°F, from 2,108°F to 2,198°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Lake City is decreasing during October, falling by 1.5 kWh, from 3.8 kWh to 2.3 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 Lake City are 44.335 deg latitude, -85.215 deg longitude, and 1,247 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lake City contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 138 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,251 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (505 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,234 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lake City is covered by cropland (36%), trees (29%), and water (23%), within 10 miles by trees (56%) and cropland (30%), and within 50 miles by trees (64%) and cropland (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lake City 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 Lake City.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lake City 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 Lake City is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lake City and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Wexford County Airport (60%, 17 kilometers, west); Roscommon County-Blodgett Memorial Airport (15%, 43 kilometers, east); Cherry Capital Airport (10%, 54 kilometers, northwest); Grayling, Grayling Army Airfield (11%, 54 kilometers, northeast); and Mount Pleasant Municipal Airport (5%, 88 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .