Average Weather in October in Charlevoix Michigan, United States
In Charlevoix, the month of October is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 12°F, from 63°F to 50°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 75°F or dropping below 39°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 10°F, from 48°F to 38°F, rarely falling below 29°F or exceeding 58°F.
For reference, on July 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Charlevoix typically range from 61°F to 78°F, while on February 3, the coldest day of the year, they range from 15°F to 28°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 Charlevoix experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 43% to 52%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 57% of the time.
For reference, on January 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 76%, while on August 8, 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 Charlevoix, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 34% and ending it at 27%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 36% on September 22, and its lowest chance is 15% on February 18.
Over the course of October in Charlevoix, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 34% to 25%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, 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 Charlevoix is decreasing, starting the month at 3.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.0 inches or falls below 1.6 inches, and ending the month at 2.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.2 inches or falls below 0.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Charlevoix, 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, 31 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 3 minutes, 2 seconds, and weekly decrease of 21 minutes, 14 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 10 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 41 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Charlevoix is 7:39 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 40 minutes later at 8:19 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 7:20 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 51 minutes earlier at 6:29 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Charlevoix 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 5:53 AM and sets 15 hours, 40 minutes later, at 9:32 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:17 AM and sets 8 hours, 44 minutes later, at 5:01 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Charlevoix is essentially constant during October, remaining within 1% of 1% throughout.
For reference, on July 31, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 24% 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 Charlevoix is increasing during October, increasing from 12.5 miles per hour to 13.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 4, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 15.2 miles per hour, while on July 22, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
Charlevoix 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 Charlevoix is rapidly decreasing during October, falling by 8°F, from 59°F to 50°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in October
The growing season in Charlevoix typically lasts for 5.3 months (163 days), from around May 10 to around October 19, rarely starting before April 22 or after May 27, and rarely ending before September 26 or after November 11.
During October in Charlevoix, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly decreasing falling from 84% to 27% 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 Charlevoix is gradually increasing during October, increasing by 106°F, from 2,102°F to 2,209°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Charlevoix is decreasing during October, falling by 1.5 kWh, from 3.7 kWh to 2.2 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 Charlevoix are 45.318 deg latitude, -85.258 deg longitude, and 581 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Charlevoix contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 184 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 602 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (440 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (984 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Charlevoix is covered by water (53%) and artificial surfaces (30%), within 10 miles by water (56%) and trees (23%), and within 50 miles by water (51%) and trees (33%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Charlevoix 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 Charlevoix.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Charlevoix 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 Charlevoix is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Charlevoix and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Charlevoix Municipal Airport (96%, 1.9 kilometers, southwest); Harbor Springs Airport (2.7%, 30 kilometers, northeast); and Beaver Island Airport (1.3%, 48 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .